Nice Adjectives

Hello and welcome to our list of nice adjectives!

We already know that nice generally refers to things that are positive, pleasant and constructive in definition, and can describe not only objects and environments, but also ideas, actions, concepts and people. Since it’s such a versatile word with a broad range of appropriate applications, each meaning and context of use has its own subtle shade of definition, which makes nice adjectives a great and broad range of words to choose from. For this list, I’ve tried to keep it to a selection of words that can be used to refer to an array of things – people, places, ideas, etc. This also makes it a very handy list full of great one word compliments, and includes plenty of nice words to describe a person. We hope that this list is useful to you, and that you’re able to brighten someone’s day with these nice adjectives:

So before we get into it, what is a nice adjective anyway? It’s a subjective idea used to describe the qualities and traits of something or someone, and is generally something that is pleasant to hear or receive. It definitely crosses over into the realm of compliments, since those are commonly descriptors that detail the positive aspects of the one being described. There are definitely many different levels of compliments and nice adjectives, and they are contextual as well. If you’re complimenting the external attributes of something or someone, that’s very different from using a nice adjective to detail the positive internal qualities of a person. The intensity of meaning can also hinge on your relationship to the person you’re saying your nice adjectives to – a colleague may receive a compliment very differently to a new lover, who would also receive it differently to a long-term partner. In consideration of this, this list includes words that are able to adapt to most situations – many of them are appropriate for internal and external qualities, as well as for people, places, and things. If this list has got you interested in nice adjectives and you’d like to have a deeper look at what our language has to offer, Dictionary.Com has plenty of nice adjectives to choose from. Along with being a great addition to your vocabulary, these nice words can be very useful to use in explanations, stories, and poems. They’re expressive and explanatory and they sound great, making anything you’re working on a more attractive and enjoyable read.

  • amazing (adj.) causing wonder and astonishment.
  • incredible (adj.) something so extraordinary that it’s difficult to believe.
  • magical (adj.) so wonderful and unreal that it seems related to magic.
  • stupendous (adj.) astoundingly impressive.
  • fabulous (adj.) wonderfully put-together; seemingly unreal.
  • terrific (adj.) of a great size.
  • good (adj.) a very satisfactory state or result, something welcome and pleasing.
  • splendid (adj.) excellent and impressive.
  • delightful (adj.) charming; causing happiness and delight.
  • sublime (adj.) extremely beautiful, borderline perfect.
  • notable (adj.) worthy of note; memorable.
  • great (adj.) of a large extent or intensity.
  • perfect (adj.) flawless, completely faultless and impossible to improve.
  • magnificent (adj.) beautiful and elaborate.
  • awesome (adj.) impressive to the point of being daunting.
  • super (adj.) very pleasant.
  • impressive (adj.) worthy of great admiration and awe.
  • admirable (adj.) deserving of approval and/or commendation.
  • fine (adj.) well done.
  • excellent (adj.) extremely good.
  • wonderful (adj.) inspiring wonder and delight; particularly pleasing.
  • pleasing (adj.) appealing, pleasant.
  • glorious (adj.) noteworthy; deserving of fame.
  • smashing (adj.) excellent.
  • pretty (adj.) appealing, lovely – usually used to describe external features rather than internal qualities.
  • stunning (adj.) extremely beautiful or attractive.
  • favourable (adj.) a welcome result, an advantageous thing.
  • spectacular (adj.) particularly striking and glorious in appearance and effect.
  • remarkable (adj.) attention-grabbing; worthy of comment and note.
  • lovely (adj.) pleasing, charming.
  • stellar (adj.) having great qualities; a top performance.
  • grand (adj.) having a large effect, rich or sumptuous.
  • tremendous (adj.) hugely striking, very impressive.
  • striking (adj.) impressive, of an intense scale or effect.
  • fantastic (adj.) wonderful, almost unreal.
  • outstanding (adj.) so great that it stands apart from others.


I hope you found this list a worthwhile read. Making this list was a lot of fun and of course there were plenty of great words that unfortunately couldn’t quite make the cut – so if reading this list of nice adjectives has got you interested in reading more about similar one word compliments or nice words you can use to describe a person, you can find other great collections at The Phrontistery or at Word Hippo. Also, since I was the only one curating and editing this list of nice words, I had to depend on my personal sense of judgement and aesthetics. Unfortunately I am not the Lady Arbiter of all Nice Adjectives, so if you disagree with any of my choices in this list of nice adjectives, please get in contact and let me know.

These nice adjectives were inspired by and collected from my travels through different forms of media throughout my day – articles, books, song lyrics and websites (and sometimes lying around, forcing myself to think of words I like). In particular, websites like, Quora, Tumblr, Pinterest, Positive Words Research, Adjectives Starting and The Phrontistery were all very helpful. If you’ve got any other word sources that you’d like to share, or have suggestions for other nice words, leave a comment or send an email.

While I do collect words, I am always careful to write the meanings myself, so if you find a definition here that looks a little too similar to another that you’ve seen, please let me know asap and I’ll work on updating my wording as quick as I can. Likewise, if you find any mistakes – meanings that require updating, definitions that need better punctuation or words that are incorrectly spelled, get in contact.

Thanks again for visiting our site, and as always, our very best wishes to you on your internet travels – be safe, eat your veggies, say nice things to your friends. <3

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