It’s the second letter in the alphabet, but “B” is as good as gold when it comes to all the bold, beautiful words it can offer you. Adjectives are words that describe people, places, and things, and boy, the letter “B” is brimming with adjectives to describe everything from barren wastelands to bountiful forests. If you’re baffled about finding the right “B” adjectives, buddy, you’ve come to the right place.
Positivity isn’t always easy to manage, but building up your vocabulary with positive adjectives that start with “B” can help to boost your mood. Positive “B” adjectives can help you describe your blissful days, brave friends, and brilliant mind.
|balanced||possessing good proportions; fairly judged||harmonious, fair, impartial|
|beaming||shining brightly||radiant, beautiful, incandescent|
|beatific||blissful; bestowing bliss or happiness to others||delightful, elated, joyful|
|beautiful||having qualities that are pleasing to the senses or mind; physically attractive||wonderful, gorgeous, good-looking|
|beguiling||having the ability to charm or enchant; intriguing||captivating, alluring, enticing|
|believable||plausible||credible, authentic, reasonable|
|beloved||dear to the heart; greatly loved||admired, adored, cherished|
|benefic||promoting good||altruistic, charitable, generous|
|benevolent||characterized by goodwill; having the desire to help others||philanthropic, compassionate, generous|
|benign||kindly and gentle; harmless||benevolent, good-hearted, amiable|
|best||of the highest quality; most suitable||superior, first-rate, leading|
|better||superior quality; morally superior||superior, exceptional, preferred|
|big-hearted||kind, generous||compassionate, gracious, altruistic|
|blessed||divinely favored; sacred; worthy of adoration||divine, exalted, beatified|
|blissful||full of happiness and joy||euphoric, ecstatic, delighted|
|blithe||joyous, happy; without thought||carefree, lighthearted, jovial|
|bodacious||bold; someone simultaneously audacious and admirable||confident, gutsy, intrepid|
|bold||not hesitating in the face of danger||courageous, brave, adventurous|
|boundless||unlimited, infinite||vast, immeasurable, endless|
|breezy||windy; fresh or sprightly||lighthearted, easy, buoyant|
|bracing||invigorating, strengthening||refreshing, brisk, exhilarating|
|brave||having or exhibiting the ability to endure danger or pain||courageous, fearless, valorous|
|brilliant||very smart or very bright||astute, distinguished, magnificent|
|brisk||cold, but fresh and invigorating||energetic, lively, refreshing|
|brotherly||affectionate and loyal, like a brother||fraternal, friendly, affectionate|
|bustling||active; full of activity; crowded||lively, energetic, dynamic|
|buoyant||floating; not easily depressed; cheerful||invigorating, joyful, peppy|
Sometimes, there’s just no helping it: You need to be negative. When things are just bad, boring, or baneful, “B” adjectives are there to give you the words to describe just how belittling it can all be.
|backhanded||ambiguous in meaning; indirect or insincere||oblique, double-edged, sardonic|
|bad||unfavorable or spoiled||awful, crummy, unacceptable|
|baffling||impossible to understand||confusing, bewildering, perplexing|
|baleful||full of menacing influences||pernicious, menacing, foreboding|
|balky||stubborn, obstinate||unruly, uncooperative, inflexible|
|banal||without originality; hackneyed||trite, bland, mundane|
|baneful||pernicious, destructive||ruinous, deadly, harmful|
|baseless||without grounds or foundation||unfounded, unjustifiable, unwarranted|
|bedridden||confined to bed due to illness or injury||ill, infirm, ailing|
|bellicose||aggressively hostile; inclined to fight||combative, antagonistic, threatening|
|belligerent||highly argumentative; exhibiting hostility||combative, antagonistic, ornery|
|bereaved||deeply saddened by the loss of a loved one||destitute, mournful, grief-stricken|
|bewildered||confused||astonished, befuddled, shocked|
|bitter||distasteful, acrid taste; resentful; hard to bear||harsh, hostile, painful|
|blasé||indifferent or unimpressed; bored with life||apathetic, nonchalant, disenchanted|
|bleak||barren; without hope||depressing, desolate, dreary|
|blurry||unfocused or indistinct||cloudy, hazy, foggy|
|boring||dull and uninteresting||humdrum, monotonous, mundane|
|boastful||having excessive pride or self-satisfaction||cocky, arrogant, pompous|
|bogus||not genuine||fraudulent, counterfeit, phony|
|bossy||ordering people around; overly authoritative||domineering, overbearing, dictatorial|
|brackish||unpleasant or distasteful; salty or briny||repulsive, tasteless, unpalatable|
|brash||reckless; lacking tact||irreverent, brazen, cocky|
|brazen||shameless; made of brass||unashamed, impudent, unabashed|
|bumbling||frequently making blunders; clumsy||inept, bungling, awkward|
You take the good, you take the bad, and there you have a bunch of leftover neutral adjectives that start with “B.” As it turns out, most things aren’t positive or negative, but you still need words to describe babbling brooks, balmy summer days, and blaring music.
