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character

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of character

  1. 1 a written or printed mark that is meant to convey information to the reader the pictorial characters of the ancient Egyptians had long been a mystery Synonyms of character glyph, icon (also ikon), sign, symbol Words Related to character cipher, letter, numeral; hieroglyph, ideogram, pictogram, pictograph; rune

  2. 2 a person of odd or whimsical habits the junk dealer is certainly a character, but he's as honest as they come Synonyms of character eccentric, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to character bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of character conformer, conformist, follower, sheep

  3. 3 conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong we need more people of sound character in public office Synonyms of character morality, decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousnessWords Related to character high-mindedness, honor, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness; appropriateness, correctness, decorousness, decorum, etiquette, fitness, propriety, seemliness; ethics, moralsNear Antonyms of character impropriety, indecency, indecorum, indiscretion; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion, pervertedness, sinfulness; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; lowness, meanness, viciousness, vileness; corruptionAntonyms of character badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness

  4. 4 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general the general character of the business appears to be good Synonyms of character reputation, fame, mark, name, note, odor, rep [slang], report, reputeWords Related to character credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverenceNear Antonyms of character discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame

  5. 5 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind one of the distinguishing characters of mammals Synonyms of character affection, attribute, attribution, characteristic, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property, quality, specific, stamp, touch, traitWords Related to character badge, indication, sign; emblem, symbol, token; charm, grace; excellence, merit, virtue; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk; individuality, singularity, uniqueness

  6. 6 the set of qualities that make a person different from other people she regards each of her children as having a distinctive character that should be valued for what it is Synonyms of character individuality, identity, individualism, personality, selfhood, self-identityWords Related to character distinctiveness, idiosyncrasy, oneness, peculiarity, separateness, singleness, singularity, uniqueness; disposition, humor, nature, temper, temperament; independenceNear Antonyms of character conformity, conventionality

  7. 7 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others the basic character of the work requires that an employee be able to work quietly and independently Synonyms of character nature, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, toneWords Related to character distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor (also savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way

  8. 8 a member of the human race you wouldn't believe what kind of characters hang around the bus station Synonyms of character baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, human, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightWords Related to character hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of character animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

Synonym Discussion of character

disposition, temperament, temper, character, personality mean the dominant quality or qualities distinguishing a person or group. disposition implies customary moods and attitude toward the life around one.
    • a cheerful disposition
temperament implies a pattern of innate characteristics associated with one's specific physical and nervous organization.
    • an artistic temperament
temper implies the qualities acquired through experience that determine how a person or group meets difficulties or handles situations.
    • a resilient temper
character applies to the aggregate of moral qualities by which a person is judged apart from intelligence, competence, or special talents.
    • strength of character
personality applies to an aggregate of qualities that distinguish one as a person.
    • a somber personality

character

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of character

  1. to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group formerly charactered as “the dark ages,” that period of history may not have been quite so benighted as once thought Synonyms of character characterize, define, depict, describe, portray, representWords Related to character categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type; color, identify, indicate, name, specify; distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp



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