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1. pl. personas The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
2. pl. per·so·nas or per·so·nae (-nē) The character represented by the voice of the speaker or narrator in a literary work.
3. personae The characters in a dramatic or literary work.
[Latin persōna; see person.]
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n, pl -nae (-niː)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often plural) a character in a play, novel, etc
2. an assumed identity or character
3. (Psychology) (in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp in his adaptation to the outside world
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n., pl. -nae (-nē), -nas.
1. Often, personae. a character in a fictional literary work.
2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the public role or personality a person assumes or is perceived to assume (contrasted with anima).
[1905–10; < Latin persōna mask, character]
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|Noun||1.||persona - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"|
personation, portrayal, characterization, enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
ingenue - the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
heroine - the main good female character in a work of fiction
|2.||persona - (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"|
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noun personality, part, face, front, role, character, mask, façade, public face, assumed role the contradictions between her private life and her public persona
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persona[pɜːˈsəʊnə] N (personae (pl)) [pɜːˈsəʊnaɪ]
1. (= character) → personaje m
2. (= image) → imagen f
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persona[pərˈsəʊnə] n (= image) → personnage m
public persona → personne publique
to take on a new persona → se créer un nouveau personnage
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n pl <-e> (Psych) → Persona f; persona grata (Jur) → Persona grata f; persona non grata (Jur, fig) → Persona non grata f
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n. persona, personalidad adoptada que encubre la verdadera.
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