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personality

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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

  • sheʼs 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 nationʼs personality to adhere to a rigid class system
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4 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt anotherʼs 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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