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quirk

 (kwûrk)
n.
1. A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
2. An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary: a quirk of fate.
3. A sudden sharp turn or twist: a quirk of the head.
4. Architecture A lengthwise groove on a molding between the convex upper part and the soffit.
5. Archaic An equivocation; a quibble.

[Origin unknown.]

quirk′i·ly adv.
quirk′i·ness n.
quirk′y adj.

quirk

(kwɜːk)
n
1. an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible
2. an unexpected twist or turn: a quirk of fate.
3. (Architecture) a continuous groove in an architectural moulding
4. a flourish, as in handwriting
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈquirky adj
ˈquirkily adv
ˈquirkiness n

quirk


(kwûrk),
n.
1. a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism.
2. caprice; vagary; accident: a quirk of fate.
3. a showy stroke, as in writing.
4. an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding.
adj.
5. formed with a quirk or channel, as a molding.
[1540–50; orig. uncertain]
quirk′i•ly, adv.
quirk′i•ness, n.
quirk′y, adj. quirk•i•er, quirk•i•est.
syn: See eccentricity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quirk - a strange attitude or habit
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
2.quirk - a narrow groove beside a beading
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
Verb1.quirk - twist or curve abruptly; "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
twist - turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"

quirk

noun
1. fluke, chance, twist, turn, freak, anomaly a tantalising quirk of fate
2. peculiarity, eccentricity, mannerism, foible, idiosyncrasy, habit, fancy, characteristic, trait, whim, oddity, caprice, fetish, aberration, kink, vagary, singularity, idée fixe (French) the quirks and foibles of people in everyday situations

quirk

noun
Translations
مُراوَغَه، تَلاعُب بالألْفاظ
výstřednost
ejendommelighed
fintorhirtelen fordulat
tiktúra, skringilegheit
dīvainība
manier
acayipliktuhaflık

quirk

[kwɜːk] N
1. (= oddity) → rareza f
it's just one of his little quirkses una de sus rarezas
by some quirk of fate/naturepor algún capricho del destino/de la naturaleza
a statistical quirkuna anomalía estadística
2. (Art, Mus) (= flourish) → floritura f

quirk

[ˈkwɜːrk] n
(= strange occurrence) → bizarrerie f
a quirk of fate → un caprice du destin
by some quirk of fate → par un caprice du hasard
[person, behaviour] → manie f

quirk

nSchrulle f, → Marotte f; (of nature, fate)Laune f; by a strange quirk of fatedurch eine Laune des Schicksals

quirk

[kwɜːk] n (oddity) → stranezza, bizzarria
by some quirk of fate → per un capriccio della sorte

quirk

(kwəːk) noun
a strange or unusual feature of a person's behaviour etc.
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