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I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of 'Pippin' were few and far between.
Johnny Galecki

Meaning of "idiosyncrasies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDIOSYNCRASIES

idiosyncrasies  [ˌɪdɪəʊˈsɪŋkrəsɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDIOSYNCRASIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idiosyncrasies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDIOSYNCRASIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Idiosyncrasy

An idiosyncrasy is an unusual feature of a person. It also means odd habit. The term is often used to express eccentricity or peculiarity. A synonym may be "quirk".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDIOSYNCRASIES


compasses
ˈkʌmpəsɪz
courtesies
ˈkɜːtəsɪz
cross-purposes
ˌkrɒsˈpɜːpəsɪz
degeneracies
dɪˈdʒenərəsɪz
delicacies
ˈdelɪkəsɪz
ecstasies
ˈekstəsɪz
ergatocracies
ˌɜːɡəˈtɒkrəsɪz
fantasies
ˈfæntəsɪz
idiocies
ˈɪdɪəsɪz
isocracies
aɪˈsɒkrəsɪz
jealousies
ˈdʒeləsɪz
mobocracies
mɒˈbɒkrəsɪz
nomocracies
nɒˈmɒkrəsɪz
ochlocracies
ɒkˈlɒkrəsɪz
piracies
ˈpaɪrəsɪz
plutocracies
ˌpluːˈtɒkrəsɪz
slavocracies
sleɪˈvɒkrəsɪz
stratocracies
strəˈtɒkrəsɪz
technocracies
tekˈnɒkrəsɪz
timocracies
taɪˈmɒkrəsɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDIOSYNCRASIES

idiomorphically
idiomorphism
idiopathic
idiopathies
idiopathy
idiophone
idiophonic
idioplasm
idioplasmatic
idioplasmic
idiosyncrasy
idiosyncratic
idiosyncratically
idiot
idiot board
idiot box
idiot savant
idiot strings
idiot tape
idiot-proof

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDIOSYNCRASIES

biopsies
busies
controversies
cosies
daisies
easies
embassies
euphrasies
greasies
Gypsies
hussies
Malagasies
missies
palsies
phantasies
pussies
sies
sissies
speakeasies
whimsies

Synonyms and antonyms of idiosyncrasies in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «IDIOSYNCRASIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «idiosyncrasies» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of idiosyncrasies

Translation of «idiosyncrasies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDIOSYNCRASIES

Find out the translation of idiosyncrasies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idiosyncrasies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idiosyncrasies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

特质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idiosincrasias
570 millions of speakers

English

idiosyncrasies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

idiosyncrasies
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخصوصيات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идиосинкразии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idiossincrasias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

idiosyncrasies
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idiosyncrasies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Idiosyncrasies
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eigenheiten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

特異性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특이성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idiosyncrasies
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

idiosyncrasies
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைநிறைகளும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतंत्र व्यक्तिमत्त्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tuhaflıklarıyla
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idiosincrasie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziwactwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ідіосинкразії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idiosincrazii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδιοσυγκρασίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eienaardighede
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

egenheter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

særegenheter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idiosyncrasies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRASIES»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRASIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idiosyncrasies

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10 QUOTES WITH «IDIOSYNCRASIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word idiosyncrasies.
1
Anne F. Beiler
To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas.
2
Rory Bremner
I think comedy and satire are a very important part of democracy, and it's important we are able to laugh at the idiosyncrasies or the follies or vanities of people in power.
3
Jim Broadbent
I like reflecting the culture I understand best, spotting the idiosyncrasies of British people and revealing them to an audience in a way that amuses is what I find fun.
4
James R. Clapper
In the end, we will never, ever be able to guarantee that there will not be an Edward Snowden or another Chelsea Manning because this is a large enterprise composed of human beings with all their idiosyncrasies.
5
Jim Davis
I probably get more inspiration for human stories and idiosyncrasies than I do animal stories.
6
Johnny Galecki
I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of 'Pippin' were few and far between.
7
Malcolm Gladwell
The great accomplishment of Jobs's life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies - his petulance, his narcissism, and his rudeness - in the service of perfection.
8
D. L. Hughley
Every group has its idiosyncrasies, but at a certain point we all are human.
9
Felicity Jones
The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.
10
Quincy Jones
Everybody has their idiosyncrasies.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDIOSYNCRASIES»

