Meaning of PERSONAL in English

PERSONAL

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

1.

A ~ 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 ~ experience...

That’s my ~ opinion.

...books, furniture, and other ~ belongings...

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

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2.

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

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

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

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3.

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

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

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

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4.

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

Newspapers resorted to ~ abuse...

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5.

Personal care involves looking after your body and appearance.

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

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6.

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

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

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7.

see also ~s

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