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idiosyncrasy

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noun
    1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual
    2. the physical constitution peculiar to an individual
    3. a peculiarity of the physical or the mental constitution, esp. susceptibility toward drugs, food, etc.
    [Webster]
  • person's particular way of thinking, behaving, etc that is clearly different from that of others [Barron]
  • personal mannerism [Nandigam]

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