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

Positive words are words that describe something good or desirable and express approval, possibilities and potential.

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.

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

List of Positive Words A-Z

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 everyday 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
  • acceptance
  • 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

For positive A words with definition, check out: Positive Words That Start With A – With Definitions

 

Positive words starting with A

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

 

  • bombastic
  • bonafide
  • bonus
  • bonzer
  • boost
  • booster
  • boss
  • bounce
  • boundless
  • bountiful
  • bounty

 

  • brain
  • brain-power
  • brainstorm
  • brainy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • hypersonic
  • 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
  • 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 starting with N

Positive words that start with O

  • objective
  • objectively
  • obliged
  • obliging
  • observe
  • obsess
  • obsessed
  • obsession
  • obtain
  • obtained

 

  • offer
  • offering
  • official
  • onward
  • oodles
  • oomph
  • ooze
  • open
  • opportune
  • optimism
  • 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
  • purpose
  • purposeful
  • purposefully
  • purveyor

Positive words that start with Q

  • quaint
  • qualitative
  • quality
  • quantifiable
  • quantity
  • que
  • 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
  • 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
  • unafraid
  • unarguable
  • 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
  • unshakeable
  • 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
  • voraciously

 

  • verified
  • verify
  • versatile
  • versatile
  • versatility
  • veteran
  • viable
  • vibrant
  • victory
  • vigor
  • vindicate
  • vintage
  • virile
  • vital
  • vitality
  • viva
  • vivacious

 

  • vogue
  • voila
  • voyage
  • vroom
  • vulnerability
  • valuable
  • value

Positive words that start with W

  • wake
  • waken
  • want
  • wanted
  • warm
  • warm
  • warmly
  • warmth
  • wash
  • watch
  • water

 

  • wave
  • wealth
  • wealthiness
  • welfare
  • well
  • whimsical
  • whip
  • whirl
  • whiz
  • 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
  • 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
  • yes
  • yield
  • yippee
  • young
  • younger
  • youth
  • youthful
  • yum
  • yummy

Positive words that start with Z

  • zaniness
  • zany
  • zappy
  • zealous
  • zest
  • zestful
  • zesty
  • zing
  • zippy

 

Unique Positive Words

This following list is just an example of some positive words that are also quite unique – not used often, but bright and positive:

  • benevolent – kind and well meaning.
  • convivial – friendly and cheerful.
  • crescendo – increasing in intensity.
  • effervescent – energetic and vivacious.
  • elixir – magical concoction.
  • epiphany – a sudden realization.
  • ethereal – delicate, exquisite or celestial. 
  • extraordinaire – someone who is outstanding at something.
  • extraordinary – remarkable and unusual.
  • flourishing – thriving and developing.
  • idealistic – aiming for perfection.
  • incomparable – without an equal.
  • ineffable – too good to be explained.
  • juggernaut – a powerful force.
  • kismet – fate or destiny.
  • lollapalooza – particularly impressive.
  • luminescent – emitting light.
  • magnanimous – generous or forgiving with others.
  • phenomenal – remarkable or exceptional.
  • schmooze – friendly or lively talk.
  • scrumdiddlyumptious – extremely tasty or attractive.
  • serendipity – an occurrence by happy chance.
  • skedaddle – move quickly.
  • smorgasbord – a wide range of something.
  • tranquil – calm and free from disturbance.
  • unparalleled – exceptional and having no equal.
  • vamoose – move quickly.
  • verve – spirit and enthusiasm. 

unique positive words

Tips for increasing the use of these inspirational words in your everyday 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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