Uncountable Noun: Definition and List of 450 Useful Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns! An uncountable noun is a word which names a place, item or person but cannot be counted, for example air, water or people. Uncountable nouns are commonly used within the English language and of course, there are rules involved with their use. It is important that you understand how to correctly use an uncountable noun so that your sentences are properly formed and sound fluid.

In this section, we are going to be looking further into the subject of uncountable nouns and how they work.

Learn an extensive list of over 450 common uncountable nouns presented in alphabetical order with ESL printable worksheets.

What is an Uncountable Noun?

Countable nouns are common nouns that can take a plural, can combine with numerals or counting quantifiers, and can take an indefinite article such as a or an. Examples of count nouns are book, orange, cat, animal, man

  • The outside of an orange is bitter, but the inside is sweet.
  • cat was basking on the window sill.

Uncountable Nouns are substances, concepts, materials, information… that we cannot divide into separate elements. They can’t be counted.
For example, we cannot count “water“. We can count “a glass of water” or “a bottle of water” or “1 litre of water“, but we cannot count “water” itself.

  • I immerse my clothes in the water.
  • Could I have a glass of water, please?

Uncountable Nouns List A – Z

Below you can find a list of the most common non-count nouns in English. Some nouns are both countable and uncountable. They have been put in bold.

Uncountable Nouns List: A – D

A

  • Advice
  • Aggression
  • Assistance
  • Attention
  • Accommodation
  • Advertising
  • Air
  • Athletics
  • Access
  • Adulthood
  • Alcohol
  • Applause
  • Agriculture
  • Atmosphere
  • Anger
  • Art
  • Absence
  • Aid
  • Arithmetic
  • Age

B

  • Beauty
  • Beef
  • Bravery
  • Business
  • Blood
  • Botany
  • Bacon
  • Baggage
  • Ballet
  • Butter
  • Biology
  • Beer
  • Bread
  • Behaviour

C

  • Cake
  • Cash
  • Chaos
  • Clothing
  • Confidence
  • Compassion
  • Calm
  • Corruption
  • Courage
  • Comprehension
  • Cheese
  • Currency
  • Carbon
  • Cardboard
  • Chalk
  • Chess
  • Coal
  • Commerce
  • Confusion
  • Cookery
  • Countryside
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Chocolate
  • Content
  • Cotton
  • Childhood
  • Coffee

D

  • Danger
  • Data
  • Dancing
  • Democracy
  • Damage
  • Darkness
  • Determination
  • Delight
  • Depression
  • Driving
  • Dignity
  • Dessert
  • Design
  • Dust
  • Distribution
  • Dirt
  • Duty

Uncountable Nouns List: E – H

E

  • Education
  • Economics
  • Equipment
  • Earth
  • Expense
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Environment
  • Enjoyment
  • Energy
  • Envy
  • Evil
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Evolution
  • Existence
  • Ethics
  • Evidence
  • Employment
  • Experience

F

  • Failure
  • Fire
  • Fiction
  • Fashion
  • Forgiveness
  • Faith
  • Flour
  • Flu
  • Fear
  • Fun
  • Fame
  • Freedom
  • Food
  • Finance
  • Fruit
  • Fuel
  • Friendship
  • Furniture
  • Flesh

G

  • Gasoline
  • Genetics
  • Garbage
  • Growth
  • Grief
  • Grammar
  • Garlic
  • Gossip
  • Gold
  • Gymnastics
  • Glass
  • Grass
  • Golf
  • Gratitude
  • Ground
  • Guilt

H

  • Harm
  • Hair
  • Hardware
  • Hydrogen
  • Help
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • Hate
  • Hope
  • Hospitality
  • Homework
  • Heat
  • Hatred
  • Hunger
  • Honey
  • Humour
  • Honesty
  • Height
  • Housework
  • History

Uncountable Nouns List: I – O

I

  • Ice
  • Imagination
  • Information
  • Independence
  • Infrastructure
  • Ice cream
  • Importance
  • Intelligence
  • Industry
  • Irony
  • Injustice
  • Innocence
  • Iron
  • Insurance
  • Inflation

