Characteristic synonyms

kăr'ək-tə-rĭs'tĭk
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(Logic) A quality common to all members of a species or class
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Having or showing the characteristics, qualities, etc. of a kind, class, or group so fully as to be a representative example
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The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
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Marked by or showing prejudice:
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Serving to distinguish; distinguishing
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Out of character; behavior that is unusual for a given person or thing.
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Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type. [First attested around the mid 19th century.]
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Serving to identify; distinguishing or characteristic:
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Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated:
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The specific taste or smell of something
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One that has or shows an abundance of a quality as if highly concentrated:
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Incapable of being eradicated.
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A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
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Attribute is defined as a quality or characteristic of a person, place or thing.
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The degree of excellence which a thing possesses
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The definition of a faculty is a power, ability or skill.
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(Grammar) A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding. [from 19th c.]
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The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.
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A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
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(Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
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The sum of the characteristics or qualities that set one person or thing apart from others; individual character
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The current, fashionable way of dressing, speaking, acting, etc.
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A small amount of something, especially of an added color.
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A special quality or accomplishment conferring uniqueness or honor:
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Ways of social behavior; deportment, esp. with reference to polite conventions
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The definition of bearing is the way in which a person conducts himself.
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Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks.
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In medieval physiology, any of the four conditions of body and mind (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric or bilious, and melancholic ) attributed to an excess of one of the four corresponding humors
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One of the set of still images that constitute a film or video.
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Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.
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(Bot.) Borne at the apex of the support, as an anther
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In accordance with symptoms
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American standard spelling of flavour.
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(Music) A sound of distinct pitch, quality, and duration; a note.
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The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.
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The definition of idiosyncratic is quirky or peculiar, or the temperament which is unique to an individual.
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A specific moral quality regarded as good or meritorious
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A standard of quality, proficiency, propriety, etc.
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Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression. [from 17th c.]
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A change or development in a particular way:
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Degree of worth; quality:
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Outlook, attitude, or point of view.
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Sort; kind:
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The state, quality, or fact of being particular
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A distinctive feature or characteristic
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(Computing) Any tool or technique used to find the root of a problem
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The definition of a cast is something formed in a certain way, or the company of a play.
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The art or knack of doing something easily, skillfully, quickly, etc.
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Any identifying mark or feature; characteristic; sign
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Excessive use of some distinctive, often affected, manner or style in art, literature, speech, or behavior
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A sudden sharp turn or twist:
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Trademarks are used so that customers can easily differentiate between the products and services offered by one company and those offered by other competitive companies.
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The definition of a badge is a distinct mark, identifying signal or mark of allegiance.
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Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.
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A getting rid of something
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A thing specialized in; special interest, field of study or professional work, etc.
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A particular state of mind or emotion:
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A distinctive element
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A distinctive element
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A featured attraction, such as a reduced price:
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A distinctive element
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A thing without a like; something unequalled or unparallelled.
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Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
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The definition of peculiar is something important or of special interest.
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Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
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Done to or for or directed toward a particular person:
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2005: CBS News website, Paul Winchell Dead At Age 82, read at on 14 May 2006 - The inspiration for Tigger's signature phrase: TTFN, ta-ta for now.
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(Not comparable) Newly created.
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The definition of particular is pertaining to a specific person, thing or place, or something that is noteworthy or under immediate consideration.
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Intended only for the use of an individual, group, or organization.
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(Figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
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Belonging to one by birth.
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Serving to indicate:
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Very closely associated; constant:
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(Uncountable) The capacity to think independently or be inventive.
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A point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
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The definition of a qualification is a condition or situation that allows something to happen.
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(Dated) The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.
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The definition of an endowment is a gift of money, talent or other asset that has been given to someone or to an institution, or is the act of giving such a gift.
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A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
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A means to an end:
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Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing:
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Deviating from the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; odd.
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The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art.
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Something abnormal; an aberration; an abnormal occurrence or feature. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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Of or relating to a vintage.
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Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.
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A distinctive element
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The part of a logarithm to the base ten that is to the right of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, .749 is the mantissa.
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any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
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Of, pertaining to, or arising from disposition (in any sense)
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Serving to separate
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Present participle of individuate.
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Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type
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The definition of normal is regular, natural or staying with the general standard.
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Firmly, often dogmatically held:
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(Linguistics) Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.
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Being a remedy for a particular disease
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Interested in oneself rather than others; egocentric
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Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
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Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
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An area of grassland unbounded by hedges or fences.
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That serves to distinguish.
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Synonym Study

  • Individual and distinctive suggest the possession of a quality or qualities that distinguish something from others of its class or kind, distinctive often adding the implication of excellence an individual, or distinctive, literary style
  • Characteristic suggests the indication of a quality that is typical of or peculiar to, and that helps identify, something or someone her characteristic disdain for convention, the characteristic taste of honey
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