Thesaurus

personality

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of personality

  1. 1 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about a local television personality who is beloved by area residents Synonyms of personality big name, cause célèbre (also cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon (also ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, celebrity, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIPWords Related to personality favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms of personality lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms of personality nobody, noncelebrity

  2. 2 the set of qualities that make a person different from other people she's got a great personality Synonyms of personality character, identity, individualism, individuality, selfhood, self-identityWords Related to personality distinctiveness, idiosyncrasy, oneness, peculiarity, separateness, singleness, singularity, uniqueness; disposition, humor, nature, temper, temperament; independenceNear Antonyms of personality conformity, conventionality

  3. 3 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others it has never been in the nation's personality to adhere to a rigid class system Synonyms of personality character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, nature, self, toneWords Related to personality 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

  4. 4 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings every debate that was supposedly about the issues quickly degenerated into a juvenile exchange of personalities Synonyms of personality affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, insult, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurWords Related to personality catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms of personality accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery

Synonym Discussion of personality

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up personality? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!