personality

[ pur-suh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural per·son·al·i·ties.

Origin of personality

1350–1400; Middle English personalite (< Middle French) < Late Latin persōnālitās. See personal, -ity

Synonym study

1. See character.
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British Dictionary definitions for personality

personality

/ (ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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Word Origin and History for personality

personality


n.
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Medicine definitions for personality

personality

[ pûr′sə-nălĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being a person.
The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person.
The pattern of collective character, behavioral, temperamental, emotional, and mental traits of a person.
Distinctive qualities of a person, especially those personal characteristics that make one socially appealing.
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Culture definitions for personality

personality


The pattern of feelings, thoughts, and activities that distinguishes one person from another.

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