Positive Words

100 Positive Words That Will Brighten Your Day

Need a mood booster? Need help complimenting your friends? Need to just be more positive in general? Well this article can help! Words can do a whole lot so read on for 100 positive words that will surely brighten your day!

You don’t need to be a student to improve your vocabulary. You can learn new words every single day. They’ll make you come across as more intelligent, and will keep your brain strong. Here are positive words that will brighten your day:

List of Positive Words (A-D)

The words you use matter. They have the power to impact your self-esteem and push you toward success. Here are a few positive words that you should incorporate into your vocabulary:

Accepted

This positive word means embraced, allowed, or permitted.

Accommodated

This positive word means to make allowance for the needs of others.

Accomplishment

This positive word means a goal or target that is successfully achieved.

Accountable

This positive word means being responsible for and able to justify one’s actions.

Beaming

This positive word means extremely happy.

Beauteous

This positive word means Something that is aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.

Beloved

This positive word means someone who is loved greatly.

Benevolence

This positive word means kindness.

Betterment

This positive word means a positive change in some way.

Captivate

This positive word means to attract someone’s attention.

Celebrate

This positive word is a happy occasion in recognition of an accomplishment.

Charisma

This positive word means charm or attractiveness.

Cheery

This positive word means the state of being happy or cheerful.

Dandy

This positive word means excellent or outstanding.

Dauntless

This positive word means fearless and courageous.

Dazzled

This positive word means to dazzle or greatly amaze someone.

Delightful

This positive word means something very pleasurable or enjoyable.

Determination

This positive word means the will to achieve a purpose.

List of Positive Words (E-G)

Here are some more words to inspire you. Make sure you share them with your friends and family soon!

Eager

This positive word means keen or enthusiastic to do something.

Ecstatic

This positive word means extremely happy about something.

Elated

This positive word means to be very happy and joyful.

Elegant

This positive word means graceful and stylish.

Embolden

This positive word means to increase the confidence of a person or group.

Fabulous

This positive word means excellent and outstanding.

Feat

This means showing great skill or great courage.

Fervidly

This means passionate.

Finesse

This means impressive skills or handling something impressively.

Gallant

This means brave, chivalrous, or courteous.

Generous

This means kind or altruistic.

Genuine

This means real, honest, and sincere.

Gladness

This means a state of happiness or appreciation.

Glamour

This means attractiveness.

List of Positive Words (H-J)

A positive word can change your day. It can give you hope by inspiring you to accomplish your goals. Whether you’re showing gratitude or practicing positive affirmations, here are a few words that might help:

Handsome

This means someone good-looking or something well constructed.

Handy

This means something useful and accessible.

Happily

This means something performed in a good, happy way.

Healthy

This means good health, or defined by feeling well.

Ideal

This means an optimal idea or example.

Illuminate

This means to shine a light on something or someone.

Illustrious

This means celebrated and well-known.

Immaculate

This means something sparkling, flawless, or faultless.

Inclusive

This means not excluding anyone.

Jewell

This means of great worth.

Joyful

This means in a happy state.

Jubilant

This means triumphant or full of joy.

Justice

This means fair treatment.

List of Positive Words (K-M)

Here are some more incredible words to add to your vocabulary today!

Kindred

This means to have an affinity for someone or something.

Kindness

This means someone’s nature of being is kind and caring.

Kissable

This means a desire to kiss.

Knack

This means a natural ability to do something.

Knowledgeable

This means possessing great intelligence and knowledge.

Lavish

This means luxurious or extravagant.

Legendary

This means great reputation.

Liberate

This means to set something free or to give independence.

Lively

This means energetic or full of energy and life.

Lovable

This means worthy of love and being loved.

Magnificence

This means defined by glory.

Majestic

This means regal and royal.

Marvel

This means something wonderful and sensational.

Meaningful

This describes something of value and importance.

List of Positive Words (N-P)

A positive word or a smile has the power to change the world. If you want to improve your attitude while acting as an inspiration to others, here are some positive words you should start using:

Neat

This means good, cool, and interesting.

Nicety

This means a fine detail.

Nimble

This means deft or quick on your feet.

Noble

This means an honest character.

Novelty

This means new and exciting.

Observant

This means perceptive and attentive.

Openhearted

This means to be kind.

Openness

This means honesty or sincerity.

Optimism

This means a positive state of mind.

List of Positive Words (Q-R)

You don’t have to search any further for positive words. There are a bunch more below:

Quaint

This means strange but in a pleasant way.

Queen

This means a woman who is greatly respected.

