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trait

 (trāt)
n.
1. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character. See Synonyms at quality.
2. A morphological, physiological, or behavioral feature of an organism.
3. Archaic A short line or mark made with a writing or drawing implement.

[French, pull, stroke, line, feature, from Old French, from Latin tractus, a drawing out, line; see tract1.]

trait

(treɪt; treɪ)
n
1. a characteristic feature or quality distinguishing a particular person or thing
2. rare a touch or stroke
[C16: from French, from Old French: a pulling, from Latin tractus, from trahere to drag]

trait

(treɪt; Brit. also treɪ)

n.
1. a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one's personal nature: bad traits.
2. an inherited feature or characteristic: a recessive trait.
3. a pencil stroke.
4. a touch or trace.
[1470–80; < Middle French: literally, something drawn < Latin tractus. See tract1]

trait

(trāt)
A characteristic or condition that is determined by one's genes. The color of an animal's coat and the shape of a plant's leaves are physical traits. Nesting in birds and burrowing in rodents are examples of behavioral traits.

trait

- A stroke of a pen or pencil.
See also related terms for pen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal naturetrait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
character, fibre, fiber - the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
nature - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
compulsiveness, compulsivity - the trait of acting compulsively
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
frivolity, frivolousness - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
uncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicative
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessness - the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
inattentiveness - the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
femininity, muliebrity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
trustiness, trustworthiness - the trait of deserving trust and confidence
untrustiness, untrustworthiness - the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, egoism - concern for your own interests and welfare
drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
irresoluteness, irresolution - the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
discipline - the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
indiscipline, undiscipline - the trait of lacking discipline
pride - the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
humility, humbleness - a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not everyone regards humility as a virtue"
wisdom, wiseness - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
folly, foolishness, unwiseness - the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
sound judgement, sound judgment, perspicacity, judgement, judgment - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
trustfulness, trustingness, trust - the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
distrustfulness, mistrust, distrust - the trait of not trusting others
cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean
uncleanliness - lack of cleanly habits
demeanor, demeanour, deportment, behaviour, conduct, behavior - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

trait

trait

noun
Translations
صِفَه، ميزَه، خاصِّيَّه
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træk
jellemzõ vonás
einkenni
iezīmeīpašība

trait

[treɪt] Nrasgo m

trait

[ˈtreɪt] ntrait m

trait

nEigenschaft f; (of particular person also)Charakter- or Wesenszug m

trait

[treɪt] ncaratteristica, tratto

trait

(treit) noun
a particular quality of a person's character. Patience is one of his good traits.

trait

n. rasgo o característica;
acquired ______ adquirido;
inherited ______ heredado.

trait

n rasgo; sickle cell — rasgo drepanocítico or falciforme; thalassemia — rasgo talasémico