peculiar adj.

1 odd/strange

VERBS be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste | become | find sb/sth, regard sb/sth as, think sb/sth I find her attitude a bit peculiar, to say the least.

ADV. most, very He is a most peculiar man! | a bit, a little, quite, rather The meat tasted rather peculiar.

2 only belonging to a particular person/place

VERBS be | become | remain

ADV. by no means These problems are by no means peculiar to this country.

PREP. to the smell that is peculiar to hospitals