split personality


Definition of split personality

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

Examples of split personality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But according to expert witnesses, no evidence of split personality disorder or Satanic rituals were ever found, and Rolling was not suffering from psychosis. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Oct. 2021 Wisconsin has had a split personality politically for generations. Dan Balz, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Oct. 2021 On the road, the QX60 exhibits somewhat of a split personality. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2021 The noise adds to the drama, as much psychological as physical, in a way no other road car can match, making for a dangerously charismatic split personality worth every one of its seven figures. Ben Oliver, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2021 The movie [has], in a good way, a split personality. Josh Weiss, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Merrill had a darker side — a Jekyll and Hyde-like split personality — that frequently showed itself on social media. al, 11 Apr. 2021 Another way to look at the economy’s split personality is by income level. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2020 The unusually warm winter has put the country in a bit of a split personality: some parts of the US are at risk for flooding, while others can expect worsening drought, instead. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 22 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of split personality

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of split personality was in 1919

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“Split personality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20personality. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of split personality

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

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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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