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character

noun (QUALITY)    /ˈkær.ɪk.tər/ US  /ˈker.ɪk.tɚ/
B1 [C or U] the particular combination of qualities in a person or place that makes them different from others: Politeness is traditionally part of the British character. It would be very out of character (= not typical) of her to lie. One of the joys of being a parent is watching the child's character develop. The idea was to modernize various aspects of the house without changing its essential character. It's not in his character to be (= he is not usually) jealous.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisConditions and characteristics B2 [U] qualities that are interesting and unusual: a hotel of character I'd prefer an old place with a bit of character. Old books are said to give a room character. As people grow older, their faces acquire more character.Exceptional qualities, things and peopleExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm [U] the quality of being determined and able to deal with difficult situations: She has such strength of character.Strength of will and determination
(Definition of character noun (QUALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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