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adjective as in distinctive

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Regardless of the makeup of grapes in the bottle, with grower Champagne you are tasting the individual winemaker’s vision — something definitionally idiosyncratic, and sometimes a little peculiar, but always compelling.

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I suspect there was also a question of whether such an idiosyncratic product would translate.

In any other year, some idiosyncratic combination would likely come to mind.

It’s also possible the Aces’ style will be less effective in a playoff series, when their opponent is able to spend more time game planning against their idiosyncratic tendencies.

The New York Times takes its headlining choices very seriously, but as we learned from thumbing through years of its headlines, it also makes some idiosyncratic choices.

Her striking new, vinyl-only single once again confirms St. Vincent's idiosyncratic talent.

However, there are a handful of new or idiosyncratic items that I throw into the conversation.

In 2012, Bentivolio filed as a long-shot primary candidate to take on idiosyncratic five-term incumbent Thaddeus McCotter.

He dropped a few hints about the “small,” “idiosyncratic” black-and-white movie that he will shoot after he finishes Crimson Peak.

So did drivers across Europe, who launched their own idiosyncratic protests Wednesday.

Perhaps for the first time in his life Edward Henry intimately understood what idiosyncratic elegance was.

Thus they tend to be more personal, more idiosyncratic, than in a book it would be lawful for a writer to be.

Indeed, those having an idiosyncratic susceptibility to alkaloids should be temperate in the use of tea, coffee, or cocoa.

Mr. Phoebus pursued a life in his island partly feudal, partly Oriental, partly Venetian, and partly idiosyncratic.

Under dosage, the circular states: A few patients may be idiosyncratic to the iodides and find they cannot take oxyl-iodide.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idiosyncratic, such as: characteristic, distinctive, individual, peculiar, singular, and specific.

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