Vagarity vs Peculiarity - What's the difference?

vagarity | peculiarity |


As nouns the difference between vagarity and peculiarity

is that vagarity is (rare) the character or state of being vagarious; capriciousness; irregularity while peculiarity is the quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.

vagarity

English

Noun

(vagarities)
  • (rare) The character or state of being vagarious; capriciousness; irregularity.
  • (rare) Vagary.
  • References

    * * the online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (lists it as "rare" with one cite from 1886)

    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.