How to Describe a Person’s Appearance in English

Do you know how to describe a person's appearance in English?


You probably learned the basic adjectives when you were studying English in school.

But perhaps you want to learn a few more sophisticated and conversational ways to talk about the way that people look.

The following list contains common adjectives that are often used to describe the appearance of a person.

  • heavy

My brother is much heavier than me.

  • thin

He was tall and thin, with short brown hair.

  • glamorous

On television, she looks so glamorous.

  • lovely

She had a lovely face.

  • overweight

Sally was 50 pounds overweight.

  • old

He is an old man.

  • pretty

Maria looks much prettier with her hair cut short.

  • muscular

She was fast and strong, with a slender, muscular body.

  • elegant

An elegant young woman sat at the next table, sipping a cocktail.

  • chubby

The baby was pink and chubby.

  • skinny

Some supermodels are far too skinny.

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