500+ DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR WRITING
500+ DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR
These descriptive words will help improve your . All these are from my own personal notes. I’m an avid, and active, reader, and over the last couple of years I’ve jotted down the descriptive words that I pop out to me.
This of descriptive words for was born from a desire to become enhance my and become a better storyteller, and writer. Three things I care a lot about – just a fun fact about me .
I’ve learned over time – and with many failures – that working with on a page is akin to a potter at the molding wheel. And as writers we use them have to slowly shape our stories whether its about driving around the world or inspiring people to create their own of bucket ideas .
The is separated by parts of ; You’ll find a of adjectives, descriptive phrases, action verbs, and more.
At the end are some phrases I like, that I have read here or there over the years. Make sure to check out our of as well.
I hope you use this of descriptive words, and phrases and garner inspiration to enhance your own tales.
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1 – although.
“he was making headway, albeit rather slowly.”
1 – very typical of a certain kind of or thing.
“the archetypal country doctor”
1 – without purpose or direction.
“Don’t live an aimless life.”
1 – To face or endure danger or pain; showing courage.
The brave healthcare workers are putting their life on the line.
1 – perplexed and confused; very puzzled.
“I had a bewildered look on my face”
1 – giving out or reflecting a lot of light; shining.
The sun was bright in his eyes.
2 – vivid and bold color.
The grass in Ireland is bright green.
1 – Bright or Radiant.
The brilliant light was blinding.
1 – Clever or Smart
He was a brilliant .
1 – unlimited, infinite, or immense.
The boundless energy of the kid wore me out .
1 – socially unconventional in a way regarded as characteristic of creative
Running this travel blog has led me to live a boho life.
2 – woman’s fashion aesthetic characterized by flowing print fabrics, layers of clothing, and costume jewelry such as long strings of beads, dangling earrings, and multiple bangles.
she went for the boho look in a floor-length green dress teamed with a fringed jacket and chandelier earrings.
1 – hurt by repeated blows or punishment.
he finished the day battered and bruised.
2 – damaged by age or used repeatedly.
I finished the day battered and bruised.
1 – a taste sensation that is peculiarly sharp or acrid.
The bitter fruit tasted terrible .
1 – lacking due thought or consideration
Zack Morris showed a blithe disregard for the rules.
2 – Happy or Lighthearted
Want to watch a blithe romantic comedy? .
1 – having a blue tinge; somewhat blue.
The bluish tint of the water was stylish.
1 – Lost in deep sadness of thought.
The kid was brooding that his parents wouldn’t by the toy..
1 – having the characteristic of a baby.
He acted babyish when he lost the game.
1 – not fake; or counterfeit
This is a bona fide masterpiece.
1 – lose or hanging.
My eyes are baggy after a red eye flight.
1 – loved very dearly.
The was beloved by his students. .
1 – a low mumuring or humming sound.
The buzzing bee flew across the park.
1 – strong, or strongly built.
The burly bear was intimidating.
1 – having a lot of bounce.
The trampoline was extra bouncy .
2 – confident or having a jaunty rhythm.
The man was bouncy and full of life.
1 – very apt to stay afloat.
The pool floaty was extremely buoyant .
2 – cheerful.
The buoyant . salesmen was very charming.
1 – lacking plants or life.
The bleak desert was barren.
2 – Cold and Miserable Outlook.
After his divorce he had a bleak outlook on life.
1 – expressing or marked by earnest entreaty or pleading.
The beseeching peasant feared for his life.
1 – having the taste of butter.
The buttery bread warmed the soul.
1 – having feelings or actions control or remaining calm.
Even though he was afraid he remained composed .
1 – cavern like in either size, shape, or atmosphere.
The cavernous mansion stood empty.
2 – Giving the impression of dark and vast.
The cavernous eyes..
1 – a series on columns set at specif intervals, and supporting a roof.
The ancient marble colonnades are just one reason to explore the best islands in Greece .
1 – free from worry or anxiety.
he was a carefree soul.
1 – having a rough texture; large grains.
The treated wood was coarse .
1 – anxious to protect or avoid potential danger or mishaps.
he was a careful not to get into trouble.
1 – making or liable to make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied.
