Descriptive words to use when talking about people.
DESCRIPTION – (pronounced – dɪˈskrɪpʃən) – Noun.
- a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event. i.e. People who had seen him were able to give a description. Synonyms: account, explanation, elucidation, illustration, representation, interpretation.
- a type or class of people or things. i.e. It is laughably easy to buy drugs of all descriptions. Synonyms: sort, variety, kind, style, type, category, order, breed, species, class, designation, specification, genre, genus, brand, make, character, ilk, kidney, grain, stamp, mould.
We can use hundreds of words to give a description of somebody.
Here below are some of the more commonly used ones:
|pony-tail||redhead||salt and pepper||short||shoulder-length|
|FACIAL HAIR||full beard||goatee||side-burns||moustaches|
|grey||hazel||dark blue||light blue||violet|
Here are some phrases which may help you:
|She is a young woman in her mid-twenties, with short, straight black hair.|
|He is tall with a dark complexion, brown hair and large eyes.|
|She has long, blonde hair which is tied back in a pony-tail.|
|He is short, a little overweight and wears his hair long at the back.|
|She is very slim with curly chestnut hair and blue eyes.|
|The man is quite elderly and has a beard and moustaches.|
|She is really smart and has beautiful light blue eyes.|
|He has red hair and freckles on his nose.|
NOTE: When describing a person in English it is considered rude to say that someone is ‘fat’
(even if they are), so we tend to use words like ‘overweight’ or ‘chubby’ instead.
Similarly, ‘slim’ or ‘slender’ is considered less hurtful than ‘skinny’,
and we don’t call people ‘old’ but say elderly’ which is more polite.