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noun as in oddity, quirk

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Seeping through these explanations are the idiosyncrasies and livelihoods of their authors.

He just sort of takes in the entire repertoire of a person: their voice, gestures, movements, idiosyncrasies, habits.

She understood the idiosyncrasies of Soviet life, having spent several years in Russia as a young reporter.

They cut wires in certain ways, there are idiosyncrasies in how these bombs are designed.

These companies were sometimes felled by practical idiosyncrasies.

This method can be applied in several different ways according to the idiosyncrasies of different students.

The Women of England, of whatever rank, studiously avoid peculiarities of dress or manner and repress idiosyncrasies of character.

And when ordinary fellows like you and me attempt to cope with their idiosyncrasies the result is bungling.

He was a secretive man who shared no secrets with his neighbors if he could help it, yet whose very idiosyncrasies betrayed them.

Their great scholars see their idiosyncrasies, and I can not begin to describe them.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idiosyncrasies, such as: eccentricity, peculiarity, mannerism, trait, habit, and characteristic.

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