personal


personal
[[t]pɜ͟ː(r)sən(ə)l[/t]]
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1) ADJ: ADJ n A personal opinion, quality, or thing belongs or relates to one particular person rather than to other people.

He learned this lesson the hard way - from his own personal experience...

That's my personal opinion.

...books, furniture, and other personal belongings...

Refugees also complain that soldiers steal food and personal property from them and demand bribes in exchange for food or shelter...

The President arrived, followed by his personal bodyguard.

...an estimated personal fortune of almost seventy million dollars.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you give something your personal care or attention, you deal with it yourself rather than letting someone else deal with it.

...a business that requires a great deal of personal contact.

...a personal letter from the President's secretary...

People do not mind paying a bit extra for the personal touch.

3) ADJ Personal matters relate to your feelings, relationships, and health.

...teaching young people about marriage and personal relationships...

You never allow personal problems to affect your performance...

We sacrifice our personal lives to our work...

Mr Knight said that he had resigned for personal reasons.

4) ADJ-GRADED Personal comments refer to someone's appearance or character in an offensive way.

Newspapers resorted to personal abuse...

Myra was attacking something I'd written, and her attack got a little personal.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Personal care involves looking after your body and appearance.

...the new breed of men who take as much time and trouble over personal hygiene as the women in their lives.

6) ADJ A personal relationship is one that is not connected with your job or public life.

He was a great and valued personal friend whom I've known for many many years...

What began as a professional relationship became a personal one pretty quickly, despite us coming from very different backgrounds.

7) See also personals

English dictionary. 2008.

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