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1. mannerism

noun. ['ˈmænɝˌɪzəm'] a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.

Synonyms

  • attitude
  • simulation
  • feigning
  • pose
  • affectation
  • pretence
  • radical chic
  • pretense
  • affectedness

Antonyms

  • reverence
  • respect
  • disrespect
  • irreverence

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • manierismo (Italian)
  • maniera (Italian)
  • manner (English)
  • manere (Anglo-Norman)

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2. mannerism

noun. ['ˈmænɝˌɪzəm'] a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual.

Synonyms

  • idiosyncrasy
  • distinctiveness
  • specialness
  • speciality
  • foible
  • specialty

Antonyms

  • unerect
  • erect
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • manierismo (Italian)
  • maniera (Italian)
  • manner (English)
  • manere (Anglo-Norman)

Example sentences of the word mannerism


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is useful to be able to see a mannerism, understand a person’s attitude or state and make decisions relative to the circumstance.

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