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char·ac·ter

 (kăr′ək-tər)
n.
1.
a. The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group. See Synonyms at disposition.
b. The distinguishing nature of something. See Synonyms at quality.
2.
a. Moral strength; integrity: an educational program designed to develop character.
b. Public estimation of someone; reputation: personal attacks that damaged her character.
3. Biology A structure, function, or attribute of an organism, influenced by genetic, environmental, and developmental factors.
4.
a. A person considered as having a specific quality or attribute: "Being a man of the world and a public character, [he] took everything as a matter of course" (George Eliot).
b. A person considered funny or eccentric: catcalls from some character in the back row.
5.
a. A person portrayed in an artistic piece, such as a drama or novel.
b. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation: a cartoon character.
c. Characterization in fiction or drama: a script that is weak in plot but strong in character.
d. Status or role; capacity: in his character as the father.
6. A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities.
7. A formal written statement as to competency and dependability, given by an employer to a former employee; a recommendation.
8.
a. A mark or symbol used in a writing system.
b. A Chinese character.
9. Computers
a. One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.
b. The numerical code representing such a character.
10. Mathematics The trace function of a representation.
11.
a. A style of printing or writing: "Here is the hand and seal of the Duke; you know the character" (Shakespeare).
b. A cipher or code for secret writing.
adj.
1. Of or relating to one's character.
2.
a. Specializing in the interpretation of often minor roles that emphasize fixed personality traits or specific physical characteristics: a character actor.
b. Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor: the character part of the hero's devoted mother.
3. Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features: a character sketch.
tr.v. charac·tered, charac·ter·ing, charac·ters Archaic
1. To write, print, engrave, or inscribe.
2. To portray or describe; characterize.
Idioms:
in character
Consistent with someone's general character or behavior: behavior that was totally in character.
out of character
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.]

char′ac·ter·less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.characterless - lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting; "women dressed in nondescript clothes"; "a nondescript novel"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
Translations

characterless

[ˈkærɪktəlɪs] ADJsin carácter

characterless

[ˈkærɪktərləs] adj [person, place, thing] → sans caractèrecharacter recognition (COMPUTING)
modif [software] → de reconnaissance des caractèrescharacter reference ncertificat m de (bonne) moralitécharacter trait n (= characteristic) [person] → trait m de caractèrecharacter witness ntémoin m de moralité

characterless

adj personnichtssagend, farblos; roomnichtssagend, nichts Besonderes pred; winefade

characterless

[ˈkærəktəlɪs] adjordinario/a
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Yes, a man in the nineteenth century must and morally ought to be pre-eminently a characterless creature; a man of character, an active man is pre-eminently a limited creature.
It is a feeble, characterless, uninspiring sort of stuff, and almost as undrinkable as if it had been made in an American hotel.
Every plant and flower and vegetable and animal has been so refined by ages of careful, scientific cultivation and breeding that the like of them on Earth dwindled into pale, gray, characterless nothingness by comparison.
A hundred times I have taken the characterless cap from my mother's head and put the mutch in its place and tied the bands beneath her chin, while she protested but was well pleased.
We are already a notorious country to have a horde of such dubious and characterless persons in our legislatures.
Our governments have been made to look like characterless puppets, Tony Blair is a prime example of this, allowing himself and his government to be led by the nose by the Americans into a war we should never have entered into.
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The Social Democrats looked like filling a long-felt need but then ruined themselves by amalgamation with the characterless Liberals.
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It's been difficult enough to speak the name of our once proud town since the ill conceived creation of Kirklees in 1974(surely one of if not the most characterless sounding council names in the country) without this metropolitan snobbery/ ignorance in the media.
The three Queens event has illustrated, with its geographic advantages, cultural heritage and its global connections in most kinds of industry, that Liverpool clearly is what a real "Northern Powerhouse" should be, and not that characterless, colourless, cold and damp place at the other end of the M62.
Before making ugly remarks against Zardari he should think that how much characterless person he is and should be ashamed of what he has done for his own benefit involved in loot and plunder of billions of rupees" they alleged.