character

The Correct spelling is: character

Common misspellings of the word character are:

How do you spell character?. It is not carachter or charachter or charactor or even chracter for that matter!

  • n.
    1. The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. See synonyms at disposition.
    2. A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category. See synonyms at quality.
    3. Genetics. A structure, function, or attribute determined by a gene or group of genes.
    4. Moral or ethical strength.
    5. A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities.
    6. A formal written statement as to competency and dependability, given by an employer to a former employee; a recommendation.
    7. Public estimation of someone; reputation: personal attacks that damaged her character.
    8. Status or role; capacity: in his character as the father.
      1. A notable or well-known person; a personage.
      2. A person, especially one who is peculiar or eccentric: a shady character; catcalls from some character in the back row.
      1. A person portrayed in an artistic piece, such as a drama or novel.
      2. Characterization in fiction or drama: a script that is weak in plot but strong in character.
    9. A mark or symbol used in a writing system.
    10. Computer Science.
      1. One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.
      2. The numerical code representing such a character.
    11. A style of printing or writing.
    12. A symbol used in secret writing; a cipher or code.
    adj.
    1. Of or relating to one's character.
      1. Specializing in the interpretation of often minor roles that emphasize fixed personality traits or specific physical characteristics: a character actor.
      2. Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor: the character part of the hero's devoted mother.
    2. Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features: a character sketch.
    3. Law. Of or relating to a person who gives testimony as to the moral and ethical reputation or behavior of one engaged in a lawsuit: a character witness.
    tr.v. Archaic., -tered, -ter·ing, -ters.
    1. To write, print, engrave, or inscribe.
    2. To portray or describe.
    idioms:

    in character

    1. Consistent with someone's general character or behavior: behavior that was totally in character.
    out of character
    1. Inconsistent with someone's general character or behavior: a response so much out of character that it amazed me.

    [Middle English carecter, distinctive mark, imprint on the soul, from Old French caractere, from Latin charactēr, from Greek kharaktēr, from kharassein, to inscribe, from kharax, kharak-, pointed stick.]

    characterless char'ac·ter·less adj.


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