If you’re looking for positive words you can use to describe someone, we’re here to help.

As lovers and sharers of positive news (we publish good news online, in our free newsletter, on our positive podcast, and our beautiful monthly Goodnewspaper) and so we’re always thrilled to help fill the world with more positivity.

We’ve compiled the best positive words you can use to describe someone — all in a simple and easy-to-scroll guide. 

No matter why you’re seeking out nice and kind words, may this list help you (and the person you’re describing) feel more positive.

And, of course, don’t forget that you can explore more positive words (organized by first letter) —
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Nice, Kind, and Positive Words To Describe Someone

We’ve curated the ultimate list of positive adjectives and descriptors that you can use to describe someone. This list is organized in alphabetical order, to make things easy to scroll through.

Positive Adjectives That Start with A

  • Abundant
  • Accomplished
  • Accountable
  • Active
  • Activist
  • Adaptable
  • Admirable
  • Adventurous
  • Affable
  • Affectionate
  • Agile
  • Agreeable
  • Alert
  • Alluring
  • Ally
  • Altruistic
  • Amazing
  • Ambitious
  • Amiable
  • Amicable
  • Amusing
  • Angelic
  • Animated
  • Artistic
  • Assertive
  • Assuring
  • Astute
  • Athletic
  • Attentive
  • Attractive
  • Authentic

Positive Adjectives That Start with B

  • Balanced
  • Beautiful
  • Believer
  • Bookish
  • Bookworm
  • Blessing
  • Blissful
  • Bodacious
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Breathtaking
  • Bright
  • Brilliant

Positive Adjectives That Start with C

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with D

  • Daring
  • Dear
  • Decisive
  • Dedicated
  • Delectable
  • Delightful
  • Detail-oriented
  • Determined
  • Devoted
  • Difference-maker
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Discreet
  • Donor
  • Driven

Positive Adjectives That Start with E

  • Eager
  • Earnest
  • Easy-going
  • Eccentric
  • Effusive
  • Electric
  • Emotional
  • Empathetic
  • Empathic
  • Empowered
  • Empowering
  • Enchanting
  • Encouraging
  • Endearing
  • Energetic
  • Engaged
  • Enlightened
  • Enlivened
  • Enough
  • Enterprising
  • Entertaining
  • Enthusiastic
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Ethical
  • Euphoric
  • Excellent
  • Exceptional
  • Exciting
  • Exotic
  • Experienced
  • Expert
  • Exuberant

Positive Adjectives That Start with F

  • Fabulous
  • Fair
  • Faithful
  • Famous
  • Fantastic
  • Fascinating
  • Fast
  • Fastidious
  • Fearless
  • Flexible
  • Flowing
  • Focused
  • Forgiving
  • Foxy
  • Frank
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Funny

Positive Adjectives That Start with G

  • Generous
  • Genius
  • Gentle
  • Genuine
  • Giving
  • Glamorous
  • Glowing
  • Good
  • Good Neighbor
  • Goofy
  • Gorgeous
  • Graceful
  • Gracious
  • Grand
  • Grateful
  • Great
  • Gregarious

Positive Adjectives That Start with H

  • Handsome
  • Happy
  • Hardworking
  • Healthy
  • Heartwarming
  • Helper
  • Helpful
  • Hero
  • Hilarious
  • Hip
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humanitarian
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Hysterical

Positive Adjectives That Start with I

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with J

  • Jolly
  • Jovial
  • Joyful
  • Joyous
  • Jubilant
  • Juicy
  • Just

Positive Adjectives That Start with K

  • Keen
  • Kid-like
  • Kind
  • Kind-hearted
  • Kindred
  • King
  • Knowledgeable

Positive Adjectives That Start with L

  • Leader
  • Listener
  • Lively
  • Living
  • Loud
  • Lovable
  • Loved
  • Lovely
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Lucky

