Appearance vocabulary: 12 essential adjectives

Appearance vocabulary

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 vocabulary

  1. Appearance (noun) = look (n) = the way sb/sth looks on the outside; what sb/sth seems to be.
  2. Look(linking verb): to seem, to appear
  • You look happy/ tired today!
  1. Look like = resemble somebody.
  • She looks like her mother.
  • They are twins. They look like each other.
  1. 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.
  1. (Not) look yourself = To not have your normal healthy appearance.
  • You’re not looking yourself today. ( You look tired or ill/sick)
  1. Look wretched / retʃɪd / = look ill/sick or unhappy.
  • You look wretched. What’s wrong?
  1. Eyesore (noun) = a body, an object, a building, etc. that is unpleasant to look at.

Adjectives describing appearance (the human body)

  1. Good-looking = attractive
  2. Pleasantlooking = beautiful; attractive.
  3. Impressive = making you feel admiration.
  4. Attractive = pleasant to look at.
  5.  Charming = very pleasant or attractive.
  6. Beautiful = pleasing to the senses or the mind.
  7. Handsome (of men) = attaractive; good-looking.
  8. Lovely= beautiful; attaractive.
  9. Plain (especially of a woman) = not beautiful or attractive.
  10. Repulsive =  extremely unpleasant or unacceptable.
  11. Ugly= not pleasant to look at; unattractive.
  12. Unsightly = not pleasant to look at; ugly.

These words for appearance are the best words to describe people’s appearance.

You can also check this list of everyday problems.