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person Idioms & Phrases


A respecter of persons

  • one who regards or judges with partiality.
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abandoned person

  • noun someone for whom hope has been abandoned
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Acceptance of persons

  • partiality, favoritism. See under Accept.
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Acception of persons or faces

  • (Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. Obs.
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aliterate person

  • noun a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
    aliterate.
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Artificial, ∨ Fictitious, person

  • (Law), a corporation or body politic. blackstone. = legal person
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Artificial person

  • (Law). See under Person.
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association for the advancement of retired persons

  • noun an association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens
    AARP.
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bad person

  • noun a person who does harm to others
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bereaved person

  • noun a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
    bereaved.
    • the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of
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bisexual person

  • noun a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
    bisexual.
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black person

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    Negroid; blackamoor; Black; Negro.
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blind person

  • noun a person with a severe visual impairment
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clumsy person

  • noun a person with poor motor coordination
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color-blind person

  • noun a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
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colored person

  • noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    colored.
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common person

  • noun a person who holds no title
    common man; commoner.
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crabby person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.
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creative person

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    artist.
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dead person

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
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deaf person

  • noun a person with a severe auditory impairment
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deaf-and-dumb person

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-mute; mute.
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deceased person

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
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disagreeable person

  • noun a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
    disagreeable person.
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diseased person

  • noun a person suffering from an illness
    sufferer; diseased person.
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displaced person

  • noun a person forced to flee from home or country
    displaced person; DP.
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disreputable person

  • noun someone lacking public esteem
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eccentric person

  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric; geek; oddball; flake.
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emotional person

  • noun a person subject to strong states of emotion
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english person

  • noun a native or inhabitant of England
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enlisted person

  • noun a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
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epicene person

  • noun one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
    androgyne; intersex; gynandromorph; epicene; hermaphrodite.
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famous person

  • noun a widely known person
    celebrity.
    • he was a baseball celebrity
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fat person

  • noun a rotund individual
    roly-poly; butterball; fatty; fatso.
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female person

  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    female.
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first person

  • noun pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
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for each person

  • adverb per person
    for each person; per capita.
    • we are spending $5,000 per capita annually for education in this district
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forgetful person

  • noun a flighty and disorganized person
    scatterbrain.
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french person

  • noun a person of French nationality
    Frenchman; Frenchwoman.
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good person

  • noun a person who is good to other people
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handicapped person

  • noun a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
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heterosexual person

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
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holy person

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    angel; saint; holy man.
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homeless person

  • noun someone unfortunate without housing
    homeless.
    • a homeless was found murdered in Central Park
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hunted person

  • noun a person who is hunted
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illiterate person

  • noun a person unable to read
    illiterate; nonreader.
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important person

  • noun a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
    important person; personage.
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In person

  • adverb in the flesh; without involving anyone else
    personally.
    • I went there personally
    • he appeared in person
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  • by one's self; with bodily presence; not by representative. "The king himself in person is set forth." Shak.
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In the person of

  • in the place of; acting for. Shak.
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in-person

  • adjective satellite an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence
    in the flesh.
    • he carried out the negotiations in person
    • a personal appearance is an appearance by a person in the flesh
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incompetent person

  • noun someone who is not competent to take effective action
    incompetent.
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inexperienced person

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    innocent.
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influential person

  • noun a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
    important person; personage.
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insured person

  • noun a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.
    insured.
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irish person

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Ireland
    Irelander.
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juvenile person

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile.
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large person

  • noun a person of greater than average size
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learned person

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; savant; pundit.
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literate person

  • noun a person who can read and write
    literate.
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male person

  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male.
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married person

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    partner; spouse; mate; better half.
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Natural person

  • (Law), a man, woman, or child, in distinction from a corporation.
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nonreligious person

  • noun a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
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nude person

  • noun a naked person
    nude.
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of each person

  • adverb per person
    for each person; per capita.
    • we are spending $5,000 per capita annually for education in this district
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old person