“I climbed the creaky stairs”
1 – dirt free, unmarked, or have been washed.
the room was clean.
1 – having a wavy outline
The crenelated coast when backpacking Thailand is breathtaking. ..
1 – covered by clouds.
It was to cloudy to go hiking..
1 – present from birth.
“a congenital defect of the heart.”
1 – striking array of colors.
The colorful painting lit up the room.
1 – rude .
They didn’t allow the colorful to get past the sensors.
1 – Happy / Sprightly
He was chipper after getting married in Sweden .
1 – rude shortness
The curt manager’s comments angered the waiter.
1 – confused
The chef was confounded by the dinner tickets.
1 – continuing occurrence
I suffer from chronic indigestion.
2 – present and encountered.
Chronic meddling always causes problems.
1 – relating to the community / Collective ownership.
The communal garden gives us great vegetables every year.
1 – huge in size, power, or stupendous.
The colossal rocks blocked the dusty path.
1 – pleasing
Chicago food has some of the most delectable meals I’ve ever had.
1 – delicate
The dainty glass broke from the fall.
2 – tasty
The dainty sandwich was filling.
1 – untidy in appearance
Boys often have a disheveled room.
1 – devoted to a cause or purpose
Star Wars has dedicated fans.
2 – given a purpose
He has a dedicated server to protect his data.
1 – awarded or receiving mark of honor.
He was decorated with a medal for winning the race.
2 – furnished with something ornamental
A hallmark of the parade are the decorated floats.
1 – chosen but not yet installed
the ambassador designates the future assignments.
He has a designated server to protect his data.
1 – bright, brilliant, or showy, colorful and impressive.
The dazzling fireworks were the highlight of the festival.
1 – eating food quickly.
The Lion is a devouring beast.
2 – destructively consuming / totally absorbing
Don’t let devouring loneliness defeat you.
1 – below / far from the surface
His joy was buried deep below the surface of an ocean of swirling emotions.
1 – fallen into decay or deteriorated
The dilapidated home needed an intense amount of love and care.
1 – serving to ornamental decorate .
The decorative replica was made to be displayed.
1 – moving from the common direction.
Do follow the popular path. Instead go into the unknown, and discover your divergent path..
1 – hard to pin down , identify, or isolate.
They knew the elusive thief lurked nearby.
1 – enthusiastic joy
They were exuberant about there upcoming trip to some of the most beautiful places in the world .
1 – vertical position
Few erect columns, were peppered throughout the temple ruins.
1 – having the ability to expand.
The expansive landscape, seemingly never ending.
1 – deriving style, ideas, and taste for a wide range of sources.
The eclectic mix of opinions caused an argument.
1 – cause a strong of annoyance
The planes exasperating delay made everyone late.
1 – fully detailed or well planned.
The elaborate design of Bangkok’s royal palace is breathtaking.
1 – uttered, or putting emphasis on.
The emphatic refusal helped them close the deal.
1 – productive / desired effects.
The efficient writer finished before the deadline.
2 – being involved or an immediate agent.
The efficient action helped make change.
1 – go deeper
He had an ever-deepening love for sports.
1 – thorough / all possibilities
The exhaustive to do was intimidating.
1 – seemingly without end
The endless forest instilled a mood on tranquility.
1 – exceeding normal limits or excessively elaborate
The extravagant building is grand.
2 – extremely high in price
The extravagant purchase maxed out his credit card purchase.
1 – elegance
The elegant clothes belonged to the king.
1 – relating to or named after
The eponymous landscape outside Dingle is one of the best places to visit in Ireland .
1 – relating to a celebration, festival, or feast.
The festive dinner got a little out of hand.
1 – tinged with red in the face, from shame, heat, or physical exertion.
Caught in a lie, his face became flushed with embarrassment.
1 – very hot or passionate desire.
I have a fervent desire to explore the world.
1 – moving quickly
The fast-moving current washed away our supplies.
1 – based on fantasy
Game of Thrones takes place in a fantastical world, filled with dragons, and magic.
1 – unrestrained violence or brutality
The ferocious lion hunted his prey.
1 – having to do with burial.
They found treasure in the Pharaohs funerary chamber.
1 – focused on something.
The dog was fixated on the squirrel.
1 – loving having fun.
