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Questions tagged [epithet-requests]

Requests for nouns, adjectives, or phrases that answer questions of the form “What do you call a person who . . . ?” Although these are not necessarily negative, they are often used pejoratively as “words that wound” against persons or acts one disapproves of, as in “racial epithets”.

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Word for a computer user without administrative access/privileges

I'm looking for a suitable word to describe a computer application user, who has no administrator privileges. To contextualize this, the application relates to the management of skills/abilities ...
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What do you call a person who mocks, ridicules makes fun of you but can't take a joke on themselves? [closed]

What do you call a person who mocks, ridicules, makes fun of you at your expense in private or public but can't take a joke on themselves. The person would get angry at the slightest hint and probably ...
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What would you call a person who knows nothing but will say i knew it all along (on a topic being discussed)?

What would you call a person who knows nothing on a topic being discussed but will say i knew it beforehand (probably fake a story on same lines in boasting manner) and really isn't inclined on ...
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Someone who only believes the parts that they want to believe but not the whole [closed]

What is a word that you would call someone if they only believe the parts of the truth that they want to believe?
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What's the word for someone who doesn't appreciate what he has and wants more?

What's the word for someone who is ungrateful/ not appreciative of the things he has but wants more lavish things? For example, instead of appreciating the little things he has in his life, someone ...
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How to describe a person who cares only about beneficial things?

I am trying to describe the following kind of person/personality: He who cares only about doing beneficial (or useful) things. Before any decision is made, he asks a question like "Will it definitely ...
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What do you call a person who always wants to make sure about things?

A person who stops themselves to do something because they're not sure yet, so they wait for patterns or for it to recur. Basically what do you call a person who wants to make sure about things before ...
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What do you call someone who bears a group of people ill-will?

Let's say that there is a person who bears a certain group of people ill-will, wishes something bad to happen to them. The group of people is not of any specific ethnicity or group. They just reside ...
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What do you call a person who doesn't feel guilty telling lies [closed]

There are some frequently used quotes people use on Facebook which go like: "Be what you are and you shouldn't change for anybody", "Do not change to impress somebody", etc. Those quotes sound good, ...
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A word to describe coming up with new/more paths to the same destination

I am seeking for a word to describe coming up with new paths to the same destination. I'm writing about engineers who, among other things, are trying to find new ways to build/create the same things ...
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Word/phrase that describes someone that doesn't do anything without something happening [closed]

I'm looking for a word or phrase that describes someone that doesn't take action until something adverse happens. For example, this person sees a leaking pipe, but doesn't get it fixed until it ...
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What do you call a person who talks about their accomplishments only? [closed]

What do you call a person who goes on and on about how great their accomplishments are?
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Person who never makes excuses

How do you express a person who never makes excuses under any difficult situations? Example: When he faced difficult situations, he never backed off or never complained. He was such a _____ person....
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One word for someone who always does what he loves [closed]

I am looking for one word to describe someone who always does what he loves. Loving means enjoying something very much, free-spirited means not restrained by convention. Is there a hybrid word? I ...
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Phrase to describe friends you can't/don't talk about difficult topics with

How could I describe friends that I only talk about fluffy topics with? Fair-weather friends is not quite what I intend here, because it implies if times got difficult the friends would leave. I'm ...
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The term for a person who “re-joins” an organisation

I'm looking for a term (or terms) to describe a person who leaves a group (or organisation), and then later re-joins. Something like a "re-joiner" perhaps? For example, a "leaver" is someone who ...
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What do you call someone who acts “cool-headed”?

I mean someone who acts regardless of his/her feelings, according to what's the best option. I mean tough choices where your brain dictates something but your feelings might say something else. I'm ...
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What do you call a person who works on old home movies and paper photographs?

What do you call a person who works on old home movies and paper photographs? I'm not talking about someone who operates a camera. Simply just scans, edits, and creates from photographs and old video ...
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Someone believes something is going to be a certain way so they think it is? [closed]

What is the word for when someone believes something is going to be a certain way so they think it is? For example, someone's food looks good so they think it tastes amazing even though it may not? ...
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Other word for person who does something to others but does'nt like it done to them

This is a duplicate question but has still not been answered for me. I'm so close to the exact word - I know there is one out there - but the closest word I can find is a hypocrite -- a person who ...
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Word or phrase used to describe a person concerned with self preservation

If possible, it should also be casting a negative light on the person described. For instance: This assassin is __________ first, and opportunistic second. He primarily seeks to catch his target ...
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what's a word for someone who accuses you of something just because they're doing it themselves? [duplicate]

What's it called when someone blames you or accuses you of doing something because they're doing it themselves? For example, when your boyfriend/girlfriend is cheating on you, so they assume you're ...
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Is there a word for someone dodgy with tasks or chores? [duplicate]

Someone evasive when it comes to tasks. Someone not around when there are chores to do.
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Describe someone who is a specific type of annoying

(sorry for bad title, will accept edit of better one) There's a specific type of person who my friends and I find annoying, but we don't know the word(s) to describe them. The closest I can get to: ...
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Noun for people/employees/coworkers who tend to say “it's not my job” when asked to do something slightly beyond their norm?