J

  • Judo
  • Jealousy
  • Jam
  • Jewelery
  • Joy
  • Juice
  • Justice

K

  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Karate

L

  • Laughter
  • Labour
  • Lava
  • Livestock
  • Luggage
  • Lightning
  • Land
  • Leather
  • Linguistics
  • Light
  • Loneliness
  • Lack
  • Litter
  • Luck
  • Love
  • Leisure
  • Logic
  • Literature

M

  • Machinery
  • Mail
  • Mankind
  • Marriage
  • Money
  • Magic
  • Marble
  • Mercy
  • Music
  • Meat
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Moonlight
  • Methane
  • Milk
  • Metal
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mud
  • Mist
  • Motivation
  • Motherhood
  • Measles

N

  • Nature
  • Nitrogen
  • Nutrition
  • Noise
  • News
  • Nonsense
  • Nurture

O

  • Obedience
  • Obesity
  • Oxygen
  • Oil

Uncountable Nouns List: P – Z

P

  • Paper
  • Passion
  • Poetry
  • Parking
  • Pressure
  • Perfume
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Peel
  • Pepper
  • Patience
  • Permission
  • Peace
  • Philosophy
  • Plastic
  • Progress
  • Production
  • Pollution
  • Pleasure
  • Pork
  • Petrol
  • Pronunciation
  • Pride
  • Policy
  • Purity
  • Poverty
  • Punctuation
  • Power
  • Produce
  • Protection
  • Publicity
  • Pasta
  • Pay
  • Pain
  • Painting

Q

  • Quartz
  • Quality
  • Quantity

R

  • Reliability
  • Rum
  • Recreation
  • Reality
  • Rubbish
  • Revenge
  • Racism
  • Rice
  • Relief
  • Respect
  • Rain
  • Relaxation
  • Research
  • Religion

S

  • Salt
  • Safety
  • Salad
  • Scaffolding
  • Soil
  • Satisfaction
  • Sand
  • Satire
  • Security
  • Sorrow
  • Seafood
  • Speed
  • Scenery
  • Sewing
  • Strength
  • Space
  • Software
  • Seaside
  • Stream
  • Stupidity
  • Shopping
  • Stress
  • Shame
  • Spite
  • Steam
  • Silence
  • Sunshine
  • Sleep
  • Status
  • Success
  • Soup
  • Snow
  • Smoking
  • Silver
  • Symmetry
  • Spaghetti
  • Spelling
  • Soap
  • Sport
  • Stuff
  • Sugar
  • Smoke

T

  • Tea
  • Tolerance
  • Thirst
  • Technology
  • Trousers
  • Tennis
  • Trade
  • Timber
  • Turbulence
  • Toothpaste
  • Time
  • Traffic
  • Travel
  • Toast
  • Thunder
  • Transportation
  • Trust
  • Trouble
  • Temperature

U

  • Understanding
  • Usage
  • Underwear
  • Unemployment
  • Unity

V

  • Violence
  • Veal
  • Validity
  • Vitality
  • Vinegar
  • Vision
  • Vegetation
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vengeance

W

  • Warmth
  • Weight
  • Whiskey
  • Weather
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Welfare
  • Wine
  • Wisdom
  • Wood
  • Wealth
  • Wheat
  • Wool
  • Width
  • Work

Y

  • Yoga
  • Youth
  • Yeast

Z

List of Uncountable Nouns | Pictures

Non-count Nouns List A – D

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List of Non-count Nouns E – H

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Non-count Nouns List I – O

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Examples of Non-count Nouns P – S

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Non-count Nouns List S – Z

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holacomotan
holacomotan
2 years ago

hi

Dad ,M
Dad ,M
1 year ago
Reply to  holacomotan

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eiron
eiron
1 year ago

very useful info

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

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Samuel
Samuel
9 months ago

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ELA UTAŞ
ELA UTAŞ
8 months ago

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