Idiosyncrasy and Trait


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Idiosyncrasy noun – An odd or peculiar habit.
Usage example: his only idiosyncrasy is his inveterate wearing of sneakers, even with business suits

Trait is a synonym for idiosyncrasy in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Trait" instead a noun "Idiosyncrasy", when it comes to topics like quality, peculiarity, feature, oddity. popular alternative
Nearby Word: idiosyncratic
Synonyms for Idiosyncrasy


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Trait noun – Something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind.
Usage example: honesty is one of her defining traits

Idiosyncrasy is a synonym for trait in characteristic topic. You can use "Idiosyncrasy" instead a noun "Trait", if it concerns topics such as quality, peculiarity, feature. popular alternative
Nearby Word: traitor
Synonyms for Trait

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particular particular idiosyncrasy particular trait
common common idiosyncrasy common trait
single single idiosyncrasy single trait
prominent prominent idiosyncrasy prominent trait
Other adjectives: main.
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