eccentric[ ik-sen-trik, ek- ]SEE DEFINITION OF eccentric
Synonyms for eccentric
- far out
- off the wall
- out in left field
- way out
Antonyms for eccentric
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ECCENTRIC
Eccentric, they call me; as if Nature and beauty were abnormal!
I was wearing the eccentric costume of an Englishwoman in the year 1820.
Eccentric she was, as I afterward found—as I thought when I first saw her.
"No, but I was wondering about the condition of the roads," replied the eccentric man.
A groove should be cut in the surface of the eccentric, so that this strap will not slip off.
At the proper intervals the valve is pulled down by the eccentric C.
This set-screw is used to hold the eccentric to the crank-shaft.
He was eccentric and irregular in his habits and quite ignorant of the steam engine.
The stem is eccentric, lateral, very short or lacking altogether.
Of these eccentric thinkers there have been various types, but they have all a family likeness.
early 15c., "eccentric circle or orbit," originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, "circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center," from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective), from Greek ekkentros "out of the center" (as opposed to concentric), from ek "out" (see ex-) + kentron "center" (see center (n.)). Meaning "odd or whimsical person" attested by 1824.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ECCENTRIC
- out of line