Description Vocabulary for People

English words used to describe people. Read the words and try the worksheets below.

Physical Characteristics

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tall

“Basketball players are tall.”

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short

“This man is short.”

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fat

“Harold is very fat.”

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skinny

The man is skinny.”

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blonde

“She has blonde hair.”

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brown hair

“Sara has brown hair.”

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dark hair

“My friend has dark hair.”

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curly hair

“The woman has curly hair.”

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straight hair

“Megan has straight hair. It is not curly.”

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short hair

“The boy has short hair.”

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long hair

“This woman has long hair.”

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old

“Mr. Johnson is 90 years old. He is very old!”

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young

“My sister is 12 years old. She is young.”

Personality Traits

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funny

“Sam is so funny.”

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pretty

“Nicole is pretty.”

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ugly

“Ronald is an ugly man.”

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dumb

“Some people are dumb.”

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serious

“He is a serious person.”

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silly

“A clown is silly.”

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strong

“Don is very strong.”

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weak

“This man is not strong. He is weak.”

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nice

“Mrs. Peterson is so nice.”

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mean

“The boy in this picture is mean.”

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sad

“Lily is a sad woman.”

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happy

“John is a happy guy.”

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shy

“Jennifer is shy.”

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dark skinned

“Janelle is dark skinned.”

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light skinned

“Betty is light skinned.”

Exercises to practice these terms:

Matching Activity
Fill in the Blanks
Logic Activity

  • Logic Activity
  • Fill in the Blanks Worksheet for Description Vocabulary
  • Description Vocabulary Matching