In this post, you will learn a number of physical appearance vocabulary. In this descriptive words list, there are words for appearance in general as well as descriptive adjectives to describe the human body.
- Appearance (noun) = look (n) = the way sb/sth looks on the outside; what sb/sth seems to be.
- Look(linking verb): to seem, to appear
- You look happy/ tired today!
- Look like = resemble somebody.
- She looks like her mother.
- They are twins. They look like each other.
- Take after = resemble somebody
- He takes after his father. Both of them are tall and have blue eyes.
- She takes after her sister. They are twins.
- (Not) look yourself = To not have your normal healthy appearance.
- You’re not looking yourself today. ( You look tired or ill/sick)
- Look wretched / retʃɪd / = look ill/sick or unhappy.
- You look wretched. What’s wrong?
- Eyesore (noun) = a body, an object, a building, etc. that is unpleasant to look at.
Adjectives describing appearance (the human body)
- Good-looking = attractive
- Pleasant– looking = beautiful; attractive.
- Impressive = making you feel admiration.
- Attractive = pleasant to look at.
- Charming = very pleasant or attractive.
- Beautiful = pleasing to the senses or the mind.
- Handsome (of men) = attaractive; good-looking.
- Lovely= beautiful; attaractive.
- Plain (especially of a woman) = not beautiful or attractive.
- Repulsive = extremely unpleasant or unacceptable.
- Ugly= not pleasant to look at; unattractive.
- Unsightly = not pleasant to look at; ugly.
These words for appearance are the best words to describe people’s appearance.
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