What is character?

  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A real character"; "a strange character"
    Synonyms: eccentric, type, case
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "character":

  • (verb): Engrave or inscribe characters on.
  • (noun): The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.
    Example: "Education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
    Synonyms: fiber, fibre
  • (noun): A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.
    Example: "Requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"
    Synonyms: reference, character reference
  • (noun): Good repute.
    Example: "He is a man of character"
  • (noun): A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.
    Example: "The radical character of our demands"
    Synonyms: quality, lineament

Famous quotes containing the word character:

    Happy will that house be in which the relations are formed from character; after the highest, and not after the lowest order; the house in which character marries, and not confusion and a miscellany of unavowable motives.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Divine persons are character born, or, to borrow a phrase from Napoleon, they are victory organized.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The truth and regularity of a character is not, in justice, to be looked upon as broken, from any one single act or omission which may seem a contradiction to it:Mthe best of men appear sometimes to be strange compounds of contradictory qualities.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)