Mental behaviour

idiosyncrasy
(n)
id-ee-ǝ-SIN-crǝ-see
Meaning

an odd habit or behavior of an individual; an eccentricity

1st Sample Sentence

Her most striking idiosyncrasy is her habit of twisting a strand of her hair with her fingers whenever she is deep in thought.

Root

idios (one's own)#synkrasis (temperament, mixture of personal characteristics) (Greek)

Antonyms

convention

Mnemonics

Idiot in sync with the crazy people are idiosyncratic. idiosyncrasy - idio (idiot). and idiot's ideas (idio) are never in sync [or are crazy (crasy)] with that of a normal person. thus eccentric, odd in nature!

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