Words that describe people | Class 9 English communicative

When we talk about people we often describe their qualities. Here are the most common words used to describe people.

Unassuming

Unassuming means modest, easygoing, simple, natural or unostentatious.

  • Despite her wealth and fame, she has an unassuming personality.

Domineering (adjective)

Domineering means tyrannical, arrogant or dogmatic.

  • He was a domineering man who allowed no one to overrule him.

Antonyms: submissive, subservient, timid, shy

Laborious (adjective)

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.

Workaholic

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

Authoritative means commanding, arrogant, dictatorial, dogmatic or tyrannical.

  • He was a small man but there was an authoritative tone in his voice.

Kind-hearted

A kind-hearted person is kind and compassionate.

  • My landlady is a kind-hearted woman with a great sense of humour.

Diligent

Diligent means industrious, hardworking, zealous, active or persistent

  • He is a diligent worker and deserves a promotion.

Sagacious

Sagacious means wise, shrewd, astute, intelligent, prudent, smart or clever.

  • The professor was a sagacious man.

Egoist

An egoist is a self-centered person.

  • An egoist believes that everyone is motivated by self-interest.

Thoughtful

Thoughtful means contemplative, reflective, wistful, meditative or introspective.

  • When I last met her she was quiet and thoughtful.
  • Raj is a thoughtful child.

Tiresome

Tiresome means boring, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting or drab.

  • Your cheap jokes are getting tiresome.

Sympathetic

Sympathetic means compassionate, understanding, humane, benevolent and kindly.

  • She was a sympathetic teacher whom every student liked.

Tireless

Tireless means industrious, devoted, resolute, staunch, steady, determined or persevering

  • The winner of the marathon was a tireless runner.

Irresponsible

Irresponsible means careless, indifferent, immature, imprudent, thoughtless

  • She was an irresponsible mother.
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