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Cultural IdentificationPlay
Characteristic as an adjective can describe cultural or regional features that are unique. SlideSushi is a characteristic dish of Japanese cuisine.
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Describing PeoplePlay
Use 'characteristic' to highlight unique habits or qualities of a person. SlideHer laughter is characteristic; you know it's her from afar.
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Not Always PositivePlay
Being characteristic doesn't mean it's good—it simply emphasizes distinctiveness. SlideUnfortunately, heavy rain is characteristic of the city's weather.