When we talk about people we often describe their qualities. Here are the most common words used to describe people.
Unassuming means modest, easygoing, simple, natural or unostentatious.
- Despite her wealth and fame, she has an unassuming personality.
Domineering means tyrannical, arrogant or dogmatic.
- He was a domineering man who allowed no one to overrule him.
Antonyms: submissive, subservient, timid, shy
The word laborious doesn’t necessarily describe people. It is used to refer to tasks that require a lot of time and effort.
- Climbing the hill was a laborious task.
A workaholic is a person who works very hard and finds it difficult to stop working.
- You don’t have to be a workaholic to be successful.
Authoritative means commanding, arrogant, dictatorial, dogmatic or tyrannical.
- He was a small man but there was an authoritative tone in his voice.
A kind-hearted person is kind and compassionate.
- My landlady is a kind-hearted woman with a great sense of humour.
Diligent means industrious, hardworking, zealous, active or persistent
- He is a diligent worker and deserves a promotion.
Sagacious means wise, shrewd, astute, intelligent, prudent, smart or clever.
- The professor was a sagacious man.
An egoist is a self-centered person.
- An egoist believes that everyone is motivated by self-interest.
Thoughtful means contemplative, reflective, wistful, meditative or introspective.
- When I last met her she was quiet and thoughtful.
- Raj is a thoughtful child.
Tiresome means boring, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting or drab.
- Your cheap jokes are getting tiresome.
Sympathetic means compassionate, understanding, humane, benevolent and kindly.
- She was a sympathetic teacher whom every student liked.
Tireless means industrious, devoted, resolute, staunch, steady, determined or persevering
- The winner of the marathon was a tireless runner.
Irresponsible means careless, indifferent, immature, imprudent, thoughtless
- She was an irresponsible mother.