Positive Words That Start With W

, Staff Writer
Updated July 12, 2021
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From winning to wise, there are dozens of positive words that start with W. Whether you’re writing a thank you letter or preparing to give a celebratory speech, these are the good words you need to use.

Words Beginning With W That Have 5 or Fewer Letters

W words don’t have to be long. These nice words all start with W and have five or fewer letters.




warm (adj.)

giving off heat, friendly in disposition

friendly, happy, cozy

wage (n.)

money a worker receives

fee, payment

wacky (adj.)

crazy or silly

silly, eccentric, funny, zany, crazy

wish (n.)

a desire for a thing or event

desire, want

work (v.)

to perform an occupation

try, perform, occupy

well (adv.)

in good condition

skillfully, competently

win (v.)

to be the most successful

succeed, prevail

witty (adj.)

someone or something that is clever or amusing

funny, clever, smart

wild (adj.)

out of control

untamed, turbulent, unrestrained

wise (adj.)

someone with common sense

sage, smart, knowledgeable

wow (int.)

a method of expressing surprise

whoa, yikes


Words Beginning With W That Have 6 or More Letters

If you need a W word that’s a bit longer, you’re in luck. From wizard to wunderkind, these positive words start with W and let you express yourself perfectly.




wanted (adj.)

someone or something that is needed or desired

desired, in demand, sought after

warm-hearted (adj.)

acting with kindness

kind, sympathetic

windfall (n.)

unexpected good fortune

boon, benefit

wordsmith (n.)

an expert in the use of language

writer, communicator

wedding (n.)

a ceremony joining people in marriage

marriage ceremony, handfast

whoopee (int.)

an expression of joy

wow, yay

wildcard (n.)

something surprising and unexpected

surprise, bonus

wildflower (n.)

a flowering plant that grows without cultivation


wishlist (n.)

a list of desires

want list

workaround (n.)

a method for overcoming something in the way


warmth (n.)

moderate heat or excitement

passion, heat

wander (v.)

travel without a purpose

meander, stroll

warble (v.)

to sing (especially as a bird)

trill, quaver, yodel

wellspring (n.)

the source of a stream or the source of abundance

supply, source, fount

wealth (n.)

great amount of material property or money

abundance, profusion

weighty (adj.)

very heavy or significant

important, heavy, serious

whistle (v.)

to make a clear, shrill sound


watchful (adj.)

closely observant

alert, aware, observant, vigilant

weightless (adj.)

having very little weight

light, airy

welcome (v.)

to accept with pleasure

greet, receive, meet, acknowledge

well-behaved (adj.)

acting in an acceptable way

polite, proper

willowy (adj.)

like a willow, thin and graceful

graceful, slim, thin

well-known (adj.)

widely known

famous, legendary

whimsical (adj.)

playful and out of the ordinary

playful, humorous

wholehearted (adj.)

unconditional commitment


wholesome (adj.)

good for the health

healthy, proper

willing (adj.)

agreeable about something

agreeable, ready

winner (n.)

one who wins


winsome (adj.)

attractive in a childlike way

agreeable, charming

wizard (n.)

someone who performs magic

magician, sorcerer

wisdom (n.)

common sense or collective knowledge

common sense, good judgment

willpower (n.)



wonderland (n.)

a place of great beauty or marvels

imaginary land

wonderful (adj.)

something that is amazing and enjoyable

astonishing, excellent

worthy (adj.)

entitled to respect

respectable, esteemed

worthwhile (adj.)

important enough to warrant an investment of time and energy

worth it

world-class (adj.)

something that is internationally high class

best of the best, exceptional

workhorse (n.)

something that performs well under heavy use

steady worker

wunderkind (n.)

someone who achieves early success or fame

prodigy, phenom


Example Sentences Using Positive W-Words

Whether you’re writing a performance appraisal or creating an acrostic poem, it’s helpful to see how to use these positive W-words in a sentence:

  1. Sam is a great employee who is a workhorse and a wunderkind.
  2. This charity is a worthwhile investment, and it provides world-class help to those who need it most.
  3. Your children are as winsome as they are well-behaved.
  4. I like a friend who is wise, warm, and witty.
  5. My wishlist of qualities in a suitor includes wisdom, wealth, and warmth.
  6. Welcome to our wonderland!
  7. Some birds warble, and some birds whistle.
  8. The bride carried wildflowers at her wedding.
  9. His sense of humor was wacky and whimsical.
  10. A wordsmith is a wizard with language.

One Way to Use Great W-Words

One great use for positive words that start with W is making a reverse acronym. Choose the letters in your acronym first, and then look up positive words that start with each of them. You’ll end up with a creative and fun project.