Positive Words

Positive Words – An Epic A-Z List & How to Use Them More Often!

Why positive words are important

We have thousands upon thousands of thoughts per day (the research is a little sketchy on a specific number) and we speak an estimated 16,000 words each and every day. *

That’s a lot of words being used.

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And while we can’t control all of them, can you imagine the possibilities if we could exponentially increase the positive words we use?

Because positive thoughts and words  not only help with improving your outlook and attitude on life, but positive thinking can also reduce stress, improve your health, your relationships, your self-esteem and your overall success in life.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi

The Epic List of Positive Words

Below is a comprehensive list of positive words, neatly sorted from A-Z.

While you take a look over them, consider what words you could use more often; in your thoughts, your speech and your writing.  

Which words could replace a tired, negative word you currently use too often?  

Don’t forget to check out the end of the post, with some useful tips and how to increase the use of these positive words in your every day life!

Positive words that start with A

​abeam
abide
abiding
ablaze
able
abloom
above
absolute
absolutely
absolve
absolved
abstract
abundance
abundant
accelerate
accelerated
accelerating
accept
acceptable
accepting
accessibility
accessible
acclaim
acclaimed


accommodate
accommodating
accommodative
accomplish
accomplished
accomplishing
accomplishment
accountability
accountable
ace
aced
achieve
achievement
achiever
acknowledged
acquaint
acquire
act
action
activate
active
admirable
admire
adore
adored

adoring
advance
advanced
advantage
advantaged
adventure
adventurous
advertise
advertisement
advisable
aesthetic
aesthetically
affability
affable
affect
affection
affectionate
affirm
affirmation
affluent
alive
allure
alluring
amaze
amazement

amazing
anticipate
anticipation
aphrodisiac
appeal
appealing
appreciate
appreciation
approval
approve
assert
assertive
astute
attitude
attract
attractive
audacious
authentic
automate
autonomous
awesome

Positive words that start with B

​ballsy
beam
beaming
beautiful
beautify
beauty
becoming
believable
believe
believing
beneficial
benefits
best
beyond
big
blasting
blazing
bless

blessed
blessings
bliss
blockbuster
blossom
bold
blockbuster
blossom
bold
bombastic
bonafide
bonus
bonzer
boost
booster
boss
bounce
boundless

bountiful
bounty
brain
brainpower
brainstorm
brainy
bravado
brave
bravely
bravery
bravo
breakout
breakthrough
breathless
breathtaking
breeze
breezy
bright

brighten
brightly
brilliance
brilliant
brilliantly
brimming
broadminded
bubble
build
builder
building
bundle
buoyant
buoyantly
bustling

Positive words that start with C

calculate
calculated
calm
calmative
calming
calmness
campaigner
can
candid
candidly
capability
capable
capture
carefree
careful
carefully
caring
celebrate
celebration
centre
ceremony
challenge
champion
charisma
chase
chaser
.

cheer
cheerful
cheerio
cheers
cheery
cherish
childish
chivalry
chummy
civil
clarity
classic
classical
classy
clear
clever
climb
climber
climbing
cognizant
coherent
collector
collegial
color
colossal
colourful

comfort
comfortable
comforter
command
commanding
commit
commitment
compassion
compassionate
compelling
competence
competent
compliment
complimentary
comprehensive
comrades
concert
concise
concrete
confidant
confidence
confidently
constant
constantly
content
contribute

​contributor
convince
convincing
cool
coolest
cooperate
cooperatively
cornerstone
countless
courage
courageousness
courteous
courtesy
coziness
cozy
crank
create
creating
creative
credibility
credible
credit
cuddle
cultivated
cute
cutely
cuteness


Positive words that start with D

dance
dancer
dandy
dapper
dashing
dazzle
dazzled
dear
dearly
debonair
dedicated
dedication
deep

deeper
deeply
defiant
defiantly
define
definite
deliberate
delicate
delicately
delicious
delight
delightful
delightfully 

desirability
desirable
determine
determined
develop
developed
developing
devoted
devotee
devoutly
dexterity
diamond
different

distinguished
diverse
diverting
divine
doable
doer
dumbfounded
durability
durable
dutiful
duty
dynamic
dynamite
dynamo

