idiosyncrasy definition

  • noun:
    • A structural or behavioral characteristic distinct to an individual or team.
    • A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
    • a silly individual reaction to food or a drug.
    • A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person.
    • A language or behaviour which certain to a person or group.
    • A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous material or element.
    • A peculiarity that acts to differentiate or identify.
    • A peculiarity of physical or emotional constitution or temperament; a characteristic owned by, and distinguishing, a person; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
    • A peculiarity of emotional or actual constitution or temperament; characteristic susceptibility or antipathy built-in in a person; special emotional personality or tendency.
    • a behavioral characteristic which unique and distinct to an individual

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