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180+ Words To Describe Students – Adjectives For Students

We love a good adjective (describing word) around here!

This collection of unique and interesting words is all about adjectives we use to describe students – both good and bad students.

How Would You Describe A Student?

A student is a person who is attending classes at a school or university. The word ‘student’ can actually be used to describe someone who is learning anything, and at any stage in their life though.

In order to describe a student better than just ‘good’ or ‘bad’, we can use adjectives such as:

List of Words To Describe A Student

  • academic
  • adaptable
  • adventurous
  • alert
  • ambitious
  • amicable
  • analytical
  • animated
  • appreciative
  • assiduous
  • astute
  • awesome

 

  • bold
  • bright
  • brilliant
  • bubbly
  • busy
  • capable
  • careful
  • clever
  • collaborative
  • committed
  • competent
  • confident
  • conscientious
  • considerate
  • consistent
  • cooperative
  • coordinated
  • cordial
  • courageous
  • courteous
  • creative

 

  • dedicated
  • delightful
  • determined
  • diligent
  • disciplined
  • driven
  • eager
  • effective
  • efficient
  • empowered
  • energetic
  • entertaining
  • enthusiastic
  • exceptional
  • excited

 

  • fantastic
  • fluent
  • friendly
  • fun
  • generous
  • genius
  • good
  • happy
  • hard-working
  • helpful
  • hilarious
  • honest
  • hopeful
  • humble
  • humorous

 

  • imaginative
  • incisive
  • ingenious
  • innovative
  • inquiring
  • insightful
  • inspirational
  • inspiring
  • instinctive
  • intelligent
  • interested
  • intuitive
  • inventive

 

  • jokester
  • jovial
  • keen
  • kind
  • knowledgeable
  • leader
  • learner
  • level-headed
  • lively
  • logical
  • loyal

 

  • mathematical
  • memorable
  • mentee
  • mentor
  • methodical
  • meticulous
  • mindful
  • motivated
  • motivating
  • motivational

 

  • natural
  • neat
  • nice
  • objective
  • open
  • optimistic
  • organized

 

  • passionate
  • patient
  • pensive
  • perceptive
  • perseverant
  • persistent
  • playful
  • polite
  • positive
  • prepared
  • proactive
  • professional
  • proficient
  • prudent
  • punctual

 

  • quick
  • reflective
  • relentless
  • reliable
  • resilient
  • resourceful
  • respectful
  • responsible

 

  • scrupulous
  • sensible
  • serious
  • sharp
  • sincere
  • skilful
  • smart
  • sociable
  • spirited
  • steady
  • stern
  • stimulating
  • studious
  • successful
  • superb
  • sweet
  • sympathetic

 

  • talented
  • technological
  • tenacious
  • thankful
  • thorough
  • thoughtful
  • tough
  • trustworthy
  • underrated
  • understanding
  • unorganized

 

  • valuable
  • vivacious
  • warm
  • welcoming
  • willing
  • wise
  • wonderful

 

Words To Describe Students Strengths And Weaknesses

The above list of words are great for describing students and their strengths, however in regards to the weaknesses of a student, we could use words such as:

  • aloof
  • disappointing
  • disruptive
  • distracted
  • inconsistent
  • messy
  • substandard
  • underachieving
  • unfocused
  • uninterested
  • unorganized
  • unsatisfactory

You will notice that the above words don’t necessarily speak of a lack of intelligence from a student, but more a lack of willingness to try hard and put in the work required to learn. These are the qualities that teachers of any discipline find the most frustrating and disruptive to lessons of any kind.

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