Definition of Idiosyncrasy
A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person. | A language or behaviour that is particular to an individual or group. | (medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
How to use Idiosyncrasy in Sentences?
- 1. And it was a suspicion of this amiable idiosyncrasy which caused the surgeon to make a remark. 🔊
- 2. They arise either from idiosyncrasy or from excess, and they have no weight in the argument. 🔊
- 3. The term "character" likewise expresses this idiosyncrasy of will and intelligence. 🔊
- 4. An idiosyncrasy may be of such a character as altogether to prevent an individual following a particular occupation. 🔊
- 5. It is the only opera in which character, a personal idiosyncrasy as distinct from an overwhelming passion, produces the dramatic action. 🔊
- 6. The English idiosyncrasy is in that awful external slovenliness too, causing it, and being caused by it. 🔊
- 7. Thus, upon one occasion I was consulted in the case of a lady who it was said had an idiosyncrasy that prevented her drinking water. 🔊
- 8. By idiosyncrasy we understand a peculiarity of constitution by which an individual is affected by external agents in a manner different from mankind in general. 🔊
- 9. Here again, as in all these questions, personal idiosyncrasy comes in; I am strongly disposed to trust the good in the Russian. 🔊
- 10. But the idiosyncrasy of a few persons is far less important than the comparative insensibility of whole classes to the patriotic appeal, except when war is actually raging. 🔊
- 11. Thus, there may be an idiosyncrasy connected with the digestive system, another with the circulatory system, another with the nervous system, and so on. 🔊
- 12. Their renewal and time of application must entirely depend on the age, strength and idiosyncrasy of the case: water should be drunk in small quantities, and frequently. 🔊