The fun-loving locals love putting on their annual festival.
1 – covered with grass
The grassy knolls are stunning.
1 – a large number of
He had charm galore .
1 – repulsion, or inspiring horror.
The movie was too gruesome for me.
1 – possessing glory
When backpacking New Zealand you see glorious landscapes. .
1 – painful or distressing
It was a harrowing adventure filled with unexpected twist, turns, and sacrifice.
1 – unrestrained expression
I was greeted with a hearty welcome.
2 – wholesome or substantial
I enjoyed the hearty meal.
1 – relating to an herb
Those herbaceous flora was savory.
1 – alone
He was isolated during the exam.
1 – not tolerable or unbearable
The intolerable noise kept me up all night.
1 – picturesque or pleasing
The idyllic Irish landscapes is some of the best in Europe.
1 – great in size or degree
Our immense Universe is without limits.
1 – extreme degree
The intense amount of work was overbearing.
1 – irk or tedious
Sometimes we all have to do Irksome task.
1 – prone to act, acting momentarily
To lose weight sometimes we have to deny our impulses for bad food.
1 – tempting
The inviting meal made my mouth water.
1 – existing in, or belonging to
The innate behavior of child was to cause trouble.
1 – memorable or cannot be washed away or erased..
The indelible landscape means there are hundreds of places to visit in the United States .
1 – of extreme anger.
The infuriating delay at the airport made him miss his flight.
1 – spotless / extremely clean
Singapore is an immaculately clean country.
2 – having no flaw
The glass in Venice is immaculate.
1 – having many complex parts
Mona Lisa is an intricate painting. Making it the most famous in the world.
1 – belonging to the inside,
I great battles happen inside the interior of our mind.
1 – sprightly
he took a jaunty stroll through the park.
1 – having disorienting effect
The jarring truth is that dreams without goals, remain dreams.
1 – ready, or in favor of
I am keen to go to the bar.
2 – sensitive perception
He had a keen nose.
1 – having lungs
The lunged fish swan in the pond.
1 – transparent or clear ; Glasslike
The limpid waters in Thailand or famed around the world.
1 – expending or bestowing excess
The lavish palace of Versailles is one of the most popular day trips from Paris .
1 – outlandish, or eccentric
Some ludicrous movies aren’t bad.
1 – filled with desire or lust
She was filled with lascivious thoughts.
1 – lack of interest, or energy
His listless attitude held him back in life. .
1 – sad or lonely
Ah, the lonesome road, has many trails, but many rewards.
1 – highly significant, outstanding
The monumental task can be accomplished by taking little steps everyday.
1 – expressing sadness
A melancholy nature will keep you stuck.
1 – deserving reward or praise.
A meritorious life of service.
1 – intrusive or getting involved in
The meddlesome raccoon knocked over the trash can.
1 – Huge, exceedingly large
Many of the mammoth caves in United States are worth visiting.
1 – existing today
Many modern-day advances give our lives ease.
1 – inferior in size or degree
The minor problems in life or nothing to sweat over – life is too short .
1 – covered by mist.
The heavy air of the misty morning endowed the park with an eerie coolness.
1 – covered by mystery
The monk has a mysterious nature.
1 – not where it should be
The restaurant felt out-of-place.
1 – elaborate or excessively decorated
The ornate .ruins draw in visitors.
1 – standing out
His outstanding skills put him in line for a promotion.
2 – unpaid
Outstanding bills can be stressful.
1 – lack of sharpness
His obtuse answer made no .
1 – lacking remembrance, or memory
Don’t be oblivious to opportunities that life presents you.
1 – wealth, abundance
The opulent hotel is worth the price tag.
1 – characteristic on a
His hot temper was peculiar.
2 – different from the normal
The book had a peculiar plot twist in the book.
1 – not spoiled, or corrupted
The pristine beaches had soft sandy.
2 – earliest state
The pristine state of the forest
1 – a of peace
The peaceful forest instilled a peace of tranquility.
1 – argumentative quarrelsome
He has a pugnacious nature.
1 – mental and emotional state of fear
Don’t panic . Breathe and slow down.
1 – able to be passed
The currents were passable during the low tide.
1 – turning, a pivot
Taking my first trip to Ireland was a pivotal moment in my life.
