List of 228 Common Adjectives

Adjectives are some of the most common words in the English language and they modify perhaps the most common words in the English language, nouns. With a list of common adjectives at hand, you can effectively describe your surroundings in detail.

Whether you're recording your thoughts in your journal at the end of a wonderful day, jotting down the opening lines to your novel, or just describing your friend's outfit, having some noteworthy adjectives in your back pocket will make everything a little bit brighter. Let's have a look.

List of Adjective Words

Below, you'll find a list of 228 commonly used adjectives that can serve as the basis for your own list. These words can all be used to describe feelings or the appearance of objects and can also make it easy to describe yourself, your surroundings, and your favorite things.

You can then build up your adjective list, adding more words you like or removing ones you don't. You could even include other kinds of descriptive words, such as adverbs. By keeping this list on hand as you write, you'll be able to refer to it and effectively embellish your writing.

A

Defiant

Homeless

Q

Adorable

Delightful

Homely

Quaint

Adventurous

Depressed

Horrible

R

Aggressive

Determined

Hungry

Real

Agreeable

Different

Hurt

Relieved

Alert

Difficult

I

Repulsive

Alive

Disgusted

Ill

Rich

Amused

Distinct

Important

S

Angry

Disturbed

Impossible

Scary

Annoyed

Dizzy

Inexpensive

Selfish

Annoying

Doubtful

Innocent

Shiny

Anxious

Drab

Inquisitive

Shy

Arrogant

Dull

Itchy

Silly

Ashamed

E

J

Sleepy

Attractive

Eager

Jealous

Smiling

Average

Easy

Jittery

Smoggy

Awful

Elated

Jolly

Sore

B

Elegant

Joyous

Sparkling

Bad

Embarrassed

K

Splendid

Beautiful

Enchanting

Kind

Spotless

Better

Encouraging

L

Stormy

Bewildered

Energetic

Lazy

Strange

Black

Enthusiastic

Light

Stupid

Bloody

Envious

Lively

Successful

Blue

Evil

Lonely

Super

Blue-eyed

Excited

Long

T

Blushing

Expensive

Lovely

Talented

Bored

Exuberant

Lucky

Tame

Brainy

F

M

Tender

Brave

Fair

Magnificent

Tense

Breakable

Faithful

Misty

Terrible

Bright

Famous

Modern

Tasty

Busy

Fancy

Motionless

Thankful

C

Fantastic

Muddy

Thoughtful

Calm

Fierce

Mushy

Thoughtless

Careful

Filthy

Mysterious

Tired

Cautious

Fine

N

Tough

Charming

Foolish

Nasty

Troubled

Cheerful

Fragile

Naughty

U

Clean

Frail

Nervous

Ugliest

Clear

Frantic

Nice

Ugly

Clever

Friendly

Nutty

Uninterested

Cloudy

Frightened

O

Unsightly

Clumsy

Funny

Obedient

Unusual

Colorful

G

Obnoxious

Upset

Combative

Gentle

Odd

Uptight

Comfortable

Gifted

Old-fashioned

V

Concerned

Glamorous

Open

Vast

Condemned

Gleaming

Outrageous

Victorious

Confused

Glorious

Outstanding

Vivacious

Cooperative

Good

P

W

Courageous

Gorgeous

Panicky

Wandering

Crazy

Graceful

Perfect

Weary

Creepy

Grieving

Plain

Wicked

Crowded

Grotesque

Pleasant

Wide-eyed

Cruel

Grumpy

Poised

Wild

Curious

H

Poor

Witty

Cute

Handsome

Powerful

Worrisome

D

Happy

Precious

Worried

Dangerous

Healthy

Prickly

Wrong

Dark

Helpful

Proud

Z

Dead

Helpless

Putrid

Zany

Defeated

Hilarious

Puzzled

Zealous

Why Use an Adjective List?

Adjective lists will help you build a more advanced vocabulary. In turn, this will allow you to become a more effective writer and speaker.

People who are learning a foreign language often make a list of common adjective words in order to memorize new vocabulary words and organize their learning process.

More Word Lists

If you're looking for even more lists of descriptive words, you can choose from YourDictionary's extensive word lists from A to Z. We've got plenty of goodness right here. You might like to check out these articles:

In any of YourDictionary's adjective articles, you may discover new words that'll help you express exactly what you see and feel. Get ready to boost your creativity and start building up your list of adjective words today!

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