Is there a general term that describes people/employees/coworkers who tend to say "it's not my job" when asked to do something slightly beyond the responsibilities of their role? Not necessarily those ...
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Word for a person who cries easily over anything [closed]

When someone cries easily over anything, what do you call this person?
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What's a good word to describe someone who makes messes [closed]

Preferably a word that is not specific to the mess being one of disorganization. Someone who spills things, for example, should be included.
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Description for a person who lives in their imagination

Specifically: is there a name or description for a person who actually believes they are doing something, performing a task, work, etc., whereas in reality they are not acting on these tasks etc. at ...
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A person who repeatedly switches his stance on a topic

What do we call a person who keeps switching his stance on a topic during a discussion involving various sentences. What I mean is the speaker rejects something while accepting it indirectly. "...
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Another way to say “A weirdo who always solve math problem” [closed]

Just like the tittle, I want to ask you guys how to say the sentence in a different way. My full sentence is "Back then, I was often seen as a weirdo who always solved math problems". That's pretty ...
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What is a person who has a lot of unimportant ideas in his head called? [closed]

What do you call a person who has a lot of ideas, unimportant things, all at once?
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Is there a word for someone who hates computers?

If a computerphile loves computers then is there a word for someone who hates them? I've been trying to think how the prefix 'miso' might be used, e.g. misogynist vs philogynist, but haven't come up ...
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Words describing people that cannot stop talking

What words can be used to describe someone who likes to talk continuously and unstoppably? Would that be a gabber? What else could you call them? How do these words relate to the way the person is ...
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Is there a word or phrase to describe a person who doesn't want to engage in serious conversation with you?

Something less roguish than "imp" or "wag." I'm thinking about a person who is perhaps a bit sullen or in need of some levity. The word or phrase would be better if it expressed how this person feels ...
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human synonym for the word 'medicine' [closed]

What is the human synonym for the word 'medicine'? Basically, I want to know what do we call a human who can act like a medicine for curing our emotional wounds?
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Someone who wants to have important friends? [duplicate]

Is there a word for a person who acts a certain way to become friends with others of a higher or more important social status? Someone who will act falsely to impress others for their own gain (i.e to ...
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A word or term for someone who likes to insult other people?

I'm wondering if there's a word or term for a person who looks for an opportunity to insult and berate other people. I'm sure you've all been there; you're using an online public forum, like Facebook,...
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Secular alternative to “doubting Thomas”

When looking at this question, the phrase "doubting Thomas" popped into my head as a potential answer. That in turn led me to question the origin of the phrase, which I discovered comes from the ...
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What's the word for someone who always take things personally? [closed]

Like, when you say something objectively and they answer:«I'm not like that, why you say that?». He always suspects what we say got to do something with him! What is it :)?
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Word for someone who propounds a point despite all basic rational evidence against it

Yesterday Donald Trump tweeted about the upcoming fall 2016 presidential debate calendar between him and Hillary Clinton: As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up ...
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Word for someone preferring homeopathic treatments to western medicine

Similar to an anti-vaccinationist, I'm looking for a word that means someone who prefers homeopathic treatments instead of prescription drugs or refuses (or even simply distrusts) medical treatment ...
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What do you call a person who asks a question but leaves you in the dark as to what its about?

I have a friend who is forever asking questions but always seems to give out vague information about the question until he's pressed for it. I would like to know if there is a title that you can give ...
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What is a single word to call someone who adores you?

I want a word to describe person Y who adores person X. As in this case, person Y admire person X one-sided. So what would be the word to call person Y? A more specific context is when this person Y, ...
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What's a the word for people who make fun of themselves?

I don't mean people with low self esteem. But there are people who feel happy at being able to make other people laugh at their own expense. I remember someone telling me there is a word for them, I ...
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A word for someone who gets scared easily

I have looked online and most websites reference words such as cowardly and spooked. Those however don't seem to reflect what I am looking for. I am looking for a simple word to call someone who ...
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What is the word used to descibe someone who grooms someone for future personal gain?

I have a "friend" who used to socialize with me a lot and we had a lot of fun. She'd invite me over for dinner and to parties she threw. I got really close to her, or so I thought. She has a second ...
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What is the best word to describe someone who always anticipates things?

What is the best word to describe a person who always anticipates or thinks of future or possible things (occurrences) according to previous events; i.e., who extrapolates to the consequences of ...
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Is there a word for “ someone who hates people from their own country”? [duplicate]

A xenophobe is someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from other countries. My question is: is there a word for someone who holds a strong dislike toward people from their own country? I ...
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Word for someone who is extremely good at one thing vs someone who is modestly skilled at many different things

Is there a word for someone who is a master of one particular weapon or martial art vs. someone who is skilled with many different weapons or martial art styles? (Maybe this can apply to skillsets in ...
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Word for someone who only likes familiar things?

A "xenophobe" is someone who is uncomfortable with things or people that are different or unfamiliar. Is there a word for the other side of the coin, someone who is most comfortable with things that ...