100 Adjectives That Transcend The Word 'Pretty'

100 Adjectives That Transcend The Word 'Pretty'

"I'm quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful. " — Sean Booth

Of all the adjectives in the English language, for some reason it has become so easy to boil down men and women to the words "pretty" and "handsome," when in reality we are so much more than that. People have become so accustomed to using these two words in an attempt to flatter another, that we forget how many other words there are that can be used to describe how special we think someone is. Instead of telling someone you think they're pretty, try telling them how much you love their spontaneity, or how much you appreciate their creativity. So here is a list of 100 adjectives that are more effective - and substantially more flattering - than the simplicity of the word "pretty."

1. Intelligent

2. Open-Minded

3. Adventurous

4. Passionate

5. Spontaneous

6. Free-spirited

7. Memorable

8. Thoughtful

9. Strong

10. Daring

11. Creative

12. Kind

13. Honest

14. Deserving

15. Brave

16. Hardworking

17. Soulful

18. Feisty

19. Genuine

20. Courageous

21. Brilliant

22. Purposeful

23. Unapologetic

24. Independent

25. Striking

26. Classy

27. Gentle

28. Admirable

29. Determined

30. Curious

31. Trustworthy

32. Cultured

33. Patient

34. Convivial

35. Persistent

36. Sophisticated

37. Captivating

38 Inspirational

39. Fascinating

40. Ambitious

41. Resilient

42. Insightful

43. Encouraging

44. Hilarious

45. Dynamic

46. Peaceful

47. Graceful

48. Loyal

49. Considerate

50. Different

51. Elegant

52. Radiant

53. Fearless

54. Humble

55. Lovely

56. Well-rounded

57. Amicable

58. Alluring

59. Motivated

60. Powerful

61. Self-assured

62. Versatile

63. Articulate

64. Sincere

65. Resourceful

66. Intuitive

67. Understanding

68. Whimsical

69. Charming

70. Magical

71. Talented

72. Helpful

73. Witty

74. Thrifty

75. Dedicated

76. Reliable

77. Sociable

78. Spunky

79. Adaptable

80. Balanced

81. Compassionate

82. Responsible

83. Mature

84. Sympathetic

85. Nurturing

86. Perceptive

87. Romantic

88. Sociable

89. Methodical

90. Optimistic

91. Confident

92. Studioius

93. Respectful

94. Warm

95. Youthful

96. Inventive

97. Wise

98. Loving

99. Faithful

100. Empowering

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won’t see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won’t laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won’t go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They’ll miss you. They’ll cry.

You won’t fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won’t get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won’t be there to wipe away your mother’s tears when she finds out that you’re gone.

You won’t be able to hug the ones that love you while they’re waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won’t be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won’t find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won’t celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won’t turn another year older.

You will never see the places you’ve always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You’ll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it’s not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don’t let today be the end.

You don’t have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It’s not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I’m sure you’re no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won’t do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you’ll be fine.” Because when they aren’t, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

For help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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The 'Real You' Is The You That's Fully-Rested And Cared For

"The real you comes out when you're tired and hungry and sick." Lies.


I've often heard people say that the real you comes out at 3 a.m. or some other odd time of the night when you're cranky, hungry, or just in a bad mood. Honestly, that doesn't make any sense.

The real "you" is when you're well-fed, well-rested, cared for, and everything in between. You might say that there are rare times when that ever happens, but honestly, it's the effort that counts.

When you don't even try to take care of yourself, there's a subconscious part of you that believe it's unnecessary or not even worth trying for.

It's truly a precedent you set for yourself and the others around of you of how you would like to be treated.

This even applies to the thoughts we think. When we're running on less sleep or starving through a class, we're more prone to have self-destructive, mean thoughts about ourselves. And if you haven't been getting enough sleep for consecutive nights, really try and make it a priority to.

Sometimes, we don't realize how bad it was until gets better.

Funnily enough, this applies to other people as well. When we get disappointed because people don't treat us the way we think they should, we feel a little hurt. Honestly, though, it's important to think about circumstances that have caused them to act that way. It could have been a stressful week at work, a rough patch in a relationship, or even a fallout in a friendship. Given that, it's only natural to act differently. Not talking as much, reaching out to people less, preferring alone-time, and other things are completely normal.

So, don't take it personally. It's nothing against you.

And, this all really does come full circle. Think about it: you can only understand situations and people and the realness behind them when you are as well taken care of as you can be. So don't be afraid to put yourself first, even if it means skipping out on something else (which it often will).

You're worth it.

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