used in 1984 by Orwell
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an unusual behavioral trait
The exact meaning of mannerism
can depend upon its context. For example:
- "a distinctive mannerism" — an unusual behavioral trait such as rubbing the chin while listening to someone
- "a nervous mannerism" — a distinctive gesture such as thumb twiddling or something else done with hands, body, or voice
- "an affected mannerism" — an attempt to make an impression by speaking, dressing, behaving, or doing things in an exaggerated or unnatural way
- Not only any actual misdemeanor, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected.
There are no more uses of "mannerism" in 1984 by Orwell.