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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)

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.

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_."
  • "Diagnosing the U.S. 'national character': Narcissistic Personality Disorder 'yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Diagnosing the U.S. \'national character\ ': Narcissistic Personality Disorder\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Can a nation have a coherent character? ...."
  • "But the benevolent character thus deeply laid is the _Christian character_."