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English noun: personification

1. personification (person) a person who represents an abstract quality


SamplesShe is the personification of optimism.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)avatar, embodiment, incarnation, queen

2. personification (communication) representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature


Synonymsprosopopoeia


Broader (hypernym)figure, figure of speech, image, trope

3. personification (act) the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.


Synonymsincarnation


Broader (hypernym)embodiment









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