Quick-witted

This means to act and think quickly.

Quotable

This means someone/something worth quoting.

Radiant

This means shining, happy, or glowing.

Rapture

This means delight or ecstasy.

Refined

This means well-mannered and cultured.

Restorative

This means healing or invigorating.

Revival

This means a renewed interest or awakening.

List of Positive Words (S-Z)

Positive words can help you motivate yourself, find inner peace, or add some zeal to your life. They might even raise your self-esteem! Here are some positive words that are fun to incorporate into your vocabulary:

Scrumptious

This means delightful or delicious.

Sensational

This means something extraordinary.

Sensible

This means good judgment and common sense.

Sincere

This means open or genuine.

Thoughtfulness

This means considerate and caring.

Unparalleled

This means unmatched.

Yippee

This is an expression of excitement or joy.

Zany

This means entertaining in a special, unique way.

More Positive Words

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Here are a few more positive words that will bring love and light into your life, based on each letter of the alphabet:

Positive Words That Start With A

  • abeam
  • appreciate
  • awesome
  • abide
  • abiding
  • ablaze
  • able
  • abloom
  • above
  • accessibility
  • accessible
  • acclaim
  • acclaimed
  • accommodate
  • accommodating
  • accommodative
  • accomplish
  • accomplished
  • accomplishing
  • accomplishment
  • accountability
  • accountable
  • absolute
  • absolutely

Positive Words That Start With B

  • ballsy
  • beam
  • beam
  • beaming
  • beautiful
  • beautify
  • beauty
  • becoming
  • believable
  • believe
  • believing
  • beneficial
  • Bountiful
  • Bounty
  • Believe
  • Beaming
  • Beautiful

Positive Words That Start With C

  • campaigner
  • clarity
  • can
  • Commitment
  • creativity
  • candid
  • careful
  • carefully
  • caring
  • celebrate
  • charisma
  • chase
  • chaser
  • cheer
  • cheerful
  • cheerio
  • cheers
  • cheery
  • cherish
  • celebration
  • center
  • ceremony
  • challenge
  • champion
  • candidly
  • capability
  • capable
  • capture
  • carefree

Positive Words That Start With D

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  • dance
  • dancer
  • delightful
  • delightfully
  • desirability
  • diverse
  • diverting
  • divine
  • doable
  • doer
  • dumbfounded
  • durability
  • durable
  • dutiful
  • duty
  • desirable
  • determine
  • determined
  • develop
  • developed
  • developing
  • dandy
  • dapper
  • dashing
  • dazzle
  • dazzled
  • dear
  • dearly
  • debonair

Positive Words That Start With E

  • eager
  • eagerly
  • early
  • earnest
  • earnestly
  • easing
  • easy
  • economic
  • edit
  • efficient
  • effortless
  • emotional
  • empathetic
  • empathy
  • empowered
  • empowering
  • encore
  • encourage

Positive Words That Start With F

  • fame
  • family
  • fanatic
  • fantastic
  • fantastical
  • fascinate
  • focus
  • free
  • feel
  • fellow
  • ferocious
  • fertile
  • fervently
  • festive
  • festivity
  • fetch
  • fitness
  • flash
  • flaunting
  • flirty
  • fluency
  • fluent
  • flutter
  • flyer
  • flying
  • focus
  • focused
  • fond
  • fondly

Positive Words That Start With G

  • gained
  • gainfully
  • gains
  • gallant
  • galore
  • game
  • gamer
  • generosity
  • generous
  • glam
  • glamorous
  • glee
  • gleeful
  • glimmer
  • glimmering
  • glorification
  • glorious
  • gloriously
  • genuine
  • genuinely
  • giddy
  • giddy
  • gift
  • gifted
  • giggle
  • giggling
  • giver

Positive Words That Start With H

woman standing on the desert while her hands up
Unsplash / Brooke Cagle
  • habit
  • hallelujah
  • hallmark
  • hopefully
  • hopefulness
  • hospitable
  • host
  • hottest
  • hug
  • humanely
  • humanitarian
  • hypersonic
  • hypnotic
  • hypnotically
  • handy
  • harmony
  • harness
  • health
  • healthy
  • heart
  • heaven
  • high
  • highly
  • hilarious
  • happiness
  • happy
  • hardier
  • harmonic
  • harmonious

