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noun personality pronunciation in British English /ˌpɜː(r)səˈnæləti/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the part of a person that makes them behave in a particular way in social situations, for example in a friendly or unfriendly way, or in a confident or shy way. You use the word character when you are talking about whether someone is good or bad, or honest or dishonest

    He has a very outgoing personality and makes friends very easily.

    Your car often reflects your personality (=shows what kind of person you are).

    personality traits (=features of personality):

    Certain personality traits may be inherited from our parents.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] confidence and a lively manner that make people like you and consider you interesting

      a TV presenter with bags of personality

  2. 2
    [countable] a famous or well-known person

    She is pictured with TV personality Carol Vorderman.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the qualities that a place has that make it interesting and different from other places

    a large room that lacks personality


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