Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

French translation of “character”

See all translations

character

noun /ˈkӕrəktə/
the set of qualities that make someone or something different from others; type
caractère; genre
You can tell a man’s character from his handwriting Publicity of this character is not good for the firm.
a set of qualities that are considered admirable in some way
caractère
He showed great character in dealing with the danger.
reputation
réputation
They tried to damage his character.
a person in a play, novel etc
personnage
Rosencrantz is a minor character in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.
an odd or amusing person
numéro
This fellow’s quite a character!
a letter used in typing etc
caractère
Some characters on this typewriter are broken.
characteristic adjective (negative uncharacteristic) typical (of a person etc)
typique
He spoke with characteristic shyness That kind of behaviour is characteristic of him.
characteristically adverb
typiquement
characterize verb ( characterise) to be the obvious feature of
caractériser
The giraffe is characterized by its long neck.
to describe (as)
décrire
She characterized him as weak and indecisive.
characterization noun ( characterisation)
caracté- risation
(Definition of character from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “character” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More