idiosyncratic
adjective see idiosyncrasy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Idiosyncratic — Id i*o*syn*crat ic, Idiosyncratical Id i*o*syn*crat ic*al, a. Of peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to one s peculiar and individual character. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idiosyncratic — index different, distinct (distinguished from others), distinctive, eccentric, noteworthy, particular (specific), peculiar ( …   Law dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — (n.) 1779, from IDIOSYNCRASY (Cf. idiosyncrasy) + IC (Cf. ic). Earlier in same sense was idiosyncratical (1640s). Related: Idiosyncratically …   Etymology dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characterized by idiosyncrasy; peculiar or individual. DERIVATIVES idiosyncratically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — id|i|o|syn|crat|ic [ ,ıdiəsıŋ krætık ] adjective idiosyncratic tendencies are unusual or strange, and not shared by other people: He has some rather idiosyncratic views about what constitutes good television. her own idiosyncratic style of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • idiosyncratic — [[t]ɪ̱dioʊsɪŋkræ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s actions or characteristics as idiosyncratic, you mean that they are rather unusual. ...a highly idiosyncratic personality. ...his erratic typing and idiosyncratic spelling. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — UK [ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk] / US [ˌɪdɪəsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adjective idiosyncratic tendencies are unusual or strange, and not shared by other people He has some rather idiosyncratic views about what constitutes good television. her own idiosyncratic style of… …   English dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — Relating to or marked by an idiosyncrasy. * * * id·io·syn·crat·ic .id ē ō (.)sin krat ik adj of, relating to, marked by, or resulting from idiosyncrasy <an idiosyncratic response to a drug> <an idiosyncratic disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — adjective peculiar to the individual (Freq. 1) we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures Michelangelo s highly idiosyncratic style of painting • Similar to: ↑individual, ↑single • Derivationally related forms: ↑idiosyncrasy …   Useful english dictionary

  • idiosyncratic — adjective Peculiar to a specific individual; eccentric. At the time, I set it down to some idiosyncratic, personal distaste . . . but I have since had reason to believe the cause to lie much deeper in the nature of man. See Also: idiosyncrasy,… …   Wiktionary

  • idiosyncratic — [ˌɪdiəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adj unusual or strange, and not typical of anyone or anything else her own idiosyncratic style of painting[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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