Definition of persona
- comic personae
His public persona is that of a strong, determined leader, but in private life he's very insecure.
The band takes on a whole new persona when they perform live.
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First Known Use: 1732See Words from the same year
: the way you behave, talk, etc., with other people that causes them to see you as a particular kind of person : the image or personality that a person presents to other people
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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