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Noun: mannerism  'ma-nu,ri-zum
  1. A behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
    - idiosyncrasy, foible
     
  2. A deliberate pretence or exaggerated display
    - affectation, pose, affectedness

Derived forms: mannerisms

Type of: distinctiveness, feigning, peculiarity, pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, pretense [N. Amer], simulation, speciality [Brit, Cdn], specialness, specialty [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Mannerism