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Human qualities – negative

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Adjectives in use


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to be arrogant ‘They were rather arrogant towards the suppliers.’

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to be dishonest ‘The behaviour of one of the companies working on the project was somewhat dishonest.’

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to be disrespectful ‘The customer complained because he thought the sales assistant had been disrespectful.’

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to be impolite ‘It’s impolite to be late to a meeting.’

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to be lazy ‘He should have repaired the coffee machine last week, but he’s too lazy.’

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to be nasty ‘Some of the feedback comments we received were quite nasty.’

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to be pessimistic ‘I’m quite pessimistic we’ll be able to sell the division this year. I think it’ll take another 18 months at least.’

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to be rude ‘She was quite rude to the driver.’

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to be unfriendly ‘The shop staff were really unfriendly. I’ll shop elsewhere next time.’

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to be unhelpful ‘The sales assistant was particularly unhelpful. I won’t shop there again.’

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to be unreliable ‘Their prices are low, but the installation team isn’t very reliable.’

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to be untrustworthy ‘I don’t think he’s very trustworthy. I’d rather deliver the parcel myself.’

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to be arrogant
‘They were rather arrogant towards the suppliers.’

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to be dishonest
‘The behaviour of one of the companies working on the project was somewhat dishonest.’

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to be disrespectful
‘The customer complained because he thought the sales assistant had been disrespectful.’

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to be impolite
‘It’s impolite to be late to a meeting.’

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to be lazy
‘He should have repaired the coffee machine last week, but he’s too lazy.’

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to be nasty
‘Some of the feedback comments we received were quite nasty.’

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to be pessimistic
‘I’m quite pessimistic we’ll be able to sell the division this year. I think it’ll take another 18 months at least.’

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to be rude
‘She was quite rude to the driver.’

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to be unfriendly
‘The shop staff were really unfriendly. I’ll shop elsewhere next time.’

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to be unhelpful
‘The sales assistant was particularly unhelpful. I won’t shop there again.’

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to be unreliable
‘Their prices are low, but the installation team isn’t very reliable.’

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to be untrustworthy
‘I don’t think he’s very trustworthy. I’d rather deliver the parcel myself.’

Nouns


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arrogance ‘I think the root cause of the problem is arrogance on the part of the project management team.’

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dishonesty ‘We lost the contract as a result of his dishonesty.’

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disrespect ‘The lack of communication was interpreted as disrespect.’

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laziness ‘They displayed a certain degree of laziness in their approach to the project.’

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nastiness ‘The tone of the letter displayed a certain degree of nastiness.’

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pessimism ‘There’s a lot of pessimism among the team at the moment.’

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rudeness ‘I can’t stand rudeness.’

Your score Vocabulary, Audio, Example sentence / notes

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arrogance
‘I think the root cause of the problem is arrogance on the part of the project management team.’

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dishonesty
‘We lost the contract as a result of his dishonesty.’

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disrespect
‘The lack of communication was interpreted as disrespect.’

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laziness
‘They displayed a certain degree of laziness in their approach to the project.’

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nastiness
‘The tone of the letter displayed a certain degree of nastiness.’

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pessimism
‘There’s a lot of pessimism among the team at the moment.’

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rudeness
‘I can’t stand rudeness.’


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