Positive words that start with E

eager
eagerly
early
earnest
earnestly
easing
easy
economic
edit
educate
educated
efficiency
efficient
efficiently
effortless
effortlessly
electric

electricity
electrify
electrifying
elevate
emotional
empathetic
empathy
empowered
empowering
encore
encourage encouraged
encouraging
endow
endowed
endurance
endure
enduring

energetic
energize
energized
energy
engage
engaged
enriching
entertain
entertaining
entertainment
enthusiasm
enthusiastic
enthusing
entice
enticed
enticing

entire
entirely
especially
establish
established
eternal
eternally
ethical
ethically
excel
excellence
excellent
excitable
excite
excitement
exclusive
exclusivity exponentially
exquisite
extensive

Positive words that start with F

fabulous
fabulously
fair
fairness
fame
family
fanatic
fantastic
fantastical
fascinate
fast
faultless
favour
favourite
fearlessly

feasible
feedback
feel
fellow
ferocious
fertile
fervently
festive
festivity
fetch
fetching
finances
fine
finesse
firm

firmer
fitness
flash
flaunting
flirty
fluency
fluent
flutter
flyer
flying
focus
focused
fond
fondly
foolproof

forerunner
foresight
forever
fortunate
fresh
friend
friendly
fulfil
fulfilled
full
fully
fun
fundamental
funny
future
futuristic

Positive words that start with G

gained
gainfully
gains
gallant
galore
game
gamer
generosity
generous
gentle
gently
genuine
genuinely
giddy

gift
gifted
giggle
giggling
giver
giving
glad
gladly
glam
glamorous
glee
gleeful
glimmer
glimmering

glorification
glorious
gloriously
glow
glowing
glutinous
goal
good
gorgeousness
gourmet
grace
graced
gracious
grateful
gratifying
gratitude

great
grounded
grounding
grow
growing
guarantee
guardian
guest
guidance
guide
guided
guiding
gumption
gusto

Positive words that start with H

habit
hallelujah
hallmark
handy
happiness
happy
hardier
harmonic
harmonious
harmonize

harmony
harness
health
healthy
heart
heaven
high
highly
hilarious
hilarity

homely
honest
honestly
honesty
honorable
honored
hopeful
hopefully
hopefulness
hospitable

host
hottest
hug
huge
humanely
humanitarian
hyper-sonic
hypnotic
hypnotically

Positive words that start with I

idea
ideal
idealism
idealistic
ideally
idolized
illustrate
illustrious
imagination
imaginative
imaginatively
imagine
immortal
immune
impartially
impassioned
impress

impressing
impressively
improve
improvement
inciting
increase
increased
incredible
incredibly
independent
indomitable
industrious
industriously
informed
initiate
initiator
inner

innocent
innovate
innovation
innovative
inquisitive
insightful
inspiration
inspirational
inspire
inspired
inspiring
intellect
intelligence
intelligent
intent
intention
intently

interact
intrigue
intriguingly
invaluable
inventor
invested
investor
invite
inviting
involve
involved
irrefutable
irreplaceable
irrepressible
irresistible

Positive words that start with J

jest
jesting
jointly
jolly

jovial
joy
joyful
joyfully

joyous
judicious
juggler
juggling

jump
justice
justified
justify
justly

Positive words that start with K

keen
keenly
keep
keeper
kept

kind
kindliness
kindly
kindred

kinetic
king
kiss
knowing

knowingly
knowledge
knowledgeable
kosher
kudos

Positive words that start with L

large
lasting
laugh
laughter
leader
leads
learn
legend
legit
legitimate
lenient

let
level
leverage
liberating
liberty
life
lift
lifting
light
lighten
limitless

live
lively
living
love
loved
lovely
loving
loyal
lucidly
luck
luckiest
luckily

lucky
lucrative
lucratively
luminate
luminously
lush
lust
lustily

Positive words that start with M

maestro
magic
magical
magically
magnetic
magnetically
magnificent
magnify
magnitude
major
majority
manoeuvrability
manoeuvrable
marvel
marvellous

