Notebook, 1993-



Complex of Characteristics that distinguishes an individual, nation, group . . . . Quality, State, Disposition of a Person . . . . Condition or fact of relating to a Particular Person . . . . Totality of an individual's behavioral and emotional characteristics . . . . Distinction or Excellence of Personal and Social Traits . . . . . Of Prominence, Notoriety, Renown, Importance

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Personality n, pl -ties [ME personalite, fr. LL personalitat; personalitas] [15c] 1a: the quality or state of being a person b: personal existence 2a: the condition or fact of relating to a particular person; specif: the condition of refering directly to or being aimed disparagingly or hostilely at an individual b: an offensisvely personal remark [angrily resorted to personalities] 3: the complex of characteristics that distinguishes an individual or a nation or group, esp: the totality of an individual's behavioral and emotional characteristics 4a: 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 __ ] -syn. see Disposition [Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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