Idiosyncrasies
Idiosyncrasy Id`i*o*syn"cra*sy, n.; pl. {Idiosyncrasies}. [Gr. ?; 'i`dios proper, peculiar + ? a mixing together, fr. ? to mix together; ? with + ? to mix: cf. F. idiosyncrasie. See {Idiom}, and {Crasis}.] A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity. [1913 Webster]

The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the idiosyncrasies of the body. --I. Taylor.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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