Definition of Idiosincrasy
Id`i*o*syn"cra*sy (?), n.; pl.
Idiosyncrasies (#). [Gr. &?;; 'i`dios
proper, peculiar + &?; a mixing together, fr. &?; to mix together;
&?; with + &?; to mix: cf. F. idiosyncrasie. See Idiom,
and Crasis.] A peculiarity of physical or mental
constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and
distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility;
The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the
idiosyncrasies of the body. I. Taylor.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- a way of behaving or thinking that is characteristic of a person
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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