Characterizations



portrayal; description:
the actor’s characterization of a politician.
the act of characterizing or describing the individual quality of a person or thing.
the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters, as in a literary work.
noun
description of character, traits, etc
the act of characterizing
n.

1560s, “marking out of a precise form;” see characterize + -ation. Meaning “description of essential features” is from 1814.

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  • Characterized

    to mark or distinguish as a characteristic; be a characteristic of: Rich metaphors characterize his poetry. to describe the character or individual quality of: He characterized her in a few well-chosen words. to attribute character to: to characterize him as a coward. verb (transitive) to be a characteristic of: loneliness characterized the place to distinguish […]

  • Characterless

    the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. one such feature or trait; characteristic. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character. qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully. reputation: a stain on one’s character. […]



  • Charactonym

    a name given to a literary character that is descriptive of a quality or trait of the character.

  • Charade

    charades, (used with a singular verb) a game in which the players are typically divided into two teams, members of which take turns at acting out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., which the members of their own team must guess. a word or phrase acted out in this game. a blatant pretense or […]



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