Definition of characteristically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪkli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪkli//
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in a way that is very typical of something or of somebody's character Her response was characteristically blunt. Characteristically, Helen paid for everyone. Parkinson's disease characteristically occurs in old age. opposite uncharacteristically