split personality

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of split personality

1 a : schizophrenia not used technically
b : multiple personality disorder not used technically
2 : a dual nature or character
  • a city with a split personality

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First Known Use of split personality

1919

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SPLIT PERSONALITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of split personality for English Language Learners

  • : a condition in which a person behaves in two very different ways at different times


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split personality

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medical Definition of split personality

1 : schizophrenia not used technically
2 : multiple personality disorder not used technically

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