1500+ Positive and Negative Words to Describe Someone

Positive and Negative Words to Describe Someone (A Person, Place, or a Thing)! We all know that words can be powerful. They can make or break relationships, set the tone for an event, or describe someone (or something) in a way that is either positive or negative. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most commonly used positive and negative words to describe people, places, and things. We will also provide tips on how to use these words effectively when describing someone (or something) in a professional setting.

Positive and Negative Words to Describe Someone

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Positive Words to Describe Someone

Positive words starting with A

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

Positive words starting with B

  • Brave
  • Blissful
  • Brilliant
  • Bold
  • Believer
  • Beautiful
  • Balanced
  • Bright
  • Broadminded
  • Bonza

Positive words starting with C

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

Positive words starting with D

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

Positive word starting with E

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

Positive words starting with F

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

Positive words starting with G

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

Positive words starting with H

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

Positive words starting with I

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

Positive words starting with J

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

Positive words starting with K

  • Keen
  • Kind
  • Knowledgeable

Positive words starting with L

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

Positive words starting with M

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

Positive words starting with N

  • Neat
  • Natural
  • Nurturing
  • Neutral

Positive words starting with O

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

Positive words starting with P

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

Positive words starting with Q

  • Quiet
  • Quick
  • Quick-witted

Positive words starting with R

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

Positive words starting with S

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

Positive words starting with T

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

Positive words starting with U

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

Positive words starting with V

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

Positive words starting with W

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

Positive words starting with Y

  • Yielding
  • Yummy

Positive words starting with Z

  • Zing
  • Zealous
  • Zestful
  • Zappy

Negative Words to Describe Someone

Negative Words Starting with A

  • Adversarial
  • Agonizing
  • Awful
  • Aggravating
  • Aimless
  • Absent
  • Argumentative
  • Aching
  • Absurd
  • Absentminded
  • Abnormal
  • Aloof
  • Alarming
  • Anemic
  • Appalling
  • Antagonistic
  • Ashamed
  • Acrimonious
  • Annoying
  • Afraid
  • Atrocious
  • Abrupt
  • Astringent
  • Abject
  • Antiquated
  • Acerbic
  • Abhorrent
  • Abusive
  • Angry
  • Awkward
  • Accidental
  • Apprehensive
  • Arrogant
  • Abrasive
  • Artless
  • Artificial
  • Abysmal
  • Aggressive

Negative Words Starting with B

  • Bloated
  • Bloodthirsty
  • Breakable
  • Blaring
  • Blurry
  • Brooding
  • Bloodied
  • Bureaucratic
  • Bleary
  • Babbling
  • Brutal
  • Batty
  • Biting
  • Blasphemous
  • Bawling
  • Betrayed
  • Bungling
  • Berserk
  • Bitter
  • Blurred
  • Blank
  • Blundering
  • Bulky
  • Befuddled
  • Bristly
  • Bothered
  • Bewitched
  • Boorish
  • Blamable
  • Beady
  • Bland
  • Brainless
  • Brutish
  • Bigoted
  • Backhanded
  • Busiest
  • Blue
  • Bored
  • Baffled
  • Basic
  • Baffling
  • Bumpy
  • Battered
  • Brassy
  • Bribable
  • Barren
  • Boring
  • Belching
  • Biased
  • Barbaric
  • Bruised
  • Brash
  • Bleak
  • Bookish
  • Bewildered
  • Bizarre
  • Belligerent
  • Broken
  • Barbarous
  • Bossy
  • Blistering
  • Boastful
  • Blind
  • Brisk
  • Bacterial
  • Bad
  • Bloody
  • Blunt

