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160+ Words To Describe A Friend

How would you describe a friend?

Finding the right words to describe a friend can be difficult. Despite the very mundane dictionary definition of a friend: ‘A relationship of mutual affection between two people‘ – a friend is so much more than that.

My friends have gotten me through some amazing challenges in life and I’ve also shared some of the best memories with them also.

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Charles R. Swindoll

True friends are there in times of trouble, a sounding board to hear your wonderful (and sometimes crazy) ideas, to be there in times of celebration and everything in between…friends are truly special in our lives.

List of Words To Describe A Friend

This list of words to describe friends will help you put your thoughts into words when describing your friend and the amazing friendship you share – because, let’s be honest – ‘buddy’ doesn’t always cut it!

If you’re looking for a better word to describe your friend, or expand on what they mean to you, then this list of words will certainly help.

  • accepting
  • adaptable
  • adventurous
  • affable
  • affectionate
  • agreeable
  • altruistic
  • amazing
  • ambitious
  • amiable
  • amicable
  • amigo
  • amusing
  • appreciated
  • appreciative

 

  • beautiful
  • beloved
  • bestest
  • bestie
  • boastful
  • bonded
  • brave
  • brave
  • bright
  • brother
  • brotherly
  • buddy

 

  • caring
  • champion
  • charismatic
  • charming
  • chatty
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • cherished
  • chilled
  • comfortable
  • comforting
  • comical
  • companion
  • compassionate
  • comrade
  • confidant
  • connected
  • considerate
  • cool
  • crazy

 

  • decisive
  • deep
  • dependable
  • determined
  • diligent
  • diplomatic
  • dynamic

 

  • easygoing
  • efficient
  • effortless
  • empathetic
  • encouraging
  • energetic
  • enthusiastic
  • extraordinary

 

  • fabulous
  • faithful
  • favorite
  • fearless
  • fierce
  • fiery
  • fond
  • forgiving
  • fortunate
  • friendly
  • funny

 

  • generous
  • gentle
  • genuine
  • giving
  • grateful
  • gregarious
  • heartfelt
  • helpful
  • hilarious
  • honest
  • humorous

 

  • impartial
  • inspirational
  • inspiring
  • intuitive
  • kind
  • kooky
  • lifelong
  • likeable
  • lovable
  • loving
  • loyal

 

  • maniac
  • mate
  • motivating
  • motivational
  • nice
  • non-judgemental
  • observant
  • optimistic
  • organized

 

  • pal
  • passionate
  • patient
  • perfect
  • persistent
  • playful
  • polite
  • positive
  • practical
  • precious
  • priceless
  • proactive
  • protective
  • punctual

 

  • rare
  • real
  • receptive
  • reciprocal
  • relaxing
  • reliable
  • remarkable
  • resourceful
  • responsible
  • selfless
  • sharp
  • sincere
  • sister
  • sisterly
  • smart
  • sociable
  • special
  • steadfast
  • straight-forward
  • supportive
  • sweet
  • sympathetic

 

  • tactful
  • thankful
  • thoughtful
  • timeless
  • touching
  • true
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • uncomplicated
  • unconditional
  • understanding
  • unique
  • unpretentious
  • uplifting

 

  • valued
  • versatile
  • warm
  • warm-hearted
  • weird
  • witty
  • wonderful

See also: 100+ Words To Describe A Best Friend – Adjectives For Best FriendsList of Words To Describe A Friend Image

Other Words For Friendship

We can also use other words for our friendship, depending on the type of friend and the context, for example:

  • Partner
  • Fellowship
  • Buddies
  • Brothers
  • Brotherhood
  • Sisters
  • Sisterhood
  • Family
  • Neighbors
  • Communities
  • Companions
  • Comraderies
  • Amity

 

Friendship is an important part of our lives. You can use these long and short, simple or complex adjectives and phrases to describe your friends. For more inspriing words about friends, be sure to check out: