V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. an odd habit or mannerism; 2. an unsuspected twist in an event
Synonyms: oddity, habit, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, irregularity, peculiarity, twist, whim
Antonyms: regularity, sameness
Tips: It may be helpful to think of the word queer, as it means "odd." A quirk is a queer (odd) event, mannerism, or habit. If a person is described as quirky, the person may be a little odd, but usually in a lovable or appealing way.
Her car had a quirk; in order to hear the radio, the headlights had to be off. (oddity)
She hated her boyfriend's quirk of wearing socks with sandals. (habit)
The instructor was a little quirky, and the students had a hard time with her unconventional teaching style, but they enjoyed her classes nevertheless. (irregular, odd) adjective
That novel had so many quirks, I didn't even understand what happened at the end. (twists)
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