Irregularity vs Peculiarity - What's the difference?

irregularity | peculiarity |


As nouns the difference between irregularity and peculiarity

is that irregularity is (countable) an instance of being irregular while peculiarity is the quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.

irregularity

English

Noun

  • (countable) An instance of being irregular.
  • (uncountable) The state or condition of being irregular, or the extent to which something is irregular.
  • (countable) An object or event that is not regular or ordinary.
  • an irregularity of surface
  • (countable) A violation of rules.
  • An investigation of the irregularities in the company's accounts uncovered a large-scale fraud.

    Antonyms

    * regularity

    peculiarity

    English

    Noun

    (peculiarities)
  • 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.