Describing people

Here are some English words you can use when describing someone's appearance or personality, as well as some words for different feelings.

Physical characteristics

tall
short
slim
thin
fat
obese
well-built
overweight
medium height
well-dressed
smart
scruffy
good-looking
attractive
beautiful
pretty
handsome
ugly
old
young
middle-aged
bald
bald-headed
beard
moustache
long hair
short hair
straight hair
curly hair
fair-haired
blond-haired or blonde-haired
brown-haired
dark-haired
ginger-haired
blonde
brunette
redhead

Feelings

happy
sad
miserable
worried
depressed
excited
bored
fed up
pleased
delighted
surprised
astonished
disappointed
enthusiastic
relaxed
stressed
anxious
tired
weary
exhausted
annoyed
angry
furious
livid
disgusted
sound

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