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    I'm looking for a noun.

    Is there any noun for a person who always trips others up,
    just trying to show his/her own presence?
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by peppy_man; 07-Nov-2005 at 16:36.

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    Re: I'm looking for a noun.

    An 'attention-seeker' is the noun that comes to mind. Though I don't know that he'd necessarily trip you up, he'd always want to be noticed.

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    Re: I'm looking for a noun.

    Possibly "smart-alec" (polite) or "smart-arse" (rude).

    This person uses their personal knowledge to try to impress or make others look less intellegent. It is nearly always unwanted & done to show they have superior intelect, and I suppose could be done to lay 'traps'.


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    Re: I'm looking for a noun.

    Jenny7, hobbes, thank you for your responses.
    Is there any expression for a person who only criticizes others
    without putting forward any constructive idea?

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