What Are Abstract Nouns? (with Examples)

What Are Abstract Nouns? (with Examples)

An abstract noun is a word which names something that you cannot see, hear, touch, smell, or taste.

It is the opposite of a concrete noun.


  • consideration
  • parenthood
  • belief
Interactive example:
These certificates and medals are for bravery. [show me the abstract noun]

More Examples of Abstract Nouns

The following are all abstract nouns:

Anger, Anxiety, Beauty, Beliefs, Bravery, Bravery, Brilliance, Chaos, Charity, Childhood, Comfort, Communication, Compassion, Courage, Culture, Curiosity, Deceit, Dedication, Democracy, Determination, Dreams, Energy, Failure, Faith, Fear, Freedom, Friendship, Generosity, Gossip, Happiness, Hate, Honesty, Hope, Imagination, Information, Integrity, Intelligence, Joy, Justice, Justice, Kindness, Knowledge, Laughter, Liberty, Life, Love, Loyalty, Luxury, Memory, Misery, Motivation, Opportunity, Pain, Patience, Peace, Perseverance, Pleasure, Pride, Relaxation, Sacrifice, Satisfaction, Skill, Strength, Success, Sympathy, Talent, Thought, Trust, Truth, Warmth, and Wisdom

See also:

What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Collective nouns
Compound nouns
Concrete nouns
Non-countable nouns (mass nouns)
Gender-specific nouns
Verbal nouns
Noun clauses
Noun phrases
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