character study

noun

Definition of character study

  1. 1 :  analysis or portrayal in literature of the traits of character of an individual

  2. 2a :  a brief narrative or sketch devoted primarily to character study b :  a realistic portrait in one of the plastic arts or in photography typically of an anonymous sitter whose face or figure reveals strong personality or character traits

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1841

First Known Use of character study

1841


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