Positive Words That Start With Q

, Staff Writer
Updated July 12, 2021
Positive Q words examples
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Don't quote me on this, but Q is quite an amazing letter. Not only is it quintessential in nature, but Q is the letter of queens. Find out more about amazing nice words that begin with the letter Q right now!

Words Beginning With Q That Have 6 or Fewer Letters

You have to be quick when it comes to nice words with Q. The letter Q is a little quirky and quiet, so you don’t necessarily think about it. Expand your Q horizons by looking at these positive Q words with six or fewer letters.




quaff (v.)

drink quickly or thirstily

drink, swallow, guzzle

quaint (adj.)

old-fashioned, charming

charming, sweet

quat (adj.)

satisfied; filled

filled, satisfied

queen (n.)

important, successful women; royal successor

royalty, monarch, sovereign

queep (int.)

sound birds make

peep, chirp, cheep

quench (v.)

extinguish or satisfy thirst

satisfy, quell, suppress

quick (adj.)

prompt or swift

fast, swift

quiet (adj.)

making little or no sound

still, silent, noiseless

quip (n.)

funny or witty comment

joke, jest, pun

quirk (n.)

an unusual, peculiar characteristic

eccentricity, whim

quirky (adj.)

having a unique personality

eccentric, unconventional

quite (adv.)

entirely or completely

completely, entirely, really

quiver (v.)

shake or tremble

tremble, shiver, shake

quiz (n.)

short test or questioning

test, exam

quote (v.)

repeat something that someone else spoke

repeat, reproduce

quotha (int.)

expression of sarcasm or surprise


Words Beginning With Q That Have 7 or More Letters

These words might not be quantifiable, but they are pretty queenly. Curious about more positive words that begin with Q, look no further!




quaintly (adv.)

uniquely; strangely; oddly

oddly, strangely

qualify (v.)

fitting the requirements; entitled

certified, licensed, professional

qualitative (adj.)

meeting the measurements or characteristics

conditional, dependent

quality (n.)

characteristic or trait

trait, characteristic

quantifiable (adj.)

able to be measured or counted

countable, measurable

quantity (n.)

number or amount

amount, portion, number

quarter (n.)

something that is one-fourth

fourth, part, portion

queenhood (n.)

dignity or rank of a queen

reign, stateliness

queenly (adj.)

royal or regal; like a queen

majestic, regal

quenching (v.)

satisfying your thirst

douce, extinguish

querist (n.)

question asker

inquirer, asker, questioner

quester (n.)

someone that goes on a quest

explorer, adventurer

question (n.)

something asked

inquiry, interrogation

quicken (v.)

to make something faster

accelerate, hasten, hurry

quicker (adj.)



quickly (adv.)

at a fast speed; rapid

fast, swiftly, rapidly

quickness (n.)

rapid movement; agility

briskness, nimbleness

quickstep (n.)

march or dance where feet move quickly

quick march, double time

quick-witted (adj.)

mentally sharp; alert

astute, quick-thinking, sharp-witted

quiddity (n.)

essential nature; the essence

essence, existence

quiescent (adj.)


quiet, still, inactive

quietly (adv.)

done in a quiet manner

silently, in silence

quietness (n.)

hushed silence; absence of sound

calm, lack of noise

quietsome (adj.)

calm or quiet

quiet, calm

quillet (n.)

a quibble

quirk, quibble

quintessence (n.)

characteristic of persona; the essence of something

essence, soul, spirit

quintessential (adj.)

typical characteristic; relating to a particular person

typical, stereotypical

quixotic (adj.)

romantic behavior; extravagantly chivalrous

idealistic, romantic, extravagant

quotable (adj.)

worthy of quoting

mentionable, citable

quotation (n.)

citing a passage or statement word for word

citation, reference, mention, excerpt

quotidian (adj.)

daily; every day

usual, ordinary


Example Sentences Using Positive Q-Words

Are you ready to make a quick-witted quotation? Is this quotable? Probably not, but you can find out how to use a few of these positive Q words in a sentence.

  • That line was definitely quotable.
  • She quietly walked to the refrigerator to quench her thirst.
  • My neighbor is a little quirky.
  • My heart quickens every time.
  • She is a quick-witted girl.
  • I think you should put a quotation right here.
  • She was a quirky queen if I ever saw one.
  • You will definitely qualify for that license.
  • Your cottage is so quaint.
  • The keen, quiet cat was quick-eyed.

Power of Positivity

Positive words can really make someone’s day. Telling someone they have the face of a queen or that your heart quickens when they enter a room will hopefully elicit a smile. Ready to explore more fun with Q? Dive into words that start with Q for kids.