One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that is typical of a particular person, place, or thing.‘he characteristically helped an old man’‘his response was characteristically blunt’
- ‘Euripides characteristically opens his plays with a markedly non-naturalistic prologue.’
- ‘She follows the three-year evolution of a class at the ballet school, focusing on three characteristically hard-working, gifted students.’
- ‘Characteristically his sculpture is made of junk material or rough, unworked wood.’
- ‘In his characteristically satirical manner, he questions the moral degeneration of our cities, where vice is the order of the day.’
- ‘Some members of characteristically large groups may be more needy than productive.’
- ‘On one side of the bridge, the setting looks characteristically like a Chinese landscape painting.’
- ‘He was characteristically insensitive to Western public opinion.’
- ‘"Cultural cringe" denotes a characteristically colonial deference towards the cultural achievements of others.’
- ‘His work characteristically involves him interacting, often fruitlessly, with a charcoal drawing he has made on a wall.’
- ‘Viewed collectively, the works certainly bristle with his characteristically intense emotion.’
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