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Definition of Trait


  1. A stroke; a touch.
  2. A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.

Trait Quotations

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
Sigmund Freud

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
Emma Goldman

My best personality trait that I think I'm very approachable. And my worst is that I can be moody.
Enrique Iglesias

It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
Floyd Abrams

Indeed, the best way to think of willpower is not as some shapeless behavioral trait but as a sort of psychic muscle, one that can atrophy or grow stronger depending on how it's used.
Jeffrey Kluger
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Trait Translations

trait in Dutch is gelaatstrek, trek, karaktertrek
trait in Finnish is piirre
trait in French is trait
trait in German is Zug, Charakterzugs, Charakterzug
trait in Spanish is rasgo
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