Negative Words Starting with C

  • Controversial
  • Choppy
  • Cramped
  • Corny
  • Conflicting
  • Crafty
  • Crammed
  • Complacent
  • Coarse
  • Chilling
  • Concerning
  • Clashing
  • Cursed
  • Corrosive
  • Crushable
  • Crumbling
  • Cluttered
  • Crowded
  • Cornered
  • Contemptible
  • Crooked
  • Congested
  • Compulsive
  • Cloistered
  • Chicken
  • Choking
  • Catatonic
  • Chilly
  • Caged
  • Crabby
  • Coy
  • Corruptive
  • Cheerless
  • Challenging
  • Cutting
  • Clingy
  • Crippling
  • Convoluted
  • Condemned
  • Complaining
  • Caustic
  • Crumbly
  • Coldhearted
  • Callous
  • Conceited
  • Cheap
  • Capricious
  • Chunky
  • Cranky
  • Contrite
  • Crazy
  • Cagey
  • Challenged
  • Cancerous
  • Crusty
  • Crushed
  • Common
  • Coercive
  • Contemptuous
  • Confounded
  • Colorless
  • Clinical
  • Cryptic
  • Captive
  • Confused
  • Complicated
  • Contrarian
  • Conditional
  • Compulsory
  • Conflicted
  • Crestfallen
  • Contradictory
  • Commercial
  • Catastrophic
  • Cold
  • Clumsy
  • Clammy
  • Cynical
  • Careless
  • Cavalier
  • Crumply
  • Cliquish
  • Creepy
  • Corrupt
  • Combative
  • Chubby
  • Crying
  • Crude
  • Cowardly
  • Cruel
  • Creeping
  • Criminal
  • Conspicuous
  • Chauvinistic
  • Clownish
  • Carsick
  • Cancelled
  • Corporate
  • Clamoring
  • Controllable
  • Craven
  • Cracked
  • Childish
  • Certifiable
  • Cocky
  • Cockamamie
  • Condescending
  • Crotchety
  • Chemical
  • Culpable
  • Crass
  • Costly
  • Controlling
  • Cumbersome
  • Cross
  • Contrary
  • Clogged
  • Curt
  • Cantankerous
  • Clueless
  • Contagious
  • Corrupting
  • Cowering
  • Contradicting
  • Constrictive
  • Confusing
  • Critical
  • Creaky

Negative Words Starting with D

  • Diminutive
  • Damaging
  • Disobedient
  • Disillusioned
  • Dusty
  • Discontented
  • Disapproving
  • Disputed
  • Destroyed
  • Disorderly
  • Deformed
  • Disinterested
  • Deadly
  • Disgraceful
  • Deafening
  • Dysfunctional
  • Disgusting
  • Decimated
  • Dawdling
  • Discarded
  • Demanding
  • Distraught
  • Dissimilar
  • Decayed
  • Disenchanted
  • Degraded
  • Drained
  • Dishonorable
  • Drooping
  • Distressed
  • Dismal
  • Demonic
  • Defiant
  • Drunk
  • Dejected
  • Disheartened
  • Despised
  • Drab
  • Declining
  • Disturbing
  • Dislikeable
  • Dramatic
  • Dizzy
  • Down
  • Demented
  • Dispassionate
  • Disappointed
  • Dissatisfied
  • Daft
  • Distant
  • Derivative
  • Doubting
  • Detached
  • Drowsy
  • Dangerous
  • Distracted
  • Disposable
  • Disconnected
  • Dirty
  • Disrespectful
  • Digressive
  • Dripping
  • Diabolical
  • Derogatory
  • Depraved
  • Disinclined
  • Delirious
  • Dingy
  • Devastating
  • Dull
  • Disadvantageous
  • Duplicitous
  • Divided
  • Dreaded
  • Degenerative
  • Despairing
  • Daunting
  • Disproved
  • Dependent
  • Dishonest
  • Deranged
  • Difficult
  • Despondent
  • Disingenuous
  • Deceptive
  • Depressed
  • Decaying
  • Dilapidated
  • Depressing
  • Disgruntled
  • Discourteous
  • Decrepit
  • Deplorable
  • Damaged
  • Dowdy
  • Disturbed
  • Dim
  • Droopy
  • Defeated
  • Detestable
  • Dense
  • Deceiving
  • Disaffected
  • Dazed
  • Domineering
  • Deficient
  • Disproportionate
  • Derogative
  • Disparaging
  • Deniable
  • Deluded
  • Dubious
  • Dire
  • Disappearing
  • Decipherable
  • Defenseless
  • Deceivable
  • Drastic
  • Diseased
  • Distasteful
  • Disastrous
  • Discredited
  • Detrimental
  • Dismissive
  • Defensive
  • Dulcet
  • Dreadful
  • Dry
  • Depressive
  • Deceitful
  • Divisive
  • Disliked
  • Displeasing
  • Defective
  • Dreary
  • Disappointing
  • Discouraged
  • Dark
  • Distressing
  • Despicable
  • Disheartening
  • Disdainful
  • Disjointed
  • Discordant
  • Devious
  • Discouraging
  • Deserted
  • Doubtful
  • Disagreeable
  • Diminishing
  • Delinquent
  • Disadvantaged
  • Daffy
  • Disorganized
  • Discreet
  • Dispensable
  • Desolate
  • Displeased
  • Disloyal
  • Distrustful
  • Disgusted
  • Disreputable
  • Damp
  • Discriminatory
  • Devastated
  • Droll
  • Destructive
  • Dwindling
  • Disruptive
  • Desperate
  • Deprived

