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An unpredictable development or change of circumstances:
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  1. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances:
  2. An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
  3. An extravagant or erratic notion or action:
(Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
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  1. (Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
  2. A kind of winch or capstan powered by a horse or steam, formerly used in mines to raise ore or water
  3. Arbitrary thought or impulse:
An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
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  1. An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
  2. A sudden, unpredictable action or change:
  3. A sudden, impulsive change in the way one thinks or acts; freakish notion; whim
The right, duty, or opportunity to do something, esp. as coming to each of a number of people in regular order
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  1. The right, duty, or opportunity to do something, esp. as coming to each of a number of people in regular order
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A turning aside; turn; bend
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  1. A turning aside; turn; bend
  2. A change in direction; a turn:
  3. Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
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  1. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
  2. Exclusive possession or right.
  3. Something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit
A weakness or failing of character.
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  1. A weakness or failing of character.
  2. A small weakness; slight frailty in character
  3. A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
(Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
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  1. (Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
  2. The temperament or mental constitution peculiar to a person or group
  3. A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person.
A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy.
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  1. A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy.
  2. A peculiarity of manner in behavior, speech, etc. that has become a habit
  3. Excessive use of some distinctive, often affected, manner or style in art, literature, speech, or behavior
A measure of the deviation of an elliptical path, especially an orbit, from a perfect circle. It is equal to the ratio of the distance between the foci of the ellipse to the length of the major axis of the ellipse (the distance between the two points farthest apart on the ellipse). Eccentricity ranges from zero (for a perfect circle) to values approaching 1 (highly elongated ellipses).
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  1. A measure of the deviation of an elliptical path, especially an orbit, from a perfect circle. It is equal to the ratio of the distance between the foci of the ellipse to the length of the major axis of the ellipse (the distance between the two points farthest apart on the ellipse). Eccentricity ranges from zero (for a perfect circle) to values approaching 1 (highly elongated ellipses).
  2. An example or instance of eccentric behavior.
  3. (Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
  1. An odd or strange thing or opinion.
  2. One that is odd.
  3. A strange person; an oddball.
A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.; crick
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  1. A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.; crick
  2. A difficulty or defect in a plan or process
  3. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
(Music) A small hook or hooklike structure.
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  1. (Music) A small hook or hooklike structure.
  2. (Chiefly Brit.) quarter note
  3. An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.
(Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
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  1. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
  2. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  3. An inclination, liking, or fondness, often transient
Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
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  1. Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
  2. A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
  3. Something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
The use of such expressions in writing or speaking
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  1. The use of such expressions in writing or speaking
  2. A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
  3. (--- Obsolete) The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
One of the four fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, choler, and black bile, whose relative proportions were thought in ancient and medieval physiology to determine a person's disposition and general health.
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  1. One of the four fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, choler, and black bile, whose relative proportions were thought in ancient and medieval physiology to determine a person's disposition and general health.
  2. US spelling of humour.
  3. The quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness:
(Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
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  1. (Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
  2. The ratio of the distance of any point on a conic section from a focus to its distance from the corresponding directrix. This ratio is constant for any particular conic section.
  3. An eccentric trait or habit; peculiarity
A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
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  1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
  2. (Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
  3. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
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  1. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
  2. A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
  3. An eccentricity; an idiosyncrasy.
(Uncountable) The state of being quirky
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being quirky
  2. (Countable) A specific quirky aspect of a person or thing
A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
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  1. A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
  2. A point of infinite density and infinitesimal volume, at which space and time become infinitely distorted according to the theory of General Relativity. According to the big bang theory, a gravitational singularity existed at the beginning of the universe. Singularities are also believed to exist at the center of black holes.
  3. A unique, distinct, or peculiar feature or thing
Find another word for quirk. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for quirk, like: vagary, whim, caprice, turn, twist, peculiarity, foible, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, eccentricity and oddity.