Synonyms of character in English:


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See Spanish definition of carácter


1‘Jenny had a forceful character’

personality, nature, disposition, temperament, temper, mentality, turn of mind, psychology, psyche, constitution, make-up, make, stamp, mould, cast
attributes, features, qualities, properties, traits
essential quality, essence, sum and substance, individuality, identity, distinctiveness, uniqueness, spirit, ethos, complexion, key, tone, tenor, ambience, air, aura, feel, feeling, vibrations
informal kidney
archaic humour, grain

2‘how could any woman of character live with that man?’

integrity, honour, moral strength, moral fibre, rectitude, uprightness
fortitude, strength, spine, backbone, toughness, resolve, will power, firmness of purpose
informal grit, guts, gutsiness, gumption
British informal bottle

3‘no stain will be on his character’

reputation, name, good name, standing, stature, position, status, image, credibility, acceptability, prestige, cachet, kudos, eminence
Indian izzat
archaic report

4‘John was a bit of a character’

eccentric, oddity, odd fellow, madcap, crank, original, individualist, nonconformist, rare bird
square peg in a round hole
informal oddball, one
British informal odd bod, oner, queer fish, odd fish
informal, dated card, caution, case
rare rara avis

5‘her luncheon companion was a boorish character’

individual, person, personage, figure, party, being, human being, fellow, man, woman, mortal, soul, creature
informal fella, sort, type, thing, customer, cookie, bunny, critter
British informal bloke, chap, bod, geezer, gent, punter
North American informal guy, gal, dude, hombre
informal, dated body, dog
North American informal, dated dame
British vulgar slang sod, bugger
archaic wight

6‘the characters develop greatly throughout the novel’

persona, person, role, part
dramatis personae

7‘the file name must not exceed thirty characters’

letter, figure, symbol, sign, mark, type, cipher, device, hieroglyph, rune
technical grapheme