char·​ac·​ter·​ful | \ ˈker-ik-tər-fəl How to pronounce characterful (audio) , ˈka-rik- \

Definition of characterful

1 : markedly expressive of character a characterful face
2 : marked by character a characterful decision

Examples of characterful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 400-acre expanse is already home to some of the country’s most characterful and impeccable boutique hotels – Dormy House, Foxhill Manor and The Fish. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Gone are the days when the method’s raw nature was vilified for appearing trashy; imperfect surfaces are now regarded as characterful and authentic. Kristin Tablang, House Beautiful, 13 June 2022 Yet this new way of doing things also links directly to Pucci’s history with special, characterful, sometimes crazy pieces that make life fun. Mark Holgate, Vogue, 20 Apr. 2022 Her face is characterful but of a character who isn’t giving anything up. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 24 Mar. 2022 The opera leans heavily on this orchestra’s storied opulent strings, as well as on its characterful winds and brasses, and precision at a large battery of percussion instruments (including a celesta, used frequently, in a cliché of dreaminess). New York Times, 20 Mar. 2022 The Arlberg is an Austrian icon -- vast, characterful, snow-filled and home to such international sparklers as St. Anton, Lech and Zurs. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 But the rest of the car has been substantially modernized, too, and we're promised that the version that will be reaching U.S. buyers later this year will be cheaper, faster, and better to drive than its characterful predecessor. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 24 Feb. 2022 The ski area rises from 1,550 meters to 2,620 meters and only has six lifts, but the characterful runs offer family-friendly fun. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of characterful

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Aug 2022

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“Characterful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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