Positive adjectives describe emotions such as happiness, love, inspiration, peace, hope, excitement, gratefulness, and amusement. Using words like these can help when you want to describe other people, objects, places, and situations in a pleasant way. They are also useful for factual and creative writing. Additionally, positive adjectives are useful when you are communicating with someone who needs motivation or encouragement. They can be used to highlight the bright side of any situation or to help someone identify their positive attributes and feel more confident.
This section is designed to help you identify and use happiness adjectives as you write and speak. Happy adjectives are great for describing jubilant situations. For example, happy adjectives would help you create strong descriptions for a party or celebration scene within a story or anecdote.
- Joyous: This word is used to describe an occasion that is filled with happiness. It is often used in formal styles of writing or when creating an old-fashioned festive scene.
- The announcement of the winner was a joyous moment for everyone involved in preparing the team for the quiz competition.
- Joyful: This word is related to joyous in that they share the same root word, joy. The difference between the two words is that joyful is used to describe characters while joyous is used to describe events, places, and experiences.
- The man and his wife were very joyful when they received the new car.
- Beaming: This word is often used to describe a character that is so proud or pleased that it shows on their face and in their body language.
- His mother was beaming with pride when his name was announced as an honor roll student.
- Bliss or blissful: These two words have similar meanings and while the former is most often used to describe a feeling, the latter is usually used to describe a moment or event.
- The wedding reception was a blissful event.
- She felt sheer bliss as she walked down the red carpet for the first time ever.
- Delighted or delightful: Both of these words indicate a feeling of deep pleasure. They may be used to describe personality or events and experiences.
- She was obviously delighted to have her grandchildren at her birthday celebration.
- He possesses a delightful
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Love is a powerful emotion and there are different categories for it. Love may be felt for a friend, family member, or spouse. While some adjectives may describe more than one type of love, other adjectives are only appropriate for one type of love. In this section we will identify a few of these adjectives and look at how they can be used in sentences to show emotions and affection.
- Adoration or Adoringly: These two words can be used to describe a scene where one person views the other in love and/or admiration. The word may be used for romantic love but may also reflect family love such as the one shared between a mother and her baby.
- He had nothing but adoration for the woman he met ten years earlier, who later became his wife.
- The newlywed couple sat and stared adoringly at each other.
- Devoted or Devotedly: These two words reflect a kind of love that reveals loyalty. It can also be used for the romantic type of love as well.
- The teacher displayed a strong devotion to his students, sacrificing hours of his personal time to help them do excel.
- She clung devotedly to his memory, years after he left.
- Enamored: Completely in love with someone or something. To be enamored with or by someone is to be captivated by them or deeply in love with them.
- She was completely enamored with the handsome stranger who rode into the village that summer.
- Beloved: dearly loved by someone else. This word is used to describe someone who is treasured by someone else.
- He wept bitterly knowing that his beloved sister was lost to him forever.
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Inspiration is anything that drives others to think or act in a particular way. Adjectives that inspire, describe the value that others get from a speech, event, or person. In this section we will look at how these words help to create positive impressions about people, places, and things.
- Moving: A word used to describe any event, character, or place that stirs emotions in a serious manner.
- The guest speaker presented a moving speech on the topic ‘Serving the Needs of Others,’ which stirred the souls of the audience members.
- Stirring: Possessing a quality that moves others into action. This word may describe a film, speech, or song.
- After that stirring speech about positive behavior, most of the students started to attend classes more frequently, complete their assignments, and keep their home rooms clean.
- Inspiring or Inspirational: having a quality that encourages or persuade others to think or act in a particular way.
- The new president is an inspirational leader because he successfully persuades the citizens to work assiduously for the good of the country.
- The lighting of the Olympic torch was a very inspiring moment for millions of athletes and fans of athletics around the world.
- Encouraging: Having the ability to trigger a positive reaction in terms of thoughts and action.
- He presented some very encouraging arguments that persuaded the young graduates to aim for excellence.
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- Serene: Peaceful and calm
- A serene mood swept over him as he lay by the brook listening to the birds as they chirped. and watching the grass sway gently from side to side.
