What does idiosyncratic mean?

Definitions for idiosyncratic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiosyncratic(adj)

    peculiar to the individual

    "we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures"; "Michelangelo's highly idiosyncratic style of painting"


  1. idiosyncratic(Adjective)

    Peculiar to a specific individual; eccentric.

  2. Origin: From idiosyncrasy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idiosyncratic(adj)

    alt. of Idiosyncratical


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idiosyncratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idiosyncratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brendan Foht:

    It's a for-profit industry, so if customers come in with some idiosyncratic desire for IVF, they're probably not going to turn them away.

  2. Portales Partners analyst Paul Gulberg:

    This type of lending carries idiosyncratic risk, your risk is against mispricing something because you are working with products that are very unique.

  3. Colm Kelleher:

    We are seeing selectively one or two deals that are having problems clearing here. I think they're of an idiosyncratic nature, but I'm on very high alert for that.

  4. John Johnston:

    The fact that the domestic components are up, outside of certain idiosyncratic areas such as healthcare, suggests that people aren't that worried about the election.

  5. Federal Reserve:

    Most participants viewed the recent softness in these price data as largely reflecting idiosyncratic factors...however, several participants expressed concern that progress...might have slowed and that the recent softness in inflation might persist.

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