Descriptive Words: A Complete List of Descriptive Words

Descriptive words help in explaining more about certain things, and it is very easy to understand others by these words. It includes the words of adjectives, participles, and also adverbs while describing any kind of natural behavior and actions, which enhances and improves the flow of writing.

Descriptive Words

descriptive words list

The best thing about descriptive words is that they include all the five essential senses, such as smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound. 

A descriptive word can describe anything, whether it may be a person, place, thing, or situation.

We have covered the descriptive words in a list, and by reading this, you can easily understand the descriptive words and their meanings and also help to improve your vocabulary.

Interesting, Attractive

  1. Absorbing
  2. Alluring
  3. Amusing
  4. Beautiful
  5. Captivating
  6. Compelling
  7. Cute
  8. Diverting
  9. Engaging
  10. Engrossing
  11. Entertaining
  12. Enthralling
  13. Fascinating
  14. Glamorous
  15. Good-looking
  16. Gorgeous
  17. Gripping
  18. Handsome
  19. Intriguing
  20. Lovely
  21. Pretty
  22. Riveting
  23. Striking
  24. Stunning

Amazing

  1. Astonishing
  2. Awesome
  3. Breathtaking
  4. Brilliant
  5. Extraordinary
  6. Fabulous
  7. Fantastic
  8. Incredible
  9. Marvelous
  10. Overwhelming
  11. Phenomenal
  12. Prodigious
  13. Remarkable
  14. Significant
  15. Spectacular
  16. Staggering
  17. Stunning
  18. Stupendous
  19. Tremendous
  20. Unbelievable
  21. Unexpected
  22. Unimaginable
  23. Wonderful

Nice, Good, Kind 

  1. Admirable
  2. Amazing
  3. Amiable
  4. Attentive
  5. Avuncular
  6. Benevolent
  7. Benign (formal)
  8. Caring
  9. Charming
  10. Compassionate
  11. Congenial
  12. Considerate
  13. Cordial
  14. Courteous
  15. Delightful
  16. Enjoyable
  17. Excellent
  18. Exceptional
  19. Fantastic
  20. Friendly
  21. Generous
  22. Gentle
  23. Gracious
  24. Grand
  25. Kind
  26. Kindhearted
  27. Likable
  28. Lovely
  29. Marvelous
  30. Neat
  31. Nice
  32. Outstanding
  33. Pleasant
  34. Pleasing
  35. Pleasurable
  36. Splendid
  37. Stupendous
  38. Super
  39. Superb
  40. Superior
  41. Sympathetic
  42. Terrific
  43. Thoughtful
  44. Wonderful

Great, Rich

  1. Affluent
  2. Awesome
  3. Deep-pocketed
  4. Excellent
  5. Exceptional
  6. Extraordinary
  7. Fat cat
  8. Flush
  9. In the money
  10. Incredible
  11. Loaded (Slang)
  12. Magnificent
  13. Marvelous
  14. Moneyed
  15. Opulent
  16. Outstanding
  17. Phenomenal
  18. Prosperous
  19. Spectacular
  20. Superb
  21. Superior
  22. Terrific
  23. Wealthy
  24. Well-fixed
  25. Well-heeled
  26. Well-to-do
  27. Wonderful

Happy

  1. Amazing
  2. Amused
  3. Blissful
  4. Bright
  5. Charmed
  6. Cheerful
  7. Contented
  8. Delighted
  9. Eager
  10. Ecstatic
  11. Elated
  12. Enthusiastic
  13. Excellent
  14. Exceptional
  15. Excited
  16. Exultant
  17. Fantastic
  18. Glad
  19. Gleeful
  20. Hopeful
  21. Joyful
  22. Lively
  23. Loving
  24. Marvelous
  25. Merry
  26. Optimistic
  27. Outstanding
  28. Overjoyed
  29. Pleasant
  30. Pleased
  31. Positive
  32. Satisfied
  33. Splendid
  34. Stupendous
  35. Super
  36. Terrific
  37. Thrilled
  38. Wonderful

Funny

  1. Amusing
  2. Comical
  3. Comical
  4. Droll
  5. Entertaining
  6. Farcical
  7. Gleeful
  8. Good-humoured
  9. Goofy
  10. Hilarious
  11. Humorous
  12. Hysterical
  13. Jocular
  14. Laughable
  15. Ludicrous
  16. Nonsensical
  17. Sidesplitting
  18. Whimsical
  19. Witty

Bad, Sad 

  1. Awful
  2. Blue
  3. Cheerless
  4. Crummy
  5. Dejected
  6. Depressed
  7. Desperate
  8. Despicable
  9. Disagreeable
  10. Disagreeable
  11. Discouraged
  12. Disgraceful
  13. Disgusted
  14. Disheartened
  15. Downcast
  16. Dreadful
  17. Forlorn
  18. Frustrated
  19. Gloomy
  20. Glum
  21. Hateful
  22. Heartbroken
  23. Heavy
  24. Horrible
  25. Joyless
  26. Lousy
  27. Melancholy
  28. Miserable
  29. Mournful
  30. Nasty
  31. Naughty
  32. Outrageous
  33. Rotten
  34. Somber
  35. Sorrowful
  36. Tearful
  37. Terrible
  38. Unhappy
  39. Unpleasant
  40. Upset
  41. Wack (slang)
  42. Weepy
  43. Wicked
  44. Woeful
  45. Wretched

