idiosyncratic


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id·i·o·syn·cra·sy

 (ĭd′ē-ō-sĭng′krə-sē)
n. pl. id·i·o·syn·cra·sies
1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.

[Greek idiosunkrāsiā : idio-, idio- + sunkrāsis, mixture, temperament (sun-, syn- + krāsis, a mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots).]

id′i·o·syn·crat′ic (-sĭn-krăt′ĭk) adj.
id′i·o·syn·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

idiosyncratic

(ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk) or

idiosyncratical

adj
of or relating to idiosyncrasy; characteristic of a specific person
ˌidiosynˈcratically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.idiosyncratic - peculiar to the individual; "we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures"; "Michelangelo's highly idiosyncratic style of painting"
individual, single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"

idiosyncratic

adjective distinctive, special, individual, typical, distinguishing, distinct, peculiar, individualistic a highly idiosyncratic personality

idiosyncratic

adjective
Translations
idiossincrático

idiosyncratic

[ɪdɪəsɪŋˈkrætɪk] ADJidiosincrásico

idiosyncratic

[ˌɪdiəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adj (= eccentric) [person, characteristics] → singulier/ière
a highly idiosyncratic personality → un personnage des plus singuliers

idiosyncratic

adjeigenartig; (Ling, Med) → idiosynkratisch; in his own idiosyncratic wayin der ihm eigenen Art

idiosyncratic

[ˌɪdɪəsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adjparticolare
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