Negative Words Starting with E

  • Expired
  • Emaciated
  • Erroneous
  • Emotionless
  • Expendable
  • Extraneous
  • Empty
  • Exasperated
  • Erasable
  • Exhausting
  • Excessive
  • Egotistical
  • Encrusted
  • Emotional
  • Exposed
  • Enraged
  • Endangered
  • Embroiled
  • Exacerbating
  • Evil
  • Egocentric
  • Embarrassed
  • Explosive
  • Envious
  • Extreme
  • Erratic
  • Excruciating
  • Egomaniacal
  • Eerie
  • Exploited
  • Eroding
  • Estranged
  • Embittered
  • Errant
  • Evasive
  • Expressionless
  • Embarrassing
  • Exploitative
  • Exasperating

Negative Words Starting with F

  • Filthy
  • Filtered
  • Fearful
  • Frozen
  • Fatal
  • Frigid
  • Fried
  • Flippant
  • Freakish
  • Frowning
  • Frightening
  • Frivolous
  • Flavorless
  • Floppy
  • Filmy
  • Fearsome
  • Foolish
  • Forgotten
  • Furtive
  • Fraudulent
  • Felonious
  • Forbidding
  • Forgettable
  • Feebleminded
  • Feckless
  • Faded
  • Falsified
  • Frustrating
  • Foolhardy
  • Feeble
  • Finicky
  • Feverish
  • Fragmented
  • Freaky
  • Fidgeting
  • Fuzzy
  • Foggy
  • Fidgety
  • Frosty
  • Fleeting
  • Frustrated
  • Fruitless
  • Faint
  • Furious
  • Frantic
  • Famished
  • Flat
  • Faulty
  • Fetid
  • Fussy
  • Fawning
  • Frayed
  • Frail
  • Facetious
  • Frightful
  • Faithless
  • Flaky
  • Flawed
  • Fishy
  • Frilly
  • Fallacious
  • Fumbling
  • Fatigued
  • Forceful
  • Formulaic
  • Foreboding
  • Frugal
  • Frumpy
  • Feigned
  • Faltering
  • Fretful
  • Failed
  • Feared
  • Futile
  • Flimsy
  • Fragile
  • Fuming
  • Forgetful
  • Fractious
  • Frightened
  • Freezing
  • Fiendish
  • Fanatical
  • Foul

Negative Words Starting with G

  • Gnarly
  • Gloomy
  • Goofy
  • Gruesome
  • Green
  • Glib
  • Grumpy
  • Grim
  • Greasy
  • Gaunt
  • Grainy
  • Gasping
  • Gritty
  • Growling
  • Glassy
  • Grating
  • Grubby
  • Greedy
  • Glum
  • Gangly
  • Gluttonous
  • Gawky
  • Grave
  • Ghoulish
  • Gabby
  • Grumbling
  • Grotesque
  • Ghastly
  • Gross
  • Galling
  • Gruff
  • Gaudy
  • Grimacing
  • Grueling
  • Garbled
  • Grouchy
  • Guilty
  • Grimy
  • Garish
  • Guarded
  • Groggy
  • Gullible
  • Gaping
  • Garrulous
  • Groaning
  • Generic

Negative Words Starting with H

  • Hopeless
  • Heavy
  • Hectic
  • Humorless
  • Hideous
  • Harsh
  • Heartbroken
  • Homely
  • Horrid
  • Horrendous
  • Haggard
  • Hormonal
  • Hapless
  • Hollow
  • Humiliated
  • Haphazard
  • Hoarse
  • Harried
  • Heartless
  • Hateful
  • Hazardous
  • Hungry
  • Heated
  • Helpless
  • Heinous
  • Hurried
  • Hostile
  • Humdrum
  • Homeless
  • Hurt
  • Hasty
  • Halting
  • Hulking
  • Horrible
  • Hesitant
  • Horrifying
  • Haughty
  • Horrific
  • Hard
  • Hazy
  • Horrified
  • Heartbreaking
  • Harebrained
  • Hushed
  • Huffy
  • Harmful
  • Hurtful
  • Humiliating
  • Hated

