Definition of personality in English:

personality

Line breaks: per¦son|al¦ity
Pronunciation: /pəːsəˈnalɪti
 
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noun (plural personalities)

  • 1The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character: she had a sunny personality that was very engaging [mass noun]: she has triumphed by sheer force of personality
    More example sentences
    • Drawings and dialogue combine to create distinctive personalities for these birds.
    • Instead it is a study of the personality traits of successful people.
    • The character design and animations go a long way to present the personalities of different characters.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Lively, engaging qualities: she’s always had loads of personality
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    • On top of all that, Charles says they have bucket loads of personality.
    • He had an extremely dark sense of humour and so much personality.
    • It has that sense of unassuming warm-heartedness and personality.
    Synonyms
    charisma, magnetism, strength of personality, force of personality, character, powers of attraction, charm, presence, individuality, attractiveness
  • 3 [mass noun] archaic The quality or fact of being a person as distinct from a thing or animal.
  • 4 (personalities) • archaic Disparaging remarks about an individual.

Origin

late Middle English (in sense 3): from Old French personalite, from medieval Latin personalitas, from Latin personalis 'of a person' (see personal). sense 1 dates from the late 18th century.

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