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A person described as ‘eccentric’ behaves in a way that deviates from convention or accepted conduct, sometimes in a humourous fashion. It is typically used in association with highly individualistic people, geniuses, or the very wealthy. Unlike the similar term ‘erratic’, it generally does not connote something dangerous.
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At the lab, we only tolerate her eccentricity because she is one of the best scientists in her field.
The eccentric millionaire lives on his own in a huge mansion and very rarely goes outside.
John is an odd character who gets a lot of strange looks because he likes to dress eccentrically.