Bad people - Intermediate

Sometimes we can't stand somebody and we want a neat little phrase that sums up how we feel about them. Here are ten of the best. Be careful how you use them!

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. A crook
  2. A villain
  3. A scum bag
  4. An evil witch
  5. A heartless bastard
  6. A nasty piece of work
  7. A psycho / psychopath
  8. A totally ruthless (person)
  9. A creep
  10. A two-faced cow
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrases 1 and 2 are saying that you consider the other person to be a criminal and an unpleasant person.
  2. Phrase 3 says that the other person is morally wrong but also of extremely low status e.g. 'people who rob elderly people are total scum bags'.
  3. Phrase 4 is used to describe a woman who the speaker feels is very evil. Some people object to this phrase because it suggests that all witches are evil.
  4. Phrase 5 describes somebody who does not have the normal human feelings of sympathy and kindness.
  5. Phrase 6 describes describes somebody who is very unpleasant who deliberately does unpleasant things to other people.
  6. Phrase 7 describes somebody who you think is both evil and crazy / mad.
  7. Phrase 9 describes somebody who doesn't worry about hurting other people when making decisions.
  8. Phrase 9 describes somebody who is not necessarily evil but has an odd and unpleasant personality.
  9. Phrase 10 is used to describe a woman who lies to people and is pleasant to their faces but says bad things behind their backs. Some poepl

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