Meaning of CHARACTER in English

CHARACTER

noun

1 person's nature/person with a particular nature

ADJECTIVE

▪ excellent , exemplary , good , impeccable

▪ generous , gentle , likeable , lovable , popular

▪ colourful/colorful , larger-than-life , lively , real

You must have come across some real ~s, working in the circus.

▪ reformed

He used to go out every night, but now he's a reformed ~.

▪ complex , elusive , enigmatic , odd

▪ forceful , formidable , strong

▪ weak

▪ volatile

▪ prickly , unpleasant , unsavoury/unsavory

▪ bad , evil , ruthless , violent

▪ dubious , shady , suspicious

Who's that suspicious ~ hanging around outside?

▪ true

▪ local

The bar was full of interesting local ~s.

▪ human

▪ moral

a woman of impeccable moral ~

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ be , have

▪ form , shape

▪ reveal

She revealed her true ~ when anyone disagreed with her.

▪ conceal , hide

▪ reflect

His scruffy appearance does not reflect his ~.

CHARACTER + NOUN

▪ trait

▪ defect , flaw

▪ change

She's undergone a complete ~ change since her promotion.

▪ reference

Applicants had to obtain ~ references before being considered for the work.

▪ assassination

The lawyer attempted a ~ assassination of the witness ( = tried to show the witness had a bad character ).

▪ actor , actress

PREPOSITION

▪ in sb's ~

It's not in his ~ to tell lies.

▪ out of ~

The lawyer argued that his client's violent reaction was out of ~.

2 nature of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ distinctive , individual , unique

▪ essential , fundamental , intrinsic

▪ original

▪ traditional

The renovated buildings retain their traditional ~.

▪ international , national , regional

the features that make up the national ~

Food in Italy has a distinct regional ~.

▪ intimate

▪ public

the public ~ of material published on the Internet

▪ military , political

▪ rural , urban

The development detracts from the rural ~ of the area.

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ have

Each house in the street has its own distinctive ~.

▪ assume , take on

As you move north, the landscape takes on a different ~.

▪ form

factors that form the ~ of a nation

▪ lose

The town has lost much of its original ~.

▪ retain

▪ preserve

▪ give sth

It's the basil that gives the sauce its essential ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

The houses are Mediterranean in ~.

3 interesting quality that sth has

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , great

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ have

His face has character—I'll say that for it.

▪ add , give sth

the individual touches that give ~ to a house

PREPOSITION

▪ of ~

buildings of considerable ~

PHRASES

▪ full of ~

The restaurant is cheap and full of ~.

▪ have a ~ (all) of its own

Your handwriting has a ~ of its own.

4 person's inner strength

ADJECTIVE

▪ great

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ show

The team showed great ~ in coming back to win.

▪ build

Adventure camps are considered to be character-building.

PHRASES

▪ strength of ~

5 person in a story, film/movie, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ central , chief , lead , leading , main , principal , title

▪ minor , supporting

▪ fictional , fictitious

▪ believable , realistic

▪ sympathetic , unsympathetic

▪ comic , heroic , tragic

▪ animated , cartoon

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ play , portray

The main ~ is played by Nicole Kidman.

▪ inhabit

The two lead actors inhabit their ~s fully.

▪ build , create , develop , invent

the artist who developed the Superman ~

▪ feature

The film also features the new ~ Mary Anna Morrison.

▪ depict , draw

▪ introduce

▪ kill off

The writers killed off her ~ when she wanted to leave the soap.

CHARACTER + NOUN

▪ development

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

The actors remained in ~ to answer questions from the audience.

6 letter/sign in writing/printing

ADJECTIVE

▪ Chinese , etc.

▪ ASCII , numeric

… OF CHARACTERS

▪ set , string

VERB + CHARACTER

▪ insert

▪ delete

CHARACTER + NOUN

▪ set , string

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