Negative Words Starting with I

  • Illegible
  • Improper
  • Indecipherable
  • Incorrect
  • Immature
  • Idiotic
  • Imposing
  • Incomprehensible
  • Indecisive
  • Impulsive
  • Insincere
  • Impoverished
  • Impossible
  • Inconsiderate
  • Immodest
  • Inconsequential
  • Insipid
  • Inhospitable
  • Imprecise
  • Illogical
  • Inadequate
  • Impetuous
  • Impolite
  • Incongruent
  • Incompatible
  • Inconsolable
  • Illegal
  • Infantile
  • Insane
  • Immoral
  • Inarticulate
  • Inauspicious
  • Irrational
  • Ignorable
  • Impersonal
  • Inaccurate
  • Imperfect
  • Inattentive
  • Iconoclastic
  • Imperial
  • Incomplete
  • Inferior
  • Impatient
  • Ill
  • Illegitimate
  • Illicit
  • Incapable
  • Illiterate
  • Incoherent
  • Indignant
  • Impure
  • Infuriating
  • Incessant
  • Impertinent
  • Inane
  • Ignorant
  • Irksome
  • Inactive
  • Incompetent
  • Indiscriminate
  • Inconclusive
  • Inconsistent
  • Inadmissible
  • Imprudent
  • Inefficient
  • Indecent
  • Inconceivable
  • Inconvenient
  • Inaccessible
  • Inadvisable
  • Impractical
  • Inappropriate
  • Indifferent
  • Icky
  • Icy

Negative Words Starting with J, L

  • Loathsome
  • Jeering
  • Lame
  • Lowly
  • Jaded
  • Laughable
  • Judgmental
  • Lecherous
  • Leering

Negative Words Starting with M, N

  • Muddled
  • Nosy
  • Melodramatic
  • Myopic
  • Malignant
  • Moody
  • Malevolent
  • Negligent
  • Narcissistic
  • Messy
  • Manipulative

Negative Words Starting with O, P, Q

  • Pitiful
  • Querulous
  • Pedantic
  • Parasitic
  • Opportunistic
  • Obstinate
  • Pathological
  • Predictable
  • Pessimistic
  • Obscene
  • Oppressive
  • Petty
  • Odd
  • Putrid
  • Petulant
  • Prejudiced

Negative Words Starting with R, S

  • Rude
  • Sanctimonious
  • Repugnant
  • Smug
  • Squalid
  • Smothering
  • Redundant
  • Sickening
  • Reprehensible
  • Racist

Negative Words Starting with T, U, V, W, Y

  • Thoughtless
  • Wasteful
  • Yellow
  • Toxic
  • Timid
  • Tacky
  • Wretched
  • Tasteless
  • Vacuous
  • Temperamental
  • Upsetting
  • Tyrannical

Negative Words to Describe a Person

1. Ignorant – means lacking knowledge

  • She is extremely ignorant of the world’s issues.

2. Bigoted – means to be intolerant of others

  • He is a bigoted individual who refuses to consider other points of view.

3. Vengeful – means to take revenge on someone

  • She is a vengeful person who seeks out retribution for any slight she perceives.

4. Obnoxious – means to be unpleasant or offensive

  • He is an obnoxious individual who loves to cause trouble and make people uncomfortable.

5. Unscrupulous – means to lack moral principles

  • She is an unscrupulous person who will do anything for her own personal gain.

6. Corrupt – means lacking in integrity or honesty

  • He is a corrupt politician who will take bribes for his own benefit.

7. Callous – means unfeeling and insensitive

  • She is callous and has no regard for the feelings of others.

8. Selfish – means concerned only with one’s own gain or pleasure

  • He is an incredibly selfish individual who puts his own needs before anyone else’s.

9. Hostile – means unfriendly and antagonistic

  • She is a hostile person who always seems to carry a grudge.

10. Malicious – means having an intent to do harm or hurt someone

  • He is a malicious individual who enjoys causing pain and suffering to those around him.

Negative Words to Describe a Place

1. Dingy – means dark, dirty, and shabby

  • The apartment was dingy and full of cobwebs.

2. Squalid – means marked by filthiness or degradation

  • The squalid housing project was in disrepair and filled with drug addicts.

3. Desolate – means having a depressing or dismal atmosphere

  • The desolate wasteland was far from any sign of civilization.

4. Malevolent – means having an intent to do harm or hurt someone

  • The malevolent city had a foreboding feeling, as if it were full of hidden danger.

5. Forlorn – means desolate dismal

  • The forlorn alleyway was filled with trash and the smell of death.

6. Decrepit – means worn out by old age or wear

  • The decrepit building had been abandoned for years and was falling apart.

7. Gloomy – means having an atmosphere of sadness or depression

  • The gloomy forest was filled with shadows, making it a scary place to be alone in.

8. Dreary – means dull and gloomy

  • The dreary street was filled with abandoned cars and broken windows.

9. Grimy – means dirty or covered in grime

  • The grimy nightclub was full of cigarette smoke and smelled of sweat.

10. Somber – means having a dark, dismal, and depressing atmosphere

  • The somber cemetery was filled with silent graves and a feeling of loss.

Infographics (Positive and Negative Words to Describe Someone)

For infographics of positive words that start with a to z, check here.

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