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Relating to or marked by an idiosyncrasy.


Relating to or marked by an idiosyncrasy.


(id?e-o-sin'kra-se) [? + syn, together, + krasis, mixture]
1. Special characteristics by which persons differ from each other.
2. That which makes one react differently from others; a peculiar or individual reaction to an idea, action, drug, food, or some other substance through unusual susceptibility. idiosyncratic (-sin-krat'ik), adjective

drug idiosyncrasy

An unusual response to a drug. It can manifest as an accelerated, toxic, or inappropriate response to the usual therapeutic dose of a drug.
Synonym: idiosyncrasy of effect

idiosyncrasy of effect

Drug idiosyncrasy.
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The spokes depict possible aspects of personality ontogenetically arrived at and idiosyncratically organized within individuals.
If part of him has become a conventional writer it's because the world has adopted the conventions that he so idiosyncratically established." TOBY LITT
Her discussion of the two forms of sexual solipsism, as she idiosyncratically calls objectification, are especially provocative.
It's always better to be idiosyncratically you than to be something you've seen before and are trying to copy."
Similarly, he interprets those references to Near Eastern gods (including, as he idiosyncratically renders it, "Yhwh") who are mentioned as gods of various places or are given a variety of epithets, as suggesting a fragmentation or "multiple embodiment" of the divinities (24-30), whereas the more usual interpretation is that the god, say Baal, is at one time active in Sidon, at another time in Tyre or elsewhere, or acting now in this manner, now that.
I got a belly-laugh from Bill Bissett's idiosyncratically spelled "Othr Animals Toys," marveled at the subtle rhyming of Newfoundland cabinet minister Gregory Power's "Bogwood," written in the 1930s, and was haunted by Robin Skelton's mobius strip "Stone-Talk." Robert Bringhurst's "Anecdote of the Squid" provides wry propositions ("But the squid may be said / for instance, to transcribe / his silence into the space / Between seafloor and wave"), while Susan Frances Harrison's 1928 whirlwind, "A Canadian Anthology," takes you on a rhapsodic taxonomic tour de force through a woodland ecosystem.
In Carpenter's case, that decision is idiosyncratically based upon a promise he made that if he survived a medical emergency experienced at a hunting camp, he would kill no more creatures.
Back in Antwerp for the AGM at the Golf Club, idiosyncratically held in this complex little country in French, not Flemish, not because the members are Walloons (French speakers from the South of Belgium), but because the whole haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy in the Flemish cities still cling to French and I thought Britain had an entrenched class system.
Blue uniformed policemen with whistles stand at junctions of stationary traffic, blowing idiosyncratically and waving you on in a surreal display of justifying their jobs.
The largest were rural congregations of devotees of charismatic preachers of Javanese or part-Javanese descent, who idiosyncratically synthesized features of Javanese culture and Christianity.
In America, he is considered 'the turf master'; in Britain, the man who, idiosyncratically, trains jumpers on one side of the Atlantic but briefly returned home to almost win the 1987 Champion Hurdle with Flatterer.
But could this idiosyncratically spelt war film be director Quentin Tarantino's finest hou r?