Peculiarity vs Fling - What's the difference?

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Peculiarity is a related term of fling.

As nouns the difference between peculiarity and fling

is that peculiarity is the quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity while fling is an act of throwing, often violently.

As a verb fling is

to throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.




  • The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
  • That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
  • * 1853 , , Villette , Chapter 4:
  • I had often heard of Miss Marchmont, and of her peculiarities (she had the character of being very eccentric), but till now had never seen her.
  • Exclusive possession or right.
  • fling



    (en noun)
  • An act of throwing, often violently.
  • An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance.
  • the fling of a horse
  • An act or period of unrestrained indulgence.
  • * D. Jerrold
  • When I was as young as you, I had my fling . I led a life of pleasure.
  • Short, often sexual relationship.
  • I had a fling with a girl I met on holiday.
  • (figuratively) An attempt, a try (as in "give it a fling" ).
  • (obsolete) A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • I, who love to have a fling , / Both at senate house and king.
  • A kind of dance.
  • the Highland fling
  • (obsolete) A trifing matter; an object of contempt.
  • * Old proverb
  • England were but a fling / Save for the crooked stick and the grey goose wing.


    * (l)


  • To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Tis Fate that flings the dice: and, as she flings, / Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants kings.
  • * Addison
  • I know thy generous temper well. / Fling but the appearance of dishonour on it, / It straight takes fire.
  • * 2011 , Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France []
  • Wilkinson was struggling, sending the re-start straight into touch and flinging a pass the same way, and France then went close to the first try of the contest as Clerc took a long pass out on the left and was just bundled into touch by the corner flag.
  • (archaic) To throw oneself in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
  • * Milton
  • And crop-full, out of doors he flings .
  • * Elizabeth Browning
  • I flung' closer to his breast, / As sword that, after battle, ' flings to sheath.
  • (archaic) To throw; to wince; to flounce.
  • * Helen Crocket, The Ettrick Shepherd's Last Tale
  • The horse flung most potently, making his heels fly aloft in the air.
  • (archaic) To utter abusive language; to sneer.
  • The scold began to flout and fling .