Negative Personality Adjectives

Negative Personality Adjectives

Definition of Personality Adjectives

Personality adjectives are those words (adjectives) that tell us about the personality traits of a person like behavior, look, valor or temperament of a person.

What are Negative Personality Adjectives?

Negative personality adjectives are words (adjectives) which we use in negative sense to describe a bad trait of a person or to show him/her ill mannered, or to degrade his/her personality by showing his/her bad habits by a single word e.g., vain. 

Some of the most commonly used negative personality adjectives are written below.

Negative personality adjectives in English

List of Negative Personality Adjectives


Meaning:  Someone who has excessive pride in oneself, or showing or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own abilities.

Synonyms:  conceited, haughty.

In a sentence: Ali got first position in his college but he is not an arrogant about it.


Meaning: Someone who is too much interested in him/her and not caring for others. Concerned only with one’s own needs.

Synonyms: egoistic, selfish, self-concerned 

In a sentence: Due to self-centered nature, no one wants to join company of Jacky.


Meaning: Too much proud of one’s own ability or achievement.

Synonyms:  prideful, self-conceited

In a Sentence: Joseph is very vain about his personality.


Meaning: Excessively elevated are exhibiting self importance

Synonyms: haughty, bumptious, arrogant

In a Sentence: The pompous waiter served us in the manner of a person doing some poor soul a great favor.


Meaning:  Showing or feeling no sympathy for others

Synonyms: hard-hearted, uncaring

In a Sentence:  Bacon is a selfish and callous man in our company.


Meaning: Having believe that all people are dishonest and selfish

Synonyms: peevish, skeptical

In a Sentence: Cynical people do not believe on societal beliefs such as true love.  


Meaning: A man with unfriendly manner

Synonyms: lonely, detached

In a Sentence: I want to keep myself aloof from politics.


Meanings: lacking politeness

Synonyms: Rude, ill-mannered

In a Sentence:  It is impolite to interrupt someone again and again during debate.


Meaning: Showing no concern for feelings or needs of other

Synonyms: careless, negligent, slovenly

In a Sentence: A thoughtless person always makes hurting comments on other.


Meaning: Behaving in a way that shows that you feel others are criticizing you.

Synonyms: protective, self protective, 

In a Sentence:  I was surprised by his defensive arguments.


Meaning:, Unfreezing feelings, referring to an enemy

Synonyms: unfriendly, adversarial, inimical

In a Sentence: There was a small city that was hostile to visitor.


Meaning: Always ready to fight, aggressive and angry, imposing war.

Synonyms: aggressive, assaultive, brawly, 

In a Sentence: Adam was drunk and belligerent.


Meaning: Someone who is unfriendly towards others.

Synonyms: Rude, unfriendly.

In a sentence: Boss of our company was fired out due to bitchy nature.


Meaning: Unpleasant to taste smell or see

Synonyms: mean, indecent

In a Sentence: Jane has a nasty habit of putting finger in her mouth.


Meaning:  This adjective is used to describe those who hurt others.

Synonyms: barbaric, brutal, heartless

In a Sentence: Injustice is a cruel fact of mankind.


Meaning: Deceitful is an adjective used for a deceiving person.

Synonyms: Deceptive, misleading

In a sentence: The deceitful man neglected some hidden fault of his bike and sold it to a poor man.


Meaning: Using illegal or unfair tricks in order to achieve something

Synonyms: dishonest, deceptive

In a Sentence:  Machiavellian policy was discussed during the wring table talk.  


Meaning: Acting in a secret and dishonest manner.

Synonyms: shifty, shady

In a Sentence:  Many traders use sneaky ways to sell their products.


Meaning: Refusing to change ideas or to stop doing something

Synonyms: obstinate, bullheaded, hard-nosed, mulish

In a Sentence: children are mostly stubborn and obstinate in nature.


Meaning: Always ready to fight, often upset or unhappy.

Synonyms: crabby, cranky

In a Sentence: fussy boys are always aloof due to their temperament nature.  


Meaning: Not clearly expressed, where meanings are not clear,

Synonyms: doubtful, unclear

In a Sentence: Vague answers create embarrassment during conversation.


Meaning: Unable to wait for someone or something, eager to do something without waiting.

Synonyms: anxious, keen

In a Sentence: after delay to month’s salary I was impatient.