Describing People in English | 40+ Adjectives for Describing Physical Appearance

Learn useful Adjectives for Describing People in English with examples and pictures.

Adjectives for Describing People in English

Adjectives for Describing General Appearance

Beautiful

– Every mother thinks her child beautiful.

Pretty

– She’s a very charming and very pretty girl.

Elegant

– He is greying now but still elegant.

Funny

– He made funny faces to amuse the children.

Cute

– You have a cute daughter.

Handsome

– He was handsome and nicely dressed.

Gorgeous

– I went out with a gorgeous girl last night.

Ugly

– She was ugly and monstrously fat.

Attractive

– He was with an attractive young lady.

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Describing People in English | Adjectives for Describing Physical Appearance

Adjectives for Describing Someone’s Age

Young

– When I was young, I admired clever people.

Middle-aged

– A middle-aged person is between forty and sixty years old.

Old

– The old lady told me all her troubles.

Describing Someone’s Build

Well-Built

– Henry was a small, healthy, well-built man.

Plump

– The nurse was a cheerful plump woman.

Thin

–  The man was so thin that you could see his bones.

Fat

– I could eat what I liked without getting fat.

Slim

– I wish I was as slim as you.

Describing Someone’s Height

Short

– Chris was short and stocky, with broad shoulders.

Medium-height

– She’s medium-height.

Tall

– He was young and tall.

Describing Someone’s Eyes

Blue

– He stared at me out of those washed-out blue eyes.

Brown

– He pored on the girl’s lovely and large brown eyes.

Small

– He was hot and sweat dripped into his small eyes.

Big round

– There was a glint of mischief in her big round eyes.

Oval

– He could see the disappointment in her oval eyes.

Wear glasses

– I love his wear glasses eyes.

Describing Someone’s Face

Round

– The child had a round face.

Oval

– He saw her oval face through a mist of tears.

Square

– He had a thoughtful look on his square face.

Long

– She’s got a long, thin face.

Describing Someone’s Nose

Straight

– I struck him on his straight nose.

Hooked

– He was thin and tall, with a hooked nose.

Long

– He’s got a really long nose .

Small

– She gave him a punch on the small nose.

Turned-up

– He biffed me on the turned-up nose.

Describing Someone’s Mouth

Large

– She quirked her large mouth at me.

Small

– She opened her small mouth to say something.

Describing Someone’s Lips

Full

– She had big eyes and full lips.

Curved

– Matt opened the door with a smile on his curved lips.

Thin

– I really love my thin lips.

Describing Someone’s Ears

Large

– He had large ears.

Small

– She tucked her hair behind her small ears.

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