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4 September, 2016

Adjectives expressing qualities and flaws (defects)

Filed under: adjectives to analyse characters — csa1 @ 11:05

To analyze the psychology of characters, you’ll need a  lot of adjectives.

1. Adjectives expressing qualities

polite, friendly, extrovert, outgoing, open-minded,broad-minded, sociable, optimistic

generous, caring, unselfish, altruistic,

right, good, nice, kind, helpful, sensitive, good-tempered, good-natured (always in a good mood)

lucky, talented, gifted, skilled, skillful

fair, true, honest, reliable, trustworthy, powerful,influential, prominent, outstanding (exceptionnel ), conspicuous ( remarquable, bien visible)

intelligent, clever, smart, bright, brilliant, impressive, worth admiring

brainy,  clear-headed, lucid,  prudent, quick, quick-witted, realistic, reasonable, sensible, sharp, shrewd (perspicace, astucieux), thoughtful,

sensible, wise, witty, humorous,

persuasive, convincing, logical

active, brave, courageous, industrious, hard-working

neat, tidy

Positive feelings : agreeable
alert
amused
brave
bright
charming
cheerful
comfortable
cooperative
courageous
delightful
determined
eager
elated
enchanting
encouraging
energetic
enthusiastic
excited
exuberant
faithful
fantastic
friendly
frowning
funny
gentle
glorious
good
happy
healthy
helpful
hilarious
innocent
jolly
kind
lively
lovely
lucky
obedient
perfect
proud
relaxed
relieved
silly
smiling
splendid
successful
thoughtful
victorious
vivacious
well
witty
wonderful

2. Adjectives expressing flaws

wrong, bad, evil,wicked, malicious

unlucky, useless, ineffective (inefficace), vain (inconsistant, vide), unsuccessful

unfair, untrue, dishonest

fishy (louche) = suspicious, (a liar), (a hypocrite)

stupid, silly, narrow-minded,daft, dumb,  brainless, foolish, half-witted,, simple-minded, slow, slow-witted, sluggish,  thick,  idiotic,  irresponsible,  mindless, nonsensical, pointless, puerile, childish, senseless, unintelligent, stunned

stubborn, obstinate, ridiculous,
mad, crazy, insane, sick
untidy, careless, lazy, absent-minded, depressed, pessimistic
jealous, cruel, pitiless, guilty
credulous, ingenuous, gullible, naive, simple, immature, untrained; inexperienced, unsophisticated
contemptuous, scornful, provocative
touchy, irritable,sensitive
rude,  impolite, cheeky, insolent
selfish, self-conceited (prétentieux, vaniteux), proud
easy-going, off-hand, off-handed ( désinvolte )
conventional, formalistic,
irritating, provocative
cowardly (lâche, poltron), (a coward ), chicken, weak
insensible (incapable of emotional feeling), indifferent, callous (dur, insensible), apathetic

 Negative feelings :

afraid
angry
annoyed
anxious
arrogant
ashamed
awful
bad
bewildered
bored
concerned
condemned
confused
creepy
cruel
dangerous
defeated
defiant
depressed
disgusted
disturbed
doubtful
eerie
embarrassed
envious
evil
fierce
foolish
frantic
frightened
grieving
guilty
helpless
hungry
hurt
ill
jealous
lonely
mad
naughty
nervous
obnoxious
outrageous
panicky
repulsive
safe
scared
shy
sleepy
sore
strange
tense
terrible
tired
troubled
unusual
upset
uptight
weary
wicked
worried

 

 

 

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