Definitions for personalityˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•son•al•i•ty*ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others.

  2. a person as an embodiment of a collection of qualities.

  3. the sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics of an individual. the organized pattern of behavioral characteristics of the individual.

    Category: Psychology

  4. the quality of being a person; personal existence or identity.

  5. something apprehended as analogous to a human personality, as the atmosphere of a place.

  6. a famous or prominent person.

  7. Usu. personalities. a disparaging or offensive personal remark.

* Syn: See character.

Origin of personality:

1350–1400; ME personalite (< MF) < LL persōnālitās. See personal , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personality(noun)

    the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

    "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"

  2. personality(noun)

    a person of considerable prominence

    "she is a Hollywood personality"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. personality(noun)ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti

    sb's character

    She's beautiful, but does she have a nice personality?; screening for personality disorders

  2. personalityˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti

    a famous person

    a sports personality

  3. personalityˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti

    the quality of having a character people notice

    He was cute, but he had no personality.


  1. personality(Noun)

    A set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.

    The president has a unique personality.

  2. personality(Noun)

    An assumed role or manner of behavior.

  3. personality(Noun)

    A celebrity.

    Johnny Carson was a respected television personality.

  4. personality(Noun)

    Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personality(noun)

    that which constitutes distinction of person; individuality

  2. Personality(noun)

    something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks; as, indulgence in personalities

  3. Personality(noun)

    that quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Personality

    Behavior-response patterns that characterize the individual.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3376

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4112

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Nouns Frequency: #1197

Translations for personality

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole

a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.

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