Big

  1. Towering
  2. Huge
  3. Large
  4. Great
  5. Gigantic
  6. Immense
  7. Colossal
  8. Giant
  9. Massive
  10. Tremendous
  11. Enormous
  12. Mammoth
  13. Hefty
  14. Full

Small

  1. Diminutive
  2. Little
  3. Mini
  4. Miniature
  5. Minute
  6. Petite
  7. Pygmy (with animals)
  8. Skimpy
  9. Slight
  10. Teeny-weeny
  11. Tiny
  12. Wee

Important

  1. Chief
  2. Consequential
  3. Critical
  4. Crucial
  5. Decisive
  6. Essential
  7. Eventful
  8. Extensive
  9. Far-reaching
  10. Fundamental
  11. Great
  12. Imperative
  13. Key
  14. Major
  15. Meaningful
  16. Momentous
  17. Paramount
  18. Primary
  19. Serious
  20. Significant
  21. Substantial
  22. Urgent
  23. Vital

Kind

  1. Affectionately
  2. Agreeably
  3. Amiable
  4. Attentive
  5. Avuncular
  6. Caring
  7. Compassionate
  8. Congenial
  9. Considerate
  10. Generous
  11. Gentle
  12. Good-natured
  13. Gracious
  14. Helpfully
  15. Kindhearted
  16. Lovingly
  17. Nice
  18. Obligingly
  19. Politely
  20. Sympathetic
  21. Tenderly
  22. Thoughtful

