Positive Words That Start With O

Updated July 20, 2021
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Being positive and polite is a great state of being. Positive words can be used in everything from love notes to emails, and cover letters or letters of interest. When we focus on the positive things that are all around us, our lives will take on happy opportunities. Start the journey with a one-of-a-kind list of positive words that start with O.

Short Positive O-Words

Move onward to open oases with positive language! These positive words that start with O have six or fewer letters and are the perfect addition to your writing.




oasis (n.)

a place of calm in the midst of chaos

haven, refuge, sanctuary

odds-on (adj.)

having a strong chance of succeeding or winning

favorite, predictable, likely

offer (v.)

to put forth or suggest for consideration

bid, invite, profer

okay (v.)

to give approval

permit, allow, sanction

onset (n.)

the beginning of something, especially something unpleasant

beginning, commencement, start

onward (adv.)

toward a position that is ahead in space or time

beyond, forward, moving

ooh (int.)

a sound to express joy or awe

wow, amazing, oh my

oomph (n.)

energy; vigor

energy, pizazz, vitality

open (adj.)

someone or something which is not closed

accessible, clear, uncovered

option (n.)

one of the things you can choose

alternative, choice, selection

opus (n.)

a composer’s defining work

masterpiece, accomplishment, achievement

oracle (n.)

a person of great wisdom and foresight

sage, guru, prophet

ordain (v.)

to order or decree

appoint, command, decree

ornate (adj.)

heavily decorated

dazzling, elaborate, flashy

outdo (v.)

to surpass one’s expectations

outperform, best, exceed

outfox (v.)

to outsmart someone in a tricky situation

beat, circumvent, outmaneuver

outwit (v.)

to defeat someone by using your intelligence

overcome, outsmart, baffle


Longer Positive O-Words

Looking for more opulent optimism? Enjoy these opalescent words, along with a short definition and a handful of synonyms.




obedient (adj.)

well-behaved, listens to commands and instructions

abiding, amenable, yielding

objective (adj.)

unbiased, not on a specific side

impartial, neutral, even-handed

observant (adj.)

someone who is good at noticing things

attentive, discerning, perceptive

obtainable (adj.)

capable of being acquired

achievable, reachable, attainable

occupation (n.)

your job or what you do for work

calling, career, job

odyssey (n.)

a long journey or experience

trek, trip, voyage

oeuvre (n.)

the sum of the lifework of an artist

opus, output, work

omnipotent (adj.)

someone or something that is all-powerful

all-powerful, almighty, supreme

omniscient (adj.)

someone or something that is all-knowing

all-knowing, knowledgeable, pansophical

one-of-a-kind (n.)

someone or something that is truly unique

original, rare, unique

ongoing (adj.)

something that is still going on at the present time and is going to continue

continuous, endless, uninterrupted

opalescent (adj.)

showing a play of colors like an opal

iridescent, prismatic, polychromatic

openhearted (adj.)

not reserved; frank; candid

honest, kindly, warm

open-minded (adj.)

a willingness to try new things

fair, flexible, unbiased

operatic (adj.)

relating to the opera

musical, lyrical, dramatic

operative (adj.)

functioning or having effect

operational, usable, working

opportune (adj.)

happening at the right time

apropos, auspicious, timely

opportunity (n.)

a favorable situation with a positive outcome

convenience, freedom, happening

optimism (n.)

the state of being hopeful about the future

idealism, faith, positivity

optimistic (n.)

having a positive attitude toward the future

confident, hopeful, upbeat

optimum (adj.)

the best

best, greatest, supreme

opulent (adj.)

displaying or having a lot of wealth

affluent, elegant, plush

oration (n.)

a formal speech given at a ceremony

address, declamation, discourse

orderly (adj.)

something tidy or organized

controlled, exact, trim

organically (adv.)

in a manner that is natural

naturally, purely, essentially

organized (n.)

having the ability to keep things neat and tidy

conscientious, orderly, well-planned

original (adj.)

preceding all others in time, the first one

primeval, rudimentary, fundamental

originator (n.)

someone who creates or founds something

designer, innovator, author

ornamental (adj.)

decorative in nature

dressy, elaborate, embellishing

outgoing (adj.)

friendly and welcoming

cordial, extroverted, amicable

out-of-this-world (n., adj.)

of exceptionally high quality

wonderful, marvelous, amazing

outperform (v.)

to surpass someone or something in performance

beat, better, exceed

outreach (v.)

to surpass another in reach or to be greater than

exceed, predominate, surpass

outstanding (adj.)

something that is very good or noticeable

exceptional, supreme, transcendent

ovation (n.)

an enthusiastic show of appreciation

acclaim, applause, praise

overcome (v.)

to be victorious after a struggle

win, conquer, master

overflowing (adj.)

having an abundant supply

copious, full, exuberant

overjoyed (adj.)

extremely happy

charmed, delighted, thrilled


Great Opportunities for Positive O-Words

Since positive words are appropriate in both personal and professional capacities, many of them do well on your resume or cover letter. Consider describing yourself as an “objective data analyst” or “original content creator.” You can also include positive O-words in a personal message to a friend or loved one.

Learn how to write a letter, then incorporate some O-words. If you’d like to draft an open-hearted overture, pair your letter with this list of romantic words. Don’t be surprised if the recipient is overjoyed to receive your one-of-a-kind expression of love!

Example Sentences With Positive O-Words

Here are ten of the above O-words hard at work in sentence form:

  1. Their backyard swimming pool is an absolute oasis.
  2. She has the most obedient dog.
  3. Did you know God is completely omnipotent?
  4. He’s also utterly omniscient.
  5. She loved her personality from the onset.
  6. Her evening gown was an opalescent shade of blue.
  7. He couldn’t have been any more grateful for this new opportunity.
  8. All of her vegetables are organically grown.
  9. This is an original first draft from Nora Roberts’ new series of books.
  10. I didn’t like his overture to the play.

An Organic Outreach

Reading is the best way to receive an organic outreach from the world of words. The more you read, the more you’ll meet new words and encounter obtuse context clues. If you’d like to keep adding to your vernacular today, check out these nouns that start with O, as well as a list of adjectives that start with O. When you're ready, check out WordFinder by YourDictionary's full collection of words that start with O. Happy observing!