Descriptive Words for Commentary or Analysis of Text         

Positive

 

 

 

Negative

Authentic

Inspirational

Reactionary

 

Absurd

Conservative

Ironic

Realistic

 

Commonplace

Controversial

Liberal

Recondite

 

Heretical

Credible

Melodramatic

Romantic

 

Improbable

Cultural

Mystical

Satiric

 

Incredible

Didactic

Naturalistic

Scholarly

 

Insignificant

Dramatic

Objective

Significant

 

Intolerant

Esoteric

Orthodox

Spiritual

 

Pedantic

Expressionistic

Philosophic

Subjective

 

Prejudiced

Fanciful

Plausible

Symbolic

 

Shallow

Humanistic

Pragmatic

Utilitarian

 

Superficial

Humorous

Profound

 

 

Trivial

Impressionistic

Radical

 

 

Unscholarly

 

Descriptive Words for Characters:  Physical Qualities

Positive

 

 

Negative

 

 

Active

Exquisite

Pretty

Awkward

Hideous

Ugly

Adept

Fair

Ravishing

Bizarre

Homely

Ungainly

Adroit

Fascinating

Robust

Cadaverous

Horrible

Unkempt

Agile

Good-looking

Shapely

Clumsy

Incongruous

Unmanly

Attractive

Graceful

Skillful

Coarse

Invidious

Unwomanly

Beautiful

Handsome

Spirited

Decrepit

Loathsome

Weak

Brawny

Hardy

Spruce

Effeminate

Odious

 

Charming

Immaculate

Stalwart

Emaciated

Repellent

 

Comely

Lively

Strapping

Feeble

Repugnant

 

Dainty

Lovely

Strong

Frail

Repulsive

 

Dapper

Manly

Sturdy

Gawky

Sickly

 

Delicate

Muscular

Virile

Ghastly

Slovenly

 

Dexterous

Neat

Vivacious

Graceless

Spare

 

Elegant

Nimble

Winsome

Grotesque

Thin

 

 

Descriptive Words for Characters: Mental Qualities

Positive

 

Negative

 

Apt

Learned

Bigoted

Stupid

Astute

Observant

Crass

Ungifted

Capable

Precocious

Dull

Unintellectual

Clever

Prudent

Fatuous

Unintelligent

Competent

Rational

Foolish

Unlettered

Crafty

Reasonable

Ignorant

Unschooled

Cunning

Sage

Illiterate

Vacuous

Educated

Scholarly

Inane

 

Erudite

Sensible

Irrational

 

Gifted

Shrewd

Narrow-minded

 

Ingenious

Subtle

Obtuse

 

Intellectual

Talented

Puerile

 

Intelligent

Wily

Shallow

 

Inventive

Wise

Simple

 

 

Descriptive Words for Characters:  Moral Qualities

Positive

 

Negative

 

Abstemious

Righteous

Base

Iniquitous

Austere

Straightforward

Corrupt

Intemperate

Chaste

Temperate

Deceitful

Notorious

Decent

Trustworthy

Degenerate

Reprobate

Exemplary

Truthful

Depraved

Ribald

Faultless

Undefiled

Dishonest

Sensual

Guileless

Upright

Dishonorable

Unprincipled

Honorable

Virtuous

Dissolute

Unscrupulous

Idealistic

 

Foul

Vicious

Innocent

 

Immoral

Vile

Pure

 

Incorrigible

Vulgar

Puritanical

 

Indecent

Wicked

Respectable

 

Infamous

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descriptive Words for Characters: Spiritual Qualities

Positive

 

Negative

 

Angelic

 

Agnostic

Materialistic

Devout

 

Atheistic

Mundane

Faithful

 

Blasphemous

Profane

Godlike

 

Carnal

Sacrilegious

Holy

 

Diabolic

Skeptical

Pious

 

Fiend like

Unregenerate

Regenerate

 

Godless

 

Religious

 

Impious

 

Reverent

 

Irrelevant

 

Saintly

 

Irreligious

 

 

Descriptive Words for Characters:  Social Qualities

Positive

 

Negative

 

Affable

 

Acrimonious

Irascible

Amiable

 

Antagonistic

Malevolent

Amicable

 

