While English doesn’t sound as romantic as Latin or French, there are certain words in the English language that are beautiful. These beautiful words don’t necessarily have a beautiful definition, but they absolutely leave you thinking about the beauty of the language after you say the word.
Each of these beautiful words in the English language has the meaning below them. They vary in verbs, adjectives, or nouns. Hopefully, this list of beautiful words can help you increase your vocabulary or at least provide you a pleasing word to introduce into your daily rapport.
Beautiful Words List
a thing that causes disgust or hatred.
conflicting feelings or emotions.
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.
a strong desire to achieve something high or great.
early morning dawn.
to charm or enchant in a deceptive way.
to be in a state of confusion or perplexion.
the state or period of flowering.
excellent, admirable, or attractive.
boastful or arrogant.
astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away.
a group having a common nature or origin.
(of a person) full of cheerful high spirits.
relating to or typical of rural life.
relating to or typical of rural life.
a modulation or inflection of the voice.
the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.
to hold something dear.
in a way that results from chance despite being very unlikely.
a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure.
a confusing and difficult problem or question.
a small simple house, typically one near a lake or beach.
making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring.
firm, dry, and brittle.
an act of dallying.
neat and trim in appearance.
incapable of being intimidated or subdued.
a brightness that confuses someone’s vision temporarily.
fineness or intricacy of texture or structure.
manorial land actually possessed by the lord and not held by tenants.
affectedly modest, reserved, or serious.
to long or hope for; exhibit or feel desire for.
light, delicate, and translucent.
confused and disconcerted.
the state or quality of being divine.
sweet to the taste.
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings.
having the property of forming bubbles: marked by or producing effervescence.
marked by high spirits.
refined grace or dignified propriety.
a magical or medicinal potion.
discourse marked by force and persuasiveness.
difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
to impart boldness or courage to; to instill with boldness, courage, or resolution enough to overcome timidity or misgiving.
attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
lasting a very short time.
a moment of sudden revelation.
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
pleasing to the ear.
a feeling of well-being or elation.
tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly.
bringing to mind strong emotions.
the quality of being full of energy and excitement.
feeling of happiness.
tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
the ability of a substance to flow easily.
a refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
having qualities that discourage approach or attack.
easily broken or damaged.
lasting a short time.
relating to a galaxy or galaxies.
appealing or attractive.
sheer, filmy, delicate in appearance.
splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.
tending to associate with others of one’s kind.
shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.
enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest.
peaceful, calm, idyllic.
having agreement among musical components; musically concordant.
loud arguing or shouting.
like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
to supply or brighten with light.
notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions.
an overlapping of edges (as of tiles or scales).
inspire or permeate with a feeling, quality, emotion, etc.
emitting light as a result of being heated.
impossible to doubt; unquestionable.
a nook by a large open fireplace.
suggest or hint at something bad in an indirect and unpleasant way.
a precious stone.
feeling or expressing great joy.
the ideal of physical and moral beauty especially as conceived by the philosophers of classical Greece.
a place constructed of or full of intricate passageways and blind alleys.
a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
weakness or weariness of body or mind.
expending or bestowing profusely.
acting or done in an unhurried or relaxed manner.
a type of flower.
the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.
thin, supple, and graceful.
tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
an intense feeling of deep affection.
having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste.
extremely comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable, especially in a way that involves great expense.
beautiful expression of emotions.
the quality of being magnificent.
having or showing impressive beauty or dignity.
a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
occurring through divine or supernatural intervention, or manifesting such power.
a reflective surface.
a part or portion of something.
a soft, indistinct sound made by a person or group of people speaking quietly or at a distance.
an unconquerable archenemy.
using the sound something makes to form its name.
not able to be seen through; not transparent.
hopeful and confident about the future.
great wealth or luxuriousness.
a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
strange or odd; unusual.
the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object.
to cause someone to feel confused or baffled.
a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
a large or excessive amount of (something).
having a full rounded shape.
stiffly formal and respectable.
in its original condition; unspoiled.
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
a heated argument or disagreement.
the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
looking or feeling refreshed.
a meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people.
enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing.
an improvement in the condition or strength of something.
a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze.
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
lively, bold, and full of spirit.
providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.
extremely tasty; delicious.
eternal and unchanging; everlasting.
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background.
free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
the use of magic.
of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.
characteristic of or suitable for summer.
splendid and expensive-looking.
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.
a river in the state of Pennsylvania.
whispering, murmuring, or rustling.
a thick sweet liquid made by dissolving sugar in boiling water.
a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.
the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.
the state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitory nature.
allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semitransparent.
a private romantic rendezvous between lovers.
having no parallel or equal; exceptional.
a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.
an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.
forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable.
full of energy and enthusiasm.
having won a victory; triumphant.
strong, healthy, and full of energy.
attractively lively and animated.
curvaceous and sexually attractive.
susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.
a strong desire to travel.
sad or miserable in appearance.
lacking discipline or restraint.
amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic.
the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
great enthusiasm and energy.
Common questions asked by English word seekers.
Is love the most beautiful English word?
In terms of its meaning, the word love absolutely is.
Which words have beautiful meanings?
Many of the words in this list have beautiful meanings. For example, Sublime, Solace, Serenity.
Is the English word meaning on each of these words the only definition?
No. We have selected the one that helps explain the word the most. But some words can be used as adjectives, nouns, or verbs. And that changes their definition in English.
Why is English not the most beautiful language?
It would be difficult to say it is not a beautiful language. But take one of the words above and translate the word to the Latin word, Greek word, or French word. Then listen to how it is pronounced. You can do this using Google Translate. You will be able to hear how the English version of the word sounds less appealing than the others.