For once, he was revealing that fundamental egotism which is the characteristic of all his kind.
These qualities are not characteristic of the average Englishman.
Soames uttered a short laugh at that characteristic minimisation.
The palms are among the most characteristic features of tropical scenery.
Herschel had made his acquaintance in a characteristic manner.
This ticketing is a curious and characteristic feature of the trade.
I can give only one or two of its most characteristic verses.
It was a letter in Arabic in Bosambo's characteristic and angular handwriting.
This love of collecting and cherishing beautiful things is characteristic of the peasant people of Venice.
With characteristic zeal, the Convention had created an army to meet them.
characteristic both adj. and n. first attested 1660s, from character (q.v.) on model of Gk. kharakteristikos.