The English idiosyncrasy is in that awful external slovenliness too, causing it, and being caused by it.
He had most of the idiosyncrasy of Baxter, though not without the contemplation of Howe.
At the end of that time my friends had grown accustomed to this idiosyncrasy and were making bets on how long I would last.
The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy.
I for my part seek such exercises as suit my idiosyncrasy, and if they are not to your taste I cannot help it.
His idiosyncrasy is merged in that of the personages he represents.
"Merely an idiosyncrasy of mine," answered Von Stein, showing his teeth.
Long and often did Lorna puzzle over this idiosyncrasy of her father.
It would come more appropriately at a later part of the chapter, but its occurrence here is characteristic of Paul's idiosyncrasy.
The cruelty of boys is an idiosyncrasy in their otherwise generous character.
c.1600, from French idiosyncrasie, from Greek idiosynkrasia "a peculiar temperament," from idios "one's own" (see idiom) + synkrasis "temperament, mixture of personal characteristics," from syn "together" (see syn-) + krasis "mixture" (see rare (adj.2)). Originally in English a medical term meaning "physical constitution of an individual." Mental sense first attested 1660s.
idiosyncrasy id·i·o·syn·cra·sy (ĭd'ē-ō-sĭng'krə-sē)
A structural or behavioral trait peculiar to an individual or a group.
A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.