brave - someone who isn't afraid of danger.
Example sentences: Mario is a coastguard. He is very brave. His job is to rescue people.
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 sentence: 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: My flatmate 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. He always says please and thank you.
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.
stupid - (very negative and very impolite - sometimes used as an insult) someone who is not clever.
Be careful when using this word! Using neutral adjectives to describe people is much safer.
tidy - someone who is very neat and well organised.
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.
untidy - someone who is very messy.
Example sentences: I'm a very messy person. I always forget to put things away!
vain - (negative) someone who is a bit too fond of their looks.
Example sentences: Paulina is really vain. She spends far too much time looking in the mirror!
wise - someone with a lot of common sense and knowledge.
Example sentences: My grandfather was a very wise man. He taught me many things.
Important note: take care using negative adjectives, as some people may be very offended if you use these words to describe them! In most situations it is much safer to use a neutral adjective if you can't think of anything positive to say about someone!