Here’s a little secret: when you focus on positivity all day, every day, your life is sure to take an immediate change for the better. Together, let’s start the journey with an immense list of positive words that start with I.
How often do you consider your words to be positive or negative? The truth is, all of our words convey positive or negative connotations. Knowing this, why not choose words that empower other people and shed light (not shadows) on a situation? Explore some illuminating words that can be impactful to those around you.
someone or something that is a representation of something else
emblematic, quintessential, exemplary
a person guided by hopes rather than practicality
dreamer, optimist, romantic
peaceful, tranquil, or pretty
pleasant, pastoral, unspoiled
to fill something
infuse, instill, saturate
colossal, enormous, gigantic
to become deeply involved
absorb, bury, occupy
to make known
bestow, divulge, confer
drive, hammer, stress
to make someone or something better
ameliorate, enhance, upgrade
to become greater in size, quantity or quality
extend, enlarge, augment
to give into a desire
allow, gratify, revel
free from sin
blameless, spotless, upright
intuitiveness; awareness; seeing something clearly
instinct, shrewdness, acumen
to influence, motivate, or produce a feeling
inspirit, invigorate, stir
to gradually and persistently introduce a principle to a person
engender, imbue, impart
forceful, to a high degree
acute, blistering, vivid
closeness between people
affection, closeness, fondness
fearless and brave
bold, courageous, gallant
alluring, making itself wanted or desired
tempting, welcoming, attractive
Positive words also come in handy when it’s time to write a cover letter. To write a creative cover letter that stands out, focus your opening line and imbue it with your skills. From innovations to idealists, enjoy these imaginative longer words and their interesting definitions and synonyms.
to light something up
brighten, emblaze, spotlight
well-known and respected
distinguished, eminent, transcendent
having or showing creativeness or resourcefulness
clever, fanciful, inventive
someone or something that is absolutely clean
flawless, perfect, pure
instantaneous, something currently present and imminent
now, instant, without delay
having a significant or powerful effect
impressive, poignant, stunning
not favoring one side or opinion over another
candid, detached, unbiased
having or showing strong feeling
ardent, enthusiastic, zealous
someone or something that is flawless
exquisite, faultless, perfect
having great significance or consequence
eminent, influential, outstanding
something that leaves a feeling of awe or admiration
moving, inspiring, telling
all-encompassing; all-embracing; including all groups
capacious, comprehensive, universal
having no common basis for comparison
excellent, superior, unparalleled
amazing, astounding, extraordinary
a person or thing with tireless persistence
diligent, dogged, unrelenting
someone or something that is free from the control of another
autonomous, self-governing, unrestricted
ambitious, assiduous, productive
too great for words
indescribable, inexpressible, transcendent
powerful, exerting significant influence over a group
dominant, effective, strong
clear and inventive
adroit, bright, clever
the act of taking the first step
action, stride, step
change; the act of creating something new
invention, novelty, vicissitude
the following of moral or ethical principles
candor, character, honor
the quality of being smart
apt, astute, bright
appealing, eliciting or worthy of attention
captivating, compelling, stimulating
causing great happiness
exhilarating, innerving, invigorating
instinctive, something easily understood through intuition
automatic, habitual, inherent
coming up with new ideas
adept, clever, creative
to stimulate, to give strength or energy
animate, energize, enliven
indestructible, something invulnerable to damage
invulnerable, powerful, unconquerable
something that has rainbow-like colors
kaleidoscopic, lustrous, prismatic
Now that you've looked at a few different positive words starting with the letter I, check out how you can use them in a sentence.
- Remember Audrey Hepburn’s iconic tiara from Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
- The cozy fire adds to the idyllic setting.
- Tom Cruise’s illustrious personality is appealing on-set and off.
- She is going to immerse herself in Indian culture for one year.
- Those shoes are impeccable.
- I look forward to learning how to improve my Spanish.
- Look at the countless incredible stars in the night sky.
- The soldier was indefatigable, even in the face of defeat.
- She was so intuitive; she could practically read his mind.
- Her grandmother’s stained glass window looked iridescent in the evening light.
How about taking a gander at a list of adjectives that start with I? Some will be positive; some will not. See if you can spot the difference!
The more you read, the more your vocabulary grows. As you progress in this manner, the more you’ll develop intelligent insights into all manner of things. Why not continue to explore new words? Start back at the beginning of the series with these positive words that start with A. Or, stick with our current letter and check out this list of nouns that start with I. Then, review even more words that start with I. An invigorating vocabulary comes in quite handy whenever you’re sitting down to write your next short story or poem.