massive
masterful
mastery
match
mature
maturely
meaning
meaning
meaningful
meaningful
meant
meditation
meditative
melodious
melody
memorable

mercy
merit
merit able
mesmerizing
metaphysical
meteoric
meteorically
methodical
meticulous
meticulously
mighty
mindset
miracle
miraculous
momentous
momentum
motion

motivate
motivating
motivation
move
movement
mover
mucho
mutual
mutually
myriad

Positive words that start with N

namaste
narrative
natural
naturalize
navigate
navigated
navigation
neat

neatly
necessary
neutral
new
nice
nicely
nipper
nirvana

noble
nonchalant
normal
noted
noticeably
notorious
novel
novelty

nurse
nurture
nurtured
nurturing
nutritious

Positive words that start with O

objective
objectively
obliged
obliging
observe
obsess
obsessed
obsession
obtain
obtained
offer

offering
official
onward
oodles
oomph
ooze
open
opportunity
optimism
optimist
optimistic

optimize
optimized
optimum
opulent
opulently
order
orderly
organic
organized
outgoing
outlasting
outstanding

outwit
outwitted
ovation
overjoyed
overtake
overtaking
overtook
overture
owner
owning

Positive words that start with P

pacifist
pacify
painless
palatable
participate
participated
participation
partner
passion
passionate
passionately
pathfinder
patience
patient
peace
peaceful
perception
perceptive
perkiness
perky
perseverance

persevere
persevered
personable
perspective
persuasion
persuasively
phenomenal
phenomenally
picturesque
pioneer
pioneering
planner
player
playful
playfully
poetic
poetry
polite
politeness
popular
popularity
positive

possibilities
possible
power
powered
powerful
powerfully
pragmatic
premier
premium
prepare
prepared
presence
present
prestigious
presto
prevail
pride
privilege
privileged
produce
productive

productivity
prominent
protect
protected
protection
proud
provocative
provocatively
pumped
punctual
pure
purely
purify
purity
purpose
purposeful
purposefully
purveyor

Positive words that start with Q

quaint
qualitative
quality
quantifiable
quantity

queen
queer
quest
quester
question
questioning

quick
quicken
quietly
quintessential
quip
quirk
quite

quiz
quotation
quote

Positive words that start with R

radiance
radiant
radiantly
radical
rank
rapid
rapidly
ravenous
ravish
ravishing
reappear
rebellious
reclaim
recognition
recommend
recommendations
recommended

recover
redo
relationship
relaxing
reliable
reliant
relish
renew
renewed
renovate
renown
repeat
repent
replenish
replenishing
replenishment
represent

reputable
reputation
research
resilient
resiliently
resonate
resonating
resounding
respect
respectfully
rest
rested
restful
restore
revere
review
revived
revolution

revolutionize
revolutionized
reward
rewardable
rewarding
rhapsody
rich
richness
ridiculous
ridiculously
rigorous
robust
robustly
romance
romantic
runner

Positive words that start with S

sacred
saintly
salient
sassy
satisfied
satisfies
satisfy
satisfying
scope
secure
secured
security
seductive
seek
seeker
select
selection

selective
self
sensational
sensibility
sentiment
sentimental
sentimentally
serendipitous
serendipity
sexy
shining
size
skilled
skillful
skills
sleek
smile
sparkle
sparkling

spiritual
spirituality
splendid
spouse
steadfast
strong
success
successful
sufficiency
sufficient
super
superb
superbly
support
supported
supporting
supportive

surprise
surrounded
surrounding
swankiest
swanky
sway
sweep
sweet
sweetly
sympathetic
symptoms
synergy
system
systematic

