trait

  

Definition

Component of a person's behavior that is assumed to serve as an explanation of his or her enduring personal characteristics.

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  • John believed his greatest trait was his ability to think on his feet which made him the optimal candidate for the position.

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  • A trait that is naturally expected of members of the clergy is compassion and sympathy for the pain others experience.

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  • The number one trait of a good man, in my opinion, is his ability to deflect tension with humor when in an argument with his spouse.

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