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My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I'd gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor.
Julia Glass

Meaning of "idiosyncratic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDIOSYNCRATIC

idiosyncratic  [ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDIOSYNCRATIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idiosyncratic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES IDIOSYNCRATIC 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".

Definition of idiosyncratic in the English dictionary

The definition of idiosyncratic in the dictionary is of or relating to idiosyncrasy; characteristic of a specific person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDIOSYNCRATIC


antidemocratic
ˌæntɪˌdɛməˈkrætɪk
aristocratic
ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk
autocratic
ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk
bureaucratic
ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk
democratic
ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk
hierocratic
ˌhaɪərəˈkrætɪk
Hippocratic
ˌhɪpəˈkrætɪk
isocratic
ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
kleptocratic
ˌklɛptəʊˈkrætɪk
meritocratic
ˌmɛrɪtəʊˈkrætɪk
nondemocratic
ˌnɒndɛməˈkrætɪk
ochlocratic
ˌɒkləˈkrætɪk
pantisocratic
ˌpæntɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
plutocratic
ˌpluːtəˈkrætɪk
Socratic
sɒˈkrætɪk
stratocratic
ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk
technocratic
ˌteknəˈkrætɪk
theocratic
θɪəˈkrætɪk
ultrademocratic
ˌʌltrəˌdeməˈkrætɪk
undemocratic
ˌʌndɛməˈkrætɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDIOSYNCRATIC

idiopathic
idiopathies
idiopathy
idiophone
idiophonic
idioplasm
idioplasmatic
idioplasmic
idiosyncrasies
idiosyncrasy
idiosyncratically
idiot
idiot board
idiot box
idiot savant
idiot strings
idiot tape
idiot-proof
idiotic
idiotically

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDIOSYNCRATIC

acratic
akratic
automatic
biquadratic
Christian Democratic
conglomeratic
cosmocratic
dyscratic
erratic
gynecocratic
hieratic
magistratic
nonaristocratic
operatic
pedantocratic
piratic
quadratic
social democratic
umbratic
unbureaucratic
uratic

Synonyms and antonyms of idiosyncratic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IDIOSYNCRATIC»

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

Translation of «idiosyncratic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDIOSYNCRATIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

不凡的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idiosincrático
570 millions of speakers

English

idiosyncratic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेष स्वभाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفقهي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

своеобразный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idiossincrático
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বকীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

singulier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Idiosyncratic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eigenartig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

風変わりな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특이한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idiosyncratic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính riêng biệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனிமுரண்பாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतंत्र व्यक्तिमत्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

idiyosenkrazik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

particolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niepowtarzalne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

своєрідний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idiosincratic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδιοσυγκρασιακή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eienaardig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idiosynkratiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idiosynkratisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idiosyncratic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRATIC»

The term «idiosyncratic» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.103 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRATIC» OVER TIME

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

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9 QUOTES WITH «IDIOSYNCRATIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word idiosyncratic.
1
Nicholson Baker
Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast.
2
Bjork
I am one of the most idiosyncratic people around.
3
Harold Bloom
What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.
4
Terry Eagleton
Like the rest of us, Tom Paulin is a bundle of contradictions. At its finest, his work is brave, adventurous, original and wonderfully idiosyncratic.
5
Ronald Frame
What appears on the page comes out of your experience, and no-one is going to see it in quite the same way - so, that being so, you're already doing something in a thoroughly individual and idiosyncratic way anyway.
6
Julia Glass
My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I'd gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor.
7
Eddie Huang
BaoHaus is idiosyncratic, creative, and artistic. My restaurant doesn't look like a Taiwanese restaurant.
8
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
When I speak of artistic universals, I am not denying the enormous role played by culture. Obviously culture plays a tremendous role, otherwise you wouldn't have different artistic styles - but it doesn't follow that art is completely idiosyncratic and arbitrary, either, or that there are no universal laws.
9
Jaquelin T. Robertson
I always say, 'What if you had to sell the house tomorrow?' And if it's too idiosyncratic, someone won't buy it and then it's a bad house.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDIOSYNCRATIC»

