character · noun /ˈkær.ɪk.tər/Full view
Nouns: character, characteristic, characterization
Adjectives: characteristic, uncharacteristic
Verbs: characterize
Adverbs: characteristically
character (IN A STORY)
B1 C a person represented in a film, play or story
Dictionary examples:

The story revolves around three main characters.

She had Mickey Mouse or some other cartoon/Disney character on her sweater.

He made his name as a character actor.

Learner example:

It is an action film w[h]ich [i]s full of fights. Its name is "Thai Chi."The main charactor is "Jet Lee." (Preliminary English Test; B1; Singhalese)

character (QUALITIES/PERSONALITY)
B1 C or U the combination of qualities and personality that makes a person different from others
Dictionary examples:

Politeness is traditionally part of the British character.

It would be very out of character of her to lie.

One of the joys of being a parent is watching your child's character develop.

It's not in his character to be jealous.

Learner example:

Mary had a strong character and faced her uncle with great courage. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)

character (INTERESTING QUALITIES)
B2 qualities that are interesting or unusual
Dictionary example:

a hotel with character

Learner example:

There [are] many very old house[s] with a lot of character and charm, [which are] just perfect for a photographer. (First Certificate in English; B2; French)

character (INTERESTING PERSON)
C1 C an interesting or funny person whose behavior is different from most people's
Dictionary example:

Your grandmother is a real character.

Learner example:

Mr Brown is a great character. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; German)

character (PERSON)
C2 C a particular kind of person
Dictionary example:

an unpleasant character

Learner example:

John was a gentle character, [rather] shy, but full of joy and happiness. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

character (WRITING)
C1 C a letter, sign, or number that you use when you are writing or printing
Dictionary example:

Chinese characters

Learner example:

However, [the] poems are written in old Japanese characters which are difficult to understand. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Japanese)

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