An 'eccentric' person acts differently than most people.



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You can describe a person as “eccentric” if that person acts differently than most people would in their shoes. For example, Elon Musk is an eccentric billionaire entrepreneur. He acts differently from most businesspeople because he Tweets often, refers to drug use, and makes unconventional statements. Use this word carefully; not everyone would take it as a compliment. However, it is appropriate to use “eccentric” with someone whose behavior is much different than others in the same situation.

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