characteristically characteristically  /ˌkɛ rək tə ˈrɪ stɪk li/


  • (adv) in characteristic manner


  1. But Warren seems characteristically unfazed by the criticism.
  2. Prone to laugh the world off in one breath, to succumb helplessly to it in the next, he characteristically concludes his final contribution to Letters from Iceland:.
  3. Stipe's lyrics remain characteristically erudite and elusive.


  1. Big Time Rush kicks into radio action, readies Summer Break Tour

    The boy band, being joined by fellow Nickelodeon Victoria Justice, aims beyond its TV roots, starting with the new song '24/Seven.' On a recent afternoon at a Burbank production studio, the members of Big Time Rush were shooting a music video for their song "24/Seven," a characteristically chipper ode to living every day like a holiday. After the shoot the Nickelodeon-bred boy band was headed to ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Tips for Connecting With Your Kids

    Warm weather is characteristically associated with relaxing days by the pool and beach vacations to soak up the sun with family and friends.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Gary Neal caps hits buzzer-beating three-pointer in Game 3 of NBA Finals

    San Antonio’s offense characteristically makes brilliant use of its role players, and the Spurs made particularly great use of sharpshooting guard Gary Neal on Tuesday night. Pristine ball movement netted plenty of open looks for Neal, and he responded in kind with an outstanding first half: 14 total points on 4-of-6 shooting from long range, three of which came on a buzzer-beating three to help ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. Carter praised Sorensen's decision to withdraw as "characteristically generous and unselfish, designed to spare the administration and the country the effects of a divisive and emotional controversy."
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Fox's News Channel's Brit Hume called it a "marvelously eloquent speech delivered in the characteristically flawless way by the new president."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Brit Hume Source: FOXNews

  3. In a tribute to Marshall , Kagan wrote: "During the year that marked the bicentennial of the Constitution, Justice Marshall gave a characteristically candid speech. He declared that the Constitution, as originally drafted and conceived, was...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Madison Times

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