Index of English adjectives found in Liblib

Index to Arabi Liblib, vol. 1, English adejctives

Following is an alphabetical list of the English terms that are given in Arabi Liblib vol 1 as translations for Arabic adjectives.

The numbers given after each entry are the page numbers on which that particular term makes an appearance as the translation for a given Arabic expression. Remember that words frequently have more than one meaning or usage, so readers should read the Arabic explanation to verify that the meaning of the Arabic term corresponds to the meaning of the English word that is desired.

abandoned baby 108
abrasive 32
absentminded 136, 162
accountable, never held 138

action hero 64
active 94
adolescent 129
adorable 80, 82
adventurous 143
affected 122
afficionado 72
aged 136
aggressive 72
agitated 153
agreeable 139
alcoholic 20, 42
alert 138
all set 120
all talk 26
alone and helpless 147
aloof 22
amateur 28, 42, 53
amazing 94
ambitious 76
angel 148
angelic 100
anger, quick to 58, 154
angry 68
annoying 132
anxious 99
ape 56
apostate 129
apparition 81
around the block, has been 123
arrogant 64, 121, 122, 143
as good as his word 56
ascetic 116
ass 38
asshole 24
astute 63
at a loss 124, 129
at each others’ throats 151
at wit’s end 124, 129
attached 129
attractive 30
audacious 20
awake 138
awkward 139
babbler 103
babe 132
baby, abandoned 108
baby, big 23, 41, 46
backbiter 25, 54, 151
backstabber 54
backward 115, 117
bad 168
bad boy 123
bad influence 126
bad luck 161
bad seed 86
bad with women 87
bald 12, 13
ball, dropped the 160
ballsy 91
bankrupt 144
barbarian 167
barefoot 33
bastard 6
BBW 149
bearded 149
beaten down 154
beautiful 38
beggar 65
beginner’s luck, has 102
benevolent 95
between the lines, one who can read 34
biased 115
big baby 23, 41, 46
big dumb guy 24
big head, has a 93
big lug 24
big talker 26, 95, 163
bighearted 95
bigoted 120
blabberer/blabbermouth 31, 48, 52, 127
blimp 27
blind 13
blob 144, 147
block, has been around the 123
bloodlust, having 47
blowhard 76
bold 31, 91
bonkers 46
boor, boorish 78, 88
bootstraps, one who pulled himself up by the 81
boring 150
born yesterday, wasn’t 168
box, not able to think outside the 74
brand new 105
brash 123
brat, bratty 68, 88, 90
brave 64
brazen 20, 99, 123
breath, can hold 164
brilliant 77
broke 82, 94, 144
broken 154
brute 93, 133
buff 143
buggy driver 78
built, well- 143, 149
bullshitter 9, 94
bully 25, 93
bum 30, 69, 72, 73, 86
bumpkin 95
bureaucratic 77
burglar 166
busted 155
busybody 36, 119
butch 45
calm 15
can hold his breath 164
can’t be trusted, one who 26
can’t get it up 110
candid 14
capable, not 100
capricious 35
careless 150
Casnova 68, 93
catch, a great 108
cats and dogs, fighting like 151
chameleon 34
charismatic 30
charlatan 44
charmer 17, 92
cheap/cheapskate 17, 21, 144
cheerful 24
cheery 24, 152
chip off the old block 49
chivalrous 70
Christian 81
chump 87
circumcised 119
civilized 114
class, has no/classless 27, 88
classy 50
clean 163
clear 168
clever 63
clingy 106
close to the chest 88
closed-minded 98
clueless 14, 16, 101, 158
cockblocker 80
cold 18
combative 69
compassionate 16
compensating (for feelings of deprivation) 159
complainer 69
complete idiot 158