1 – important or critical
It was pivotal piece of the puzzle.
1 – polishing, smooth, glossy
Polish your before publishing the piece.
1 – by or in itself
That’s not the facts per se , but valuable to know.
1 – notably luxurious or rich
His plush life made him soft.
1 – elevated or arrogant
The pompous rhetoric is hurtful.
2- exhibiting an air of self importance.
The pompous politician lost site of his vision..
1 – extreme or severe
After rigorous training he was ready to test himself.
1 – like thunder
The thunderous roar of the waves beating along the coast.
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR : ACTION VERBS
1- regard something as being caused by.
I my to how many I ask.
1 – provide clear evidence of ; declare that something exist.
I attest that life is good
1 – make minor changes to.
I had to amend your application before sending it in.
1 – regard (an object, quality, or ) with respect or warm approval.
I admire your commitment to learning the .
1 – praise enthusiastically
I acclaimed actor won best actor for his deep performance.
1 – achieve or complete successfully.
I accomplish my goals.
1 – increase in sound
They amplify the sound at the concert.
2 – make copies of something
The notes amplify that new evidence. ..
1 – change, or make changes too
They altered the rules of the game.
1 – (of a problem, opportunity, or situation) emerge; become apparent.
“a string of new difficulties have arisen “
2 – get or stand up.
“he arose at 5:30 to work out.”
1 – to clear out or save (Usually water from a boat)
They bailed him out of trouble.
1 – talk enthusiastically for a long time
Just one of the many fun facts about me . Sometimes I like babble about travel.
1 – to set upon
We were beset with locals trying to make a sale.
2 – to set with ornaments
The roses are beset with thrones.
1 – fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict.
I newspaper story belied the facts.
2 – fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation); betray.
The notebooks belie Darwin’s later recollection.
1 – hit repeatedly with blows.
He battered the broken car.
1 – become perplexed and confused.
I was bewildered by lack of work the team had done.
1 – bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame.
It is common to bow in Asia.
2 – play (a stringed instrument or music) using a bow.
The techniques by which the pieces were bowed .
1 – think deeply about something that makes the unhappy.
He brooded over the his bad day.
1 – encourage or help
I need to boost my spirits.
2 – push from below
She needs to boost to master the .
1 – cast a spell or enchant.
I was bewitched by the lush landscape.
1 – low murmuring or humming sound.
Flies buzz when they fly.
1 – lock with a bar that slides into a socket.
He bolted the door for protection.
2 – ran away quickly.
He bolted down the street.
1 – strike hard.
He bashed the wall in anger .
2 – criticize .
He bashed the smoking industry . .
1 – break or burst
They bust the water balloon.
2 – lose something
He went went bust at the poker table.. .
1 – squeeze together
Compress the laptop’s file to save space.
1 – to bring to an end.
The summit concluded with world peace.
2 – to reach a logical end or decision.
The magazine concludes that Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world .
He concluded his with a .
1 – unmarked, free dirt
He cleaned the room every other week.
1 – fall or hang in copious or luxuriant quantities.
“the cool water cascading down the waterfall.”
1 – decrease in size, number, or range.
“glass contracts as it cools.”
2 – become shorter and tighter in order to effect the movement of part of the body.
“The heart is a muscle that contracts about seventy times a minute”
1 – wind into rings
The sailor coiled the rope.
1 – to cover something
Massive trees canopied the small island.
1 – to form short bends or ripples / Wrinkle
Don’t crinkle my shirt.
2 – a think crackling sound
The crinkling bag woke up the dog.
1 – chuckle or laugh
He chortled with amusement.
2 – sing or chant
She chortled in her happiness.
1 – broken into small parts.
The Greek Islands are filled with crumbling ruins.
1 – beg or sponge
He cadge for a free cup of coffee.
1 – sharp, quick, repeated noises
The crackling fire.
1 – to dig and bring to light.
Don’t dredge up those painful memories.
1 – travel somewhere in a hurry
I dashed through the forest.
2 – strike, or destroy
The ship was dashed upon the rocks.
She dashed his spirits.
1 – cause (someone) to feel consternation and distress.
A deep of dismay over took the room.
1 – greatly astonish or amaze
I’m often dumbfounded after watching the task force meetings..