Positive words that start with T

tactful
talent
talented
unafraid
unarguable
tantalizing
taught
teach
teacher
teaching
team
teammate
teamwork
temperate
tempt
tenacious

terrific
test
thankful
thanks
think
thinker
thinking
thorough
thought
thoughtful
thoughts
thrifty
thrillingly
thrive
thriving
time

tingle
tirelessly
titanic
titillate
together
totally
touchingly
traction
tradition
trailblazer
tranquil
tranquility
transcend
transform
transformation
transformational

treasure
treat
treaty
trendy
triumph
triumphant
triumphantly
trophy
truly
trust
trusted
trustee
trustful
trusting
try
tutor
twinkle

Positive words that start with U

uber
ultimate
unabashed
unassuming
unbelievable
uncommon
undaunted
understand
understood
undivided
undoubted

unfazed
unfeigned
unforgettable
unhampered
unicorn
unification
unified
unimpaired
unimpeachable
unique
unite 

united
unmatched
unmistakable
unobtrusive
unopposed
unparalleled
unpretentious
unquestionable
unrestricted
unshakable
unwavering

upcoming
upgraded
upholder
uplift
uplifted
uplifting
upliftment
upright
upward
usable
utilize
utmost

Positive words that start with V

valid
validate
validator
value
valued
values
vanish
vary
vast

vehemently
veraciously
verified
verify
versatile
versatile
versatility
veteran
viable

vibrant
victory
vigour
vindicate
vintage
virile
vital
vitality
viva 

vivacious
vogue
voila
voyage
vroom
vulnerability
valuably
value

Positive words that start with W

wake
waken
want
wanted
warm
warm
warmly
warmth
wash
watch
water
water
wave
wealth
wealthiness

welfare
well
whimsical
whip
whirl
whizz
whole
wholeness
wholesome
whoopee
whopper
whopping
wiggle
willingly
windfall

winners
winning
wins
wise
wishful
within
wizardly
wonder
wonderful
wonderfully
wonderment
wonderous
wonders
wondrous
wondrously

wooer
wooer
work
workable
worked
worth
worthily
worthiness
worthwhile
worthy
wowed
wowing
wrap

Positive words that start with X

xenagogue
xenial
xenium

x-factor
x-ray

Positive words that start with Y

yah
yearn
yearning

yippee
young
younger

youth
youthful
yum
yummy

Positive words that start with Z

zaniness
zany
zappy

zealous
zest
zestful

zesty
zing
zippy

Tips for increasing the use of these inspirational words in your every day life:

  • Update your passwords to include a positive word. Imagine what typing ‘success888’ multiple times a day, versus ‘spot91’ can do for your positive thoughts.
  • Create a list of affirmations based on positive things you want to focus on in your life.
  • Learn what words and phrases you use a lot. Ask those closest to you or even record yourself. You will find that you have recurring phrases and words, and perhaps some of these could use a more positive spin on them. For example, I caught myself repeatedly using the phrase ‘I’m so busy…’, ‘I have to exercise’.
  • Keep a daily gratitude journal – a quick and simple way to ensure you are physically writing down positive words each day, because it’s impossible to be grateful without being positive!
  • Frame some inspirational words and quotes around your home, even post-it notes work well!
  • Check yourself: don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to a friend or loved one. Use this as a measure.
  • Re-frame words and descriptions for things: the ‘never-ending to-do list’ can become the ‘today I get to list’. Simple shifts that make a big difference mentally.
  • Create a vision board, using your favourite positive words and sayings.
  • Change your screensavers, on your computer and phone, to include positive words, quotes, sayings and pictures.
  • Write a focus word on your bathroom mirror.
  • Acknowledge that you have choices and freedom.
  • Meditate. Check out this free app for affirmations and meditations in varying lengths.
  • Flood your mind with positive thoughts by watching inspirational movies and speeches, listen to inspiring songs and read positive books.
  • If you spend time with small children, learn to stop and notice how they are naturally positive, inquisitive and have a ‘get on with it’ type attitude to life. They are excited by the small, simple things in life and they can always teach us adults to remember the little wonders in life.
  • Subscribe to a word of the day app or email series.
  • Write lines like you did at school. But make sure they are positive, uplifting statements that nourish your mind.

This is by no means a complete list of positive words and will be added to constantly. I love to hear of suggestions for the list, so be sure to let me know below:

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