composed 15
con artist, con man 19, 41
confused 124
congenial 169
connected, 136  see also “well-connected”
connoiseur (of sheesha) 72
conscience, has no 78
conservative 117, 124
consummate pro 11
contentious 136
control freak 43, 117
controlling 117
convict 109
convicted felon 109
cool 50, 53
cool, one who plays it 28
coquettish 109
corrupt 49, 130
cougar 39
counterfeiter 132
courageous 64
covers her hair 125
coversationalist, good 122
covetous 36, 60
coward 29
coy 61
crass 97, 106
craving 42
crazy 12, 123
creep/creepy 97, 99
criminal 123
criminal, has a record 10
crook 6, 19, 125, 165
cross-eyed 10
crowd-pleaser 109
crude 97
crusader 151
crusader, tireless 37
cunning 6, 39
cursed/under a curse 141, 157
curvaceous 149
cute/cutie 80, 82, 106, 145
cutthroat 168
dainty 23
daring 31, 143
dawdler 32
day laborer 57
day worker 57
deaf 12
decent 5
delicate little flower 23
dependable 109
depressing 104
desperate 110
deviant 152
dictatorial 62, 117
difficult 73, 85
digs, one who likes to take digs at people 90
diplomat 44
diplomatic 44
dirt poor 94
dirty 169
dirty old man 63
disciplined 153
disgrace 79
disgrace to humanity 79
disgraced 146
disgusting 145
dishonored 146
distinguished 122
distracted 137
divorced 139
doesn’t know what he’s doing 42
doesn’t know where he stands 137
doesn’t know where to start 137
doll 145
domineering 62, 65
Don Juan 52
donkey 38
doormat 145
doubter 69
doubting Thomas 69
down-and-out 94
down-to-earth 6, 20, 59, 73
dragging his feet 32, 113
dressed up 104, 118
dropout 40
dropped the ball 160
drunk 20, 63
dunce 25
early bloomer 92
easy 61
easy mark 16, 107
easy target 107
easygoing 20, 59, 61, 146
eccentric 105
effeminate 52
elderly 136
embarrassment 79
emir 15
empathetic 36
energetic 94
engaged 40
entertaining 135
envious 36
evasive 148
evil 66, 157 168
excels, one who 122
excitable 58, 154
ex-con 10, 109
exhausted 155
expensive tastes, has 128
extortionist 25
extravagant 17, 128
extremist 116, 118
fair weather friend 21
faithful 126
fake 118, 122
fanatic 116, 118, 120
fashionable 77
fastidious 126
fat 149
feel like (doing something), doesn’t 146
feeling lazy 146
few words, person of 28
fickle 35
fidgety 137
fierce 66
find, a great 108
fine 111
finicky 16
firm 65
fishy 131
flake/flaky 26, 163
flatterer 17
flip-flopper 35
flirt 87
flirtatious 109
fluent 106
follower 24
foot-in-mouth disease, has 127
fop 77
for sale 49
forbearing 38
forger 132
forgetful 58, 135, 162
fortunate 112
forward, star (in soccer) 93
foulmouthed 21, 97
four-eyes 18
frail 144
fraud 44
friendly 169
friendly 76, 80
friends in high places, has 167
frigid 19
frowning 148
frugal 127
fuddy duddy 152
full of himself 76, 93
full of hot air 95
fun 47, 130, 135
funny 47, 130
gallant 30, 70
gauche 89
gaunt 144
gay 63
geek 45, 55
gem 27
generous 95, 105, 161
genius 77
gentleman 32
getting by, just 84
ghost 81
gifted 158
giving 95
gloomy 61
glum 148
glutton/gluttonous 52, 75, 143
goes back on his word, one who 26, 161
golden touch, has a 35, 57
good conversationalist 122
good host 139
good listener 134
good lover 68
good person 82
good stock, of  5
good-for-nothing 86
good-hearted 7
goof off 107
goofy 57
gossip 149
gossip, relies on 169
gourmand 14
governor 124
gray-haired 63
