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350+ Positive Words to Describe Someone – List of Adjectives

An enormous, well-organized list of words to describe someone.

When describing something positive about someone, we all tend to overuse the usual “she’s really good”, “he’s a great guy” or even “they’re awesome at their job”.  Instead of more of the same – and in trying to use more positive words (and thoughts) more often, I enthusiastically compiled an enormous list of positive words that can be used to describe someone (see what I did there?).

It’s not very often we can use only one word to describe someone, but the following list can give us some good ideas.

Adjectives To Describe A Person

Positive adjectives (aka ‘describing words’) can help us to describe someone’s characteristics in a more positive light. To give you some ideas beyond nice, great and kind, here is a long and thorough list of more than 360 positive personality adjectives, all listed A-Z:

Positive adjectives that start with A

• Abundant
• Accountable
• Active
• Adaptable
• Adventurous
• Affable
• Affectionate
• Agile
• Agreeable
• Alert
• Altruistic
• Amazing
• Ambitious
• Amiable
• Amicable
• Amusing
• Animated
Artful
• Assertive
• Astute
• Athletic
• Attentive
• Attractive
• Authentic

Positive A Words

Positive adjectives that start with B

• Balanced
• Beautiful
• Believer
• Blissful
• Bold
• Bonza (it’s the Aussie in me)
• Brave
• Bright
• Brilliant
• Broadminded

Positive adjectives that start with C

• Calm
• Candid
• Capable
• Careful
• Caring
• Celebrated
• Centered
• Champion
• Charismatic
• Charitable
• Charming
• Chatty
• Cheeky
• Cheerful
• Cheery
• Cherished
• Chic
• Chilled
• Chivalrous
• Civil
• Clean
• Communicator
• Compassionate
• Competent
• Confident
• Conscientious
• Considerate
• Consistent
• Content
• Controlled
• Cool-headed
• Cooperative
• Courageous
• Courteous
• Crafty
• Creative
• Curious
• Cute

Positive adjectives that start with D

• Dear
• Decisive
• Decisive
• Delightful
• Determined
• Devoted
• Diligent
• Diplomatic
• Discreet
• Driven

Positive adjectives that start with E

• Eager
• Earnest
• Easy-going
• Effusive
• Emotional
• Empathetic
• Empathic
• Empowered
• Empowering
• Endearing
• Energetic
• Enlightened
• Enlivened
• Enough
• Enterprising
• Entertaining
• Enthusiastic
• Entrepreneurial
• Ethical
• Euphoric
• Exuberant
• Exotic
• Experienced
• Expert

Positive adjectives that start with F

• Fabulous
• Fair
• Faithful
• Famous
• Fantastic
• Fascinating
• Fastidious
• Fearless
• Fit
• Flexible
• Flowing
• Focused
• Frank
• Free
• Friendly
• Fun
• Funny

Positive adjectives that start with G

• Game
• Generous
• Genius
• Gentle
• Genuine
• Giving
• Glamor
• Glamorous
• Glowing
• Good
• Graceful
• Gracious
• Grateful
• Great
• Gregarious

Positive adjectives that start with H

• Handsome
• Happy
• Hard Worker
• Healthy
• Heartful
• Heartwarming
• Helpful
• Honest
• Hopeful
• Humble
• Humorous
• Hysterical

positive words to describe someone image

Positive adjectives that start with I

• Idealistic
• Illuminated
• Imaginative
• Impartial
• Inciteful
• Incomparable
• Incredible
• Independent
• Industrious
• Ineffable
• Ingenios
• Innovative
• Inspirational
• Inspiring
• Integral
• Intellectual
• Intelligent
• Intentional
• Interesting
• Intuitive
• Inventive
• Invigorated
• Involved
• Irresistible

Positive adjectives that start with J

• Jolly
• Jovial
• Joyful
• Joyous
• Jubilant
• Just
• Justified

Positive adjectives that start with K

• Keen
• Kind
• Knowledgeable

Positive adjectives that start with L

• Lithe
• Lively
• Living
• Loud
• Lovable
• Loved
• Lovely
• Loving
• Loyal
• Lucky
• Lustful
• Luxurious

Positive adjectives that start with M

• Magical
• Magnanimous
• Magnificient
• Marvelous
• Masterful
• Mediator
• Methodical
• Meticulous
• Mind Blowing
• Mindful
• Miraculous
• Modest
• Motivated
• Motivational

Positive adjectives that start with N

• Natural
• Neat
• Neutral
• Nurturing

Positive adjectives that start with O

• Obliging
• Open
• Open-minded
• Optimistic
• Opulent
• Orderly
• Organized
• Original
• Outgoing
• Outstanding

Positive adjectives that start with P

• Passionate
• Patient
• Peaceful
• Perfect
• Perk
• Perky
• Persistent
• Philosophical
• Pioneering
• Placid
• Playful
• Pleasant
• Poised
• Polite
• Positive
• Powerful
• Practical
• Precious
• Pretty
• Proactive
• Prosperous
• Provocative
• Punctual

