idiosyncratic idiosyncratic  /ɪ di oʊ sɪn ˈkræ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) peculiar to the individual

Usage(s):

  1. Today, as the rest of Eastern Europe begins to catch on, Yugoslavia remains the most autonomous, open, idiosyncratic and unCommunist Communist country anywhere on earth.
  2. Yamamura, who began drawing comics in grade school, has won a raft of international awards with this idiosyncratic approach, and his work has been shown in some 30 countries.

News

  1. Yes, Dan Harmon Really Is Returning as the Showrunner of 'Community'

    Hell, if "Arrested Development" can come back from beyond the grave after seven years, why can't Dan Harmon come back to "Community," the idiosyncratic NBC comedy he created and from which he was booted last year? Harmon's been teasing the possibility that he might be working on the show again on Twitter, finally telling a fan on June 1st that "Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. A neighborhood washed away in Waterloo

    Every day, Jim Hackett confronts a glaring reminder of how the floods of 2008 destroyed one of Iowa's most idiosyncratic and scenic neighborhoods - the beloved island he called home for more than 35 years.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

Quotes

  1. Thomas, with tongue in cheek, said he's enjoyed discovering the "highly idiosyncratic talent" on YouTube.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Michael Tilson Thomas Source: FOXNews

  2. As novelist Margaret Drabble noted, the book was "not merely another tale of brave strife against odds," adding that Nolan was "a writer, a real writer who uses words with an idiosyncratic new-minded freshness."
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Margaret Drabble Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "A case is opened and closed each week," says Bratt, whose show premieres in the United States on Tuesday. "But that's not the whole thrust. It's balanced by this idiosyncratic, complex character: As good as William Banks wants to be - and...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Benjamin Bratt Source: International Herald Tribune

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