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mannerism

man·ner·ism

mannerism

 
pronunciation:
mae n rih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distinctive and habitual behavioral characteristic.
The comedian perfectly imitated all the actress's mannerisms, including the way she covered her mouth when she laughed.
synonyms:
idiosyncrasy, quirk, trait
similar words:
air, characteristic, earmark, eccentricity, feature, hallmark, peculiarity, trademark, trick
definition 2: affected style, as of speech, behavior, or art.
synonyms:
affectation, airs, pretension, put-on
similar words:
exaggeration, insincerity