chatty – someone who talks a lot.
Example sentences:Maria is a very chatty person. She is always on the phone to friends.
clever – good at learning things.
Example sentences:Gerard is very clever. He always gets top marks in class.
cowardly – (mildly negative) someone who is afraid of things. (often described as “a bit of a coward”)
Example sentences:Sylvia is a bit of a coward. She really hates going to the dentist!
easy-going – someone who is easy to get along with.
Example sentences:My husband is very easy-going.
friendly – someone who is nice to other people.
Example sentences:The people in my office are really friendly! I love working there!
funny – used to describe someone who is amusing.
Example sentences:Salem is really funny! He’s always entertaining us with jokes and stories.
generous – someone who shares their time or things with others.
Example sentences:My parents are very generous. They bought me a car for my birthday!
grumpy – bad-tempered.
Example sentences:My boss is really grumpy. He isn’t an easy person to get along with.
hard-working – someone who works very hard.
Example sentences:My brother is very hard-working. He hardly ever takes a day off.
honest – someone who is truthful and who doesn’t cheat or steal.
Example sentences:Amina is a very honest. She always tells the truth.
kind – someone who behaves in a caring way towards other people.
Example sentences:Most of the people I’ve met here have been kind.
lazy – an inactive person who avoids work.
Example sentences:Pete is very lazy. He rarely gets out of bed before mid-afternoon.
loud – someone who talks really loudly.
Example sentences: Rosita is really loud! When she talks, she drowns everybody else out.
lucky – someone who often has good fortune.
Example sentences:My brother is very lucky. He’s always winning prizes in competitions.
mean – 1) Someone who is a nasty person.
2) Someone who doesn’t like spending money.
Example sentences:Phillip is very mean. He never pays for his share of things.
moody – adjective used to describe someone who behaves differently every time you meet them. Example sentences:Nina is very moody. Yesterday she said hello; today she just ignored me.
nasty – a mean, unpleasant person. (the opposite of nice)
Example sentences:I don’t really know any nasty people. Most people I know are very nice. neat – a person who is very tidy.
Example sentences:Myflatmate Jorge is very neat and well organised. His room is always tidy.
nervous – someone who is easily startled by things.
Example sentences:Anna is a very nervous person. She gets scared easily.
nice – someone who is friendly and kind. (the opposite of nasty)
Example sentences:My best friend Lin is a really nice person. She is always there for me.
polite – someone who has good manners.
Example sentences:Abdullah is a very polite boy.
popular – somebody who is liked by many people.
Example sentences:My cousin Ali is very popular. He has a lot of friends.
quiet – used to describe someone who doesn’t talk very much.
Example sentences:Helen is a quiet person. She isn’t very talkative.
rude – bad mannered, impolite.
Example sentences:James is a very rude person. He always pushes in front of people in queues.
selfish – used to describe someone who only thinks about themselves.
Example sentences:Jeremy is very selfish. He never helps out with the housework.
serious – someone who is always very sensible (the opposite of silly).
Example sentences:Eric is very serious person. He never joins in when we play silly games.
shy – quiet and a little bit nervous around other people.
Example sentences:Claire is very shy. She doesn’t speak much in class.
silly – someone who is a bit foolish, or who doesn’t behave in a serious way.
Example sentences:Gina is a bit silly. She messes about in class when she should be working.
smart – 1) someone who takes a lot of care over their appearance
2) someone who is very clever
Example sentences: (1)Anna is very smart. She is always neatly dressed.
tidy – someone who is very neat and well organized.
Example sentences:My sister is a very tidy person. I’m the opposite; I’m really untidy!
unlucky – someone who often suffers from bad fortune.
Example sentences:Sabrina is very unlucky. Things always seem to go wrong for her.