highly expressive of character: a characterful face.
having remarkable character: a characterful prose style.

1900–05; character + -ful Unabridged
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character (ˈkærɪktə)
1.  the combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing
2.  one such distinguishing quality; characteristic
3.  moral force; integrity: a man of character
4.  a.  reputation, esp a good reputation
 b.  (as modifier): character assassination
5.  a summary or account of a person's qualities and achievements; testimonial: my last employer gave me a good character
6.  capacity, position, or status: he spoke in the character of a friend rather than a father
7.  a person represented in a play, film, story, etc; role
8.  an outstanding person: one of the great characters of the century
9.  informal an odd, eccentric, or unusual person: he's quite a character
10.  an informal word for person : a shady character
11.  a symbol used in a writing system, such as a letter of the alphabet
12.  printing Also called: sort any single letter, numeral, punctuation mark, or symbol cast as a type
13.  computing any letter, numeral, etc, which is a unit of information and can be represented uniquely by a binary pattern
14.  a style of writing or printing
15.  genetics any structure, function, attribute, etc, in an organism, which may or may not be determined by a gene or group of genes
16.  a short prose sketch of a distinctive type of person, usually representing a vice or virtue
17.  in character typical of the apparent character of a person or thing
18.  out of character not typical of the apparent character of a person or thing
19.  to write, print, inscribe, or engrave
20.  rare to portray or represent
[C14: from Latin: distinguishing mark, from Greek kharaktēr engraver's tool, from kharassein to engrave, stamp]

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Where the natural topography became less characterful, the parkway would adopt a more formal mien.
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