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You could try drone:- A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: "undervalued drones who labored in obscurity" (Caroline Bates). if you wanted to emphasize the drudgery and hopelessness of the individual, or perhaps a wage-slave A wage earner whose livelihood is completely dependent on the wages earned. to emphasize the helplessness of ...


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Calling a ship a boat, is sometimes considered derisive. Also, calling a type of boat by the name of another type of boat is sometimes considered insulting by its owner. If the boat is a man's mid-life crisis, adding "little" to whatever you call it will surely sting a little extra. Some ideas & examples: Little boat: Aww, I like your little boat. ...


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A scow. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/scow Definition #3: an old or clumsy boat; hulk; tub.


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A curmudgeon is someone who is bad-tempered and disagreeable - so curmudgeonly? A contrarian is someone who takes an opposing view, especially for the sake of being difficult, contentious or in opposition to the generally held view. This could also be used as an adjective. A troll is, in a certain context, someone who says something deliberately for the ...


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I believe you are wanting to use the term regurgitate (with the noun form regurgitator): : to repeat (something, such as a fact, idea, etc.) without understanding it Merriam-Webster The fact the word also relates to vomit gives it a negative connotation. John is just a regurgitator, ... John is simply regurgitating, ...


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You could call such a person a rote learner, though that isn't always a derogatory term; it depends on the context. See rote learning


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I'd say "smug" which means self-satisfaction, but is also often associated with a particularly condescending facial expression. And with your specific comment about the smile, something like this: "His smug smile revealed his pleasure in showing us up as fools..."


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Sanctimonious will do. Per Macmillan: sanctimonious (adj., showing disapproval): used for describing someone who tries to show that they have better moral or religious principles than other people "I was aware even as I spoke how sanctimonious I sounded." Synonyms and related words describing arrogant and over-confident people or ...


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Man-eater and vamp are a little bit "slangy" compared to seductress - a woman who seduces someone, esp. one who entices a man into sexual activity Per Neil's comment to the question itself, bitch isn't really relevant to the meanings involved here. Per comments/discussion below, it's probably impossible to come up with a "feminine version of womanizer" ...


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In several online games and metaverses such as Second Life and Minecraft this is known as griefing. Simply, behaving in a way that causes others grief or upset. This may not be in the OED yet but it is here.


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I'd describe someone as antagonistic if they are the type of person that thrives on disagreement and conflict for its own sake. These are the type of people who will start arguments for the sole purpose of creating a tense, adversarial atmosphere.


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Reappropriation is the word you are looking for. ... the cultural process by which a group reclaims— re-appropriates —terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group. For example, since the early 1970s, much terminology referring to homosexuality—such as gay and (to a lesser extent) queer and poof—has been ...


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If it has to be a single word (I assume you mean a noun), then ingrate fits the bill. It's still in common speech, but only just. It has a slightly antique flavour.


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There is the expression that someone is learning parrot-fashion. Simply repeating received phrases like a trained parrot. This is often seen as a verb, the pupil simply parrots the received lesson.


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As a British native speaker, I would have thought that "suit" or "corporate suit" would be a derogatory term to describe someone who works in a large international business corporation. Emphasizing that the person is instantly replaceable and anonymous, nothing more than the suit they are wearing. Edit: Just thought, in the same vein, I've also heard "empty ...


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As someone with Asperger's, I'm going to take a contrary view to A.P.'s answer. Wikipedia mentions that Aspie is used amongst sufferers: People identifying with Asperger syndrome may refer to themselves in casual conversation as aspies (a term first used in print by Liane Holliday Willey in 1999). Wikipedia Oxford Dictionaries has a number of ...


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parochial --3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial views; a parochial mentality. In its strict definition in the religious sense, it is neutral; however, in an extended meaning, it has negative connotations and is often used to mean exactly as 'regional bias'. World English Dictionary defines parochial primarily as ...


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Per Wikipedia: City slicker City slicker is an idiomatic expression for someone accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle and unsuited to life in the country. The term was typically used as a term of derision by rural Americans who regarded them with amusement.


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This is a Recrimination: an angry statement in which you accuse or criticize a person who has accused or criticized you As Tonepoet mentions in the comments below, one who recriminates is a recriminator. While the definition of recriminator perfectly fits the person you describe, the word's rarity makes me hesitate to recommend making use of it (...


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In general, this person could be described as nosy. If you happen to be in Pittsburgh, PA, you could also call the person nebby. A good noun for this is busybody.


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A goody-goody (One who is affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous) is a typical derisive name for someone who really is a decent person, but makes others feel defensive about their own flaws. Ned Flanders on the Simpsons is the most decent human being on the show, but it drives most people (especially Homer) crazy. (He donates a kidney and a lung out of the ...


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Using Jew instead of Jewish as an adjective is usually done by people more interested in classifying than describing, which is why it is particularly pejorative. The use of a noun to identify someone is often seen as pejorative anyway, because it doesn't capture the full complexity of a human being's behavior and traits. For instance: He's a cocaine addict....


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The word chauvinist used to mean exactly this. My impression is that this meaning is still valid, but it is possible that for younger people, this meaning has now been preempted by male chauvinism.


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Misanthrope: defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who hates or distrusts humankind." It may be too broad for your need, but if you mean to say that the person harbors an angry, resentful hatred for his/her fellow man/woman, this word might be what you're looking for.


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A freeloader a person who habitually depends on the charity of others for food, shelter, etc.


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I would just call such a person immature, defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as: adj. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity: silly, immature behavior.


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An unpleasant and dreary place can be called a dump. Dump noun An unpleasant or dreary place Why are you living in a dump like this? Oxford Dictionaries Online, linked here, has other examples.


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The appropriate word is gomer. Gomer: military slang. An inept or stupid colleague, especially a trainee.


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In the context of video games or people who collect sets of things, the perfect word would be completionist — if it weren't for the fact that you're looking for a word with derogatory connotations. Derogatory phrases for things related to completionism — collecting things and interest in storytelling, for example — would be magpie: ...


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