1 – eat / destroy / adsorb quickly
I want to devour the big meal.
2 – read eagerly
Amy always devours a good book.
1 – make (someones) clothes or hair messy.
Boris Johnson disheveled his hair before being on camera.
1 – to lessen the courage of
A lesser man would be daunted by this challenge.
1 – to set apart for a purpose . to distinguish as a class
We designate this room as the class lab.
2 – to point out a location
A marker designating where the trial starts.
1 – to feel aversion to (Offend)
His distaste in the joke was apparent.
1 – to dig
Suspicion led him to delve in his wife’s bag.
1 – to search for information
He delved into the past to find the problem.
1 – to get carried along (by water, air, etc)
The windy drift pushed the hot air balloon to the west.
1 – a pile of something in heaps
Snow drifts covered the landscape.
1 – to stray or move from a principle, standard, or topic.
Don’t deviate from your goals. Stayed focused even when life is tough.
1 – to cause annoyance or irritation
I hope you’re not exasperated by this of descriptive words.
1 – Set up / to fix / put together in an upright position
The father and son erected the tree house.
1 – to become known,
Jane emerged for her travels a most well rounded .
1 – To make ornamental or make more attractive.
Frank embellished his life story to impress his date.
1 – to furnish / to provide with
I’m endowed with a good of humor.
1 – allure or tempt
He was enticed by smell of the chocolate.
1 – eliminate by wearing away surface
The rocks effaced by wear and tear..
1 – rot slowly
Don’t let your anger fester about your tough test.
1 – steal secretly
He filch the cookie from the jar.
1 – give a false appearance
The company feigned how bad his leg hurt.
1 – containing frescoes
The frescoed walls of the chapel inspired my love to art.
1 – to pass quickly or shift
The chortling birds flitted around the forest.
1 – to flow in a irregular current
The stream gurgling stream swept over the rocks.
2 – ta gurgling sound
The gurgling stream blocked the path.
1 – to gather,
Tim garnered his courage before presenting his to his teachers.
1 – move quickly
He hastened his journey home..
1 – lift or raise by tackle
Hoist the flag.
1 – lift or raise or pull
He heaved the trunk onto the oak table.
1 – a harmful or disquieting occurrence
The past mistakes haunted him.
2 – to visit often to seek the company of
I spend a lot of time haunting the book store.
1 – cross one with another.
The intertwined vines were impassable..
1 – place a body in a tomb or grave
The king was interred with all the honor due him.
1 – weave.
It’s dangerous to interweave lies and the truth.
1 – to make, irritated, or weary
He was irked trying to learn all the rules.
1 – endow or influence
He imbued the spirit of the old times.
1 – spaced in intervals
The interspersed paintings covered the east wing.
1 – sharp uneven surface
The jagged mountains dotted the horizon.
1 – come into contact or pushing
The jostling crowd flooded to the door..
2 – vying for a position.
The workers began to jostle for the new job.
1 – expend or bestow
His lavish habits cost him a lot of money.
1 – slow parting
The effects lingered long after it was over.
1 – take a large shape or an impending occurrence
The loomed over the to make sure he wasn’t cheating.
1 – an area to stop
Lay-by the dock the ship tied up.
1 – utter barely audible sounds in a low voice.
He muttered to himself about his workload.
1 – hypnotizing
The mesmerizing beauty of the best islands in Croatia is not easily forgotten.
1 – settle snugly
A small town nestled among the mountains.
1 – grab or catch
He nabbed the best spot in the class for the .
1 – a slow trickle, to seep out of something
The oozing gunk stained the floor.
1 – exiled
He was ostracized after his betrayal was made public.
1 – to peer through / to look furtively.
Don’t peek around the corner.
1 – to go deep into, or thrust into something.
I plunged into the task of self-development. .
1 – landscape with a level surface, and little change
He wandered the plateau looking for his lost wallet.
1 – to search for information.
His friend probed him with questions about the girl..
1 – sprinkled throughout
The olive trees peppered throughout the Greek countryside. .
1 – work laboriously
The book plodded along slowly. .
1 – soaked in
The city was steeped in charm.
1 – a loud sharp noise
He shirked when he thought he saw a ghost..
