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personality

noun

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1 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • a local television personality who is beloved by area residents

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2 the set of qualities that make a person different from other people
  • she's got a great personality

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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

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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

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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

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The first known use of personality was in the 15th century

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“Personality.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/personality. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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