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synonyms for oddity

  • abnormality
  • anomaly
  • characteristic
  • curiosity
  • idiosyncrasy
  • incongruity
  • irregularity
  • peculiarity
  • phenomenon
  • quirk
  • rarity
  • bizarreness
  • eccentricity
  • extraordinariness
  • freak
  • freakishness
  • kink
  • oddness
  • outlandishness
  • queerness
  • singularity
  • strangeness
  • unconventionality
  • unnaturalness
  • conversation piece
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antonyms for oddity

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  • normality
  • regularity
  • usualness
  • commonality
  • normalcy
  • convention
  • habit
  • norm
  • standard
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How to use oddity in a sentence

Fashion—Do not be too submissive to the dictates of fashion; at the same time avoid oddity or eccentricity in your dress.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Above, in the lower lofts, every conceivable human oddity was assembled in a sort of mercantile crazy quilt.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
It is to be feared that it was taken out to be read because of its special oddity, and not put back.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
We should like to see a Biblical Commentary from his pen; it, would be immortal on account of its straightforwardnsss and oddity.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
The immense oddity resides in the almost exclusively typographic order of the offence.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
It pleased rather by its life and motion and oddity than by its beauty.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
They did not specify the “it,” but they were quite convinced of the oddity.
THE MYSTERY OF A TURKISH BATHE.M. GOLLAN (AKA RITA)
Even vice and cruelty they will not admire, unless sauced by some piquant oddity, and served up in some extraordinary dish.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
But the idea tickled his fancy so much, that Richard wondered at the oddity of his grandfather's behaviour.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
Now here was an oddity in a world of self-centred, acquisitive tradespeople: a dealer who decried her own wares.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ODDITY

  • delusion
  • eccentricity
  • oddity
  • peculiarity
  • quirk
  • strangeness
  • weirdness
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