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Definition 1: a short newspaper article about a particular person or group - [noun denoting communication]

(personal is a kind of ...) an article reporting news

Definition 2: concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where personal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a personal favor
  • for your personal use
  • personal papers
  • I have something personal to tell you
  • a personal God
  • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

(personal is similar to ...) appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)

"ad hominem arguments"

(personal is similar to ...) concerning things deeply private and personal

"intimate correspondence" "private family matters"

(personal is similar to ...) involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties

"a person-to-person interview" "person-to-person telephone calls"

(personal is similar to ...) pointedly referring to or concerning a person's individual personality or intimate affairs especially offensively

"unnecessarily personalized remarks"

(personal is similar to ...) belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive

"for your own use" "do your own thing" "she makes her own clothes" "`ain' is Scottish"

(personal is similar to ...) an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence

"he carried out the negotiations in person" "a personal appearance is an appearance by a person in the flesh"

(personal is similar to ...) made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual

"personalized luggage" "personalized advice"

(personal is similar to ...) concerning one person exclusively

"we all have individual cars" "each room has a private bath"

(personal is similar to ...) in each other's presence

"a face-to-face encounter"

(means also ...) confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

"a private place" "private discussions" "private lessons" "a private club" "a private secretary" "private property" "the former President is now a private citizen" "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

Definition 3: indicating grammatical person - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where personal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • personal verb endings

Definition 4: of or arising from personality - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where personal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • personal magnetism

Definition 5: intimately concerning a person's body or physical being - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where personal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • personal hygiene

(personal is similar to ...) involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

"physical exercise" "physical suffering" "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"

Definition 6: particular to a given individual - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(personal is similar to ...) taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

"a subjective judgment"

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