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Aggressive
Assertive, vigorously active, quick to attack
Forward
Quick to take the initiative
Officious
Forward in a meddlesome or objectionable manner
Assertive
Forward or insistent but not quite officious
Arrogant
Haughty, overbearingly proud
Presumptuous
Assumes too much about, or for, himself and thus becomes too bold
Disdainful
Haughty or contemptuous, but not overbearing
Insolent
Arrogantly rude and discourteous
Supercilious
Disdainful or scornfully aloof
Captious
Fault-finding, hard to please
Peevish
Sulky and fretful about small matters
Contentious
Likes to argue for the sake of arguing
Querulous
Likely to be ill-natured and merely a complainer
Quibbler
Grasps at trifles and is less serious or sincere than a captious person
Hypercritical
Hard to please, but likely to be more consistent and more serious than a captious critic
Cynical
Scornfully distrustful
Satirical
See and ridicules the vices and follies of the world
Sarcastic
Little love and much distrust for people and thus makes cruel and cutting remarks
Sardonic
Bitterly scornfully and more biting than a sarcastic temperament
Pessimistic
Dark and distrustful, and thus cynical view of people and nature
Misanthropic
Humankind is one of detestation rather than of merely pessimistic hopeless
Dogmatic
Unduly positive, dictatorial
Fastidious
Daintily refined, very discriminating
Particular
Fussy about details
Squeamish
Unduly sensitive to what is unsavory
Scrupulous
Very precise and discriminating
Prudish
Excessive sense of delicacy
Fatuous
Complacently stupid or silly
Infatuation
Foolish or unreasoning fondness which makes up in intensity what is lacks in durability
Garrulous
Talkative
Loquaciousness
Excessive but endurable
Volubility
Windy talk, ample, empty, hinting of “hot air”
Effusiveness
An outpouring of words, especially of a flattering nature
Diffuseness
Tiresome, slick talkativeness, irresponsible and unrewarding
Fluency
An easy and ample command of language if not of ideas
Verbosity
Above all else wordy, whether it makes sense or not
Prolixity
Like diffuseness, is wordy and roundabout, with little to say
Gregarious
Sociable, inclined to go in groups
Impetuous
Rushing with great force: impulsive, rash, hasty
Impulsive
Quick to act on emotional incitement
Precipitous
Actions are rash and hasty, as well as sudden
Ingenuous
Frank, genuine, free from reserve
Ingénue
Either ingenuous girl or an actress representing such a person
Nostalgic
Homesick, longing for something past
Ostentatious
Found of display, pretentious
Volatile
Changeable, spirited, explosive