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Synonyms for characteristic
ˌkær ɪk təˈrɪs tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feature, characteristic(noun)

    a prominent attribute or aspect of something

    "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

    Synonyms:
    feature, feature of speech, device characteristic, lineament, feature article, feature film

    Antonyms:
    uncharacteristic

  2. characteristic(noun)

    a distinguishing quality

    Synonyms:
    device characteristic, feature

    Antonyms:
    uncharacteristic

  3. characteristic(noun)

    the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

    Synonyms:
    device characteristic, feature

    Antonyms:
    uncharacteristic

  4. characteristic, device characteristic(adj)

    any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

    Synonyms:
    device characteristic, feature

    Antonyms:
    uncharacteristic

  5. characteristic(adj)

    typical or distinctive

    "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

    Antonyms:
    uncharacteristic

Wiktionary

  1. characteristic(noun)

    Synonyms:
    attribute, trademark, quality, typical, representative, distinctive, exclusive, signature, specific, idiosyncratic, indicative, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, trait, tendency

    Antonyms:
    untypical, uncharacteristic

  2. characteristic(noun)

    being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing

    Synonyms:
    quality, tendency, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, trademark, trait, attribute, exclusive, specific, distinctive, representative, idiosyncratic, indicative, signature, typical

    Antonyms:
    untypical, uncharacteristic

  3. characteristic(noun)

    the integer part of a logarithm

    Synonyms:
    quality, tendency, idiosyncrasy, trait, mannerism, attribute, trademark

  4. characteristic(noun)

    the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc)

    Synonyms:
    idiosyncrasy, quality, trademark, attribute, tendency, mannerism, trait

  5. characteristic(noun)

    The minimum number of times that the unit of a field must be added unto itself in order to yield that field's zero, or, if that minimum natural number does not exist, then (the integer) zero.

    Synonyms:
    trademark, trait, idiosyncrasy, attribute, quality, tendency, mannerism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. characteristic

    A characteristic belongs to the nature or character of the person, thing, or class, and serves to identify an object; as, a copper-colored skin, high cheek-bones, and straight, black hair are characteristics of the American Indian. A sign is manifest to an observer; a mark or a characteristic may be more difficult to discover; an insensible person may show signs of life, while sometimes only close examination will disclose marks of violence. Pallor is ordinarily a mark of fear; but in some brave natures it is simply a characteristic of intense earnestness. Mark is sometimes used in a good, but often in a bad sense; we speak of the characteristic of a gentleman, the mark of a villain. Compare ATTRIBUTE; CHARACTER.

    Synonyms:
    attribute, attribute, character, distinction, feature, indication, mark, peculiarity, property, quality, sign, singularity, trace, trait

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. characteristic

    Synonyms:
    distinction, peculiarity, diagnosis, idiosyncrasy, speciality, individuality, personality, singularity

    Antonyms:
    nondescription, abstractedness, generality, miscellany

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. characteristic(a.)

    Synonyms:
    special, peculiar

  2. characteristic(n.)

    Synonyms:
    peculiarity, marked feature

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. characteristic(n)

    Synonyms:
    trait, peculiarity, feature, attribute, attribution, idiosyncrasy

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How to use characteristic in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Innumerable voices have been asserting for some time now that human society is passing through a crisis, that its stability has been gravely shattered. It is characteristic of such a situation that individuals feel indifferent or even hostile toward the group, small or large, to which they belong. In order to illustrate my meaning, let me record here a personal experience. I recently discussed with an intelligent and well-disposed man the threat of another war, which in my opinion would seriously endanger the existence of mankind, and I remarked that only a supranational organization would offer protection from that danger. Thereupon my visitor, very calmly and coolly, said to me Why are you so deeply opposed to the disappearance of the human race

  2. Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935:

    If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.

  3. Arnold Bennett:

    The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited.

  4. Mats Olsson:

    Some diseases result in a characteristic odor emanating from different sources on the body of a sick individual.

  5. Richard M. DeVos:

    If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, "Here comes number seventy-one!"


Translations for characteristic

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  • صفة, مميزArabic
  • отличителна черта, отличителен, характеренBulgarian
  • বৈশিষ্ট্যBengali
  • característica, característicCatalan, Valencian
  • vlastnost, charakteristický, charakteristikaCzech
  • karakteristikon, kendemærke, karakteristikum, karakteristikDanish
  • bezeichnend, Eigenschaft, kennzeichnend, Charakteristik, Kennwert, Kenngröße, typisch, Merkmal, Eigenart, charakteristischGerman
  • χαρακτηριστικό, χαρακτηριστικόςGreek
  • karakteriza, karakteriziloEsperanto
  • característica, característicoSpanish
  • مشخصهPersian
  • tuntomerkki, tunnusomainen, karakteristika, ominainen, luonteenomainen, erityispiirre, tunnusmerkkiFinnish
  • caractéristique, caractéristiquesFrench
  • aitreabúidIrish
  • característico, característicaGalician
  • סממןHebrew
  • विHindi
  • characteristicInterlingua
  • ciriIndonesian
  • proprajo, distingiva, traito, karakteristiko, karakteriziva, karakterizivoIdo
  • caratteristica, caratteristicoItalian
  • מאפייןHebrew
  • 特性, 特徴Japanese
  • დამახასიათებელიGeorgian
  • 특성Korean
  • tūāhuaMāori
  • trekje, idiosyncratisch, kenmerkend, karakteristiekDutch
  • cecha, charakterystycznyPolish
  • característico, característicaPortuguese
  • caracteristică, caracteristicRomanian
  • характеристика, характе́рный, отличительная черта, черта, отличи́тельный, типи́чный, характерная черта, особенностьRussian
  • osobina, značajkaSerbo-Croatian
  • karakteristikëAlbanian
  • kännetecknande, karakteristikum, karakteristisk, karakteristikSwedish
  • 特点Chinese

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