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Pronunciation:  `ideeu'singkrusee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

IDIOSYNCRASY is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: foible, mannerism
 See Also: distinctiveness, peculiarity, speciality, specialness, specialty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Id`i*o*syn"cra*sy\, n.; pl. {Idiosyncrasies}. [Gr.
?; ? 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.

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

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