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Another word for idiosyncrasy

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Noun
  1. Peculiar behavior

    See also:

    usual

Another word for idiosyncrasy

Noun
      1. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
      2. A genetically determined characteristic or condition:
      3. A short line or mark made with a writing or drawing implement.
      1. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition:
      2. An established disposition of the mind or character:
      3. Customary manner or practice:
      1. A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy.
      2. Exaggerated or affected style in an art:
      3. An artistic style of the late 1500s characterized by distortion of elements such as scale and perspective.
      1. A mannerism or habit that is assumed rather than natural, especially to impress others.
      2. Behavior characterized by such mannerisms or habits; artificiality:
      1. A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy:
      2. An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary:
      3. A sudden sharp turn or twist:
      1. The quality or state of being peculiar.
      2. A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
      3. An eccentricity; an idiosyncrasy.
      1. Being a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; distinctive:
      2. A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
      3. The integral part of a logarithm as distinguished from the mantissa:
      1. The quality of being eccentric.
      2. Deviation from the normal, expected, or established.
      3. An example or instance of eccentric behavior.
    See also:

    quirk

Synonym Study

  • Eccentricity implies considerable deviation from what is normal or customary and connotes whimsicality or even mental aberration his eccentricity of wearing overshoes in the summer
  • Idiosyncrasy refers to any personal mannerism or peculiarity and connotes strong individuality the idiosyncrasies of a writer's style