unpleasant, annoying, weird, a little bit scary, makes you feel uncomfortable
Do you know that creepy guy who works in our office? He's always staring at me, and
sometimes when I turn round, he's standing right next to me, but I never hear
anything - he's just suddenly there!
pretending to have beliefs or principles that you do not actually possess, or acting against the beliefs which you say you have
My brother told me to stop smoking, but he smokes 20 a day himself - how
not honest or genuine in the expression of feelings
He wasn't a real gentleman. His false charm and cold smile made him seem very
often doing bad things in order to hurt people
It's just his determination and wanting to win and sometimes he gets a bit over-excited,
but he isn't at all malicious.
much more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values
Those girls are greedy and materialistic: they measure their success in terms of how
many pairs of shoes and designer handbags they have.
motivated by a desire for money
He's so mercenary - he doesn't care what he has to do at work, as long as the pay is
without pity or mercy
He was so ruthless in his criticism of their performance that most of them started to
a person who admires people of high rank or social class, and dislikes people in a lower class than him/herself
He's so snobbish. He was very friendly towards
Jane until he found out her dad was a
taxi driver. Now he hardly speaks to her.
wanting to do something bad to someone, usually because of a belief that they have done something bad to you
She's so spiteful. When she saw that I had got the last piece of cake, she pushed me,
to make me drop it.
resistant to change, especially of opinions and ideas, even if others are negatively affected
Izzy is so stubborn. Everybody could see she was tired, but she wouldn't let anybody
else help her.