What does the word character mean?

  • In Pathology it is used synonymously with stamp or appearance. We say, "A disease is of an unfavourable character," "The prevailing epidemic has a bilious character," &c. In Mental Philosophy it means- that which distinguishes one individual from another, as regards his understanding and passions. See Symbol.

Usage examples for character

  1. But what about your bad character? – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  2. I cannot shake off my character, be it good or bad. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth

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