Meaning of “characteristic” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/

typical of someone or something:

Grey stone is characteristic of buildings in that area.
With characteristic generosity, she offered to pay for us all.
→ Opposite uncharacteristic
characteristically adverb

All through his time in hospital, he was characteristically brave and good-humoured.

(Definition of “characteristic adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)