Idiosyncrasy

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; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
[1913 Webster]

The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the idiosyncrasies of the body.
I. Taylor.

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Id`i*o*syn*crat"ic

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Id`i*o*syn*crat"ic*al

(?), } a. Of peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to one's peculiar and individual character.
[1913 Webster]

 

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