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characterisation Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterization; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
    • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
    • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
  2. noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    • the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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