Hello friends, pals and buddies! Welcome to our friendly list of words to describe friends. Few things in life are more important than friends, particularly a best friend. They are right up there with family and good health. Sometimes we need to describe our friends to express to them, or others, our feelings about them, whether positive or negative. If you are reading this, you most likely are looking for the right adjectives to describe a friend or compliment their qualities. Most of the time we run out of words, or just can’t find the right one, and the next thing you know we end up calling our friends some inadequate or basic words like great, insane, cool or idiotic. Below you will find a comprehensive and carefully chosen list of words to describe friends. So, whether you are looking for ways to express the qualities and traits you looking for in a friend, or words to describe your best friend, or just browsing for words to write in your friend’s card, message or social media post, you’ll find the perfect adjectives for friends here in this collection.
adjectives to describe a friend

Words to Describe Friends

A

  • absentminded
  • accepting
  • accommodating
  • active
  • admirable
  • adorable
  • adoring
  • adventurous
  • affable
  • affectionate
  • aggressive
  • agreeable
  • alert
  • aloof
  • amazing
  • ambitious
  • amusing
  • animated
  • annoying
  • antagonistic
  • antisocial
  • anxious
  • apathetic
  • apologetic
  • appalling
  • appreciative
  • approachable
  • arrogant
  • artistic
  • artless
  • assertive
  • average
  • awesome
  • awful
  • awkward
  • Adjectives that start with A

B

  • bad
  • bad-tempered
  • bashful
  • batty
  • beautiful
  • belligerent
  • best
  • big
  • bighearted
  • bilingual
  • bitter
  • bizarre
  • blind
  • blissful
  • blonde
  • blunt
  • boastful
  • boisterous
  • bold
  • bookish
  • boring
  • bossy
  • boyish
  • brainy
  • brash
  • brave
  • brawny
  • breathtaking
  • bright
  • bright-eyed
  • brilliant
  • brunette
  • bubbly
  • burly
  • busy

C

  • calm
  • capable
  • captivating
  • carefree
  • careful
  • careless
  • caring
  • celebrated
  • centered
  • champion
  • charismatic
  • charitable
  • charming
  • chauvinistic
  • cheap
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • chic
  • childish
  • chivalrous
  • chubby
  • chunky
  • civilized
  • classy
  • clean
  • clear-headed
  • clever
  • clownish
  • clueless
  • clumsy
  • cocky
  • cold-hearted
  • colorful
  • compassionate
  • competent
  • competitive
  • condescending
  • confident
  • congenial
  • conscientious
  • conservative
  • considerate
  • convivial
  • cool
  • cool-headed
  • courageous
  • courteous
  • cowardly
  • crabby
  • crafty
  • cranky
  • crazy
  • creative
  • creepy
  • cruel
  • curious
  • cute
  • cynical
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D

  • dandy
  • dangerous
  • dapper
  • daring
  • dark
  • dashing
  • dear
  • debonair
  • deceitful
  • decent
  • deceptive
  • dedicated
  • defensive
  • defiant
  • delightful
  • demanding
  • demure
  • dependable
  • desperate
  • despicable
  • destructive
  • determined
  • devious
  • devoted
  • devout
  • difficult
  • diligent
  • direct
  • discerning
  • disciplined
  • dishonest
  • disloyal
  • dismissive
  • disobedient
  • disorganized
  • disruptive
  • distinguished
  • distrustful
  • dogged
  • doting
  • dramatic
  • dreamy
  • driven
  • dull
  • dynamic

E

  • easy-going
  • eccentric
  • effervescent
  • efficacious
  • egocentric
  • egotistical
  • elegant
  • eloquent
  • emotional
  • enchanting
  • endearing
  • energetic
  • engaging
  • enlightened
  • enthralling
  • enthusiastic
  • evil
  • excellent
  • exceptional
  • exemplary
  • exhilarating
  • expressive
  • exquisite
  • extraordinary
  • extravagant
  • exuberant

F

  • fabulous
  • faithful
  • fantastic
  • fascinating
  • fashionable
  • fast
  • fat
  • fearless
  • fierce
  • fine
  • finicky
  • fit
  • flamboyant
  • flashy
  • flirtatious
  • focused
  • foolish
  • Adjectives that start with F
  • forgetful
  • forgiving
  • foxy
  • fragile
  • frank
  • freaky
  • friendly
  • frugal
  • frumpy
  • fun
  • fun-loving
  • funny
  • fussy

G

  • generous
  • gentle
  • genuine
  • gifted
  • gilded
  • giving
  • glamorous
  • gleeful
  • god-awful
  • god-like
  • godly
  • good
  • good-looking
  • good-natured
  • goofy
  • gorgeous
  • graceful
  • gracious
  • great
  • greedy
  • gregarious
  • groovy
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • guarded
  • gullible
  • gutsy

words to describe friends

H

  • handsome
  • handy
  • happy
  • happy-go-lucky
  • hardworking
  • harmless
  • helpful
  • high-spirited
  • hilarious
  • Adjectives that start with H
  • honest
  • honorable
  • horrible
  • hospitable
  • hot-headed
  • hot-tempered
  • huggable
  • humble
  • humorless
  • humorous
  • hypercritical
  • hysterical

