31 terms

Adjectives for talking about characters

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affectionate
kærlig*: having or displaying warmth or affection
aggressive
aggressiv: ready and willing to fight, argue, etc.
callous
afstumpet: emotionally hardened
compassionate
medfølende*: feeling or showing concern for someone who is sick, hurt, poor, etc.
condescending
nedladende: (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
considerate
hensynsfuld: thinking about the rights and feelings of other people
cruel
grusom: causing or helping to cause suffering
cunning
listig: getting what is wanted in a clever and often deceptive way
cynical
kynisk: believing the worst of human nature and motives
deceitful
bedragerisk: not honest
dependable
pålidelig*: able to be depended upon
docile
føjelig*: willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; easily handled or managed
friendly
venlig: acting like a friend
generous
gavmild: freely giving or sharing money and other valuable things
helpful
hjælpsom*: providing assistance or serving a useful function
heroic
heroisk: having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
hostile
fjendtlig: marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development
insecure
usikker: lacking self-confidence or assurance; lacking in security or safety
loving
kærlig*: feeling or showing love
loyal
loyal: steadfast in allegiance or duty
malicious
ondsindet: having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person
reliable
pålidelig*: able to be relied upon
ruthless
ubarmhjertig: having no pity
scornful
hånlig*: expressing extreme contemp
sensitive
følsom*: easily upset by the things that people think or say about you
timid
frygtsom: showing fear and lack of confidence; lacking conviction or boldness or courage
treacherous
forræderisk*: not able to be trusted
trustworthy
troværdig*: able to be relied on as honest or truthful
truthful
sandfærdig*: telling the truth
two-faced
falsk: saying different things to different people in order to get their approval instead of speaking and behaving honestly
vivacious
livlig: vigorous and animated