|babbling||chattering endlessly; making a murmuring sound||prattling, gibbering, burbling|
|bacterial||relating to or caused by bacteria||viral, pathogenic|
|bald||having little to no hair on the head; lacking details||hairless, bare, unadorned|
|balmy||pleasantly warm or comfortable (regarding the weather)||mild, temperate, moderate|
|bashful||easily embarrassed; shy||timid, sheepish, self-conscious|
|beefy||large or thick; muscular||brawny, robust, burly|
|befitting||suitable or proper||appropriate, correct, conforming|
|bibulous||fond of drinking alcohol||boozy, alcoholic, sottish|
|bicameral||(referring to a government body) having two chambers, branches, or houses||bipartisan, two-chambered|
|blaring||loud||earsplitting, deafening, booming|
|blonde||having fair hair||towheaded, flaxen, auricomous|
|blue||of a color between green and violet; sad or depressed||azure, cerulean, navy|
|blushing||characterized by turning red||flushed, embarrassed, bashful|
|boisterous||rough, noisy, and mischievous||clamorous, rambunctious, raucous|
|bookish||devoted to reading||scholarly, studious, brainy|
|bovine||like a cow; dull, stolid||cowlike, taurine, slow|
|boyish||engagingly innocent and youthful||childish, immature, puerile|
|brief||lasting a short time; using few words||abrupt, compressed, concise|
|brittle||hard and rigid but lacking in strength; easily damaged||fragile, delicate, crumbly|
|bulky||of a large and cumbersome size||huge, hulking, unwieldy|
|bumpy||of uneven surface||rough, rutted, knobby|
|bushy||thick and shaggy; appearing like a bush||unkempt, fuzzy, unruly|
|buxom||full-figured, cheerful, and lively||voluptuous, curvaceous, zaftig|
|buzzing||making a low hum or murmuring sound; full of excitement||humming, droning, animated|
“B” adjectives offer a bountiful array of words to specifically describe people. From your bubbly friends to your befuddled brother, you’ll find plenty of “B” adjectives for everyone around you.
|befuddled||confused||baffled, bewildered, stumped|
|bewitching||charming, fascinating||enchanting, attractive, captivating|
|bleary-eyed||dull of perception; shortsighted||myopic, ill-considered, impractical|
|blunt||plain and direct in address or manner||straightforward, brusque, forthright|
|bohemian||socially unconventional in an artistic way||nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde|
|broadminded||free of bigotry or prejudice; unbiased||liberal, open-minded, free-thinking|
|brokenhearted||burdened with sadness, disappointment, or grief||devastated, grief-stricken, sorrowful|
|bubbly||lively and enthusiastic||vivacious, effervescent, peppy|
|budding||showing signs of promise or potential in a field||developing, nascent, growing|
|buff||being in good physical shape, physically attractive||muscular, brawny|
With your brain buzzing and burdened with all these “B” adjectives, you might find it beneficial to see some sentence examples to get a better understanding of how to use them.
- Despite being mostly chocolate flavored, the cereal was surprisingly balanced when I added milk and a little peanut butter.
- Her big-hearted friend was always ready to offer a ride, pay for meals, and help anyone however they could.
- Even though he was seasick during the whole trip, he still had a quiet respect for the boundless expanse of sea.
- When I asked her if my cowboy hat and parachute pants looked good, she gave a blunt “no.”
- We were all bewildered by the stage magician’s performance at the party because no one had invited him in the first place.
- He wished he’d worn a light, breezy shirt because the heavy wool sweater was too uncomfortable at the beach.
- We love our bumbling friend, but we aren’t sure how he sat on a pie and ate half of a wax apple at the same time.
- After hours in the car, she enjoyed a dip in the brisk river.
- To help our brokenhearted friend, we bought him a box of donuts and a pile of his favorite movies on DVD.
- The promise of the pizza place seemed a little bleak when the cashier told us that they were out of dough and sauce.
- We were all surprised that the bagels were so brackish, not even cream cheese could make them edible.
- Our brilliant friend was somehow able to build a working camera using just cardboard and tape.
- He was glad for the invention of hats because his new boyish haircut made him look more like a middle-schooler than a full-grown man.
- Her bold attitude is part of what helped her scale the sheer mountainside.
- The cold had left her bedridden and unable to eat anything other than chicken noodle soup and ice cream bars.
- Even though she was normally bashful, she looked so comfortable on stage at the talent show.
- After a whole day of babysitting some boisterous kids, she was ready to lay in bed and binge a show for hours.
- The student’s bogus reason for being late included saving a bunch of kids from a burning building, helping his grandmother move, and pushing his car up a hill.
- She wasn’t a fan of the brittle cookies that left crumbs all over her clothes.
- He prided himself on his big, bushy beard, but it was often full of crumbs.
Now that you have a bustling array of “B” adjectives under your belt, you can expand your vocabulary with other “B”-based parts of speech. Building your “B” nouns and verbs will help you perfect your writing, conversations, and descriptive abilities, and you can become the best wordsmith in all of your word games.