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.

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Pretty

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

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Elegant

– He is greying now but still elegant.

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Funny

– He made funny faces to amuse the children.

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Cute

– You have a cute daughter.

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Handsome

– He was handsome and nicely dressed.

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Gorgeous

– I went out with a gorgeous girl last night.

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Ugly

– She was ugly and monstrously fat.

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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.

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Middle-aged

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

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Old

– The old lady told me all her troubles.

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Describing Someone’s Build

Well-Built

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

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Plump

– The nurse was a cheerful plump woman.

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Thin

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

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Fat

– I could eat what I liked without getting fat.

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Slim

– I wish I was as slim as you.

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Describing Someone’s Height

Short

– Chris was short and stocky, with broad shoulders.

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Medium-height

– She’s medium-height.

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Tall

– He was young and tall.

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Describing Someone’s Eyes

Blue

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

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Brown

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

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Small

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

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Big round

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

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Oval

– He could see the disappointment in her oval eyes.

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Wear glasses

– I love his wear glasses eyes.

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Describing Someone’s Face

Round

– The child had a round face.

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Oval

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

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Square

– He had a thoughtful look on his square face.

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Long

– She’s got a long, thin face.

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Describing Someone’s Nose

Straight

– I struck him on his straight nose.

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Hooked

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

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Long

– He’s got a really long nose .

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Small

– She gave him a punch on the small nose.

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Turned-up

– He biffed me on the turned-up nose.

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Describing Someone’s Mouth

Large

– She quirked her large mouth at me.

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Small

– She opened her small mouth to say something.

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Describing Someone’s Lips

Full

– She had big eyes and full lips.

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Curved

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

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Thin

– I really love my thin lips.

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Describing Someone’s Ears

Large

– He had large ears.

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Small

– She tucked her hair behind her small ears.

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

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    1 Adjectives for Describing People in English
    1.1 Adjectives for Describing General Appearance
    1.1.1 Beautiful
    1.1.2 Pretty
    1.1.3 Elegant
    1.1.4 Funny
    1.1.5 Cute
    1.1.6 Handsome
    1.1.7 Gorgeous
    1.1.8 Ugly
    1.1.9 Attractive
    1.2 Adjectives for Describing Someone’s Age
    1.2.1 Young
    1.2.2 Middle-aged
    1.2.3 Old
    1.3 Describing Someone’s Build
    1.3.1 Well-Built
    1.3.2 Plump
    1.3.3 Thin
    1.3.4 Fat
    1.3.5 Slim
    1.4 Describing Someone’s Height
    1.4.1 Short
    1.4.2 Medium-height
    1.4.3 Tall
    1.5 Describing Someone’s Eyes
    1.5.1 Blue
    1.5.2 Brown
    1.5.3 Small
    1.5.4 Big round
    1.5.5 Oval
    1.5.6 Wear glasses
    1.6 Describing Someone’s Face
    1.6.1 Round
    1.6.2 Oval
    1.6.3 Square
    1.6.4 Long
    1.7 Describing Someone’s Nose
    1.7.1 Straight
    1.7.2 Hooked
    1.7.3 Long
    1.7.4 Small
    1.7.5 Turned-up
    1.8 Describing Someone’s Mouth
    1.8.1 Large
    1.8.2 Small
    1.9 Describing Someone’s Lips
    1.9.1 Full
    1.9.2 Curved
    1.9.3 Thin
    1.10 Describing Someone’s Ears
    1.10.1 Large
    1.10.2 Small
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    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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  2. Very useful vocabulary

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