- Calm: still and peaceful, the absence of aggression.
- After an entire night of angry waves, the sea was surprisingly calm this morning.
- Harmonious: In agreement with others or at peace with others.
- The harmonious community members treated each other with love and respect throughout the entire year.
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Hope is an emotion that causes people to anticipate something good. Adjectives that are related to this emotion are great for story or biography writing. They allow the writer to show the feelings experienced by characters. This section outlines how words can be used to reveal hopeful feelings.
- Thomas was eager to find out the results of his scholarship application, so he stood by the mailbox each morning waiting for the mailman to arrive.
- He eagerly awaited her response to his marriage proposal, praying with all his heart that he would get the answer he wanted.
- The famous artiste met an expectant crowd as he stepped onto the stage
- After the date ended, she waited expectantly for his phone call.
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Excitement adjectives are useful for sharing information about people or events that are lively and amusing. They are very useful for the high points in stories. This section will show you some adjectives that are appropriate for descriptions of those events and experiences. Some examples of this type of adjective are below:
- Thrilling: Causing a feeling of extreme excitement. This word is often used to describe an experience or a performance rather than a character.
- It was a thrilling experience for all who met the new species and saw the breathtaking aerial views of the village during the hiking trip.
- Ecstatic: In a mood of high pleasure or happiness.
- She was so ecstatic when she learned that she was selected as the pageant queen that she cried tears of joy.
- Energetic: Full of energy or very active. The word Energetic is often used in a positive light as an excited character often is also very active.
- This baby, always bubbling with laughter and bouncing around in his crib, is more energetic than many others that I have met.
- The dance troupe did an energetic routine and was understandably quite tired after the concert.
- Festive: Full of fun and excitement. This word is often used to describe a celebratory mood or atmosphere.
- That carnival road show was quite a festive event with a dense crowd of participants wearing costumes of bright colors and the different bands playing lively music.
- The entire student population was in a festive mood at the final term school fair.
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Grateful adjectives help to show thankfulness. These adjectives are good for formal writing (such as business letters), as well as informal writing (such as stories, poems, and friendly letters), and speech. Writers of ‘Thank You’ speeches for instance, need these adjectives to express their gratitude. In this section you will see how some of these adjectives are used in writing.
- Appreciative: acknowledging the value of a service, gift, or favor.
- The senior citizens were very appreciative of the gifts presented to them by the youth club.
- Gracious or Graciously: An act that is done with an attitude of gratitude and appreciation. Examples:
- Their kindness was met with gracious smiles and words.
- The fire victim graciously accepted the donation from the bank.
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To be amused about something or someone is to be entertained. Amusement adjectives are ideal for descriptions of characters, places, and events that trigger laughing or interest. This section is designed to help you learn how to use amusement adjectives to describe interesting characters and events.
- Engrossed: To be completely captivated by something or someone. Someone who is engrossed in something is so focused on it that they pay little or no attention to their surroundings.
- He was so deeply engrossed in the video game that he did not hear his mom calling him.
- Fascinating: This adjective means riveting and interesting. In its comparative and superlative forms, the words ‘more’ and ‘most’ precede it (respectively). The third example below shows the use of the superlative form of the adjective.
- The magician’s show was so fascinating that he drew a large crowd in each city he visited.
- The relationship between the sun and the earth is fascinating to many scientists.
- He shared one of his most fascinating stories with us that afternoon.
- Awestruck: Overwhelmed by the appearance of something or someone.
- The new homeowners were awestruck as they entered their elaborate mansion for the very first time.
- Bewitching: This word means captivating or extremely appealing. This word, although it is also associated with the use of witchcraft to control, is used in descriptive writing to describe anything or anyone that is attractive and attention-grabbing. Its use is often similar to the words ‘enchanting’, ‘captivating,’ and ‘fascinating’. Its comparative form is ‘more bewitching’ and its superlative form is ‘most bewitching’.
- Her smile was so bewitching that she captured the attention of all who saw it.
- The charming twinkle in his eye was so bewitching that she momentarily forgot why she was even in his office.