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A-Z of descriptive adjectives

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Here's an A-Z of adjectives we can use to describe different things. Take a look at them and see if you can learn some new, useful words.

Remember - many of these words  are not used in these forms to describe how we feel. For example, we use "It's amazing" to describe something while "I am amazed" is used to show our emotion or feeling.

Amazing

Wonderful or surprising.

Boring

Not interesting.

Cool

Very good; excellent.

Disappointing

Not as good as you had expected.

Enthralling

Keeping someone's interest and attention completely.

Fascinating

Very interesting.

Goofy

A causal word mostly used in American English meaning 'silly'.

Horrible.

Terrible; awful.

Intriguing

Interesting because it is unusual or mysterious.

Jaunty

Showing that you are happy and confident.

Kooky

A causal word mostly used in American English to describe a person who is strange in their appearance or behaviour.

Languid

Moving or speaking slowly with little energy, often in an attractive way.

Majestic

Beautiful, powerful or causing great admiration and respect.

Nauseating

Making you feel like you are going to vomit.

Obstinate

Unreasonably determined, especially to act in a particular way and not to change at all, despite argument or persuasion.

Petty

Unimportant and not worth giving attention to.

Quaint

Attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned.

Relevant

Connected with what is happening or being discussed.

Sentimental

Describes someone who is strongly influenced by emotional feelings, especially about happy memories of past events.

Timid

Shy and nervous; lacking confidence; easily frightened.

Underrated

To rate or evaluate too low; better than people think it is.

Vibrant

Energetic, exciting and full of enthusiasm.

Wacky

Unusual in a pleasing and exciting or silly way.

Xenophobic

Extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc.

Yummy

An informal adjective meaning 'very tasty or delicious'.

Zany

Crazy in a fun and funny way.

 

Link: Personality Adjectives