mannerism : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ma nuh ri zuhm

  • n  a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
  • n  a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

  • Her extensive experience, articulation, knowledge and strong mannerism really makes her an excellent candidate for the presidential race.
  • Florentine mannerism--"the stylish style," as one art historian called it--reached its apogee under the immediate and inescapable influence of Michelangelo.
  • Unwillingly the reader commences to play put-and-take, acknowledging a score for the author after an especially well-put sentence, taking a point away when a mannerism becomes .
News & Articles

  • Smelly Socks: Whatever will be, will be
    We all like to think that our kids will somehow get some of our traits, either by genetics or by osmosis. And when we recognize that one little quirk, mannerism or facial expression, we think, "Yep, he or she is just like me or my spouse."
    Jan. 23, 2014 - The Victoria Advocate

  • Christine Quinn in Seattle Times
    Everybody, on some level or another, has some mannerism - whether it's verbal or physical - that they wish they didn't have,said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a Democrat who noted she's not backing anyone for the potential Senate...
  • Rowan Moore in Independent
    A backlash has built up speed since the late 1990s, when Rowan Moore, director of the Architecture Foundation, said his "style has hardened into mannerism".
  • Napoleon Harris in Rocky Mountain News
    They are definitely different in their mannerism and different stuff but nevertheless he's just as effective in teaching guys what he wants out of his system,Harris said of Frazier. "It's a great scheme and I'm happy to be a part of it."

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