List of Abstract Nouns

by Craig Shrives
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Abstract Nouns (Sortable List)

Here is a list of 250 abstract nouns. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects an abstract noun from this list as the secret word.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

ability, adoration, adventure, amazement, anger, anxiety, apprehension, artistry, awe, beauty, belief, bravery, brilliance, brutality, calmness, chaos, charity, childhood, clarity, coldness, comfort, communication, compassion, confidence, consideration, contentment, courage, crime, culture, curiosity, death, deceit, dedication, defeat, delight, democracy, despair, determination, dexterity, dictatorship, disappointment, disbelief, disquiet, disturbance, dreams, ego, elegance, energy, enhancement, enthusiasm, envy, evil, excitement, failure, faith, faithfulness, faithlessness, fascination, favoritism/favouritism, fear, forgiveness, fragility, frailty, freedom, friendship, generosity, goodness, gossip, grace, graciousness, grief, happiness, hate, hatred, hearsay, helpfulness, helplessness, homelessness, honesty, honor/honour, hope, humility, humor/humour, hurt, idea, idiosyncrasy, imagination, impression, improvement, infatuation, inflation, information, insanity, integrity, intelligence, jealousy, joy, justice, kindness, knowledge, laughter, law, liberty, life, loss, love, loyalty, luck, luxury, maturity, memory, mercy, misery, motivation, movement, need, omen, opinion, opportunism, opportunity, pain, parenthood, patience, patriotism, peace, peculiarity, perseverance, pleasure, poverty, power, pride, principle, reality, redemption, refreshment, relaxation, relief, romance, rumor/rumour, sacrifice, sadness, sanity, satisfaction, self-control, sensitivity, service, shock, silliness, skill, slavery, sleep, sophistication, sorrow, sparkle, speculation, speed, strength, strictness, stupidity, submission, success, surprise, sympathy, talent, thought, thrill, tiredness, tolerance, trust, truth, uncertainty, unemployment, unreality, victory, wariness, warmth, weakness, wealth, weariness, wisdom, wit, worry

Infographic for Abstract Nouns

Don't forget that abstract nouns represent things you cannot see, hear, touch, taste, or smell.
list of abstract nouns
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Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always an abstract noun from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)

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