greedy 31, 110
green 40, 101
gregarious 7
gross 97, 145
guilty conscience, has a 83
gullible 16
gutless wonder 111
gutsy 91
gypsy 88
hang-ups, has 148
happy 152
hard to get, one who plays 28
has been around the block 123
hasty 122
head in the sand, one who buries 59
hearsay, relies on 169
heartless 110
heathen 55
helpless 100, 105, 156
heretic 55
hermit 115
hideous 56, 73
high-strung 154
hip 53
home invader 166
honest 15, 67, 72
honest 55, 67
honey 80
honey-pie 80
horny 67, 166
horrible 94
hospitable 139
host, good 139
hot 46, 93, 132
hottie 132
huge 144, 147
humane 16
hustler 19, 41
hyper 68
hypocrite 26, 151
idiot 16, 38, 78
idiot, complete 158
idle 65, 72, 73
illegitimate 6
illiterate 14, 24
illness-prone 72
immature 139
impetuous 74
impotent 110
impoverished 94
impulsive 74, 167
impure 160
in his own little world 115
inappropriate 52
incompetent 105
inconsiderate 89
indiscreet 48; see also “blabbermouth”
inept 100, 105
inept, socially 139
inexperienced 101
infidel 55
informant 103
ingrate 99
innocent 84
insane 123
insensible 29, 36; also see “unfeeling”
intransigent 49
invincible (seemingly) 125
irresolute 43, 116
irresponsible 87
irritable 58
issues, has 148
Jabba the Hutt 144, 147
jealous 60, 91
jerk 13, 54, 99
jinx 66, 161
jonesing 42
jovial 47
junkie 69
just getting by 84
justifies, one who 71
juvenile delinquent 41
kind 7
klepto 18
knowledgeable (in something) 113
knowledgeable 167
kooky 131
ladies’ man 34, 128
lady-killer 92
laid back 50
lame 17
larcenous 18
last of the bunch 5
late, the 14
laughingstock 156
lazy 86, 102
lazy, feeling 146
lech 24
legitimate 7
lethargic 102
levelheaded 49
liberated (woman) 68
liberated 114
life of the party 130
lightweight 28, 42, 53
likable 30
liked, see “well-liked”
limps 12
listener, good 134
litigious 136
lives beyond his means 13
lives within his means 127
long-suffering 39
looking sharp 118
loose (of a woman) 44
loose 57
loose cannon 87
loose lips, has 31
loser 30, 40, 91
loss, at a 124, 129
lout 54, 78
lover, good 68
loyal 126
lucky 102, 112, 135
lug, see “big lug”
lumbering, see “slow and lumbering”
lush 20, 42
Machiavellian 38, 168, 170
magnanimous 98
magnetic personality, having a 30
malicious gossiper 149
man of few words 28
man, a 45
mannequin 111
marksman 162
massive 144
master 141
master at his craft 11
materialistic 110
meddler/ meddlesome 36, 43
merciless 29, 143
meticulous 126
Midas touch, has the 35, 57
mind made up, has his 50
mischevious 88, 90
misses nothing 50
model 111
model thin 112
moderate 139
modest (in dress) 125
money-hungry 110
monk-like 116
moocher 13, 21
moody 84, 157
moron 78
mute 5, 10
mysterious 88
naïve 56
nasal, has a nasal twang 10
nasty 32, 60
negative 97
negligent 134
nerd 45, 55
nervous 99, 123
nervous type, the 99
never held accountable 138
new, brand 105
nice 76
nice-looking 30
nicotine craving, has a 42
nitwit 82
nonconformist 62
nosy 36, 119
not bad, not too bad 111
not picky 53
not that great 138, 163
nothing slips by him 50
nothing special 138
novice 101
numbskull 82
nuts 12, 123
oaf 24
obese 147, 149
obese, morbidly 27
oblivious 13
obnoxious 51, 88, 90
observant (i.e. perceptive) 100
observant (i.e. religious) 28, 61
obsessive 148
obstinate 31
obstructionist 76
