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noun as in oddity, quirk

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They’ll have new idiosyncrasies that you’ll come to love just as much as the old ones.

Chicago is an idiosyncrasy or an exception to the rule, where the O is left intact and the -an is added afterward.

So at each stop, I’ll pick up some supplies and can take advantage of a bit of variety and the idiosyncrasies of local offerings, including foods that can’t be sent in the mail, like cheese.

Such idiosyncrasies, like the weird complexity and variability of smell, now turn out vital to understanding the brain—how it maneuvers an organism through a landscape of fast-changing molecular combinations.

While some of these idiosyncrasies can be explained by gravitational interactions in systems with multiple planets, there might be conditions where planets could form in bizarre orbits.

In hay fever certain patients present a peculiar idiosyncrasy, often inherited, almost always neuroarthritic.

What reveals perhaps more distinctly than anything else Chopin's idiosyncrasy is his friendship for Titus Woyciechowski.

He had a constitutional dislike for falsehoods, which was perhaps not so much a virtue as an idiosyncrasy.

They chatted volubly over this idiosyncrasy, and even laughed at it, but quite decorously so that our feelings might be spared.

This very singular idiosyncrasy he attributed to a fright when he was an infant in the arms of his nurse.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idiosyncrasy, such as: eccentricity, mannerism, peculiarity, trait, affectation, and bit.

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