idiosyncrasy

  • 1 Idiosyncrasy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Idiosyncrasy Información personal Origen Japón Información artística Género(s) …

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  • 2 Idiosyncrasy — Idiosyncrasy, from Greek ιδιοσυγκρασία, idiosunkrasia , a peculiar temperament , habit of body ( idios one s own and syn krasis mixture ) is defined as an individualizing quality or characteristic of a person or group, and is often used to… …

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  • 3 idiosyncrasy — [id΄ē ō siŋ′krə sē, id΄ē ōsin′krə sē] n. pl. idiosyncrasies [Gr idiosynkrasia < idio , one s own, peculiar (see IDIO ) + synkrasis, a mixing together, tempering < synkerannynai, to mix together < syn , together + kerannynai, to mix <… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 idiosyncrasy — index characteristic, disposition (inclination), feature (characteristic), identity (individuality), irregularity …

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  • 6 idiosyncrasy — (n.) c.1600, from Fr. idiosyncrasie, from Gk. idiosynkrasia a peculiar temperament, from idios one s own (see IDIOM (Cf. idiom)) + synkrasis temperament, mixture of personal characteristics, from syn together + krasis mixture. Originally in… …

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  • 7 idiosyncrasy — *eccentricity Analogous words: peculiarity, individuality, distinctiveness or distinction, characteristicness or characteristic (see corresponding adjectives at CHARACTERISTIC): manner, way, *method, mode: mannerism, affectation, *pose …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 idiosyncrasy — meaning ‘an individual s particular habit or mode of behaviour’, is derived from the Greek words idio ‘own, peculiar’, sun ‘together’, and krasis ‘mixture’ and so its etymological meaning is ‘a peculiar mixing together’. It is wrong to spell it… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 idiosyncrasy — [n] oddity, quirk affectation, bit, characteristic, distinction, eccentricity, feature, habit, mannerism, peculiarity, singularity, trait, trick; concepts 411,644 …

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  • 10 idiosyncrasy — ► NOUN (pl. idiosyncrasies) 1) a way of behaving or thinking peculiar to an individual. 2) a distinctive characteristic of a thing. ORIGIN Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios own + sun with + krasis mixture …

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  • 11 idiosyncrasy — 1. An individual mental, behavioral, or physical characteristic or peculiarity. 2. In pharmacology, an abnormal reaction to a drug, sometimes specified as genetically determined. [G. idiosynkrasia, fr. idios, one s own, + synkrasis, a mixing… …

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  • 12 idiosyncrasy — UK [ˌɪdɪəʊˈsɪŋkrəsɪ] / US [ˌɪdɪəˈsɪŋkrəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms idiosyncrasy : singular idiosyncrasy plural idiosyncrasies an idiosyncratic feature or way of behaving …

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  • 13 idiosyncrasy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. peculiarity, mannerism, eccentricity. See speciality. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. eccentricity, characteristic, peculiarity, quirk, affectation, mannerism, habit, trait; see also quirk . Syn. idiosyncrasy …

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  • 14 idiosyncrasy — [[t]ɪ̱dioʊsɪ̱ŋkrəsi[/t]] idiosyncrasies N VAR: usu with poss If you talk about the idiosyncrasies of someone or something, you are referring to their rather unusual habits or characteristics. One of his idiosyncrasies was to wear thick orange… …

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  • 15 idiosyncrasy —    homosexuality    Literally, any tendency or unusual preference:     [The Queen] seemed quite comfortable in the company of Anthony Blunt, even after his idiosyncrasy was known. (Daily Telegraph, 24 March 1995 Blunt was the Surveyor of the… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 16 idiosyncrasy — noun traveling with her own fruitcake is one of the queen s idiosyncrasies Fenway s Green Monster is perhaps the most recognizable ballpark idiosyncrasy Syn: peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity, mannerism, trait, singularity, quirk, tic, whim,… …

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  • 17 idiosyncrasy — n. an unusual and unexpected sensitivity exhibited by an individual to a particular drug or food. Drug idiosyncrasy commonly takes the form of undue susceptibility or hypersensitivity, so that the standard dose causes an excessive effect; the… …

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  • 18 idiosyncrasy — noun (plural sies) Etymology: Greek idiosynkrasia, from idio + synkerannynai to blend, from syn + kerannynai to mingle, mix more at crater Date: 1604 1. a. a peculiarity of constitution or temperament ; an individualizing characteristic or… …

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  • 19 idiosyncrasy — idiosyncratic /id ee oh sin krat ik, sing /, adj. idiosyncratically, adv. /id ee euh sing kreuh see, sin /, n., pl. idiosyncrasies. 1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. 2. the physical… …

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  • 20 idiosyncrasy — noun /ˌɪd.i.əʊˈsɪŋ.krə.si,ˌɪdi.əˈsɪŋkɹəsi/ a) A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person. He mastered the idiosyncrasies of English spelling. b) A language or behaviour that is particular to an individual or group. Syn:… …

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