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idiosyncratic is a synonym of peculiar

adjective [ id-ee-oh-sin-krat-ik ]

idiosyncratic is another word for peculiar

Peculiar and idiosyncratic both describe something unique to a person (They have an idiosyncratic approach to filing; He had that sense of politeness peculiar to older gentlemen).

Peculiar often means strange and unusual, but in this context it describes a particular and unique characteristic belonging to a person or group of people (A trait peculiar to their family).

Idiosyncratic can be a neutral word like peculiar, but can be used as a polite or discreet way to suggest strangeness or weirdness, especially in someone’s way of approaching the world (He had an idiosyncratic approach to breakfast; Her idiosyncratic handwriting was hard to imitate).

Peculiar used in this way can sound old-fashioned, and idiosyncratic can sound formal.

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stalwart is a synonym of steadfast

adjective [ stawl-wert ]

stalwart is another word for steadfast

Steadfast describes something that is fixed, steady, unwavering, and firm (her steadfast gaze; his steadfast loyalty).

Stalwart describes someone who is firm and uncompromising, though it can also describe someone valiant and brave (He was a stalwart supporter of smart technology).

Stalwart is almost always used to describe a person, emphasizing a sense of dedication, reliability, and steady loyalty (She was a stalwart fan of the actor, no matter how many bad movies they made).

Stalwart can suggest a more intense, firm loyalty and dedication than steadfast.

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practicality is a synonym of pragmatism

noun [ prak-ti-kal-i-tee ]

practicality is another word for pragmatism

Pragmatism refers to a character trait or an approach to life which emphasizes common sense (His pragmatism made him an excellent addition to the volunteer fire squad).

Practicality refers to an inclination toward actual or concrete work as opposed to ideas or theories (Her practicality meant that they finished the renovation quicker than expected).

Pragmatism and practicality are similar, with practicality suggesting a focus on a response to practical realities and the pursuit of concrete and achievable goals, rather than creating grand ideas that may not be workable (Practicality is an unexpected, but helpful trait in writers).

Pragmatism implies an approach that is not swayed by emotions (Her pragmatism is her greatest asset, but it can make her seem ruthless).

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