Something differing from the usual pattern.  A peculiarity, an abnormality.  A deviation from the normal.  An outlier.

Synonyms include aberration, deviation, oddity, and rarity.

Anomaly comes from the Greek words ἀν (an), meaning “not” and ὁμός (homos) meaning “same”.  Literally “not the same”.

You can use this word to save time romantically.  Instead of saying, “You are different.  I just do not think are not like other girls,” say, “Baby, you are an anomaly.”  Bam!  Five words instead of thirteen.  Time saved.  Use the extra time to plan the wedding.


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