Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

That characterizes; distinguishing; specific.

Part of speech: noun

A distinctive feature; peculiarity.

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Usage examples "characteristic":

  1. All is broad, characteristic and true. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. They lend themselves to a rushing impetuosity of expression which is the notable characteristic of the popular song. - "Writing for Vaudeville", Brett Page.
  3. But it is characteristic of the Dean that when he does a thing at all he does it thoroughly. - "The Red Hand of Ulster", George A. Birmingham.