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noun as in peculiarity of how someone behaves, acts

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Our friendship began “through the kitchen” and it was strengthened by shared opinions and similar mannerisms.

This, this kid’s a really chill guy but when he does get upset, he has a number of vocal mannerisms.

They do so by manipulating language, mannerisms, clothing, and credentials in ways that amplify their middle-class status, what I call public identities.

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I knew my friend didn’t move like that, with the limited range of these computer-generated mannerisms.

Knowing his mannerisms, inflection and body language gives me additional contextual clues.

Impersonation absolutely requires the finest detail of mannerism to be represented in the action.

Cuban women excel in charm of mannerism and in their eyes Miss Roosevelt appears unpolished and uncut.

He maintains that Nature should be the only teacher, and that we are to be wedded to no man's mannerism.

Imitation is a precipice, a swift descent through poverty of thought into the chaos of mannerism, in the place of style.

Quickly it runs to a fluent mannerism that makes a great bulk of the text.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mannerism, such as: eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, quirk, trait, affectation, and air.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.