obvious 103
offender, registered 134
OK/okay 111
old 136
old-fashioned 45, 117
old-school 51, 67, 117
on the take 49, 130
one of a kind 93
open-minded 121, 153
opportunist 15, 133, 170
optimist 121
orator, a great 114
organized 153
orphan 170
out of control 166
out of touch 101
outcast 151
overeater 14
overwhelmed 137
pain in the ass 51, 55, 132
panderer 98
panhandler 65, 72
pansy 91
pantywaist 91
paranoid 39
party animal 7
party pooper 104
patched up 131
patient 38, 72
peasant 95
peevish 70
pencil pusher 39
penniless 82
perceptive 34, 108
perseverant 164
persistent 164
pervert, perverted 63, 97
pessimist, pessimistic 61, 117
pest 55
petite 86
philanderer 95
phony 85
physician 38
pickpocket 17, 162
picks up on things quickly 34
pick-up artist 52, 93
picky 16
picky, not 53
piece of work 27
pig 43, 52, 143
pigheaded 49, 50, 145
pimp 11, 57, 98
player 14, 95
playful 154
playing it close to the chest 88
pleasant 47, 76
pleased with himself 113
polygamist 132
pompous 76
pooped 155
poor 135
poor and helpless 90
poor thing 135
poor with expensive tastes 33
poor, dirt poor 94
popular 34
postpartum 163
potty mouth 97
powerful (i.e. well-connected) 18
powerless 105
precocious 92
prejudiced 115
pretentious 118, 122
prince 15
pro 107
pro, consummate 11
prudent 49
psychic 44
public speaker 114
punctual 153
pushover 16, 71, 104
pushy 37
pussywhipped 97
quarrelsome 68, 69
quick 34, 108
quick to anger 58, 154
rambles, one who 51
Rambo 64
randy 67
rash 74, 152, 122
rat 103
rational 49
rationalizes, one who rationalizes wrongdoing 71
ravenous 143
raw 40, 101
raw recruit 80
reactionary 51
registered offender 134
reliable 153
religious 28, 61
religious scholar 94
repulsive 56
reputable 55, 67
reserved 28
resistance fighter 150
resourceful 35
resourceful, not 74
respectable 125
respected, well- 125
reticent 88
rich 144
rigid 31, 39
ritually unclean 160
roly-poly 113
rotten/rotted 140, 168
rough around the edges 88
roving eye, has a 87
Rubenesque 149
rude 60, 99, 106
rude, inadvertently 106
runaround, giving the 126, 148
ruthless 29, 143
salesman, natural/born 19
salt of the earth 5
satisfied, completely 120
savvy 168
scabby 30
scammer 19
scatterbrained 59
scattered 136, 140
schemer 38
scraping by 84
scrawny 135
scum 53
seducer 52, 93
seductive 109
self-indulgent 128, 131
selfish 47
self-made man 81
self-satisfied 113
self-seeking 47
sensitive 36
separated 153
serial polygamist 132
serious, not 107
set 120
set in his ways 46, 127
sex drive, has no 19
sexual prowess, man with great 45
sexy 93
shady 23
shallow 17, 27, 166
shameless 57, 99
shapely 149
sharp 108
shiftless 86
short-tempered 58
shrewd 35, 63, 168
shrill 66
sickly 72
sightless 102
silly 57
simply, one who lives 60
sissy 91
skilled 35
skilled with women 128
skin and bones 140, 144
skinny 135
skinny as a rail 144
sleeping on the job 160
slight 86
slimeball 6
slimy 169
slippery 23
slovenly 30
slow and lumbering 22
slowpoke 108
slut/slutty 44, 149
sly 27, 40
smelly 151, 160
smiley 152
smooth 92
smuggler 155
snake 27
sneaky 27, 40, 44
snitch 103
snobbish 15
snooty 29
SOB 7
sociable 80
socially inept 139
sociopathic 157
son of a bitch 7
so-so 138, 163
sourpuss 97, 102
spacey 58, 135
sparing 144
