char·​ac·​ter·​ful ˈker-ik-tər-fəl How to pronounce characterful (audio)
: markedly expressive of character
a characterful face
: marked by character
a characterful decision

Examples of characterful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visit a variety of characterful locations to rescue chickens and bring them back to Chicken Island. Todd Spangler, Variety, 9 Nov. 2023 This characterful boutique hotel was a historic mansion with an attached villa built in the 19th century by local wine magnate Michael Zannos. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Baez’s characterful illustrations outline the experience and her healing process. Lily Moayeri, Spin, 5 Oct. 2023 Maison Madeleine is a characterful alternative to the chain hotels in the area. Alexandra Marvar, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2023 Experience Artful Opulence at Nairobi's Safari Camps In Kenya’s capital city and beyond abounds dozens of boutique hotels, safari camps, and characterful hideaways where every corner whispers a tale of art, history, and African charm. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 16 July 2023 On his journey out there, as the characterful photography from co-DPs Alejo Maglio and Ines Duacastella takes a deep, breezy breath after the city’s yeasty staleness, Román meets and falls for a young woman, Norma (Margarita Molfino). Jessica Kiang, Variety, 24 May 2023 A number of independents, operating in characterful ateliers in cool parts of town, are offering clients a more personable, creative partnership than many long-standing bastions of trad British tailoring. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2023 The hands are beautifully modeled as are the characterful faces of his multiracial figures, reflecting the membership of the union which has represented health care workers since 1932 and with its current 450,000 members remains the largest health care union in the nation. New York Times, 23 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of characterful was in 1893

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“Characterful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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