New Word #12 Describe A Person

To describe people is one of the best ways to learn new words. This person can be somebody around you or a movie or TV character that you are familiar with. And you can do it with your friends together to pile some words on a person you all know. It will be a great way to learn words about human strength, temperament, skills, expressions, characteristics etc. However be easy on those negative words if a person around you is concerned–if the words ever get around to that person, it will not be pretty. To be on the safe side, just don’t do people in your life. Just choose a popular TV series, for example “Seinfeld” or “Friends”. Or you can do a favorite book.

Words Related With Eating Habits:

crapulous: marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking

gluttonous: marked by excess in eating and drinking

voracious: ravenous, insatiable

Words About A Rational And Fair Person:

dispassionate: not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial.

disinterested: not influenced by considerations of personal advantage.

Words Related With Body Types: Be very careful when use these words and people can be offended. We usually steer away from using these words.

corpulent: fat

gaunt: (of a person) lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age.

Words To Describe A Sharp Person:

acerbic: (especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

trenchant: sharp, penetrating, distinct

discerning: having or showing good judgment.

Words About A Knowledgeable Person:

eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

pedantic: of or like a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

Words About A Rebel:

iconoclast: a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions.

maverick: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.

heterodox: not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs.

Words About A Dictatorial Person: Paradoxically this person may be the same rebellious person mentioned above. Some young rebels grow to be old authoritarian figures; the fierce iconoclast today may become tomorrow’s dictator. History has its way of making fun of us. I experienced this person myself. Among my relatives, there’s a woman who’s totally against old values and who wants ardently to be a new woman, but when she assumed power in a family, she became a tyranny to people who depended on the family to live and to grow.

autocratic: taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.

authoritarian: favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.

overbearing: unpleasantly or arrogantly domineering.

Words About A Person Who Like To Teach Others:

pedagogic: relating to teaching.

didactic: conveying information or moral instruction.

Words About An Indifferent Person:

apathetic: showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

impassive: not feeling or showing emotion.

Words About Being Rude:

impertinent: not showing proper respect; rude; irrelevant

petulant: (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

Words About A Nice Person:

gregarious: (of a person) fond of company; sociable.

innocuous: not harmful or offensive.

congenial: (of a person) pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one’s own.

convivial: (of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable.

equanimous: even, balanced

Words About A Detail Oriented Person:

fastidious: very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.

meticulous: marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration

punctilious: showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.

Words About Grand Gestures:

grandiose: impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.

pretentious: attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

Words About A Talkative Person:

garrulous: wordy, talkative

querulous: complaining in a petulant or whining manner.

loquacious: tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

voluble: (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.

Words About A Naive Person:

guileless: devoid of guile; innocent and without deception.

gullible: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.

artless: without guile or deception; without skill or finesse.

Words About A Manipulative Person:

artful: (of a person or action) clever or skillful, typically in a crafty or cunning way.

invidious: resentful, envious, obnoxious

insidious: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.

mendacious: deceptive; not telling the truth; lying.

nefarious: (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.

Words About Flattery:

wheedling: flattering

ingratiating: intended to gain approval or favor; sycophantic.

obsequious: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.

Let me know if you have used any interesting words to describe somebody you know or a character in a show (or a book).

38 thoughts on “New Word #12 Describe A Person

    1. Oh, probably more explanation will be necessary. At first, a new word always sound unfamiliar but given time, it will become more manageable. LOL.

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        1. Love such a dog. Dogs are best friends. LOL. So I heard but I am too lazy to get a pet. Hahaha. Wish you the best with such a dainty creature by your side.

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  1. I learned “slovenly” at about age 14 when my Mother used it to describe me. My brother impressed me when he called a minor official “supercilious.” I also remember the fun of learning the descriptive words impetuous, ostentatious, beneficent, cantankerous, churlish, and fastidious.

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    1. These are wonderful words and I can definitely identify people who are ‘supercilious’, impetuous, and fastidious. LOL. I am going to add these words into the post and thank you for the contribution.

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  2. πŸ’œ I AM Divorced because I Talk Too Much; kinda wierd because Ladies Love Talking Too Much, or Do They πŸ€” ?

    …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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