Positive Words That Start With I

  • imaginatively
  • incredible
  • imagine
  • immortal
  • indomitable
  • industrious
  • industriously
  • informed
  • initiate
  • initiator
  • inner
  • inspired
  • inspiring
  • intellect
  • intelligence
  • intelligent
  • intent
  • idea
  • ideal
  • intention
  • immune
  • impartially
  • impassioned
  • impress
  • intriguingly
  • invaluable
  • inventor
  • invested
  • investor
  • invite
  • inviting
  • involve
  • involved
  • irrefutable

Positive Words That Start With J

  • jest
  • jesting
  • jointly
  • jolly
  • jovial
  • joy
  • joyful
  • joyfully
  • joyous
  • judicious
  • juggler
  • juggling
  • jump
  • justice
  • justified
  • justify
  • justly

Positive Words That Start With K

  • keen
  • keenly
  • keep
  • keeper
  • kept
  • kind
  • kindliness
  • kinetic
  • king
  • kiss
  • knowing
  • knowingly
  • knowledge
  • knowledgeable
  • kosher
  • kudos
  • kindly
  • kindred

Positive Words That Start With L

  • large
  • lasting
  • laugh
  • laughter
  • leader
  • leads
  • learn
  • legend
  • lighten
  • limitless
  • live
  • lively
  • living
  • love
  • lenient
  • let
  • level
  • leverage
  • liberating
  • liberty
  • life
  • lift
  • lifting
  • light

Positive Words That Start With M

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  • maestro
  • magic
  • magical
  • magically
  • magnetic
  • magnetically
  • magnificent
  • magnify
  • motivation
  • magnitude
  • major
  • majority
  • masterful
  • mastery
  • match
  • mature
  • maturely
  • meaning
  • meaningful
  • meant
  • meditation

Positive Words That Start With N

  • namaste
  • narrative
  • natural
  • naturalize
  • navigate
  • navigated
  • navigation
  • neat
  • neatly
  • necessary
  • neutral
  • new
  • nice
  • nicely
  • nipper
  • nirvana
  • noble
  • nonchalant

Positive Words That Start With O

  • objective
  • optimistic
  • objectively
  • obliged
  • obliging
  • observe
  • obsess
  • obsessed
  • obsession
  • obtain
  • obtained
  • offer
  • offering
  • official
  • onward
  • oodles
  • oomph
  • ooze
  • open
  • opportune

Positive Words That Start With P

  • pacifist
  • pacify
  • perseverance
  • painless
  • palatable
  • participate
  • participated
  • participation
  • pathfinder
  • patience
  • patient
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • perception
  • perceptive
  • perkiness
  • partner
  • passion

Positive Words That Start With Q

  • quaint
  • qualitative
  • quality
  • quantifiable
  • quantity
  • Que
  • quip
  • quirk
  • quite
  • quiz
  • quotation
  • quote

Positive Words That Start With R

  • radiance
  • radiant
  • radiantly
  • radical
  • rank
  • reappear
  • rebellious
  • reclaim
  • recognition
  • recommend
  • recommendations
  • rapid
  • rapidly
  • ravenous

Positive Words That Start With S

  • sacred
  • saintly
  • salient
  • sassy
  • satisfied
  • satisfies
  • satisfy
  • satisfying
  • seek
  • seeker
  • select
  • selection
  • selective

Positive Words That Start With T

  • talented
  • tantalizing
  • taught
  • teach
  • teacher
  • teaching
  • team
  • teammate
  • teamwork
  • temperate
  • tempt
  • tenacious
  • terrific
  • test
  • thankful
  • thanks
  • think
  • thinker

Positive Words That Start With U

long black haired woman smiling close-up photography
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  • Uber
  • ultimate
  • unabashed
  • unafraid
  • unarguable
  • unassuming
  • unbelievable
  • uncommon
  • unfazed
  • unfeigned
  • unforgettable
  • unhampered
  • unicorn
  • unification
  • unified
  • unimpaired

Positive Words That Start With V

  • valid
  • validate
  • validator
  • value
  • valued
  • values
  • vanish
  • vary
  • vast
  • vehemently

Positive Words That Start With W

  • wake
  • willing
  • waken
  • want
  • wanted
  • warm
  • warm
  • warmly
  • warmth
  • wash
  • watch
  • worthy
  • wow
  • wonder

Positive Words That Start With X

  • x-factor
  • x-ray

Positive Words That Start With Y

  • yearn
  • yearning
  • yes
  • yield
  • yippee
  • young
  • younger
  • youth
  • youthful

Positive Words That Start With Z

  • zaniness
  • zany
  • zappy
  • zealous
  • zest
  • zestful
  • zesty
  • zing
  • zippy
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January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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