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Character vs. Mettle

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Characternoun

(countable) A being involved in the action of a story.

Mettlenoun

A quality of endurance and courage.

Characternoun

(countable) A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.

‘A single locus governing the petal colour character was detected on the linkage group A2.’;

Mettlenoun

Good temperament and character.

Characternoun

A complex of traits marking a person, group, breed, or type.

‘A study of the suspect's character and his cast iron alibi ruled him out.’;

Mettlenoun

(obsolete) Metal; a metallic substance.

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Characternoun

(uncountable) Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.

‘He has a great deal of character.’; ‘"You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."’;

Mettlenoun

Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; - usually in a good sense; as, to test a person's mettle.

‘A certain critical hour which shall . . . try what mettle his heart is made of.’; ‘Gentlemen of brave mettle.’; ‘The winged courser, like a generous horse,Shows most true mettle when you check his course.’;

Characternoun

(countable) A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.

‘Julius Caesar is a great historical character.’; ‘That bloke is such a character.’;

Mettlenoun

the courage to carry on;

‘he kept fighting on pure spunk’; ‘you haven't got the heart for baseball’;

Characternoun

(countable) A written or printed symbol, or letter.

Mettlenoun

a person's ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience

‘the team showed their true mettle in the second half’;

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Characternoun

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.

‘an inscription in the Runic character’;

Characternoun

A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.

Characternoun

One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.

Characternoun

A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.

‘We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.’; ‘That old guy is a real character.’;

Characternoun

A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.

Characternoun

(countable) Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.

‘in the miserable character of a slave’; ‘in his character as a magistrate’;

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Characternoun

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.

‘a man's character for truth and veracity’; ‘Her actions give her a bad character.’;

Characternoun

A reference given to a servant, attesting to his/her behaviour, competence, etc.

Characternoun

Personal appearance.

Characterverb

(obsolete) To write (using characters); to describe.

Characternoun

A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.

‘It were much to be wished that there were throughout the world but one sort of character for each letter to express it to the eye.’;

Characternoun

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the Runic character.

‘You know the character to be your brother's?’;

Characternoun

The peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.

‘The character or that dominion.’; ‘Know well each Ancient's proper character;His fable, subject, scope in every page;Religion, Country, genius of his Age.’; ‘A man of . . . thoroughly subservient character.’;

Characternoun

Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.

Characternoun

Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.

Characternoun

Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.

Characternoun

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.

‘This subterraneous passage is much mended since Seneca gave so bad a character of it.’;

Characternoun

A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.

Characternoun

A unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, Randolph was a character; Cæsar is a great historical character.

Characternoun

One of the persons of a drama or novel.

Characterverb

To engrave; to inscribe.

‘These trees shall be my books.And in their barks my thoughts I 'll character.’;

Characterverb

To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.

Characternoun

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

‘she is the main character in the novel’;

Characternoun

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;

‘each town has a quality all its own’; ‘the radical character of our demands’;

Characternoun

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

‘education has for its object the formation of character’;

Characternoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

‘she played the part of Desdemona’;

Characternoun

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

‘a real character’; ‘a strange character’; ‘a friendly eccentric’; ‘the capable type’; ‘a mental case’;

Characternoun

good repute;

‘he is a man of character’;

Characternoun

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

‘requests for character references are all to often answered evasively’;

Characternoun

a written symbol that is used to represent speech;

‘the Greek alphabet has 24 characters’;

Characterverb

engrave or inscribe characters on

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