Positive adjectives that start with Q

• Quick
• Quick-witted
• Quiet

Positive adjectives that start with R

• Radiant
• Rational
• Ready
• Realistic
• Receptive
• Refreshed
• Relatable
• Relaxed
• Reliable
• Relieved
• Remarkable
• Reserved
• Resilient
• Resourceful
• Respected
• Revered
• Rich
• Romantic

Positive adjectives that start with S

• Sacred
• Safe
• Satisfied
• Scrumptious
• Secure
• Self-assured
• Sensational
• Sensible
• Sensitive
• Serene
• Serent
• Sharp
• Shimmering
• Shining
• Shrewd
• Simple
• Sincere
• Skilled
• Smart
• Snazzy
• Sociable
• Soulful
• Special
• Spectacular
• Splendid
• Stellar
• Stellar
• Stoic
• Straightforward
• Strategic
• Striking
• Strong
• Studious
• Stunning
• Successful
• Super
• Sustained
• Sweet
• Sympathetic

Positive adjectives that start with T

• Tactful
• Talented
• Tasty
• Thankful
• Thorough
• Thoughtful
• Thrilled
• Thriving
• Tidy
• Tolerant
• Tough
• Tranquil
• Transparent
• Triumphant
• Trusting
• Trusty

Positive adjectives that start with U

• Ultimate
• Unassuming
• Unbelievable
• Understanding
• Unique
• Unlimited
• Unreal
• Upbeat
• Uplifted
• Uplifting

Positive adjectives that start with V

• Valuable
• Versatile
• Versatile
• Vibrant
• Victorious
• Virtuous
• Vivacious

Positive adjectives that start with W

• Warm
• Warmhearted
• Wealthy
• Welcoming
• Well-versed
• Whole
• Willing
• Wise
• Witty
• Wonderful
• Wondrous
• Worthy

Positive adjectives that start with Y

• Yielding
• Yummy

Positive adjectives that start with Z

• Zappy
• Zealous
• Zestful
• Zing

adjectives to describe a person

How To Describe Someone

How we describe someone has a lot to do with both our perception of them and how they ‘present’ to us. It’s not only their appearance, but also what they say and the actions they display.

We all know people whose actions don’t align with what they say that will do or what they say they ‘stand for’.

Overall, we tend to describe someone from a combination of how they appear, how they speak, how they act. This is then of course also filtered through our own perceptions whether we are consciously aware of them or not – for example, biases, our own past experiences and strongly held beliefs.

Therefore, it’s important to carefully consider what words we choose to use.

If you’re looking for more specific positive words to use, here are a few more niche lists that can be used to positively describe someone.

Positive Words to Describe Someone Special

• Adventurous
• Affable
• Affectionate
• Agreeable
• Alluring
• Angelic
• Attractive
• Beautiful
• Blessing
• Breathtaking

• Careful
• Champion
• Charismatic
• Charming
• Classy
• Confident
• Courageous
• Cuddly
• Cute
• Delectable
• Electric
• Enchanting
• Energetic
• Exceptional
• Exciting

• Fabulous
• Fascinating
• Foxy
• Funny
• Genuine
• Gorgeous
• Handsome
• Hilarious
• Kind
• Loving
• Magnificent
• Passionate
• Perfect
• Precious
• Pretty

• Safe
• Secure
• Sexy
• Sharing
• Soulmate
• Stalwart
• Sturdy
• Sweet
• Team-Player

Positive Words to Describe Someone Special - List & Image

Positive Words to Describe a Friend

• Adventurous
• Agreeable
• Amusing
• Believer
• Brave
• Calm
• Candid
• Caring
• Centred
• Challenging
• Champion
• Cheeky
• Clever
• Communicator
• Consistent
• Creative
• Entertaining
• Friendly
• Funny
• Generous
• Genuine
• Honest
• Inspiring
• Kind
• Listener
• Loving
• Loyal
• Openminded
• Supportive
• Thoughtful
• Trustworthy
• Trusty

Kind Words to Describe Someone

  • Admirable
  • Adventurous
  • Ambitious
  • Assuring
  • Beautiful
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Bright
  • Champion
  • Cheerful
  • Cheery
  • Comforting
  • Committed
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Courteous
  • Dedicated
  • Determined
  • Driven
  • Empowering
  • Encouraging
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent
  • Faithful
  • Focused
  • Forgiving
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Gentle
  • Great
  • Happy
  • Helpful
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humble
  • Imaginative
  • Intelligent
  • Kind
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Motivating
  • Nurturing
  • Positive
  • Powerful
  • Reassuring
  • Smart
  • Steady
  • Strong
  • Trustworthy
  • Trusty
  • Valued
  • Wilful
  • Wise

Positive Words to Describe a Colleague

• Agile
• Agreeable
• Ambitious
• Amusing
• Astute
• Attentive
• Bold
• Brave
• Calm
• Caring
• Competent
• Competent
• Conscientious
• Creative
• Diplomatic
• Engaged
• Genuine
• Graceful
• Hard Worker
• Intelligent
• Kind
• Loyal
• Smart
• Smart
• Team-Player
• Thinker
• Thorough
• Thoughtful

Nice Words to Describe Someone

Here is an additional list of words to describe someone, rather than just ‘nice’.

