Peculiar to a specific individual; eccentric.
* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , ch. 9:
* 1891 , (George MacDonald), The Flight of the Shadow , ch. 12:
- At the time, I set it down to some idiosyncratic , personal distaste . . . but I have since had reason to believe the cause to lie much deeper in the nature of man.
* 1982 , Michael Walsh, "
- It was no merely idiosyncratic experience, for the youth had the same: it was love!
Music: A Fresh Falstaff in Los Angeles," Time , 26 April:
- British Director Ronald Eyre kept the action crisp; he was correctly content to execute the composer's wishes, rather than impose a fashionably idiosyncratic view of his own.
* perticular (obsolete)
(obsolete) Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.
Specific; discrete; concrete.
- I couldn't find the particular model you asked for, but I hope this one will do.
- We knew it was named after John Smith, but nobody knows which particular John Smith.
Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.
- [Make] each particular hair to stand an end, / Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
* Francis Bacon
- I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.
(obsolete) Known only to an individual person or group; confidential.
* 1623 , William Shakespeare, King Lear , V.1:
- wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth
Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).
- or these domesticke and particular broiles, Are not the question heere.
- My five favorite places are, in no particular order, New York, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and London.
- I didn't have any particular interest in the book.
- He brought no particular news.
(comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious.
- She was the particular belle of the party.
Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.
- He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.
(legal) Containing a part only; limited.
- a full and particular account of an accident
(legal) Holding a particular estate.
- a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder
- a particular tenant
(logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.
- a particular proposition, opposed to "universal", e.g. (particular affirmative) "Some men are wise"; (particular negative) "Some men are not wise".
* See also
* in particular
* particular average
* particular Church
* particular integral
A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point.
(obsolete) A person's own individual case.
*:Since philosophy could never find any way for tranquillity that might be generally good, let every man in his particular seeke for it.
* Whole Duty of Man
- temporal blessings, whether such as concern the publicor such as concern our particular