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personal

per·son·al

personal

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr s nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or belonging to a particular individual, and often not for other people to share, be concerned with, or see.
Why are you so interested in my personal affairs?The diary was filled with her personal thoughts.His personal bodyguard travels with him everywhere.My personal health habits include exercising every day.
 
synonyms:
private
antonyms:
common, general, public
similar words:
confidential, individual, internal, intimate, own, particular, secret, single
definition 2: of, pertaining to, or belonging to a particular individual rather than a business or other institution.
We have both a personal account and a business account at our bank.Do you have an accountant do your personal taxes?We're not allowed to make personal phone calls during work.
similar words:
private
definition 3: intended to disparage a specific person.
He made inappropriate personal comments about certain female staff members.
synonyms:
familiar, intimate
similar words:
deprecatory, derogatory, nasty, offensive
definition 4: of or relating to the body or health.
He needs to pay more attention to his personal hygiene.Personal care products are down this aisle on your left.
synonyms:
bodily, corporeal, physical
definition 5: done for or to a specific person.
I wonder if you could do me a personal favor.Our store prides itself on personal service.
antonyms:
impersonal
similar words:
individual, particular, single, special
definition 6: done in person.
A number of famous singers made personal appearances at the fair.
similar words:
in person
Word Builder: personal +
  • personally:
    in a way that relates to one's own self.
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Word Parts
The word personal contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.