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List of descriptive words


A large list of descriptive words. This list will help you choose different words when you are writing an essay or letter and avoid repeating the same word

What descriptive words will I be learning?

You will be able to learn the following descriptive words:

Appearance, condition, feelings bad, feelings good, shape, size, sound, time, taste, touch, said, funny, scary, commentary, analysis of text, physical qualities, mental qualities, moral qualities, spiritual qualities, social qualities, general qualities

Descriptive words

Descriptive Words that can be used for commentary or analysis of text

Positive
Authentic Inspirational Reactionary
Conservative Ironic Realistic
Controversial Liberal Recondite
Credible Melodramatic Romantic
Cultural Mystical Satiric
Didactic Naturalistic Scholarly
Dramatic Objective Significant
Esoteric Orthodox Spiritual
Expressionistic Philosophic Subjective
Fanciful Plausible Symbolic
Humanistic Pragmatic Utilitarian
Humorous Profound Impressionistic
Radical    
Negative
Absurd Commonplace Heretical
Improbable Incredible Insignificant
Intolerant Pedantic Prejudiced
Shallow Superficial Trivial
Unscholarly    

Descriptive Words that can be used for a persons Physical qualities

Positive
Active Exquisite Pretty
Adept Fair Ravishing
Adroit Fascinating Robust
Agile Good-looking Shapely
Attractive Graceful Skillful
Beautiful Handsome Spirited
Brawny Hardy Spruce
Charming Immaculate Stalwart
Comely Lively Strapping
Dainty Lovely Strong
Dapper Manly Sturdy
Delicate Muscular Virile
Dexterous Neat Vivacious
Elegant Nimble Winsome
Negative
Awkward Graceless Repulsive
Bizarre Grotesque Sickly
Cadaverous Hideous Slovenly
Clumsy Homely Spare
Coarse Horrible Thin
Decrepit Incongruous Ugly
Effeminate Invidious Ungainly
Emaciated Loathsome Unkempt
Feeble Odious Unmanly
Frail Repellent Unwomanly
Gawky Repugnant Weak
Ghastly    

Descriptive Words that can be used for peoples mental qualities

Positive
Apt Learned
Astute Observant
Capable Precocious
Clever Prudent
Competent Rational
Crafty Reasonable
Cunning Sage
Educated Scholarly
Erudite Sensible
Gifted Shrewd
Ingenious Subtle
Intellectual Talented
Intelligent Wily
Inventive Wise
Negative
Bigoted Puerile
Crass Shallow
Dull Simple
Fatuous Stupid
Foolish Ungifted
Ignorant Unintellectual
Illiterate Unintelligent
Inane Unlettered
Irrational Unschooled
Narrow-minded Vacuous
Obtuse  

List of describing words

List of describing words

Lessons that are related

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Descriptive words English lesson

Descriptive words other ways to say

Dictionary and how to use them

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