Nice Words to Describe Someone

  • Abundant
  • Accountable
  • Active
  • Adaptable
  • Adventurous
  • Affable
  • Affectionate
  • Agreeable
  • Amazing
  • Ambitious
  • Amiable
  • Amicable
  • Amusing
  • Animated
  • Assertive
  • Astute
  • Attentive
  • Attractive
  • Authentic
  • Balanced
  • Beautiful
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Bright
  • Brilliant
  • Calm
  • Capable
  • Caring
  • Centred
  • Charismatic
  • Charitable
  • Charming
  • Cheerful
  • Cheery
  • Chilled
  • Compassionate
  • Confidant
  • Confident
  • Considerate
  • Controlled
  • Cool
  • Crafty
  • Creative
  • Cute
  • Dear
  • Delightful
  • Determined
  • Devoted
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Discreet
  • Driven
  • Eager
  • Empathetic
  • Empowered
  • Enchanting
  • Encouraging
  • Endearing
  • Energetic
  • Enough
  • Entertaining
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ethical
  • Exotic
  • Expert
  • Fabulous
  • Fair
  • Faithful
  • Fascinating
  • Fearless
  • Fit
  • Flexible
  • Focused
  • Frank
  • Friend
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Funny
  • Game
  • Generous
  • Genius
  • Gentle
  • Genuine
  • Giving
  • Glamorous
  • Good
  • Graceful
  • Gracious
  • Grateful
  • Great
  • Happy
  • Hardworking
  • Healthy
  • Heart-Warming
  • Helpful
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humble
  • Incredible
  • Independent
  • Innovative
  • Inspiring
  • Interesting
  • Intuitive
  • Inventive
  • Involved
  • Jolly
  • Jovial
  • Joyful
  • Joyous
  • Just
  • Keen
  • Kind
  • Lively
  • Lovable
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Lucky
  • Magical
  • Magnificent
  • Mindful
  • Miraculous
  • Modest
  • Motivated
  • Natural
  • Neat
  • Nice
  • Nurturing
  • Open
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Original
  • Outgoing
  • Outstanding
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Perfect
  • Perky
  • Persistent
  • Playful
  • Pleasant
  • Polite
  • Positive
  • Powerful
  • Practical
  • Precious
  • Pretty
  • Proactive
  • Prosperous
  • Punctual
  • Quick
  • Radiant
  • Rational
  • Ready
  • Realistic
  • Receptive
  • Relatable
  • Relaxed
  • Reliable
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Respected
  • Rich
  • Romantic
  • Sacred
  • Safe
  • Secure
  • Sensible
  • Sharp
  • Shimmering
  • Shining
  • Smart
  • Sociable
  • Soulful
  • Special
  • Spectacular
  • Stellar
  • Straightforward
  • Striking
  • Strong
  • Studious
  • Stunning
  • Successful
  • Super
  • Sweet
  • Sympathetic
  • Talented
  • Thoughtful
  • Tidy
  • Tolerant
  • Tough
  • Tranquil
  • Trusting
  • Trusty
  • Understanding
  • Unique
  • Upbeat
  • Uplifting
  • Valuable
  • Victorious
  • Virtuous
  • Vivacious
  • Warm
  • Warm-Hearted
  • Welcoming
  • Whole
  • Willing
  • Wise
  • Witty
  • Wonderful
  • Worthy

Positive Words To Describe Someone’s Character

The character of a person is who they are as an individual.

It’s how they act, feel about things and the decisions they make which show their character. One way to express someone’s positive character is through adjectives; for example, I might describe Peter as kind, helpful, honest and generous because he is these things.

Character is a set personality. Personality is a collection of all the thoughts and behaviors that make a person unique. Character means personality, but personality does not mean character. For example, if someone’s personality is that they are outgoing then their personalities could be described as being outgoing, bubbly or talkative depending on what those words would best fit with. Character has more to do with their morals and ethics as a person.

Related: Words To Describe Personality

The words we use can make such a huge difference to our mindset. If you’re looking for some more positive words and inspiring thoughts, then check out these related posts:

Amiana

Sunday 13th of February 2022

I think that you should go past w and have more x, y, and z words

Anokhi Shah

Friday 11th of February 2022

Excellent

Saida Safi

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Excellent. Thank you ❤️

tom

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

very nice

Rhianna

Thursday 19th of August 2021

It helped me a lot I feel good about myself already