“E” is the most common letter in the English language. Try to think of a sentence without using the letter “E.” It’s easier said than done! But you don’t need to deprive yourself. It’s one of the most exquisite, enticing, and exciting letters you’ll ever find with an excellent array of adjectives, which are descriptive words for people, places, and things.
If you’re having trouble staying positive lately, maybe some “E” adjectives can give you the boost that you need. Positive adjectives that start with “E” give you all the words to describe your enthusiastic friends and enjoyable moments, hopefully helping you to feel exquisite along the way.
|eager||pleasantly expectant||enthusiastic, hankering, ambitious|
|earnest||honest and sincere||ardent, heartfelt, impassioned|
|easy-going||flexible, relaxed||carefree, happy-go-lucky, laid-back|
|ebullient||bubbling with excitement||effervescent, elated, buoyant|
|effervescent||vivacious and enthusiastic||lively, spirited, lighthearted|
|efficacious||capable of producing a desired effect||effective, constructive, productive|
|elated||extremely happy||exhilarated, delighted, joyous|
|electric||brilliant and vivid||thrilling, exciting, invigorating|
|elegant||graceful and poised||stylish, refined, sophisticated|
|eloquent||well-spoken, persuasive in writing or speaking||expressive, articulate, fluent|
|emboldened||confident for an upcoming task||determined, reassured, hopeful|
|empathetic||having the ability to share in and understand someone else’s feelings||compassionate, understanding,|
|enchanting||delightful and attractive||alluring, fascinating, beguiling|
|encouraging||supportive, giving someone confidence; giving hope for future success||hopeful, promising,|
|endearing||cute and lovable||charming, adorable, captivating|
|engaging||charming and attractive||alluring, captivating, intriguing|
|enjoyable||fun and amusing||pleasing, pleasurable, delightful|
|entertaining||providing fun or amusement||absorbing, compelling, engrossing|
|enthusiastic||excited to do something||eager, exuberant, ardent|
|entrancing||very charming and interesting||fascinating, winsome, enticing|
|ethereal||like an angel; heavenly||celestial, sublime, delicate|
|excellent||very good||wonderful, magnificent, first-rate|
|exceptional||better than anything similar||extraordinary, outstanding, marvelous|
|exciting||causing one to be eager or interested||intriguing, interesting, stimulating|
|exquisite||wonderful; nearly perfect||impeccable, superb, splendid|
Some things and moments deserve a little negativity. “E” adjectives offer an expansive range of words in the negative spectrum, giving you plenty of ways to describe exploitative work, exhausting people, or evil demons.
|eerie||strange or frightening||bizarre, creepy, mysterious|
|edgy||irritable or overly tense||uneasy, restless, nervous|
|egomaniacal||characteristic of someone who believes themselves to be important||egotistic, conceited, self-centered|
|egotistical||self-centered||self-absorbed, selfish, pompous|
|egregious||remarkably bad||deplorable, nefarious, heinous|
|eldritch||sinister and strange||eerie, ghostly, spooky|
|emaciated||abnormally thin, especially as a result of illness or malnourishment||gaunt, undernourished, atrophied|
|embarrassing||characterized by humiliation or shame||distressing, humiliating, upsetting|
|embittered||angry or resentful about past events||irritated, spiteful, rancorous|
|entropic||losing structure or falling apart||chaotic, disorderly|
|envious||jealous, desiring what others gave||resentful, covetous, begrudging|
|errant||mistaken or off-course||deviant, meandering, aberrant|
|estranged||alienated; separated from a family or friend||disaffected, alone|
|evasive||not truthful||deceitful, deceptive, tricky|
|evil||without kindness or mercy; intending to do harm||sinful, immoral, malevolent|
|exasperating||intensely frustrating or irritating||bothersome, aggravating, annoying|
|excessive||more than is needed or wanted||overdone, inordinate, redundant|
|excruciating||unbearably painful||torturous, agonizing, unbearable|
|exhausting||very tiring or wearisome||draining, taxing, tiresome|
|expensive||costly; high-priced||overpriced, costly, exorbitant|
|exploitative||taking advantage of others||corrupt, deceitful, underhanded|
|explosive||violently angry or hostile||volatile, dangerous, hazardous|
|extraneous||unneeded, irrelevant||irrelevant, superfluous, nonessential|
Most things in life aren’t positive or negative. They simply exist, but they still deserve all the exceptional adjectives that “E” has to offer. Neutral “E” adjectives give you the perfect words to describe endemic life, elusive animals, and elaborate plans.
