Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Adjectives in English (With Examples)

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language ...


Here is a list of synonyms that you can use to describe things, feelings or people…

  • Angry - Mad

Her behavior really made me angry.
He's always been mad about kids.

  • Awful - Terrible

The weather last summer was awful.
That’s a terrible thing to say!

  • Big - Large

It's the world's biggest computer company.
Brazil is the world's largest producer of coffee.

  • Brave - Courageous

I wasn't brave enough to tell her what I thought of her.
I hope people will be courageous enough to speak out against this injustice.

  • Cold - Chilly

Today, it is very cold.
I was feeling chilly.

  • Dear - Expensive

Everything's so dear now, isn't it?
I can't afford it, it's too expensive.

  • Delicious - Yummy

This dish is delicious with cream.
These biscuits are yummy.

  • Different - Diverse

They are sold in many different colors.
My interests are very diverse.

  • Difficult - Hard

Your writing is really difficult to read.
It was one of the hardest things I ever did.

  • Easy - Simple

It's easy for you to tell me to keep calm, but you're not in my position.
The answer is really quite simple.

  • Enormous - Huge

The problems facing the President are enormous.
He gazed up at her with huge brown eyes.

  • Faithful - Loyal

I have been a faithful reader of your newspaper for many years.
She has always remained loyal to her political principles.

  • False - Untrue

He used a false name to get the job.
These accusations are totally untrue.

  • Famous - Renowned

He became internationally famous for his novels.
She is renowned for her patience.

  • Great - Fantastic

The weather was absolutely fantastic.
This represents a great achievement.

  • Quick - Fast

He’s one of the fastest runners in the world.
She walked with short, quick steps.



  • New - Fresh

Let me write it down while it's still fresh in my mind.
Have you read her new novel?

  • Hot - Boiling

It was hot and getting hotter.
You must be boiling in that sweater!

  • Important - Significant

Money played an important role in his life.
Your work has shown a significant improvement.

  • Interesting - Exciting

It would be interesting to know what he really believed.
They waited and waited for something exciting to happen.

  • Long - Endless

There was a long silence before she spoke.
The journey seemed endless.

  • Lucky - Fortunate

His friend was killed and he knows he is lucky to be alive.
I have been fortunate enough to visit many parts of the world as a lecturer.

  • Loud - Noisy

She spoke in a very loud voice.
The streets were very noisy throughout the night.

  • Old - Ancient

He always gives the same old excuses.
That’s an ancient oak tree!

  • Polite - Courteous

Please be polite to our guests.
The hotel staffs are friendly and courteous.

  • Pretty - Beautiful

She is a pretty girl.
She looked stunningly beautiful that night.

  • Quiet - Peaceful

I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home.
He had a peaceful life.

  • Real - True

Are those real flowers?
The novel is based on a true story.

  • Scared - Afraid

She is scared of going out alone.
I started to feel afraid of going out alone at night.

  • Shy - Embarrassed

She was too shy to ask anyone for help.
He felt embarrassed at being the centre of attention.

  • Smart - Intelligent

She's smarter than her brother.
She asked a lot of intelligent questions.

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