I

  • indiscreet
  • ignorant
  • immature
  • impatient
  • imperfect
  • impolite
  • important
  • impossible
  • impressive
  • impulsive
  • inconsiderate
  • incredible
  • industrious
  • infallible
  • inhibited
  • insecure
  • insensitive
  • insightful
  • insincere
  • inspirational
  • inspiring
  • intelligent
  • interesting
  • intimidating
  • instinctive
  • intrepid
  • introverted
  • irrational
  • irresponsible
  • irritating

J

  • jealous
  • jolly
  • joyful
  • judgmental

K

  • kind-hearted
  • kindly
  • knowledgeable
  • klutzy
  • kooky

L

  • lame
  • large
  • lazy
  • learned
  • level-headed
  • liberal
  • lighthearted
  • likable
  • lively
  • lonely
  • loquacious
  • lovable
  • lovely
  • loving
  • loyal
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M

  • mad
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • manipulative
  • marvelous
  • materialistic
  • mature
  • mean
  • mellow
  • melodramatic
  • mercurial
  • merry
  • messy
  • meticulous
  • mindful
  • mindless
  • mirthful
  • mischievous
  • miserable
  • modest
  • moody
  • multi-talented
  • mysterious

N

  • naïve
  • narcissistic
  • narrow-minded
  • nasty
  • naughty
  • neat
  • nice
  • nifty
  • nimble
  • noisy
  • non-aggressive
  • nosy
  • nutty

O

  • oafish
  • obedient
  • obnoxious
  • odd
  • odd-looking
  • offhanded
  • okay
  • old
  • old-fashioned
  • openhearted
  • open-minded
  • opinionated
  • opportunistic
  • optimistic
  • ordinary
  • outgoing
  • outlandish
  • outrageous
  • outspoken
  • outstanding
  • overambitious
  • Adjectives that start with O

P

  • passionate
  • passive
  • pathetic
  • pathological
  • peculiar
  • perfect
  • perky
  • personable
  • persuasive
  • pessimistic
  • petite
  • phenomenal
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • polite
  • pompous
  • popular
  • positive
  • possessive
  • powerful
  • precious
  • pretty
  • prim
  • princely
  • private
  • proper
  • protective
  • puny
  • pushy

Q

  • queenly
  • quick-minded
  • quick-tempered
  • quick-thinking
  • quick-witted
  • quiet
  • quirky

R

  • rad
  • rambunctious
  • real
  • rebellious
  • relatable
  • relaxed
  • reliable
  • remarkable
  • repulsive
  • reserved
  • resilient
  • resourceful
  • respectable
  • respectful
  • responsible
  • rich
  • righteous
  • rude
  • ruthless
  • Adjectives that start with R

S

  • sad
  • saintly
  • sane
  • sarcastic
  • self-absorbed
  • self-assured
  • self-centered
  • self-confident
  • selfish
  • selfless
  • sensational
  • sensitive
  • sentimental
  • serious
  • short
  • short-tempered
  • silly
  • sincere
  • slender
  • slim
  • small
  • smart
  • sneaky
  • snotty
  • softhearted
  • special
  • spectacular
  • spirited
  • splendid
  • stingy
  • strange
  • strong
  • stubborn
  • stuck-up
  • studious
  • stunning
  • stylish
  • suave
  • successful
  • super
  • sweet

T

  • tactful
  • tactless
  • talented
  • talkative
  • tall
  • tenacious
  • tender
  • tenderhearted
  • terrible
  • terrific
  • thin
  • thoughtful
  • thoughtless
  • timid
  • tiny
  • tough
  • tremendous
  • true
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • Adjectives that start with T

U

  • ugly
  • unadventurous
  • unapologetic
  • unappealing
  • unappreciative
  • unapproachable
  • unattractive
  • unbearable
  • uncooperative
  • uncoordinated
  • understanding
  • undeterred
  • uneducated
  • unflappable
  • unfriendly
  • ungrateful
  • unhappy
  • unhealthy
  • unique-
  • unpredictable
  • unpretentious
  • unreliable
  • unselfish
  • upbeat
  • uptight

V

  • vain
  • valiant
  • valorous
  • valuable
  • vibrant
  • violent
  • vivacious
  • vocal
  • voluptuous
  • vulgar
  • vulnerable

W

  • wacky
  • warm
  • weak
  • wealthy
  • wearisome
  • weird
  • welcoming
  • well
  • well behaved
  • well dressed
  • well educated
  • well groomed
  • well liked
  • well mannered
  • well-off
  • well-to-do
  • well traveled
  • well versed
  • wide-eyed
  • wild
  • wise
  • witty
  • wonderful
  • worthy
  • Adjectives that start with W

X

  • xenophobic
Y
  • yappy
  • young
  • young-looking
  • youthful
  • yucky

Z

  • zaftig
  • zany
  • zealous
  • zen
  • zestful
  • zooty

We hope you enjoyed this list of words to describe your friends. Our friends have different personalities, some good and some bad. Having good and loyal friends can have many positive effects on our lives. They are sources of joy and laughter. The best thing about having friends is that they are always there for you when you need them. A big thank you to you, our friend, for checking out our carefully crafted collection of words to describe friends. If you came looking for words to describe a good friend or one not so great, or trying to describe a best friend in one word, in any case we hope that this list is helpful, useful and that you have found the perfect words to express how you feel about your friend, or if nothing else, we hope that it improves your vocabulary a bit more. Try these, use them and compliment your friends!

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