성격을 설명하는 다양한 영어 표현 알아보는 시간입니다.
자신에게나 남에게나 긍정적인 말만 할 수 있다면 좋겠지만
완벽한 사람은 없기 때문에 부정적인 뉘앙스의 어휘도 많이 있습니다.
뜻은 익히지만 자신에게나 남에게나 실제로 써볼 일이 많지 않다면 좋겠죠! ^^
Aloof : 냉담한
someone who is generally unfriendly, distant, or cold toward others.
예문: The boy does not mix with other boys but always keeps aloof.
Aggressive : 공격적인, 적극적인
someone who is always ready to fight or argue; someone who might be very forceful to get what they want
예문: They must have a really aggressive marketing campaign.
Armchair critic : 관념적인 비평가
someone who often gives unhelpful criticism and rarely offers their own ideas or solutions.
예문: To the armchair critic it is often impossible to bring conviction by mere argument.
Big-headed : 자만심이 많은
someone who believes they are better or more important than other people; egotistical
예문: ] Don’t get big-headed over your success.
Bossy : 권위적인, 다른 사람을 쥐고 흔드는
someone who often tells others what to do or gives orders
예문: Some people would say that I am bossy and controlling.
Busybody : 참견하기 좋아하는 사람
someone who is too involved or interferes too much in other people’s lives
예문: He’s an interfering old busybody!
Clingy : 집착하는
someone who needs another person or needs emotional support all the time
예문: She became clingy and wanted to go everywhere with me.
Couch potato : 오랫동안 가만히 앉아 텔레비전만 보는 사람
a lazy person who spends a lot of time sitting, watching TV, playing video games, or doing some other activity that doesn’t involve physical activity.
예문: I’m a couch potato on the weekends.
Cynical : 냉소적인
someone who believes the worst about others or believes people are generally dishonest or selfish
예문: Do you have to be so cynical about everything?
Full of hot air : 허풍이 있는
someone who talks a lot without saying anything of value or meaning
예문: The man is just full of hot air and self regard.
Goody-goody or goody two shoes : 비위를 맞추는
someone who is always good or always follows the rules BUT is a little arrogant about it, thus it has a negative connotation
예문: I’m done with being a goody two shoes just to please people.
Grumpy : 성격이 나쁜, 짜증부리는
to have a bad mood or bad temper
예문: How come you’re so grumpy this morning?