- Idiosyncrasies are defined as unique personality traits or mannerisms.
An example of idiosyncrasies is the list of special needs for a demanding pet.
Variant of idiosyncrasy
- the temperament or mental constitution peculiar to a person or group
- any personal peculiarity, mannerism, etc.
- an individual reaction to a drug, food, etc. that is different from the reaction of most people
Origin: Gr idiosynkrasia from idio-, one's own, peculiar (see idio-) plush synkrasis, a mixing together, tempering from synkerannynai, to mix together from syn-, together plush kerannynai, to mix from Indo-European an unverified form ere-, to mix from source rare, German rühren, to stir
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