2011년 11월 18일 금요일

Dic: strange, peculiar, odd, quaint, (queer, outlandish, singular…)

Syn: strange, peculiar, odd, quaint

  • strange는 익숙하지 않은 것(unfamiliarity)을 언제나 암시하고, 생소한 것·자연스럽지 않은 것·모르는 것 따위에 적용된다.
    ... a strange voice. A strange quiet pervaded the city
  • peculiar는 종잡을 수 없는 것·독특한 성질을 가진 것을 가리킨다.
    ... a peculiar smell. Raising frogs is a peculiar way to make a living
  • odd는 보통인 것 또는 관습적인 것에서 벗어난 것을 암시하고, 거의 기괴한(bizarre) 것에 가까운 것을 나타낸다.
    ... an odd custom. That is an odd colors
  • queer는 odd의 뜻에 기괴(eccentricity)·예사롭지 않은 것(abnormality)·수상스러움(suspicion)의 뜻이 강조되어 첨가된 것을 말한다.
    ... a queer facial expression. There is something queer about this transaction
  • quaint는 기분 좋고, 흥미를 끄는 예스러운 데가 있는 odd한 것을 뜻한다.
    ... a quaint custom(고아한 풍속)/ Old photographs seem quaint to us today



Syn: strange, peculiar, odd, queer, quaint, outlandish, singular, eccentric, curious 

These adjectives describe what deviates from the usual or customary.
  • Strange  refers especially to what is unfamiliar, unknown, or inexplicable:
    ... “I do hate to be chucked in the dark aboard a strange ship. I wonder where they keep their fresh water” (Joseph Conrad).
  • Peculiar particularly describes what is distinct from all others:
    ... “Now, my suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can &I{suppose”}   (J.B.S. Haldane).
  • Quaint  refers to pleasing or old-fashioned peculiarity:
    ... “the quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities”  (Winston Churchill).
  • Outlandish suggests alien or bizarre strangeness:
    ... “They were dressed in a quaint, outlandish fashion”  (Washington Irving).
  • Singular describes what is unique or unparalleled;the term often suggests an unusual or peculiar quality that arouses curiosity or wonder:
    ... Such poise is singular in one so young. 
  • Eccentric refers particularly to what departs strikingly from the recognized or conventional:
    ... Many consider Berlioz's compositions to be innovative but eccentric.
  • Curious  suggests strangeness or novelty that excites interest:
    .... Americans living abroad often acquire a curious hybrid accent. See also Synonyms at foreign
.... 자료: The American Heritage

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