Meaning of PERSONAL in English

PERSONAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɜ:(r)sən(ə)l ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A personal opinion, quality, or thing belongs or relates to one particular person rather than to other people.

He learned this lesson the hard way–from his own personal experience...

That’s my personal opinion.

...books, furniture, and other personal belongings...

...an estimated personal fortune of almost seventy million dollars.

ADJ : ADJ n

2.

If you give something your personal care or attention, you deal with it yourself rather than letting someone else deal with it.

...a business that requires a great deal of personal contact.

...a personal letter from the President’s secretary...

ADJ : usu ADJ n

3.

Personal matters relate to your feelings, relationships, and health.

...teaching young people about marriage and personal relationships...

You never allow personal problems to affect your performance...

ADJ

4.

Personal comments refer to someone’s appearance or character in an offensive way.

Newspapers resorted to personal abuse...

ADJ

5.

Personal care involves looking after your body and appearance.

...men who take as much trouble over personal hygiene as women.

ADJ : ADJ n

6.

A personal relationship is one that is not connected with your job or public life.

He was a personal friend whom I’ve known for many many years...

ADJ

7.

see also personals

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