Synonyms for (noun) character


(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

LESS SPECIFIC: attribute

fiber, fibre, character

the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

education has for its object the formation of character- Herbert Spencer


quality, lineament, character

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

each town has a quality all its own; the radical character of our demands

LESS SPECIFIC: dimension, property, attribute

persona, part, role, theatrical role, character

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

she played the part of Desdemona

character, character reference, reference

a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

grapheme, graphic symbol, character

a written symbol that is used to represent speech

the Greek alphabet has 24 characters

LESS SPECIFIC: printed symbol, written symbol

fictional character, fictitious character, character

an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

she is the main character in the novel

character, case, eccentric, type

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

a real character; a strange character; a friendly eccentric; the capable type; a mental case

LESS SPECIFIC: adult, grownup


good repute

he is a man of character

LESS SPECIFIC: reputation, repute

Synonyms for (verb) character


engrave or inscribe characters on

LESS SPECIFIC: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave