[ kar-ik-ter-fuh l ]
/ ˈkær ɪk tər fəl /


highly expressive of character: a characterful face.
having remarkable character: a characterful prose style.

Nearby words

  1. character set,
  2. character sketch,
  3. character study,
  4. character type,
  5. character witness,
  6. characterisation,
  7. characterise,
  8. characteristic,
  9. characteristic curve,
  10. characteristic equation

Origin of characterful

First recorded in 1900–05; character + -ful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for characterful

  • His open, manly and characterful face bore at the chin a thick tuft of brown beard, leaving his cheeks and lips clean shaven.

  • He had on common, characterful clothes, the kind that from long wear have taken the natural outlines of the body.

    The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser