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personal (ˈpɜːsənəl



  1. of or relating to the private aspects of a person's life   ⇒  ■ personal letters,   ⇒  ■ a personal question
  2. (prenominal) of or relating to a person's body, its care, or its appearance   ⇒  ■ personal hygiene,   ⇒  ■ great personal beauty
  3. belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else   ⇒  ■ as a personal favour,   ⇒  ■ for your personal use
  4. (prenominal) undertaken by an individual himself   ⇒  ■ a personal appearance by a celebrity
  5. referring to, concerning, or involving a person's individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive way   ⇒  ■ personal remarks,   ⇒  ■ don't be so personal
  6. having the attributes of an individual conscious being   ⇒  ■ a personal God
  7. of or arising from the personality   ⇒  ■ personal magnetism
  8. of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
  9. (law) of or relating to movable property, such as money . Compare real1 (sense 8



  1. (law) an item of movable property

Translations for 'personal'

  • British English: personal A personal opinion, quality, or thing belongs or relates to a particular person.That's my personal opinion.ˈpɜːsənəl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: شَخْصِيٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pessoal
  • Chinese: 私人的
  • Croatian: osoban osobna
  • Czech: osobní
  • Danish: personlig
  • Dutch: persoonlijk
  • European Spanish: personal
  • Finnish: henkilökohtainen
  • French: personnelconfidentiel
  • German: persönlich
  • Greek: προσωπικός προσωπική
  • Italian: personaleindividuale
  • Japanese: 個人的な
  • Korean: 개인의
  • Norwegian: personlig
  • Polish: osobisty osobista
  • Portuguese: pessoal
  • Romanian: personal personal, personală, personali, personale
  • Russian: личный личная
  • Spanish: personalde uso propio
  • Swedish: personlig personligt
  • Thai: ส่วนบุคคล
  • Turkish: kişisel
  • Ukrainian: персональний
  • Vietnamese: riêng tư

Example Sentences Including 'personal'

These two things seemed to bear down on me with all the weight of a personal failure.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
There had been no opportunity for personal glory, no chance to fight for the honour of the War God.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
Which is why I intend to keep you under close personal surveillance.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)


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