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assertive
person who is forward or insistent, but not quite officious
fastidious
daintly refined, very discriminating
aggressive
assertive, vigorously active, quick to attack
contentious
likes to argue for the sake of arguing
garrulousness
noisy and hardly endurable
hypercritical
hard to please, but likely to be more consistent and more serious than a captious critic
infatuation
foolish or unreasoning fondness which makes up in intensity what it lacks in durability
presumptuous
assumes too much about, or for, himself, and thus becomes too bold or forward
prudish
excessive sense of delicacy or proptirty in speech, dress, or behavior
dogmas
of a church are its official doctrines or beliefs.
officious
forward in a meddlesome or objectionable manner
disdainful
haughty or contemptuous, but not overbearing
forward
quick to take the initiative, but with less hint of contest or struggle
pessimistic
(nature) takes a dark, distrustful, and thus cynical view or people and of nature.
captious
fault finding, hard to please
fatuous
complacently stupid or silly
dogmatic
unduly positive, dictatorial
loquaciousness
excessive but endurable
peevish or petulant
sulky and fretful about small matters
fatuus
latin word for foolish
sardonic
(nature) is bitterly scornful and more biting than a sarcastic temperament with its ill humor or a satiric mnature with its often witty creativeness
vloubility
windy talk, ample, empty, hinting of "hot air"
supercilious
(air) is disdainfully or scornfully aloof
arrogant
haughty, overbearingly proud
misanthropic
view of humankind is one of detestation rather than of merely pessimistic hopelssness.
garrulous
talkitive
querulous
likely to be ill natured and merely a complainer
particular
fussy about details
insolent
arrogantly rude and discourteous
scrupulous
person is very precise and discriminating, but more on ethical than on aesthetic or emotoinal grounds.
quibbler or caviler
grasps at trifles and is less serious or sincere than a captious person
sarcastic
has little love and much distrust for people and thus make cruel and cutting remarks.
cynical
scornfully distrustful
squeamish
unduly sensitive to what is unsavory
satirical
sees and ridicules the vices and follies of the world