Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: bad habit

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default bad habit

    Suppose a person has a habit of telling someone's matter to someone to whom it is supposed not to be told. e.g. I told some bad things about Mr. B to Mr. A and Mr. A character was so bad that he told my words to Mr. B; so Mr. B got angry and he told some bad things about me in turn and Mr. A told that bad things to me.

    How would you describe the Mr. A's character? I think there is a word to describe this type of character; please let me know that.

    Please help me.

  2. #2
    ErinM is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: bad habit

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Suppose a person has a habit of telling someone's matter to someone to whom it is supposed not to be told. e.g. I told some bad things about Mr. B to Mr. A and Mr. A character was so bad that he told my words to Mr. B; so Mr. B got angry and he told some bad things about me in turn and Mr. A told that bad things to me.

    How would you describe the Mr. A's character? I think there is a word to describe this type of character; please let me know that.

    Please help me.
    I would say Mr. B was either spiteful or resentful. On a casual basis I would say the entire situation was quite bitchy but you started it!

  3. #3
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,387
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: bad habit

    He is a gossip, he's a leaky hose, he can't keep his mouth shut, he's a blabbermouth.

    But you started it - you are the true gossip.

  4. #4
    blouen's Avatar
    blouen is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    3,340
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: bad habit


  5. #5
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,142
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: bad habit

    He can also be described as a backstabber.

Similar Threads

  1. Conditional
    By rewboss in forum Intermediate
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 16-Jun-2011, 11:00
  2. Is 'habit' equal to 'pastime'?
    By PINKGREAT in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2007, 19:59
  3. How would you define the future time?
    By shun in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 01:20
  4. 19-would&used to
    By matilda in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2006, 05:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •