12 Idioms To Describe People Negatively

In life, you will encounter a person who has a negative personality or acts differently than you. There are many ways to describe people negatively. It could be in a simple or creative way. These 12 idioms will help you improve the way you describe someone negatively.

  1. Pain in the neck

An annoying person

Example: Damien is such a pain in the neck. He shows up late during dance practices.

  1. Cheapskate

Hates spending money on anything

Example: I have a friend who is a cheapskate.

  1. Dipstick

A seemingly unintelligent person

Example: He is a dipstick when it comes to managing money.

  1. Slave driver

Someone who makes others work extremely hard

Example: Jonas does not contribute anything during our thesis. It shows that he is a slave driver.

  1. Wimp

A person who is lacking in confidence.

Example: Jenni has stage fright. She is such a wimp.

  1. Big mouth

Someone who is incapable of keeping a secret

Example: Ronni shared a secret with Jamie, not knowing she is a big mouth.

  1. Busybody

A person who shows a keen interest in the private lives of others.

Example: My friend just talks to me as if she is a busybody.

  1. Skiver

Someone who is absent from school or work for no apparent reason

Example: Sometimes, Lacy is a skiver.

  1. Creep

A nasty person who is attempting to convince higher authority.

Example: Donald just shows up at work and acts like a creep!

  1. Full of yourself

A person who praises themselves and proves to others they are capable of doing something more

Example: “You, Rey, are full of yourself!”, Matilda said when they argued yesterday.

  1. Lamebrain

A sluggish thinker takes a while to come up with an idea

Example: Cory told me that she was a lamebrain during the exam last Monday.

  1. Wet blanket

A person who spoils other people’s enjoyment by being perpetually pessimistic and complaining.

Example: Last night, I and my brother went to Chicago, but acted like a wet blanket.

There are still more idioms in describing a person, it could be in a negative or positive way. Just choose wisely!

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