a noninheritable character that results from certain environmental influences.
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How to use acquired character in a sentence
And further, our much-vaunted two thousand years of culture is a thing of the mind, an acquired character.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
Personal temperament, acquired character, or external conditions may make the feeling greater or less.Theoretical Ethics | Milton Valentine
Alcoholic degeneration is not a functionally-produced modification, but it is an acquired character, as is lead poisoning.Parenthood and Race Culture | Caleb Williams Saleeby
Education, mental, moral and physical, is limited by this inability to transmit acquired character to the persons educated.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) | W. Grant Hague, M.D.
It is not the transmission of an acquired character, but the descent of a family trait the origin of which we do not know.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh