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Entry Word: characteristic
Function: adjective
Text: 1 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group <the characteristic taste of licorice>
Synonyms classic, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, typical
Related Words idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; particular, special, specific; archetypal, model, paradigmatic
Antonyms atypical, nontypical
2 having or showing the qualities associated with the members of a particular group or kind <the characteristic wit and good-naturedness of the Irish> -- see TYPICAL 1