1 – to spread without restraint
The sprawling landscape of the dessert is one of the best things to do in Tucson .
1 – fill with things or with satiety
He was stuffed after Thanksgiving dinner.
1 – to do something (usually wrong)
He was tempted to eat the candy..
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR : OF ADVERBS
1 – Suddenly or Unexpectedly.
The car stopped abruptly .
2 – In a rude manner.
His mom abruptly cut him off.
3 – Steep
The hill ascends abruptly .
1 – extra factor or circumstance.
brokers finance themselves additionally by short-term borrowing.
2 – used to introduce a new fact or argument.
Additionally , the regulations require a clean environment.
1 – one after the other or next
Alternately , don’t give up when things get hard.
1 – being effective or in effect
John effectively finished his to do before stopping for the day.
1 – evident or provide evidence
He was evidently born in Ohio.
1 – expert in something
He expertly navigated his way through the maze of alleyways.
1 – what precedes
Furthermore , people should travel more.
1 – a gloomy or somber
He grimly walked to the see his boos.
1 – a sinister
The dark figure had a grimly stance that shadows seemed to cling too.
1 – to a great degree
The immensely talented writer self published his book.
1 – intentional manner or awareness
He intentionally arrived at the airport early.
1 – intense
He intensely focused on the problem at hand.
1 – from impulse
He impulsively got up early every morning.
He invitingly offered me a free drink.
1 – extreme anger
Moving to my wife in Sweden is an infuriatingly slow process.
1 – born or existing in.
He innately loved filling his head with quotes about adventure.
1 – lasting or unforgettable cannot be removed.
He indelibly hued landscape when backpacking Italy changed my life.
1 – complex with many parts
The intricately designed plot has levels of details.
1 – eager or intense
They are keenly attuned to your bad behavior.
1 – clear ; glassiness
The limpidly rushing water of the cascading waterfall.
1 – meriting laughter or exaggeration
He ludicrously lost his wallet.
for Richly or Grandly
1 – marked by excess
The lavishly decorated crown marked him as king.
1 – large, or to an extreme degree
He monumentally failed in his task.
1 – without doubt
The claims were patently false.
1 – peace or tranquility
he peacefully listened to the sounds of birds singing outside his window.
1 – strict
He rigorously worked at his craft every day.
1 – romantic
He was romantically involved with her.
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR : NOUNS
1 – the process of absorbing.
The absorption of the spilled water.
2 – The whole occupation of the mind..
The absorption of my work overtakes every other desire.
1 – strong desire to do or to achieve something which unless takes hard work.
People trying to improve their skills with this of descriptive words for have a lot of ambition .
2 – determination to achieve success.
life offers many opportunities for those with ambition . .
1 – a large quantity of something.
I have a abundance of ambition .
2 – The condition of having a copious quantity of something; bountifulness.
The vineyard has an abundance of grapes.
1 – a who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.
“He’s a wine aficionado.”
1 – a dark volcanic rock that displays a columnar structure and made of fine-grained.
The fertile soil was made of decomposed basalt .
1 – something of monstrous size
That’s a behemoth sized lion.
1 – a who is socially unconventional in a way regarded as characteristic of creative artists; a bohemian.
The town bohos opened an art gallery. .
1 – an increase
A boost in the economy. .
1 – a room or pantry used for storing wine or hard liquor.
Can you grab the wine out of the buttery ? .
1 – beer that has a strong hop taste; or liquor with sharp taste of plant extracts.
What bitters do you have on tap? .
1 – a combination of qualities of color, such as shape, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
“I was struck by her beauty .”
for Rock or Stone
1 – a large rock, mostly worn smooth by years of erosion.
The boulder blocked the path.
1 – move quickly.
He buzzed through these descriptive words.
1 – Irish name for a beehive hut.
The ruins of an clochán sat on the other side of the field.
1 – a written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.
“both parties must sign employment contracts “
1 – a mass of something that falls or hangs in copious or luxuriant quantities.
“”A cascade of pink bougainvillea.”
2 – a large number or amount of something occurring or arriving in rapid succession.
“a cascade of antiwar literature”
1 – an ornamental decoration at the ridge of a roof or top of a wall or screen.
High on the roof was a cresting decoration.