Discover the use of idiosyncrasies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idiosyncrasies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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And I Thought I Was Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies and Meshugaas
Do you go nuts if hangers aren't all facing in the same direction; refuse to take the top neswpaper on a stack (even if it's in perfect condition); insist on the toilet paper hanging towards the front?
Judy Reiser, 2001
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Admit It, You're Crazy! Quirks, Idiosyncrasies, and ...
In this follow-up to her successful And I Thought I Was Crazy!, Judy Reiser offers up more outrageous, outlandish and downright ridiculous eccentricities exhibited (and confessed to) by otherwise normal people.
Judy Reiser, 2011
3
Idiosyncrasies
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Humphry Rolleston, 2011
4
Idiosyncrasies Laid Bare
The poems in this book explore human idiosyncrasies highlighting life's dramas, but sprinkled with a touch of humour and fantasy..
Anne Elliott, 2012
5
Syriac Idiosyncrasies: Theology and Hermeneutics in Early ...
It is some of these idiosyncrasies mainly pertaining to trinitarian theology, christology and hermeneutics that this volume unearthes.
Serge Ruzer, Arieh Kofsky, 2010
6
Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction
These behaviors, or idiosyncrasies, include repeating the question, repeating all student responses, answering the question yourself, not allowing a student to complete a long re- sponse, not attending to the responding student, and always  ...
Donald Orlich, Robert Harder, Richard Callahan, 2009
7
I-deals, Idiosyncratic Deals Employees Bargain for Themselves
Employer approval to create idiosyncrasies is often forthcoming in cases in which employees cannot introduce the change by themselves. Idiosyncrasies allow firms and workers to adapt to changing circumstances as well as to express their  ...
Denise M. Rousseau, 2005
8
Working, Shirking, and Sabotage: Bureaucratic Response to a ...
Williamson noted that the idiosyncrasies of different tasks within a producing firm lead to internal labor transaction costs. Different tasks involve idiosyncrasies where the subordinate who is familiar with those idiosyncrasies becomes more ...
John Brehm, Scott Gates, 1999
9
From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition
Human Idiosyncrasies While understanding personality types will help you in many ways with the effectiveness of your relationships, being attentive to several other behaviors can further help your interactions with others. These behaviors, or ...
B. Michael Aucoin, 2002
10
Descriptive Translation Studies and Beyond
Rules, norms, idiosyncrasies In its socio-cultural dimension, translation can be described as subject to constraints of several types and varying degree. These extend far beyond the source text, the systemic differences between the languages ...
Gideon Toury, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRASIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idiosyncrasies is used in the context of the following news items.
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Out There: Social Anxiety - Competitor.com
We have to give ourselves opportunities to find people who like and accept our idiosyncrasies. We have to face fear head-on and learn that it's ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jul 15»
2
Depression and anthropomorphised animals: why BoJack …
... idiosyncrasies, previous dramas and disasters – meaning his life story is now a series of pop culture references, another thing to live up to. «Daily Review, Jul 15»
3
England Suffer as Record Stand Puts Australia in Control - The New …
And when he saw the chance to use his feet, Smith shed any quirks or technical idiosyncrasies and danced down the pitch in a style befitting ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
The Donald - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: The …
If he actually might achieve a responsible public position where his idiosyncrasies could become law or policy, we would need to worry. As it is ... «Columbia Daily Tribune, Jul 15»
5
In 'Mr. Holmes,' Ian McKellen makes the most of a diminished …
Sherlock Holmes is one of fiction's most enduring characters because of his fascinating idiosyncrasies. But smooth down those oddball edges ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
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The Emmys enter the age of ethnicity | Hollywood Jew | Jewish Journal
As Jews became more and more comfortable depicting themselves and their idiosyncrasies on televisions and movie screens – from Mel ... «Jewish Journal, Jul 15»
7
Red Sox Mailbag: Mike Napoli Entering Make-Or-Break Stretch With …
... a new position in the middle of the season and learning the idiosyncrasies — however small they might be — of first base is cringe-inducing. «NESN.com, Jul 15»
8
Panasonic Viera UHD TV review - PC World - IDG Communications
There's no need to learn the idiosyncrasies of another keyboard because almost everyone is versed in either iOS or Android. There is an easier ... «PC World, Jul 15»
9
The Quietus | Features | Rockfort | Modular Living: Rocfort On …
But Clemens was really equal to the task, he had really studied the system before leaving Paris and he quickly grasped its idiosyncrasies. «The Quietus, Jul 15»
10
The West Africa Civil Rights Coalition (WACROC) Statement in …
... that exist in Nigerian Christendom which often reflect the acts of government institutions and the idiosyncrasies of individuals in government. «The Maravi Post, Jul 15»

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