Synonyms of character in English:


See definition of character


1‘Jenny had a forceful character’


personality, nature, disposition, temperament, temper, mentality, turn of mind, psychology, psyche, constitution, make-up, make, stamp, mould, cast


attributes, features, qualities, properties, traits

essential quality, essence, sum and substance, individuality, identity, distinctiveness, uniqueness, spirit, ethos, complexion, key, tone, tenor, ambience, air, aura, feel, feeling, vibrations

informal kidney

archaic humour, grain

2‘how could any woman of character live with that man?’


integrity, honour, moral strength, moral fibre, rectitude, uprightness

fortitude, strength, spine, backbone, toughness, resolve, will power, firmness of purpose

informal grit, guts, gutsiness, gumption

British informal bottle

3‘no stain will be on his character’


reputation, name, good name, standing, stature, position, status, image, credibility, acceptability, prestige, cachet, kudos, eminence

Indian izzat

archaic report

4‘John was a bit of a character’


eccentric, oddity, odd fellow, madcap, crank, original, individualist, nonconformist, rare bird

informal square peg in a round hole

informal oddball, queer fish, odd fish, one

British informal odd bod, oner

informal, dated card, caution, case

informal, rare rara avis

5‘her luncheon companion was a boorish character’


individual, person, personage, figure, party, being, human being, fellow, man, woman, mortal, soul, creature

informal fella, sort, type, thing, customer, punter, cookie, bunny, critter

British informal bloke, chap, bod, geezer, gent

North American informal guy, gal, dame, dude, hombre

informal, dated body, dog

British informal, vulgar slang sod, bugger

informal, archaic wight

6‘the characters develop greatly throughout the novel’


persona, person, role, part

dramatis personae

7‘the file name must not exceed thirty characters’


letter, figure, symbol, sign, mark, type, cipher, device, hieroglyph, rune

technical grapheme