Vocabulary: appearance and character

Appearance and Character
Note: Words on the same line are NOT synonyms. They are just grouped together for easier studying.

Appearance
Attractive, good-looking, beautiful, handsome, pretty, cute, nice;
Plain, plain-looking, unattractive, ugly;
Well-dressed, casually dressed, poorly dressed;
Neat, clean, untidy, dirty;

Height
Tall, pretty tall, short, pretty short, medium height, average height, six feet tall;

Weight and Build
Thin, quite thin, slim, slender, medium-build, overweight, fat, strong, muscular, athletic;

Hair
Dark, fair, black, red, brown, blond, chestnut brown, white, gray;
Long, short, medium-length, shoulder-length, straight, curly, wavy, thick, thinning, bald;
Shiny, smooth, neatly combed;
Dull, tousled, disheveled;

Eyes
Blue, green, gray, brown, light-blue, dark-gray, grayish-blue, dark;
Big, bright, expressive, with long lashes;

Age
Young, old, middle-aged, twenty years old, in her thirties, about forty;

Character
Pleasant personality, good-tempered, good-natured, easy-going;
Terrible character, bad-tempered, ill-natured;
Friendly, sociable, outgoing, unfriendly, hostile, unsociable;
Strong, tough, independent, mature, weak, immature;
Dependable, reliable, trustworthy, honest, unreliable, dishonest;
Reasonable, sensible, unreasonable, unpredictable, impulsive;
Ambitious, hard-working, energetic, careless, lazy;
Disciplined, organized, careful, accurate;
Undisciplined, disorganized, careless;
Attentive, alert, perceptive, observant, insightful, thoughtful, considerate;
Aggressive, pushy, self-confident, shy, timid, modest, humble;
Self-centered, selfish, egoistical;
Haughty, stubborn, obstinate;
Moody, melancholic, self-conscious, touchy, sensitive;
Humorous, amusing, funny, interesting, dull, boring;
Generous, unselfish,

kind, kind-hearted;
Economical, thrifty, stingy, miserly, greedy;
Formal, official, informal, relaxed, casual;
Strange, odd, weird, eccentric, crazy;

Mind
Intelligent, broad-minded, sharp, keen, bright, quick, agile, wise, clever;
Foolish, stupid, narrow-minded;

Related Phrases
What does she look like?
She is young and good-looking, with dark eyes and long red hair.
He is tall and thin, with brown hair. He is twenty-five years old.
She is average height, dark-haired, quite thin, and wears glasses. She’s about fifty.
He is old, short, medium-build, with gray hair and a beard.
She has dark eyes, wavy blond hair, and a nice figure. She looks great.
He is a handsome middle-aged man. She is a pretty young girl.

How do I look?
You look good. You look great. You look nice. You look terrible. You look awful.

What is he like?
He is friendly and dependable. He is interesting and amusing.
He is smart and honest. He is also pretty humorous. I like him.
She is careless and lazy. You can’t depend on her.
She is serious, organized, hard-working, and tough.
He is old, sick, and lonely. She is a nice clever girl.
His character is terrible. He is hostile and bad-tempered. He doesn’t have many friends.
She is knowledgeable and broad-minded, and she likes to help young people.

What does he like?
He likes ice cream and chocolate. She likes modern music.

Who does he take after, his mother or his father?
He takes after his father in appearance, but he is like his mother in character.
He looks like his mother, but he takes after his father in character.
Like his father, he is tall and handsome.

What are you interested in? What are you into?
I am interested in medicine. I’m into computers. I’m a movie fan.


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Vocabulary: appearance and character