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Definition of "characteristically" [char•ac•ter•is•tic•al•ly]

  • In a usual or expected way; in characteristic manner. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "characteristically" in a sentence
  • "Here he is, dressed up in characteristically flamboyant manner as a Russian general as he helped celebrate artist Sam Taylor-Wood's 40th birthday at a fancy dress party in the East End. Gallery:"
  • "'This offering doesn't pretend to subtlety at all, but the premise is so very intriguing, and so well-presented (in characteristically wry Pratchett fashion), that Johnny's cry for the essential humanity of all to be recognized, whether English, Iraqi or ScreeWee, loses none of its poignancy-or timeliness.'"
  • "Even if they turn out in characteristically low numbers, they will still add millions of new votes into the Democratic column."