1 – Someone who chips
The chipper was hard at working cutting down the tree.
1 – one delegated by a superior to execute a duty or an office
The commissary was tasked with finding a cure..
1 – a series of loops
The coil of pumps was confusing.
2 – everyday troubles
Sometimes we all need to shrug off the coils of the workday.
1 – any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves like pine , cones, and arillate fruit.
The group of conifer trees took over the forest.
1 – to create
Christians believe in the creation story.
1 – an agreement or promise / attached to someone or something
I have a commitment to my wife.
1 – a cover carried above by a of rank / or a cloth suspended
The canopy covered the diners on the patio.
1 – a heap of stones in a heap. Usually a landmark or memorial. Typically on a hilltop or skyline.
The stony cairn marked the way back.
1 – something to eat considered rare and luxurious
What is your favorite delicacy in Italy?
2 – the quality of state of being dainty of someone or something
Spiderwebs have a delicacy .
1 – to flow along
To drift through life is sad.
2 – an underlying meaning or design.
The spy understood the drift of his orders.
1 – dislike food or drink
Many have a distaste for mushrooms.
1 – representation in images or depicting something or someone.
The depiction of the movie wasn’t congruent with the book . .
1 – a deep place or state of being
The depths of our abilities remains unknown until we push for greatness..
1 – an arrangement, or state of being engaged
The social engagement took most of my day.
1 – a massive structure
The social edifice holds together certain rules.
1 – city districts / or surroundings in your space or vicinity
The crystal environs of the waterfalls.
1 – a public showcase
The art exhibition was a success.
1 – a high position of superiority, Commanding or in a profession. .
His eminence in film made him a legend.
1 – refined taste, dignified gracefulness
The novel had a air of elegance , and wit.
1 – a state of exasperated or exasperating someone / irritation
He was exasperated after working all day.
1 – the act of representing a medium
I don’t under stand the expression that artists is trying to achieve. .
1 – point of attention.
The focal point of this blog post is that help others master descriptive .
1 – an embarrassing mistake or error.
Interpreting someone is considered a social faux pas ..
1 – the front of the building
The stores facade was highly decorated.
1 – a false, or fake appearance
His friends saw through his thinly veiled facade .
A love this .
1 – a boisterous and loud burst of laughter.
The joke caused a guffaw in the room.
1 – enthusiastic and filled with joy.
1 – a gloomy or somber outlook
He had a grim disposition on life.
The grim tale left me afraid.
1 – quality or current state
The grandeur of ancient Rome inspired our world.
1 – grand
Many of the best places to visit in Europe are grand in design, scope, and scale.
1 – strong wind
The gust of wind caused the bike to tip over.
1 – out burst of
He had a gust of energy that came with the good news.
1 – either side of an arch.
The dog loves to have his back haunches scratched.
1 – great number
A host of ants took over the picnic.
1 – something to indicate
He gave the indication that he was going to travel this summer.
1 – a stage or exception
In this instance we all need to be quiet.
For instance, pasta taste better in Italy.
1 – inside limits or inner constitution
Travelers loved the lavish interior of the modern-day art gallery.
1 – limestone land or limestone plateau
The karst lands were filled with sinkholes and caverns.
1 – plant like organism made up of alge
Working the lichen spotted lake held a natural charm rarely found.
1 – machine for interlacing
Working the loom is hard and painful.
1 – soil made of silt, sand and clay.
The loam ground was hard to walk.
1 – a self-service laundry
The l aunderette was packed with others.
1 – causing wonder and astonishment
Abu SImbal, in Egypt, is a marvel to behold.
1 – a great number of
This myriad of descriptive words is very helpful.
1 – middle of the day
The midday meal made him want a nap.
1 – a single massive stone in a column or obelisk
Monoliths pepper the old landscape.
1 – a single massive stone in a column or obelisk from prehistoric origin.
The Menhir’s of Stonehenge tower over all who stand before it.
1 – one who lives in a metropolis
The metropolitan knew the city backwards and forwards.
1 – wealth and Abundance
The opulence of Blue Mosque make it one of the best things to do in Turkey .
1 – of an unusual size
The outsize bed wouldn’t fit.
1 – a dirty of slovenly place
Clean up this pigpen of a room.
