Definition of "personal" []

  • Of or relating to a particular person; private: "Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted” ( Elizabeth Janeway). (adjective)
  • Done, made, or performed in person: a personal appearance. (adjective)
  • Done to or for or directed toward a particular person: a personal favor. (adjective)
  • Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate: I have something personal to tell you. (adjective)
  • Aimed pointedly at the most intimate aspects of a person, especially in a critical or hostile manner: an uncalled-for, highly personal remark. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the private aspects of a person's life (adjective)

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  • Of or relating to a person's body, its care, or its appearance (adjective)
  • Belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else (adjective)
  • Undertaken by an individual himself (adjective)
  • Referring to, concerning, or involving a person's individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive way (adjective)
  • Having the attributes of an individual conscious being (adjective)
  • Of or arising from the personality (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person (adjective)
  • Of or relating to movable property, such as money (adjective)
  • An item of movable property (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "personal" in a sentence
  • "It is unclear, however, whether this way of distinguishing between personal and moral integrity captures ordinary use of the term ˜personal integrity™."
  • "VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Latest Iraqi war casualty -- conservative belief in "personal responsibility"'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'To the list of conservative principles which are being tossed aside like yesterday’s trash in order to defend George Bush, let us add the ostensible virtue of “personal responsibility."
  • "It is because these things -- those which "avail for highest purposes" -- make man personal and mark him off, broadly speaking, from the lower, sub-human life out of which he has emerged, that we believe in the permanence of human personality, of the spiritual element in man, in the survival of the soul _as individual and personal_, and not merely as "part of the eternal Being of God.""