|earth-shattering||hugely important, momentous||crucial, meaningful, notable|
|eccentric||unconventional, slightly strange||curious, offbeat, idiosyncratic|
|eclectic||deriving ideas, taste, or style from various sources||comprehensive, diverse, varied|
|egalitarian||fair to all people||democratic, impartial, unbiased|
|elaborate||very thorough and detailed||intricate, complex, sophisticated|
|elegiac||something that’s haunting and mournful||lamenting, funereal, melancholy|
|elephantine||massive; resembling an elephant||huge, enormous, mammoth|
|eligible||having the ability to do something||qualified, suitable, acceptable|
|elusive||hard to find or catch||evasive, fleeting, slippery|
|eminent||high in station or rank; conspicuous||prominent, distinguished, illustrious|
|empirical||provable or verifiable by experience; derived from or guided by experience or experiment||observational, factual, practical|
|enamored||in love with or very fond of something||captivated, attracted, fascinated|
|endemic||characteristic of or natural to a specific place||native, indigenous, local|
|endogenous||having an internal cause or origin||interior, inlying|
|engrossing||extremely interesting and attention-grabbing||absorbing, enthralling, captivating|
|enterprising||easily making money or finding opportunities||resourceful, ambitious, industrious|
|eponymous||named after someone or something||titular, nominative|
|esoteric||known only by some||obscure, abstruse, arcane|
|exhaustive||fully comprehensive||all-inclusive, thorough, in-depth|
|exotic||originating from a distant country; something unusual||alien, unfamiliar, foreign|
Many of the eclectic “E” adjectives above are perfect for describing a person, but it doesn’t hurt to keep an elaborate list of person-centric descriptors in your back pocket at all times. You always need to be properly equipped to describe your extroverted friends, eagle-eyed teachers, and even-tempered grandma.
|eagle-eyed||having keen perception||perceptive, sharp-eyed, observant|
|economical||careful not to waste money or resources||prudent, thrifty, frugal|
|ecstatic||feeling overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement||elated, joyful, blissful|
|emotional||having feelings that are openly displayed and easily excited||passionate, sentimental, sensitive|
|enigmatic||mysterious; difficult to interpret||cryptic, obscure, perplexing|
|equanimous||calm and composed||even-tempered, imperturbable, stable|
|erudite||having or displaying great knowledge||scholarly, knowledgeable, intellectual|
|euphoric||characterized by happiness and intense excitement||elated, beatific, delightful|
|even-tempered||not easily annoyed or disturbed||calm, easygoing, composed|
|extroverted||socially confident and outgoing||gregarious, sociable, congenial|
You now know an exhaustive number of adjectives that start with “E,” but even the most eagle-eyed, erudite readers might have trouble actually using those words. Seeing some sentences can help you better understand how to use even the most esoteric of adjectives.
- The eccentric man down the street owns 25 cats.
- Our economical friend was always trying to find deals.
- The eerie sounds coming from the basement sent chills up her spine.
- Amy is so effervescent that everyone wants to hang out with her.
- The more efficacious workflow increased production by 15%.
- We often thought that our erudite friend would have made an excellent professor.
- Johnny's egregious error cost his team dearly.
- Her laid-back, easy-going personality was part of why we loved hanging out with her.
- Nirvana's electric performance really tore the house down.
- Elegiac poems of the late 18th century capture the feeling of mourning and loss.
- The elephantine beast reared its enormous head.
- Empirical evidence proves that the medicine is safe for children.
- Joan was empathetic to Carl's loss because she could imagine how much it would hurt to lose a loved one.
- The ice cream shop had an eclectic mix of flavors that ranged from plain vanilla to anchovy pizza.
- His elaborate plan to surprise his girlfriend didn’t work out because the bus was late.
- Jay Gatsby is the eponymous character in The Great Gatsby.
- No one could understand Janine's esoteric explanation of thermodynamics.
- The crowd lined up around the block for the excellent pumpkin croissants at Chez Christophe.
- An exhaustive list of every product the company sells is included in Appendix C.
- Coconuts are considered exotic in countries without coconut trees.
If you think you’ve had enough of “E” words, just wait. Adjectives are just your entry point. Building an extensive vocabulary includes nouns and verbs. This can encourage better writing and speaking skills, and it might give you the extra edge in any word games.