1 – quality of excitement or attractive
He was charming and had a large amount of pizzazz .
1 – an earnest entreaty
The plead for another helping of mashed potatoes.
1 – a bar something is hung on
The bird sat on the perch .
1 – a medical instrument for exploring
The doctor used a probe to discover what was wrong.
1 – a despised or rejected
The thief was treated as a pariah .
1 – chasing after
Are pursuits define our lives..
1 – contradictory phases or conclusions.
Life is full of many a paradox . .
1 – state of fear
Don’t panic about your . Just learn more descriptive words that will improve your .
1 – a close inspection; under a microscope
He paper was under a lot of scrutiny .
1 – riot or commotion
Tumult uprisings are a big part of history.
2 – loud noise
a tumult of noise kept me from sleeping.
1 – tiles
The tiling walls were stunning.
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR : OF PREPOSITIONS With
1 – surrounded by; in the middle of
He walked amid the rolling hills and lush landscape.
2 – in an atmosphere or against a background of..
A mid accusations of cheating the was suspended.
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR : DESCRIPTIVE PHRASES
Here are a lot of that I’ve picked up from various books, and blog post. I feel in love with this world .
Pro tip: The are all around you. Listen to how people use in your favorite movies, tv shows, and podcast. Try to find in the things you read. The you are looking for and the are all around you! You just have to look for the .
1 – one of the vast treeless tracts in Europe and Asia.
The arid steppe of Mongolia are famous around the world.
1- Waves crashing on the coast.
The Atlantic swells crashed against the crenelated coast.
1 – sad terrain, a to mountain ranges.
The brooding summits , covered in clouds, look like a storm is coming.
BEHIND THE TIMES
1 – not aware of or using the latest ideas or techniques; out of date.
When it came to tech, he was behind the times .
1 – a good descriptive to a still lake. Or a lake on a nice day.
The crystalline lake boasted the perfect space to camp.
1 – a castle falling apart.
Ireland’s peppered with crumbling castles .
1 – descriptive for a scenic mountain range.
The cresting mountains of New Zealand are unforgettable.
1 – getting deeper
The ever-deepening snow made the terrain impassable.
The historical significance of Rome echoes even until today.
The infinite hills of New Zealand lure thousands of visitors a year. This is one of my favorite descriptive phrases.
1 – cold waves
The icy rollers of the Atlantic Ocean beat along the coast.
The indelibly wild forest on Peru.
1 – landscape similar to that on the moon
The Lunar-scaped beaches on Milos, put it high on many travelers of Greek Islands to visit.
The long forgotten castle has centuries of neglect.
A great for forest!
1 – covered by moss
The moss-clad rocks sat along the stream.
MODERN HIGH-RISE SKYSCAPERS
The hundreds of workers wasted their lives in modern high-rise skyscrapers.
Here are some words to of peoples . And using words like this to showcase a can connect those with your readers.
affectionate – readily or showing fondness or tenderness.
Agile – able to move quickly and easily.
Altruistic – showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
amiable – having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
bright – giving out or reflecting much light; shining
Bonza – excellent; first-rate.
charming – very pleasant or attractive.
Conscientious – wishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly
imaginative – having or showing creativity or inventiveness.
What are ?
These are a of a thing. These to can be placed inside a that can modify are only used before nouns.
: The tender steak made my mouth water.
What are ?
Sometimes called paired adjectives. This is using more than one to a .
Almost an can be a multiple if it can be paired together with other to a . The key is to put them in the right order.
But here are some common ones.
: The thick, dense oollege application seemed daunting.
Similar to paired adjectives,
are two – or maybe even more – adjectives that the same . They are separatedby a common.
a , place, or object. are powerful. are a great way to make your readers feel something towards
: He was brave enough to use a to showcase his in front of the class.
More Questions Answered!
What is a ?
A formed from a that ending in ing.
: He couldn’t stop laughing.
What is a ?
are words that replace a .
There we go! Over 500 descriptive words that will help you improve your ! This is always being updated as I find new I like through reading, and . Becoming a good writers and increasing your , and learning is an endless quest.
And I hope that you found the of adjectives, nouns, descriptive phrases, and verbs useful. And helps you get a little better and expand your .
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