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Meaning of TRAIT

Pronunciation:  treyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

TRAIT is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: activeness, activity, attentiveness, attribute, behavior, behaviour, character, cleanliness, communicativeness, compulsiveness, compulsivity, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment, discipline, distrust, distrustfulness, drive, earnestness, egocentrism, egoism, emotionalism, emotionality, emotionlessness, epicurism, femininity, fiber, fibre, firmness, flexibility, folly, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, humbleness, humility, inactiveness, inactivity, inattentiveness, indiscipline, individualism, individuality, individuation, inertia, intractability, intractableness, irresoluteness, irresolution, judgement, judgment, masculinity, mistrust, muliebrity, nature, personality, perspicacity, pride, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity, sound judgement, sound judgment, stinginess, thoughtfulness, thoughtlessness, tractability, tractableness, trust, trustfulness, trustiness, trustingness, trustworthiness, uncleanliness, uncommunicativeness, undiscipline, unemotionality, unit character, unthoughtfulness, untrustiness, untrustworthiness, unwiseness, wisdom, wiseness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trait\, n. [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See
{Trace}, v., and cf. {Tract} a region, {Trace} a strap,
1. A stroke; a touch.

         By this single trait Homer makes an essential
         difference between the Iliad and Odyssey. --Broome.

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

Note: Formerly pronounced tr[=a], as in French, and still so
      pronounced to some extent in England.

  1. See Phenotype
  2. any discrete cultural element; or, one aspect of the phenotype.