Top 200+ Adjectives Used in English Vocabulary for Speaking

This list of the most frequently used adjectives in English is a good place to start expanding your English vocabulary.

Common Adjectives in English

Appearance Adjectives

  • adorable
  • beautiful
  • clean
  • drab
  • elegant
  • fancy
  • glamorous
  • handsome
  • long
  • magnificent
  • old-fashioned
  • plain
  • quaint
  • sparkling
  • unsightly
  • wide-eyed

Color Adjectives

  • red
  • orange
  • yellow
  • green
  • blue
  • purple
  • gray
  • black
  • white

Condition Adjectives

  • alive
  • better
  • careful
  • clever
  • dead
  • easy
  • famous
  • gifted
  • helpful
  • important
  • inexpensive
  • mushy
  • odd
  • powerful
  • rich
  • shy
  • tender
  • uninterested
  • vast
  • wrong

Feeling (Bad) Adjectives

  • angry
  • clumsy
  • defeated
  • embarrassed
  • fierce
  • grumpy
  • helpless
  • jealous
  • lazy
  • mysterious
  • nervous
  • panicky
  • repulsive
  • scary
  • thoughtless
  • uptight
  • worried

Feeling (Good) Adjectives

  • agreeable
  • brave
  • calm
  • delightful
  • eager
  • faithful
  • gentle
  • happy
  • jolly
  • kind
  • lively
  • nice
  • obedient
  • proud
  • relieved
  • silly
  • thankful
  • victorious
  • zealous

Shape Adjectives

  • broad
  • chubby
  • crooked
  • curved
  • deep
  • high
  • low
  • narrow
  • skinny
  • round
  • shallow
  • skinny
  • square
  • straight
  • wide

Size Adjectives

  • big
  • colossal
  • fat
  • gigantic
  • great
  • huge
  • immense
  • large
  • little
  • mammoth
  • massive
  • puny
  • scrawny
  • short
  • small
  • tall
  • teeny
  • teeny-tiny
  • tiny

Sound Adjectives

  • big
  • colossal
  • fat
  • gigantic
  • great
  • huge
  • immense
  • large
  • little
  • mammoth
  • massive
  • puny
  • scrawny
  • short
  • small
  • tall
  • teeny
  • teeny-tiny
  • tiny

Time Adjectives

  • deafening
  • faint
  • hissing
  • loud
  • melodic
  • noisy
  • purring
  • quiet
  • raspy
  • screeching
  • thundering
  • voiceless
  • whispering

Taste/ Touch Adjectives

  • ancient
  • brief
  • early
  • fast
  • late
  • long
  • modern
  • old
  • old-fashioned
  • quick
  • rapid
  • short
  • slow
  • young

Touch Adjectives

  • bitter
  • delicious
  • fresh
  • greasy
  • juicy
  • hot
  • icy
  • loose
  • nutritious
  • prickly
  • rainy
  • rotten
  • salty
  • sticky
  • strong
  • sweet
  • tasteless
  • weak
  • wet
  • wooden
  • yummy

Quantity Adjectives

  • boiling
  • breeze
  • bumpy
  • chilly
  • cold
  • cool
  • creepy
  • crooked
  • cuddly
  • curly
  • damaged
  • damp
  • dirty
  • dusty
  • freezing
  • hot
  • warm
  • wet

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