What does the word idiosyncrasy mean?

Usage examples for idiosyncrasy

  1. It will not do to exalt into a moral instinct what may be no more than a personal idiosyncrasy. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  2. When the whole volume is full of a strongly- marked idiosyncrasy, quite unlike that of anyone else, it is difficult to distinguish between this, which is solely the author's, and his method of treating a story, which is a general question, discussible apart. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock

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