Positive Adjectives That Start with M

  • Magical
  • Magnanimous
  • Magnificent
  • Marvelous
  • Masterful
  • Mediator
  • Methodical
  • Meticulous
  • Mindful
  • Miraculous
  • Modest
  • Motivated
  • Motivating
  • Motivational

Positive Adjectives That Start with N

  • Natural
  • Neat
  • Nice
  • Noble
  • Notable
  • Nifty
  • Nurturing

Positive Adjectives That Start with O

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with P

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with Q

  • Qualified
  • Quality
  • Queen
  • Quick
  • Quick-minded
  • Quick-witted
  • Quiet
  • Quotable

Positive Adjectives That Start with R

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with S

  • Sacred
  • Safe
  • Saintly
  • Satisfied
  • Scrumptious
  • Secure
  • Self-assured
  • Sensational
  • Sensible
  • Sensitive
  • Serene
  • Sexy
  • Sharing
  • Sharp
  • Shimmering
  • Shining
  • Shrewd
  • Silly
  • Simple
  • Sincere
  • Skilled
  • Smart
  • Snazzy
  • Sociable
  • Soulful
  • Soulmate
  • Special
  • Spectacular
  • Spiritual
  • Splendid
  • Stalwart
  • Steady
  • Stellar
  • Stoic
  • Straightforward
  • Strategic
  • Striking
  • Strong
  • Studious
  • Stunning
  • Sturdy
  • Successful
  • Super
  • Supportive
  • Sustained
  • Sweet
  • Sympathetic

Positive Adjectives That Start with T

  • Talented
  • Team-player
  • Thankful
  • Thinker
  • Thorough
  • Thoughtful
  • Thrilled
  • Thriving
  • Tidy
  • Tolerant
  • Tough
  • Tranquil
  • Transparent
  • Triumphant
  • Trusting
  • Trustworthy
  • Trusty

Positive Adjectives That Start with U

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

Positive Adjectives That Start with V

  • Valorous
  • Valuable
  • Valued
  • Versatile
  • Vibrant
  • Victorious
  • Virtuous
  • Vivacious

Positive Adjectives That Start with W

  • Warm
  • Warmhearted
  • Welcoming
  • Well-versed
  • Whole
  • Wholesome
  • Willful
  • Willing
  • Winner
  • Wise
  • Witty
  • Wonderful
  • Wondrous
  • Worthy

Positive Adjectives That Start with X

There aren’t any amazing or commonly-used positive adjectives that start with X in English.

Positive Adjectives That Start with Y

  • Yielding
  • Young-at-heart
  • Youthful
  • Yummy

Positive Adjectives That Start with Z

  • Zappy
  • Zealous
  • Zesty

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some beautiful words to describe someone?

A few beautiful words to describe someone include: Ethereal, Luminescent, Magnanimous, Radiant, Angelic, Resplendent, Sublime, Graceful, Captivating, Enchanting, Bewitching, and Mesmerizing.

What are some nice words to describe someone?

A few nice words to describe someone include: Amiable, Congenial, Courteous, Polite, Friendly, Gentle, Kind, Welcoming, and Hospitality.

What are some kind words to describe someone?

A few kind words to describe someone include: Benevolent, Charitable, Compassionate, Empathetic, Generous, Helpful, Selfless, and Caring.

What are some positive words to describe someone?

A few positive words to describe someone include: Admired, Ambitious, Confident, Optimistic, Positive, Proactive, Successful, and Respected.

What are some positive words to describe a good person?

A few positive words to describe a good person include: Ally, Honest, Integrity, Morally Upright, Ethical, Honest, Trustworthy, Reliable, and Just.

What are some words with deep meaning to describe a person?

A few words with deep meaning to describe someone include: Profound, Thoughtful, Philosophical, Contemplative, Intuitive, Reflective, and Insightful.


What are some positive words you can use to describe yourself?

A few positive words to describe yourself include: Strong, Capable, Resilient, Independent, Self-reliant, Self-motivated, Confident, and Ambitious.


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