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(psychology) The mask or appearance one presents to the world.
From Latin persōna (“mask; character"), sometimes said to derive from personare (“to sound through") or from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu).
Latin persōna person
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
He slipped into that professional persona.
Did you see how she adopted the Annie Quincy persona?
His nice-guy persona never gels with his actions and so the film becomes implausible.
It is a corruption of persona, the parson being, as it were, the persona ecclesiae, or representative of the Church in the parish.
Everything about her - her voice, her persona, even her clothes seems to tremble permanently on the brink of total meltdown.
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