Anti-social

Misanthropic

Cheerful

 

Boorish

Obsequious

Civil

 

Brusque

Peevish

Congenial

 

Captious

Perverse

Convivial

 

Caustic

Petulant

Cooperative

 

Churlish

Provincial

Cordial

 

Contentious

Quarrelsome

Courteous

 

Crabbed

Rustic

Debonair

 

Critical

Shrewish

Elegant

 

Crusty

Sniveling

Genial

 

Cynical

Sulky

Gracious

 

Discourteous

Sullen

Hospitable

 

Fawning

Sycophantic

Jolly

 

Fractious

Uncivil

Jovial

 

Grumpy

Unctuous

Polite

 

Ill-bred

Ungracious

Politic

 

Ill-mannered

Unpolished

Sociable

 

Implacable

Unrefined

Suave

 

Impolite

Unsociable

Tactful

 

Imprudent

Waspish

Urbane

 

Insolent

 

 

Descriptive Words for Characters: General Qualities

Positive       Negative    

Admirable

Gentle

Phlegmatic

 

Apathetic

Indiscreet

Rebellious

Altruistic

Gullible

Plucky

 

Arrogant

Inefficient

Recalcitrant

Ambitious

Humane

Punctual

 

Artificial

Insensitive

Reckless

Aristocratic

Humble

Radical

 

Avaricious

Insidious

Refractory

Artless

Illustrious

Reactionary

 

Boastful

Insignificant

Remiss

Assiduous

Imperturbable

Refined

 

Brutish

Intolerant

Reprehensible

Audacious

Imposing

Reserved

 

Bumptious

Irresolute

Ruthless

Benevolent

Impressive

Resolute

 

Bungling

Irresponsible

Sanctimonious

Candid

Indifferent

Resourceful

 

Callous

Lackadaisical

Scurrilous

Cautious

Indomitable

Responsive

 

Capricious

Lazy

Self-centered

Charitable

Indulgent

Reticent

 

Complacent

Lethargic

Self-indulgent

Circumspect

Industrious

Saturnine

 

Conceited

Listless

Silly

Compassionate

Influential

Saucy

 

Contemptible

Malicious

Slothful

Confident

Ingenious

Scrupulous

 

Contemptuous

Malignant

Smug

Conscientious

Intrepid

Sedate

 

Cowardly

Mediocre

Squeamish

Conservative

Kindly

Self-impassive

 

Craven

Mercenary

Stingy

Considerate

Laconic

Self-reliant

 

Cruel

Mischievous

Stubborn

Courageous

Liberal

Sensitive

 

Dilatory

Mulish

Timorous

Coy

Long-suffering

Serious

 

Disdainful

Niggardly

Traitorous

Cultured

Magnanimous

Shy

 

Dogmatic

Obdurate

Treacherous

Demure

Meek

Sober

 

Domineering

Obnoxious

Truculent

Determined

Melancholic

Solemn

 

Eccentric

Obstinate

Unambitious

Diffident

Merciful

Staid

 

Egotistical

Odd

Unreliable

Diligent

Moody

Stoical

 

Envious

Oppressive

Unruly

Discreet

Munificent

Strong-willed

 

Erratic

Ordinary

Unstable

Distinguished

Na´ve

Sympathetic

 

Fastidious

Overconfident

Vain

Earnest

Natural

Taciturn

 

Fickle

Parasitic

Venal

Efficient

Noble

Thrifty

 

Frivolous

Parsimonious

Vindictive

Eloquent

Nonchalant

Timid

 

Gluttonous

Perfidious

Voracious

Eminent

Patient

Tolerant

 

Haughty

Petty

Wearisome

Enthusiastic

Pensive

Unaffected

 

Headstrong

Pharisaical

Willful

Flippant

Persevering

Uncompromising

 

Hypocritical

Pompous

Worthless

Forbearing

Persistent

Valorous

 

Imperious

Prejudiced

 

Frugal

Persuasive

Wary

 

Impetuous

Prolix

 

Garrulous

Pert

Well-bred

 

Imprudent

Proud

 

Generous

Philanthropic

Whimsical

 

Impulsive

Quixotic

 

Genteel

Philosophical

Witty

 

Incompetent

Rash

 

 

 

Zealous