Synonyms for characteristic:
institutionalized, wonted, typically, customary, stereotypical, obligatory, naturally, character, routine, historically, conventional, peculiarly, normally, essence, paradigmatic, textbook, prototypical, oddity, accustomed, time-honored, traditional, like, mainline, custom, descriptive.
Sense 2 (noun)
flavor, individuality, keynote, Discriminant, specialty, stamp, mark, forte, idiosyncrasy, quality, mannerism, property, hallmark, particularity, figure, quirk, difference, specialization, trait, feature, peculiarity, cachet, definiteness, way.
typical feature, trait (noun)
essence, style, distinction, virtue, particularity, caliber, lineament, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, flavor, property, singularity, earmark, thing, attribute, individuality, specialty, mark, peculiarity, quality.
Usage examples for characteristic:
- Mrs. Hopkins did not fail to express her indignation in very characteristic style when the conclusion was fully reached that the " girl" would return to her former life and associations. - "Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale", Ida Glenwood.
- Miss Ismay has brought something pleasantly characteristic of the Old Country along with her. - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.
- Harboro had made certain arrangements which were characteristic of him, perhaps, and which nobody knew anything about. - "Children of the Desert", Louis Dodge.