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Adjetivos positivos y negativos en inglés

¿Qué son los adjetivos positivos en inglés?


Los adjetivos positivos en inglés son palabras que describen a un sustantivo o pronombre positivamente.

Tipos de adjetivos positivos y negativos en inglés: 

Adjetivos positivos y negativos para describir sentimientos y estados de ánimo 

  1. Proud: orgulloso    

If something causes pride, you will be proud of it.

  1. Calm: calmado, relajado  

If something doesn’t upset you, then you are calm. 

  1. Jealous: celoso 

If something causes jealousy, you will be jealous of it. 

  1. Confident: seguro de sí mismo 

If something doesn’t make you feel sure of yourself, you will not be confident. 

  1. Brave: valiente 

If you face up to a dangerous situation, you are brave. 

  1. Discouraged: desanimado 

If something discourages you, you will be discouraged. 

  1. Ashamed: avergonzado 

If something makes you have a feeling of guilt or embarrassment, you will be ashamed of it. 

  1. Confused: aturdido, confudido. 

If something is difficult to understand, you will be confused. 

  1. Safe: seguro 

If you have safeness, you will be safe. 

  1. Comfortable: cómodo, a gusto. (Son adjetivos positivos)

If you find comfort, you will be comfortable. 

  1. Stubborn: terco, testarudo 

His obstinacy is annoying because he is so stubborn

  1. Cautious: cauteloso 

He drives with great caution, so he is cautious

Más adjectivos tanto positivos como negativos

  1. Restless: inquieto 

The lack of peace and quiet makes me feel restless. 

  1. Anxious: anxioso, nervioso 

If something causes you anxiety, you will be anxious. 

  1. Angry: enfadado, enojado 

If something displeases you, you will be angry

  1. Happy: feliz 

If something gives you happiness, you will be happy. 

  1. Sad: triste 

If something saddens you, you will be sad. 

  1. Hungry: hambriento 

If you want to eat, you are hungry. 

  1. Thirsty: sediento 

If you always feel a need to drink water, you are thirsty. 

  1. Tired: cansado 

If you suffer from exhaustion, you are always tired. 

  1. Sleepy: adormilado, soñoliento. 

If something makes you feel tired and want to go sleep, you are sleepy. 

  1. Bored: aburrido 

If the party is not lively and funny, you will be bored. 

  1. Excited: emocionado 

If it is exciting, you are excited. 

  1. Upset: molesto 

If it upsets you, you will be upset. 

  1. Embarrassed: avergonzado. 

My favourite sport team was an embarrassment, they are embarrassed. 

  1. Grateful: agradecido 

If you think that gratitude is very important, you are grateful. 

  1. Amused: entretenido 

I am not amused – No me causa gracia 

  1. Outraged: indignado 

If something outrages you, you will be outraged. 

  1. Annoyed: irritado 

It annoys me, I am annoyed. 


Thoughtful: considerado, atento 

If you have consideration, you are very thoughtful. 

Ambitious: ambicioso 

Ambition is not a sin, so be ambitious

Artistic: Artístico 

Art is beautiful, this is an artistic picture. 

Charismatic: Carismático 

Chavez’s charisma was awesome, he was charismatic

Sociable: sociable, amigable. 

If you have a lot of friends, you are sociable. 

Reliable/trustworthy: fiable 

If you are an honest person, you are reliable. 

Honest: honesto. 

Honesty is awesome, so be honest! 

Polite: educado. 

She is not rude, she is polite. 

Helpful:  servicial 

If you serve people, you are helpful. 

Kind, friendly, nice: amable 

I thanked her for her kindness, she is a really kind person. 

Generous/giving: generoso 

Bounty is a good attribute, I am generous. 

Adjetivos positivos

Adjetivos positivos de una persona

Cheerful: alegre 

If you like joy, you are cheerful 

Lively: animado, alegre 

The party was lively. 

Gorgeous: precioso, hermoso 

I love her loveliness, she is so gorgeous. 

Fit: en forma 

Are you fit? 

Creative: creativo 

Creativity is the mother of teaching, I am creative

Imaginative: imaginativo 

People who imagine a lot of things are imaginative. 

Hard-working: trabajador 

People who work a lot are hard working. 

Good-looking/attractive: atractivo  

I love her sightliness; she is good looking. 

Clever: listo 

This is a clever idea. 

Easy-going: de trato fácil, tranquilo 

He doesn’t like arguments, he is an easy-going person. 

Chatty/talkative: habla mucho, es muy social (Son adjetivos positivos, pero dependiendo del tono y el contexto pueden ser negativos).

She can talk to anybody about anything. She is very chatty.

Young: joven 

I am 21, so I am young.

 Humble: humilde 

Humility is so beautiful, so be humble

Handsome: guapo 

My son is charming and handsome

Charming: encantador 

I like the charm of this picture, it is charming

Wealthy / rich: rico 

A wealthy person has a lot of prosperity. 


Naughty: travieso 

If you like to get into mischief, you are naughty. 

Spoilt: malcriado/consentido  

His father doesn’t control him because he is so spoilt. 

Stingy: tacaño 

A stingy person doesn’t like to give anything away. 

Stupid: estúpido, tonto. 

Do not do foolish things! You are not a stupid person 

Picky/fussy: quisquilloso. 

He just likes to eat vegetables; he is a picky eater. 

Cruel: despiadado 

He killed many people, he was cruel. 

Ugly: feo 

The ugliness of her dress makes her look ugly.

Clumsy: torpe 

Sorry for my uncle’s clumsiness, he is often clumsy.

Bossy: mandón 

If you like to command people, you are bossy. 

Rude: maleducado 

She is rude because she didn’t have a good upbringing. 

Absent-minded: distraído 

He is a absent minded because he watches TV very much and it has a lot of distraction .

Moody: de carácter cambiable 

He changes his mood frequently; he is a moody person. 

Argumentative: discutidor 

If you like arguments, you are an argumentative person. 


Smooth: liso 

Bumpy: irregular, con baches 

Soft: blando, suave 

Hard: duro 

Rough: áspero 

Heavy: pesado 

Light: ligero 

Clean: limpio. 

Dirty: sucio 

Filthy: muy sucio 

Bright: brillante 

Dark: oscuro 

Hollow: hueco 

Solid: sólido 

Tiny: muy pequeño, minúsculo 

Long: largo 

Short: corto, bajito 

Sharp: afilado 

Blunt: desafilado 

Thick: grueso 

Thin: delgado 

Wide: ancho 

Near: cerca 

Far: lejos 

Early: temprano 

Late: tarde 

Deep: profundo 

Shallow: poco profundo 

Slippery: resbaladizo 

Adjetivos para describir comida: 

Spicy: picante 

Sweet: dulce 

Sour: agrio 

Bitter: amargo 

Salty: salado 

Mild: Suave 

Crispy: crujiente 

Tough: duro 

Tender: tierno 

Sickly-sweet: empalagoso 

Savoury: comida salada 

Stale: duro, seco 

Bland: soso 

Fresh: fresco 

Raw: crudo 

Ripe: maduro 

Juicy: jugoso 

Healthy: saludable 

Fattening: que engorda 

Greasy: grasiento/grasoso 


Posición de los adjectivos en inglés

Aunque no es frecuente usar  más de tres adjetivos para describir a un sustantivo, es bueno conocer el orden de los mismos para hacer descripciones detalladas de las cosas o personas correctamente. 

El orden de los adjetivos es el siguiente: 


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