noun, plural id·i·o·syn·cra·sies.
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Origin of idiosyncrasy
synonym study for idiosyncrasy
OTHER WORDS FROM idiosyncrasyid·i·o·syn·crat·ic [id-ee-oh-sin-krat-ik, -sing-], /ˌɪd i oʊ sɪnˈkræt ɪk, -sɪŋ-/, adjective
Words nearby idiosyncrasy
Example sentences from the Web for idiosyncrasy
Such idiosyncrasies, like the weird complexity and variability of smell, now turn out vital to understanding the brain—how it maneuvers an organism through a landscape of fast-changing molecular combinations.Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Ann-Sophie Barwich|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
While some of these idiosyncrasies can be explained by gravitational interactions in systems with multiple planets, there might be conditions where planets could form in bizarre orbits.Three stars, warped rings may show how planets end up moving backward|John Timmer|September 3, 2020|Ars Technica
However, every election in every cycle brings its own idiosyncrasies.Ed Markey Won, But It’s Still Been A Rough Year For Incumbents|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 2, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In hay fever certain patients present a peculiar idiosyncrasy, often inherited, almost always neuroarthritic.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
What reveals perhaps more distinctly than anything else Chopin's idiosyncrasy is his friendship for Titus Woyciechowski.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
He had a constitutional dislike for falsehoods, which was perhaps not so much a virtue as an idiosyncrasy.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They chatted volubly over this idiosyncrasy, and even laughed at it, but quite decorously so that our feelings might be spared.A Woman's Journey through the Philippines|Florence Kimball Russel
This very singular idiosyncrasy he attributed to a fright when he was an infant in the arms of his nurse.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.