NounCharacteristic (plural Characteristics)
- a distinguishable feature of a person or thing
- (mathematics) the integer part of a logarithm
- (nautical) the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc)
Adjectives for Characteristic
distinctive; prevalent; hereditary; congenial; essential; distinguishing; dominant: marked; personal; cheering; salient; general; diffusive; artistic; definite; admirable farseeing; attractive; familiar; striking swampy; psychical; unfailing; outstanding individual; unmitigated; rife; recurring external; commanding; visible; fundamental; praiseworthy; unsuspected; social; unique; national; spiritual; physical; emotional; peculiar; graceful; common; commendable; prudent; conspicuous; habitual desirable; major; endearing; whimsical useful; vicious; vulpine; supposed; reprehensible; tiresome; fictitious; radical; fatal changeable; facial; group; racial; mental climactic; local; rudimentary; tell-tale complex; noticeable; great; unavoidable inclusive; conceivable; differentiated.
Verbs for Characteristic
abolish—; conceal—; disclose—; feign—; interpret—; manifest—; normalize—s; — appeals; —condemns; —differs; —distinguishes; —enhances; —heightens; —persists; —resembles.
Adverbs for Characteristic
distinctly; particularly; superbly; singularly; specifically; specially; racially; inherently; definitely; typically; essentially; genuinely; truly; normally; significantly; notoriously; notably; touchingly; indelibly; intrinsically; substantially; practically; markedly; supposedly; presumably; ordinarily; naturally; fundamentally.
Synonyms for Characteristic
distinctive, exclusive, idiosyncratic, indicative, representative, signature, specific, typical,attribute, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, quality, tendency, trademark, trait, personality, singularity, peculiarity, individuality, distinction, manners, specialty, attitude, bearing, mark, attribute, property, feature, indication, sign, trace.
Antonyms for Characteristic
makeup, mannerism, mark, marked, marking, measure, mental, mold, natural, naturalistic, nature, normal, note, odor, ordinal, particular, particularity, pattern, peculiar, peculiarity, personalizing, physique, picture, point, practice, praxis, proper, property, quality, quintessential, quirk, realistic, regular, representation, representative, sample, savor, seal, second nature, separative, shape, sigil, sign, signal, signature, single, singular, singularity, smack, somatotype, sort, special, specialty, specific, spirit, spiritual, stamp, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, streak, stripe, subdivisional, suchness, sure sign, symbolic, symptom, symptomatic, system, taint, tang, taste, taxonomic, telltale sign, temper, temperament, temperamental, tendency, tenor, token, tone, trait, trick, true to form, true to type, typal, type, typic, typical, unique, usage, use, usual, vein, virtue, way, wont, affection, affective, appropriate, aroma, attribute, automatism, bad habit, badge, banner, birthmark, body-build, brand, cachet, cast, categorical, character, characteristics, characterizing, classificational, classificatory, compare, complexion, composition, configuration, constituents, constitution, constitutional, contrastive, crasis, creature of habit, custom, cut, defining, denominative, device, dharma, diacritical, diagnostic, diathesis, differencing, differentia, differential, differentiative, discriminating, discriminative, disposition, dispositional, distinctive, distinctive feature, distinguished, distinguishing, divisional, divisionary, earmark, emblematic, emotional, especial, ethos, exemplary, feature, fiber, figure, flavor, force of habit, frame, genius, grain, gust, habit, habit pattern, habitude, hallmark, hue, humor, humors, idiocrasy, idiocratic, idiosyncrasy, idiosyncratic, ilk, image, impress, impression, in character, index, indicant, indicator, individual, individualism, individualizing, individuating, innate, insignia, intellectual, intrinsic, keynote, kind, lineaments,