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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
personality (noun)
1.
a) the quality or state of being a - person
b) existence - personal
2.
a) the condition or fact of relating to a particular person , specifically the condition of referring directly to or being aimed disparagingly or hostilely at an individual
b) an offensively personal remark - angrily resorted to personalities
3.
a) the complex of characteristics that distinguishes an individual or a nation or group , especially the totality of an individual's behavioral and emotional characteristics
b) a set of distinctive traits and characteristics - the energetic personality of the city
4.
a) distinction or excellence of personal and social traits , also a person having such quality
b) a person of importance, prominence, renown, or notoriety - a TV personality disposition
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
personality (noun)
1.
a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
SYNONIMS:
big name, cause célèbre ( cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon ( ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIP
RELATED WORDS:
favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrum
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lightweight, mediocrity; has-been
nobody, noncelebrity
personality (noun)
2.
the set of qualities that make a person different from other people
SYNONIMS:
character, identity, individualism, personality, selfhood, self-identity
RELATED WORDS:
distinctiveness, idiosyncrasy, oneness, peculiarity, separateness, singleness, singularity, uniqueness; disposition, humor, nature, temper, temperament; independence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conformity, conventionality
personality (noun)
3.
the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
SYNONIMS:
character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, tone
RELATED WORDS:
distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor ( savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way
personality (noun)
4.
an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
SYNONIMS:
affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis ( diss), epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense ( offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur
RELATED WORDS:
catcall, gibe ( jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, torture
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery
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