bad sort

bad sort

An aggressive, mean-spirited, dangerous, or generally unpleasant person. I wouldn't get involved with him, he's known to be a bad sort.
See also: bad, sort
References in classic literature ?
Jane Ann's man ain't such a bad sort, nuther, though he's so contrary that he wears his fur coat when the thermometer's at ninety.
Mell was not a bad sort of fellow, but hadn't a sixpence to bless himself with; and that there was no doubt that old Mrs.
Ah, Madame," said D'Artagnan, entering by the door which the young woman opened for him, "allow me to tell you that you have a bad sort of a husband.
Come to think of it, the older Rose wasn't acting like a bad sort.
Miss Scatcherd is hasty--you must take care not to offend her; Madame Pierrot is not a bad sort of person.
she was not a bad sort, and had a great deal to bear.
I am aware he is a furious royalist; but, in spite of that, and of his being king's attorney, he is a man like ourselves, and I fancy not a bad sort of one.
He is not a bad sort, after all, that officer gentleman.
Apparently, there is good and bad cholesterol and a high level of the bad sort is not good because it can lead to a build up of fatty material that narrows the arteries to the heart.
Berofksy then critiques what he calls conditionalist analyses of freedom, which underlie what he sees as a bad sort of compatibilism, one in the grips of necessitarian metaphysics.
There was no doubt in my mind Black was a bad sort and would end up in trouble.
And, being a bad sort, she ended up meeting a similar grisly fate (though she was pushed).
The last time we played at home against Blackpool the atmosphere was awful and if that happens again we'll probably have a similar bad sort of performance.
OPERA MUNDI: Not a bad sort and lightly-raced but has not made an impact when thrown into better quality events to date and cut little ice last time.
Andy Johnson's recent form doesn't justify an automatic selection, and he's not a bad sort of player to have on the bench.