Discover the use of idiosyncratic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idiosyncratic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic ...
Milanovic uses history, literature and stories straight out of today’s newspapers, to discuss one of the major divisions in our social lives: between the haves and the have-nots.
Branko Milanovic, 2010
2
I-deals, Idiosyncratic Deals Employees Bargain for Themselves
I-deals challenges traditional notions that standardization is the way to create workplace justice. The book is filled with real examples, cases, and supporting data.
Denise M. Rousseau, 2005
3
Hallucinations: The Science of Idiosyncratic Perception
In this book, the authors review the latest research on the cognitive and neural bases of hallucinations and outline their unique neurobiology by drawing on evidence from brain imaging and neurotransmission studies.
André Aleman, Frank Larøi, 2008
4
Idiosyncratic Risk - an Empirical Analysis, with ...
This is the type of “hedged” position that is held by relative-value investors.
Anthony J. Richards, 1999
5
William Blake's Idiosyncratic Beliefs and His Poetry
The era can be characterised as a time of big upheavals and major changes in society. Reasons for this are the French and the American Revolution which had an influence on writers of the early Romantic period.
Selina Kunz, 2009
6
Neutrophils and Idiosyncratic Adverse Drug Reactions ...
Idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions (IADRs) occur in a small fraction of people taking a drug.
Xiaomin Deng, 2008
7
A Highly Idiosyncratic Vision: War Depiction in Stephen ...
However, the circumstances of its creation were by far not the only aspect which made this work of literature unique and pioneering- even though it took a long time for some of its other facets to be identified and understood.
Carolin Kohlmeier, 2009
8
Idiosyncratic and Systemic Risk in the European Corporate ...
Systemic risk remains a major concern to policymakers since widespread defaults in the corporate and financial sectors could pose substantial costs to society.
Yinqiu Lu, Mr. Jorge A. Chan-Lau, 2006
9
Skewness, Idiosyncratic Volatility, and Expected Returns
This dissertation examines the effect of skewness on expected returns posited by prior theoretical work.
Nishad Kapadia, 2007
10
Common and Idiosyncratic Components in Real Output: Further ...
This paper uses the classical (level) definition of business cycles to analyze the characteristics-duration, amplitude, steepness, and cumulative output movements-of the real GDP series of France, Germany, Italy, the rest of the euro area, ...
Mr. Francisco Nadal-De Simone, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDIOSYNCRATIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idiosyncratic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Movie Review: 'Ant-Man' comes up short in the grand Marvel universe
It's clear enough from the final product, that "Ant-Man" became bedeviled with staying true to its more modest size and idiosyncratic nature, and ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
2
Algiers: Algiers | Album Review - The Irish Times
Originally from Atlanta, Algiers' debut album is rich and idiosyncratic in composure and execution. One moment, they're in the midst of a dark, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Interiors: An artist's colourful wooden home in east London - Telegraph
This idiosyncratic home is also 'full of things I've collected over the years,' he explains. 'Living with other people's work alongside your own is ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Shaya hits home run with its personal take on Israeli cuisine, earns …
You'll also do well ordering from the list of idiosyncratic white wines by the glass – a crisp Croatian Malvasia, say, to cut the richness of the ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
5
WNTI Stage returns to Knowlton July 17 to 19 - Asbury Park Press
... and 1960s, acclaimed artists from the 1970s and 1980s, up-and-coming 21st Century acts, and idiosyncratic performers like Frank Zappa. «Asbury Park Press, Jul 15»
6
Review: Kate Newby and Helen Johnson at Laurel Gitlen - The New …
Despite a tendency toward the twee, Ms. Newby's work has a wonderful sense of freedom and material inventiveness and an idiosyncratic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
Steven Smith questions Trevor Bayliss' tactics | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
A very fussy, idiosyncratic batsman, he makes Jonathon Trott look like VIv Richards. Walk away, adjust the pads, adjust the box, repeat five ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
8
'Glass Half-Full' Approach to This Year's Emmy Nominations - Time
... a welcome statement: that there's a payoff for outlets like Netflix to invest in shows so idiosyncratic that the likes of NBC would cast them off. «TIME, Jul 15»
9
Song Premiere: Soren Bryce, 'Sirens'
... her debut EP, showcases Bryce's complex, abstract and borderline stream-of-conscience lyrical style, and an ear for idiosyncratic cadence. «KOSU, Jul 15»
10
Classical Music Listings for July 17-23 - The New York Times
... Partch's idiosyncratic art in “Bitter Music,” a lecture-performance of music written during his itinerant years in the mid-1930s, which reflects the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

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