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characters

noun
plural of character

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 a person of odd or whimsical habits
  • the junk dealer is certainly a character, but he's as honest as they come

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3 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general
  • the general character of the business appears to be good

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4 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • one of the distinguishing characters of mammals

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5 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

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6 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

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7 a member of the human race
  • you wouldn't believe what kind of characters hang around the bus station

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characters

verb
present tense third-person singular of character

Synonyms of characters (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Characters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/characters. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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