List of Descriptive Words in Alphabetical Order

  1. Abandoned
  2. Able
  3. Abnormal
  4. Abundant
  5. Abusive
  6. Academic
  7. Acceptable
  8. Accomplished
  9. Acrobatic
  10. Active
  11. Adaptable
  12. Audible
  13. Admirable
  14. Adorable
  15. Adventurous
  16. Affordable
  17. Afraid
  18. Aggressive
  19. Alarmed
  20. Alert
  21. Ambitious
  22. Ample
  23. Amused
  24. Ancient
  25. Angry
  26. Arrogant
  27. Babyish
  28. Bad
  29. Baffling
  30. Balanced
  31. Basic
  32. Beaming
  33. Beautified
  34. Beloved
  35. Bewildered
  36. Bewitched
  37. Bitter
  38. Blank
  39. Blind
  40. Blue-Eyed
  41. Blushing
  42. Bookish
  43. Boring
  44. Bouncy
  45. Brainy
  46. Brave
  47. Bright
  48. Brilliant
  49. Brittle
  50. Buoyant
  51. Burly
  52. Busy
  53. Buttery
  54. Buzzing
  55. Calculating
  56. Calm
  57. Captivating
  58. Carefree
  59. Careful
  60. Casual
  61. Cautious
  62. Charismatic
  63. Charming
  64. Cheerful
  65. Chubby
  66. Classic
  67. Clean
  68. Clear
  69. Clever
  70. Cloudy
  71. Cluttered
  72. Coarse
  73. Cold
  74. Colorful
  75. Comfortable
  76. Common
  77. Composed
  78. Concerned
  79. Conventional
  80. Courageous
  81. Creative
  82. Crowded
  83. Curly
  84. Damaged
  85. Dangerous
  86. Dark
  87. Dazzling
  88. Dear
  89. Decent
  90. Deep
  91. Defeated
  92. Delicious
  93. Delighted
  94. Deluxe
  95. Demanding
  96. Dense
  97. Depressed
  98. Determined
  99. Devoted
  100. Different
  101. Dirty
  102. Discreet
  103. Disfigured
  104. Diverse
  105. Divine
  106. Dominant
  107. Dynamic
  108. Eager
  109. Early
  110. Earthly
  111. Easy
  112. Easy-Going
  113. Efficacious
  114. Effortless
  115. Elastic
  116. Elderly
  117. Electric
  118. Elegant
  119. Elementary
  120. Emotional
  121. Empty
  122. Enchanted
  123. Energetic
  124. Enraged
  125. Enthusiastic
  126. Ethical
  127. Euphoric
  128. Everlasting
  129. Evil
  130. Exciting
  131. Exemplary
  132. Exotic
  133. Eye-Catching
  134. Fabulous
  135. Factual
  136. Faithful
  137. Fake
  138. Famous
  139. Fancy
  140. Fascinating
  141. Fashionable
  142. Fatal
  143. Fierce
  144. Filthy
  145. Fine
  146. Firm
  147. Flat
  148. Flustered
  149. Focused
  150. Foolhardy
  151. Foreign
  152. Free
  153. Frightened
  154. Gaping
  155. Generous
  156. Gentle
  157. Giant
  158. Gifted
  159. Glamorous
  160. Gleaming
  161. Gloomy
  162. Glum
  163. Goal-Oriented
  164. Good-Looking
  165. Graceful
  166. Grieving
  167. Grim
  168. Grumpy
  169. Guarded
  170. Handed
  171. Handsome
  172. Handy
  173. Harmful
  174. Harmonious
  175. Hated
  176. Hazel
  177. Headstrong
  178. Healthy
  179. Heavenly
  180. Helpful
  181. Heroic
  182. High-Spirited
  183. Hilarious
  184. Homely
  185. Iconic
  186. Icy
  187. Ideal
  188. Idealistic
  189. Idolized
  190. Illegal
  191. Immortal
  192. Immune
  193. Impervious
  194. Impossible
  195. Improper
  196. Inexpensive
  197. Intelligent
  198. Intense
  199. Introverted
  200. Jangling
  201. Jarring
  202. Jaunty
  203. Jealous
  204. Jesting
  205. Jeweled
  206. Joyful
  207. Jubilant
  208. Jumpy
  209. Keen
  210. Kind
  211. Knockout
  212. Knotted
  213. Knowledgeable
  214. Known
  215. Lawful
  216. Lazy
  217. Legendary
  218. Lesser
  219. Liberated
  220. Limp
  221. Lively
  222. Lonely
  223. Loud
  224. Lovable
  225. Lucky
  226. Luxurious
  227. Lyrical
  228. Macabre
  229. Mad
  230. Magical
  231. Magnanimous
  232. Maladapted
  233. Malefic
  234. Marvelous
  235. Mediocre
  236. Mellow
  237. Memorable
  238. Mindful
  239. Miserable
  240. Modern
  241. Motivational
  242. Musical
  243. Mysterious
  244. Narrow
  245. Nasty
  246. Native
  247. Natural
  248. Naughty
  249. Nauseated
  250. Neat
  251. Necessary
  252. Needy
  253. Negative
  254. Nervous
  255. New
  256. Nice
  257. Obedient
  258. Obscure
  259. Observant
  260. Odd
  261. Official
  262. Old-Fashioned
  263. Openhearted
  264. Open-Minded
  265. Ordinary
  266. Organic
  267. Original
  268. Outgoing
  269. Overjoyed
  270. Overprotective
  271. Overthinker
  272. Participant
  273. Passionate
  274. Patient
  275. Peaceful
  276. Perceptive
  277. Perfect
  278. Persistent
  279. Personable
  280. Petty
  281. Playful
  282. Practical
  283. Precious
  284. Pretty
  285. Professional
  286. Proud
  287. Puzzled
  288. Quality
  289. Quenched
  290. Questionable
  291. Quick
  292. Quiet
  293. Quotable
  294. Radiant
  295. Radical
  296. Radioactive
  297. Rampant
  298. Rapid
  299. Rare
  300. Rational
  301. Reachable
  302. Ready
  303. Real
  304. Recent
  305. Red
  306. Regal
  307. Reliable
  308. Relieved
  309. Respectable
  310. Responsible
  311. Romantic
  312. Sad
  313. Safe
  314. Sandy
  315. Sarcastic
  316. Scarce
  317. Scented
  318. Scornful
  319. Secret
  320. Sedentary
  321. Self-Assertive
  322. Selfish
  323. Sensitive
  324. Silky
  325. Sparkling
  326. Splendid
  327. Strange
  328. Talented
  329. Talkative
  330. Tall
  331. Tasteful
  332. Tasty
  333. Tempting
  334. Tender
  335. Terrible
  336. Thankful
  337. Thoughtless
  338. Tolerant
  339. Tremendous
  340. Trustful
  341. Trustworthy
  342. Uber
  343. Ugly
  344. Ulterior
  345. Ultimate
  346. Unaffected
  347. Unbelievable
  348. Unbroken
  349. Uninterested
  350. Universal
  351. Unlucky
  352. Unpleasant
  353. Unused
  354. Unusual
  355. Up-Front
  356. Uptight
  357. Useful
  358. Vainglorious
  359. Valid
  360. Validatory
  361. Valuable
  362. Vast
  363. Versatile
  364. Vibrant
  365. Victorious
  366. Vigilant
  367. Vivid
  368. Wanted
  369. Warm
  370. Warmhearted
  371. Wasteful
  372. Weak
  373. Wealthy
  374. Well-Behaved
  375. Whole
  376. Wicked
  377. Wide-Awake
  378. Wild
  379. Witty
  380. Wordy
  381. Worshipful
  382. Wrong
  383. Xenogeneic
  384. Xerothermic
  385. Yawning
  386. Yearly
  387. Yellow
  388. Yellowish
  389. Yarn
  390. Young
  391. Youthful
  392. Yummy
  393. Zealous
  394. Zestful
  395. Zigzag
  396. Zoological
  397. Zootrophic