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TRAIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trait mean? 

TRAIT (noun)
  The noun TRAIT has 1 sense:

1. a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

  Familiarity information: TRAIT used as a noun is very rare.


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TRAIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A distinguishing feature of your personal nature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("trait" is a kind of...):

attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trait"):

ruralism; rurality (a rural characteristic or trait)

humbleness; humility (a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride)

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)

indiscipline; undiscipline (the trait of lacking discipline)

discipline (the trait of being well behaved)

irresoluteness; irresolution (the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose)

firmness; firmness of purpose; resoluteness; resolution; resolve (the trait of being resolute)

drive (the trait of being highly motivated)

egocentrism; egoism; self-centeredness; self-concern; self-interest (concern for your own interests and welfare)

wisdom; wiseness (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)

folly; foolishness; unwiseness (the trait of acting stupidly or rashly)

intractability; intractableness (the trait of being hard to influence or control)

flexibility; tractability; tractableness (the trait of being easily persuaded)

behavior; behaviour; conduct; demeanor; demeanour; deportment ((behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people)

uncleanliness (lack of cleanly habits)

cleanliness (diligence in keeping clean)

distrust; distrustfulness; mistrust (the trait of not trusting others)

trust; trustfulness; trustingness (the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others)

judgement; judgment; perspicacity; sound judgement; sound judgment (the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions)

stinginess (a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money)

individualism; individuality; individuation (the quality of being individual)

untrustiness; untrustworthiness (the trait of not deserving trust or confidence)

earnestness; serious-mindedness; seriousness; sincerity (the trait of being serious)

inactiveness; inactivity; inertia (a disposition to remain inactive or inert)

activeness; activity (the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically)

emotionlessness; unemotionality (absence of emotion)

emotionalism; emotionality (emotional nature or quality)

compulsiveness; compulsivity (the trait of acting compulsively)

nature (the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions)

character; fiber; fibre (the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions)

frivolity; frivolousness (the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible)

communicativeness (the trait of being communicative)

trustiness; trustworthiness (the trait of deserving trust and confidence)

femininity; muliebrity (the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women)

masculinity (the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men)

inattentiveness (the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others)

attentiveness (the trait of being observant and paying attention)

thoughtlessness; unthoughtfulness (the trait of not thinking carefully before acting)

thoughtfulness (the trait of thinking carefully before acting)

uncommunicativeness (the trait of being uncommunicative)

Holonyms ("trait" is a part of...):

personality (the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual)


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