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1. characteristic

adjective. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] typical or distinctive.

Synonyms

  • symptomatic
  • diagnostic
  • typical
  • peculiar

Antonyms

  • atypical
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Characteristic

  • sensationalistic
  • individualistic
  • propagandistic
  • expressionistic
  • primitivistic
  • oligopolistic
  • materialistic
  • impressionistic
  • imperialistic
  • relativistic
  • paternalistic
  • monopolistic
  • deterministic
  • capitalistic
  • antiballistic
  • antagonistic
  • anachronistic
  • stalinistic
  • ritualistic
  • pugilistic
  • polytheistic
  • pluralistic
  • opportunistic
  • naturalistic
  • nationalistic
  • narcissistic
  • militaristic
  • humanistic
  • feudalistic
  • voyeuristic

Sentences with characteristic


1. Adjective
This reptile has a very long and slender snout, with a characteristic bulbous growth on the tip.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But above all, the most crucial characteristic is the kind of pie you're baking.

Quotes about characteristic


1. It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
- Freeman Dyson

2. I find humor to be the most attractive characteristic, but I certainly won't cancel anything out, considering when you love someone you love someone, and sometimes you just can't explain it.
- Zoey Deutch

3. If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

2. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a prominent attribute or aspect of something.

Synonyms

  • attracter
  • centrepiece
  • dimension
  • centerpiece
  • attractor
  • attribute
  • feature
  • external
  • peculiarity
  • invariant
  • facet
  • excellence
  • aspect
  • sex characteristic
  • safety feature
  • badge
  • contour
  • excellency
  • property
  • distinctive feature
  • sexual characteristic
  • attraction
  • distinguishing characteristic
  • magnet
  • sex character

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • immediacy
  • congruousness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a distinguishing quality.

Synonyms

  • indirectness
  • safeness
  • curableness
  • ruralism
  • recommendation
  • trademark
  • rurality
  • robustness
  • aspect
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness
  • saving grace
  • curability
  • incompatibility
  • passport
  • quality
  • hallmark
  • earmark
  • straightness
  • directness
  • nature
  • compatibility
  • streak
  • incurability
  • spot
  • stylemark

Antonyms

  • safeness
  • indirectness
  • compatibility
  • incompatibility
  • curability
  • incurability
  • curableness
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2.

Synonyms

  • integer

Antonyms

  • wholesomeness
  • inutility

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions.

Synonyms

  • property

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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