  • noun an elderly person
    oldster; golden ager; senior citizen.
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one-person

  • adjective satellite designed for or restricted to a single person
    one-man; one-woman.
    • a one-man show
    • a one-person tent
    • Sarah Silverman's hilarious one-woman show
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oriental person

  • noun a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
    Oriental.
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person agreement

  • noun agreement in person between pronouns and verbs
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person hour

  • noun a time unit used in industry for measuring work
    man hour.
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person of color

  • noun (formal) any non-European non-white person
    person of color.
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person of colour

  • noun (formal) any non-European non-white person
    person of color.
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person-to-person

  • adjective satellite involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties
    • a person-to-person interview
    • person-to-person telephone calls
  • adverb (of two persons) in direct encounter
    one-on-one.
    • preferred to settle the matter one-on-one
    • interviewed her person-to-person
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poor person

  • noun a person with few or no possessions
    have-not.
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primitive person

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive.
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professional person

  • noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    professional.
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psychotic person

  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic; psycho.
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public relations person

  • noun a person employed to establish and promote a favorable relationship with the public
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religious person

  • noun a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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retired person

  • noun someone who has retired from active working
    retiree.
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rich person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; have.
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scholarly person

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    bookman; scholar; student.
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second person

  • noun pronouns and verbs used to refer to the person addressed by the language in which they occur
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self-employed person

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance.
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selfish person

  • noun a person who is unusually selfish
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shy person

  • noun someone who shrinks from familiarity with others
    shrinking violet.
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sick person

  • noun a person suffering from an illness
    sufferer; diseased person.
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silent person

  • noun a person who does not talk
    dummy.
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sleepless person

  • noun someone who cannot sleep
    insomniac.
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slovenly person

  • noun a coarse obnoxious person
    sloven; slob; pig.
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small person

  • noun a person of below average size
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stateless person

  • noun a person forced to flee from home or country
    displaced person; DP.
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straight person

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
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street person

  • noun someone who sleeps in any convenient place
    dosser.
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stupid person

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; stupid; pudden-head; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
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thin person

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    scrag; skin and bones.
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Third person

  • noun pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur
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  • (Gram.), the person spoken of. See Person, n., 7.
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To accept the person

  • (Eccl.), to show favoritism. "God accepteth no man's person."
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To give a person line

  • to allow him more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.
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To have respect of persons

  • to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. "It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment." Prov. xxiv. 23.
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To play into a person's hands

  • to act, or to manage matters, to his advantage or benefit.
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To respect the personpersons

  • to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment." Deut. i. 17.
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To tar and feather a person

  • to smear him with tar and cover him with feathers, as a punishment or an indignity.
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To truss a personone's self

  • to adjust and fasten the clothing of; especially, to draw tight and tie the laces of garments. Obs. "Enter Honeysuckle, in his nightcap, trussing himself." J. Webster (1607).
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uneducated person

  • noun an ignorant person
    ignoramus; know nothing.
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unemotional person

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    stoic.
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unemployed person

  • noun someone who is jobless
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unfortunate person

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate.
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ungrateful person

  • noun a person who shows no gratitude
    ingrate; thankless wretch.
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unkind person

  • noun a person of mean disposition
    meanie; meany.
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unpleasant person

  • noun a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
    disagreeable person.
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unskilled person

  • noun a person who lacks technical training
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unsuccessful person

  • noun a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
    failure; nonstarter; loser.
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unusual person

  • noun a person who is unusual
    anomaly.
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unwelcome person

  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    persona non grata.
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very important person

  • noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    high muckamuck; high-up; dignitary; panjandrum; VIP.
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visually impaired person

  • noun someone who has inferior vision
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wealthy person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; have.
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white person

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White; Caucasian.
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working person

  • noun an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
    workman; working man; workingman.
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young person

  • noun a young person (especially a young man or boy)
    youth; spring chicken; younker.
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