Student Thesaurus

One entry found for character.
Entry Word: character
Function: noun
Text: 1 a written or printed mark that is meant to convey information to the reader <the pictorial characters of the ancient Egyptians were long a mystery>
Synonyms sign, symbol
Related Words cipher, letter, numeral; hieroglyph, pictogram, pictograph; rune
2 a person of odd or whimsical habits <the junk dealer is certainly a character, but he's a really nice man> -- see ECCENTRIC
3 conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong <we need more people of sound character in public office> -- see MORALITY 1
4 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general <the general character of the business appears to be good> -- see REPUTATION
5 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind <one of the distinguishing characters of mammals> -- see CHARACTERISTIC
6 the set of qualities that make a person different from other people <she regards each of her children as having a distinctive character that should be valued for what it is> -- see INDIVIDUALITY
7 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others <the basic character of the work requires that an employee be able to work quietly and independently> -- see NATURE 1