What is another word for mannerisms?

Pronunciation: [mˈanəɹˌɪzəmz] (IPA)

Mannerisms refer to the unique physical or verbal habits and behaviors that individuals exhibit in their day-to-day lives. Certain words that can be used interchangeably with mannerisms include quirks, idiosyncrasies, habits, traits, characteristic, gestures, and tics. Quirks often describe unusual or unexpected behavior, while idiosyncrasies typically connote distinct or peculiar traits. Habits and traits, on the other hand, are more general terms that describe the overall behavior of an individual. Gestures refer explicitly to body movements, while tics refer to sudden, involuntary movements. Whatever synonym you use, mannerisms represent the individual signature of one's behavior and are often what makes each individual unique.

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Usage examples for Mannerisms

She was a member of a very fashionable set, and bore its stamp in dress and mannerisms.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
After over four years it was not surprising that Helen had acquired a few English mannerisms and tricks of speech.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
All have the same mannerisms, all have the same tilt to their hats, and all the same turned up trousers.
"Dollars and Sense"
Col. Wm. C. Hunter

Famous quotes with Mannerisms

  • So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
    June Allyson
  • Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney, are trying to hit what they call quality levels. They're boring mannerisms.
    Ralph Bakshi
  • It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
    Claude Chabrol
  • Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • I have often been told that I have many of the same mannerisms as Jack Benny and certainly Bob Cummings.
    Dwayne Hickman

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