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Idiosyncrasy vs. Mannerism

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Idiosyncrasynoun

A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person.

Mannerismnoun

A noticeable personal habit, a verbal or other (often, but not necessarily unconscious) habitual behavior peculiar to an individual.

Idiosyncrasynoun

A language or behaviour that is particular to an individual or group.

Mannerismnoun

Exaggerated or affected style in art, speech, or other behavior.

Idiosyncrasynoun

(medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.

Mannerismnoun

In literature, an ostentatious and unnatural style of the second half of the sixteenth century. In the contemporary criticism, described as a negation of the classicist equilibrium, pre-Baroque, and deforming expressiveness.

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Idiosyncrasynoun

A peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify.

‘He mastered the idiosyncrasies of English spelling and speech.’;

Mannerismnoun

In fine art, a style that is inspired by previous models, aiming to reproduce subjects in an expressive language.

Idiosyncrasynoun

A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.

‘The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the idiosyncrasies of the body.’;

Mannerismnoun

Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, behavior, or treatment of others.

Idiosyncrasynoun

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

Mannerismnoun

Adherence to a peculiar style or manner carried to excess, especially in literature or art.

‘Mannerism is pardonable,and is sometimes even agreeable, when the manner, though vicious, is natural . . . . But a mannerism which does not sit easy on the mannerist, which has been adopted on principle, and which can be sustained only by constant effort, is always offensive.’;

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Idiosyncrasynoun

a mode of behaviour or way of thought peculiar to an individual

‘one of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first’;

Mannerismnoun

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

Idiosyncrasynoun

a distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing

‘the idiosyncrasies of the prison system’;

Mannerismnoun

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

Idiosyncrasynoun

an abnormal physical reaction by an individual to a food or drug.

Mannerism

Mannerism, also known as Late Renaissance, is a style in European art that emerged in the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520, spreading by about 1530 and lasting until about the end of the 16th century in Italy, when the Baroque style largely replaced it. Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century.Stylistically, Mannerism encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, and reacting to, the harmonious ideals associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo.

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Idiosyncrasy

An idiosyncrasy is an unusual feature of a person (though there are also other uses, see below). It can also mean an odd habit.

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