speaks (a language well) like a native 21, 106
spendthrift 13, 17, 134
spineless 31, 42, 43, 75, 111
spirited 154
spoiled 115, 140
spontaneous 167
spunky 68
stalling 113
stands up for what’s right, one who 37
starched 152
steadfast 72
steely 18
sticky fingers, has 18
stiff 152
stiff upper lip, keeps a 101
stingy 17, 21, 140, 144, 160
stinks 151, 160
stoic 39, 101
stoned 112, 135
stony 18
strabismic 10
straight and narrow, on the 134
straight, not being 126
straightforward 14, 73, 163 168
strange 89, 131
street person 59
street smart 123, 165
stubborn 49, 50, 85, 145
stuck up 15, 29, 64, 121, 122
stuffy 152
stupendous 94
stupid 16, 17
stylish 77
success 159
successful 159
sugar mama 39
sulker 100
Sunday best, in his 104
Sunni 61
superficial 27, 166
sweet 39, 106
swindler 44
tacky 27
tactless 106
talented 35, 158
talkative 52
talker, big 26
talks fast 21
target, easy 107
tattler, tattletale (aka telltale) 48, 92; see also “blabbermouth”
teacher 141
teenager 129
Teflon (i.e. seemingly invincible) 125
tenacious 164
tense 123
terrible 94
thief 125, 160, 165
thin 161
think outside the box, not able to 74
thin-skinned 36
third wheel 80
thoughtless 89, 106
thrifty 144
throats, at each others’ 151
thug 25
tight-lipped 61
tireless 48
tireless crusader 37
toady 98
tolerant 98
tomboy 45
torn 124
touchy 36
tough 65
traditional 67
tramp 34; see also “loose”
trash 53
treasure 27
tricky 6
trooper 48
troublesome 136
trustworthy 15, 67, 157
trusty 109
truthful 72
two-faced 25
ugly 97, 168
ultraconservative 51
unappreciative 160
unassuming 20, 84
unavailable 166
uncaring 110
unclean 97, 140, 160, 169
unclean, ritually 160
undependable 87
under a curse 141; see also “cursed”
understanding 121
undertaker 33
undiscriminating 53
unemployed (yet able to work) 65
unfeeling 18, 29, 36, 43, 110
unfocused 136
ungrateful 99, 160
unimaginative 74
unkempt 30, 140
unlucky 157
unpretentious 6
unprincipled 42
unrefined 27, 62, 88
unreliable 17, 104
unresourceful 74
unsavvy 16, 56
unscrupulous 42, 78
unstable 84
unsure 124
untrustworthy 17, 104; see also “can’t be trusted, one who”
unwashed 140
upstanding 49
uptight 29, 47
useless 75
user 69
vagabond 59
veiled (hair covered) 125, 154
vicious 66
violence, one who likes 47
violent 66, 85
virtuous 82
volatile 70
voluptuous 46
vulgar 62
wacky 46
waffler 35
walleyed 10
wasted 63
wasteful 112, 134
wavering 124
weird 105
weird 89
well-bred 9, 12
well-built 143, 149
well-composed 15
well-connected 18, 136, 167
well-dressed 77
well-grounded (in something) 113
well-informed 167
well-intentioned 165
well-liked 30, 34
well-off 7, 144
well-read 167
well-respected 125
well-to-do 7, 144
westernized 68
wet behind the ears 40
wet blanket 97, 104
whiner 41, 69; see also “big baby”
whipped 97
whitewashes, one who 71
widow/widower 11
wild 166
will, one who has no will of his own 71, 104
wily 6, 44
wimp 23, 29; see also “big baby”
windbag 52
wiry 58
wise 37
wise to the ways of the world 131
wishy-washy 43, 59, 112, 116
wit’s end, at 124, 129
with someone 129
within his means, lives 127
womanizer 14, 44, 52
womanly 46
word as good as gold 56
worldly 123, 131
world-wise 131
worn out 155
worrier 99
worrywart 64, 99
wretched 90
wuss 41; see also “big baby”
yes man 24, 98
zombie 11