Noun A person who is prone to making major errors or mistakes; someone who can't seem to get anything right. The phrase is generally hyphenated or spelt as a single word in this context. If you treat someone like a jerk their entire life, they will ultimately become one, in my opinion.
The dictionary defines the term "screw up" as "to ruin thoroughly or completely". It's such a negative and harsh way to describe something so wonderful and amazing that it makes me wonder if we really know anyone who fits this description well enough to use it as a general term.
The answer to that question is far more interesting than what we usually think of as screw ups. There are many different factors that come into play when describing someone as a "screw up", but here are just a few:
They may make poor decisions; have an inability to learn from past mistakes; be stubborn about things they believe in; be loyal to people who don't deserve it; be dishonest with themselves and others; be overly critical of others; be unwilling to admit fault/responsibility for actions.
Basically, someone can be a screw up because they're human. We all make mistakes, some more than others. But what matters is how we deal with those mistakes.
Foul-Up. This word is used to describe someone who consistently makes mistakes, as in "he's a genuine blunder." We describe it as "a state of difficulty or disarray caused by inefficiency, stupidity, or other factors." He's a real foul-up.
Why do people say this about someone they don't like? Because they want to find something negative to say about the subject. It isn't really a true description of the person, just like calling someone a name isn't really going after their good qualities, it's just an insult because they are easy to hate.
What does this word mean? Foul means bad; evil; wicked. So, someone who is foul has done bad things; is an evil person. A blunderer is one who makes frequent mistakes; is also called a goof. As a noun, foul refers to garbage or waste material; as an adjective, it means full of dirt or filth.
If you make the same mistake over and over again, you are a foul-up. You are also a foul-up if you have a history of making mistakes and never learning from them.
1. Fault, failure, foible, weakness, and vice all denote flaws or faults in a person. A "fault" is a frequent word used to refer to any of a person's common flaws; when it is used, criticism is not always implied: "Her greatest flaw is her quick temper." We often say that someone has many "faults," as does anyone who has any serious personal defects.
Fault implies a lack of integrity or honesty. If you say that something is your "fault," you are saying that it is your responsibility. The president said that he was "sorry" for what had happened at the border, so he was implicitly acknowledging that this was his responsibility.
2. Fault, meaning "a defect or shortcoming," is also used with reference to things that can be blamed for something bad happening: the fault of the driver, the fault of the machine, etc. As well, one can say that something is the cause of another thing: the fire was caused by smoking, not because there was any intent to burn down the house.
3. Fault, also written fayth, is an important religious concept without which Christianity would not exist. It refers to anything that is considered sin by most religions, such as greed, hatred, violence, false beliefs, and more. Jesus said that unless we admit our sins and seek forgiveness, we cannot have faith in him and will continue to sin forever.
Quitter: The most widely used word to describe someone who quits up quickly is "quitter." NOUN. A person who quits is said to have "quit" something.
He's a real quitter. She was very upset by his behavior, which showed that he was a quitter.
A quitter is defined as someone who gives up easily, usually without much argument or protest. He's a quiet quitter; she's a stubborn quitter.
The word "quitter" comes from the English language word "quit," which means to leave suddenly or abruptly.
He quit school to make money. She quit her job to take care of her family. Both actions show that they are quitters.
As far as I'm concerned, he's a quitter. I don't want him to work for me after what he did. She's so lazy that she's a quitter.
QUIT means to leave off from doing something: he quit playing football to play baseball; she quit eating meat to be more compassionate towards animals.
A person who "blames." It's slang for someone who is constantly blaming others. Or maybe he or she is just self-righteous?
Blame can also be a verb, something people often do when they blame others for their problems. They "pass the buck" by saying that someone else is to blame for something.
Finally, blame is a thing used to identify the cause of something unfortunate happening to someone.
So, you can say that someone is "at fault" if he or she is responsible for something bad happening.
For example, if your friend's car hits a tree and breaks down in the middle of nowhere, he might say that it's his own fault because he was drunk driving. The police could charge him with a crime, too.
People sometimes go so far as to say that something "is his/her fault," which means that it's someone's responsibility. For example, if your friend loses her job but is able to find another one soon after, she might say that it's her own fault because she couldn't handle not having enough money coming in every month.
To screw something up, or to screw up, is to cause anything to fail or to be ruined.
A person who continually reoffends is referred to as a "recidivist." Insanity is defined as "repeating the same errors and expecting different results," according to a popular phrase typically credited to Einstein. It was most likely originally used in Narcotics Anonymous literature. Recidivism is also how one describes someone who continues to abuse drugs or drink alcohol despite having been diagnosed with an addiction.
Recidivism is used by judges when sentencing criminals, and it can be a reason why some people are given longer prison sentences than others. It is also a factor when deciding how dangerous someone is and whether they should be released into the community under supervision instead of being granted parole.
The word "recidivist" comes from the Latin meaning "back again," since this is what these offenders do once they have been released back into the community. They often commit more crimes than average citizens because they have not learned any lessons from their mistakes.
Many experts believe that one reason many repeat offenders continue to offend is because they may see no significant negative consequences for their actions. This could be due to them being imprisoned for a short period of time or even being given a chance to participate in rehabilitation programs.
Such a person may be referred to as derisive or disdainful. People who are, or believe they are, more competent or knowledgeable than you in some areas where you would like to flourish may be said to be condescending, superior, or patronizing. Putting people down comes in a variety of flavors. It can be done intentionally or unintentionally.
When you put others down, you are not only telling them that they are inferior, but also showing that you are not comfortable with yourself, your abilities, or your position in life. No one likes to be put down, especially if they feel they are good enough to not need to be put down first.
People put each other down all the time, without even realizing it. For example, if someone feels embarrassed by something that another person did or said, they might say or do anything just to make that person feel better. This could include saying that person's mistakes are worse than they are, saying they are less intelligent than they are, etc. Put-downs help people hide their own inadequacies and flaws while making the person who received them feel better about themselves.
Younger siblings often put older siblings down because they feel insecure with their own abilities.