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Synonyms for character

Synonyms for character

the combination of emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities that distinguishes an individual

moral or ethical strength

a statement attesting to personal qualifications, character, and dependability

public estimation of someone

a person who is appealingly odd or curious

a person portrayed in fiction or drama

a conventional mark used in a writing system

Synonyms

Synonyms for character

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

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

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

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

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good repute

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

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

engrave or inscribe characters on

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Not all acquired characters are necessarily adaptive, but like random (nondirectional, nonteleological) genetic mutants, only heritable adaptive traits are likely to persist over many generations in a population of organisms through natural selection.
French naturalist Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) revolutionized the study of lower invertebrates, but he is best known today for popularizing the ancient theory (Plato discussed it) of the inheritance of acquired characters in his 1809 book Zoological Philosophy.
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