(someone) is being (adjective)

When someone is acting in a way that's different than how they usually act, you can say that they "are being ___". For example, if one of your children is not cooperating with you, you can say:

Why are you being so difficult?

Or say this about your friend who's getting on your nerves today:

She's being annoying.

There are some adjectives that you don't use with "being". For example, "angry" does not need "being". You can just say:

She's angry.

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