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Definition of "character" []

  • The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. See Synonyms at disposition. (noun)
  • A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category. See Synonyms at quality. (noun)
  • Genetics A structure, function, or attribute determined by a gene or group of genes. (noun)
  • Moral or ethical strength. (noun)
  • A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities. (noun)
  • The combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • One such distinguishing quality; characteristic (noun)
  • Moral force; integrity (noun)
  • Reputation, esp a good reputation (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A summary or account of a person's qualities and achievements; testimonial (noun)
  • Capacity, position, or status (noun)
  • A person represented in a play, film, story, etc; role (noun)
  • An outstanding person (noun)
  • An odd, eccentric, or unusual person (noun)
  • A symbol used in a writing system, such as a letter of the alphabet (noun)
  • Any single letter, numeral, punctuation mark, or symbol cast as a type (noun)
  • Any letter, numeral, etc, which is a unit of information and can be represented uniquely by a binary pattern (noun)
  • A style of writing or printing (noun)
  • Any structure, function, attribute, etc, in an organism, which may or may not be determined by a gene or group of genes (noun)
  • A short prose sketch of a distinctive type of person, usually representing a vice or virtue (noun)
  • To write, print, inscribe, or engrave (verb)
  • To portray or represent (verb)

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Use "character" in a sentence
  • "A quibble about your WiR framing: I think that the two functional definitions of WiR are where a female character is killed and/or depowered, thereby taking her out of the power fantasy sandbox for writers to play with and readers to enjoy, and/or as you pointed out, harming a female to get a reaction from a male _character_."
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  • "But the benevolent character thus deeply laid is the _Christian character_."