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Characterization Adjectives

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effiminate
(of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly
unkempt
not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
bizarre
(adj.) extremely strange, unusual, atypical
dapper
neatly dressed; trim; stylish
brawny
strong, muscular
adroit
skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
homely
Plain or unattractive in appearance
winsome
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
dexterous
(adj.) skillful in the use of hands or body; clever
apt
(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
erudite
(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
puerile
childish; immature, juvenile
shrewd
clever
astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
puritanical
Strict in matters of religious or moral conduct
upright
vertical, straight; good, honest;
abstentious
self-restraining; marked by restraint
philandering
engaging in many casual love affairs
austere
(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprobate
a dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel
morally unprincipled person
unregenerate
(adj.) persisting in holding obstinately to old ideas or habits; unrepentant, unreformed
impious
disrespectful toward God, wicked
congenial
(adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant
brusque
(adj.) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
convivial
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
fawning
seeking flavor by flattering
taciturn
(adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude