Adjective Word Bank for Creative Writing

Why Use an Adjective Word Bank for Creative Writing?

An Adjective Word Bank is especially useful to help you build a more advanced vocabulary for creative writing tasks.  Teachers are always looking to boost the vocabulary of their students, and by learning new adjectives, students can become more effective writers and speakers.

List of Adjectives for your Word Bank

Below is a short adjective word bank that can get you started on your way to building your own adjective list.  These words can be used to describe feelings and appearances of objects and can make it easy to describe yourself, your surroundings, and your favourite things.  You can use this list to build your own adjective word bank, adding words you like and removing words you do not, replacing them with even more descriptive words.  By keeping this adjective word bank list on your desk as you write, you can refer to it and learn to add more descriptive words into your writing.

adorable adventurous aggressive agreeable
alive amused angry alert
annoying anxious arrogant ashamed
attractive average awful bad
beautiful better bewildered black
bloody blue blue-eyed blushing
bored brainy brave breakable
bright busy calm careful
cautious charming cheerful clean
clear clever cloudy clumsy
colourful combative comfortable concerned
condemned confused cooperative courageous
crazy creepy crowded cruel
curious cute dangerous dark
dead defeated defiant delightful
depressed determined different difficult
disgusted distinct disturbed dizzy
doubtful drab dull eager
easy elated elegant embarrassed
enchanting encouraging energetic enthusiastic
envious evil excited expensive
exuberant fair faithful famous
fancy fantastic fierce filthy
fine foolish fragile frail
frantic friendly frightened funny
gentle gifted glamorous gleaming
glorious good gorgeous graceful
grieving grotesque grumpy handsome
happy healthy helpful helpless
hilarious homeless homely horrible
hungry hurt ill important
impossible inexpensive innocent inquisitive
itchy jealous jittery jolly
joyous kind lazy light
lively lonely long lovely
lucky magnificent misty modern
motionless muddy mushy mysterious
nasty naughty nervous nice
nutty obedient obnoxious odd
old-fashioned open outrageous outstanding
panicky perfect plain pleasant
poised poor powerful precious
prickly proud puzzled quaint
real relieved repulsive rich
scary selfish shiny shy
silly sleepy smiling smoggy
sore sparkling splendid spotless
stormy strange stupid successful
super talented tame tender
tense terrible testy thankful
thoughtful thoughtless tired tough
troubled ugliest ugly uninterested
unsightly unusual upset uptight
vast victorious vivacious wandering
weary wicked wide-eyed wild
witty worrisome worried wrong
zany zealous

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