English Vocabulary for Adjectives (Physical Appearance)

Learn Adjectives for Physical Appearance in English

This is a lesson to help you learn adjectives used to describe physical appearance in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

Pairs: getting ready...

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "physical appearance" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

Here is the word library for this game:

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "physical appearance" category:
  • weak, young, bald, beautiful, blonde, brunette, fat, fit, ginger, healthy, old, scruffy, short, skinny, strong, ugly
weak

weak

  • The injured kitten looked very weak and needed immediate care.
  • After the long illness, he felt incredibly weak and had to regain his strength.
  • They decided to support their friend when he was feeling weak and low on energy.
young

young

  • The young boy eagerly explored the park, full of curiosity and wonder.
  • She watched her young daughter take her first steps, filled with pride and joy.
  • They organized a special birthday party for their young nephew to celebrate his turning five.
bald

bald

  • The man embraced his bald head and didn't mind being without hair.
  • He decided to shave his head completely once he started going bald.
  • They teased their friend affectionately about his bald head, making jokes together.
beautiful

beautiful

  • The sunset painted the sky in a beautiful array of colors that left everyone in awe.
  • She wore a beautiful gown on her wedding day, looking absolutely stunning.
  • They spent their vacation in a beautiful seaside town with breathtaking ocean views.
blonde

blonde

  • The blonde girl's hair shone brightly in the sunlight as she played at the beach.
  • He dyed his hair blonde for a fun change in appearance and received compliments from friends.
  • They admired the natural blonde hair of their friend, which had a unique golden hue.
brunette

brunette

  • The brunette woman had deep brown hair that complemented her warm complexion.
  • She decided to go from blonde to brunette by dyeing her hair a rich shade of brown.
  • They often mistook the two brunette sisters for twins due to their striking resemblance.
fat

fat

  • The indulgent holiday meals left him feeling a bit fat, so he decided to start a fitness routine.
  • She struggled with her weight and felt self-conscious about being labeled as fat.
  • They believed in promoting body positivity and encouraged their friend to embrace her beauty, no matter her size.
fit

fit

  • He worked out regularly to stay fit and healthy, focusing on cardio and strength training.
  • She enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking and cycling to keep herself fit and active.
  • They joined a local fitness class to get fit together and motivate each other to exercise.
ginger

ginger

  • The ginger cat had a fiery orange coat that stood out in the neighborhood.
  • He was proud of his natural ginger hair, which was a distinctive feature of his appearance.
  • They admired the unique beauty of the rare ginger flowers growing in the garden.
healthy

healthy

  • She maintained a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods and staying active.
  • They decided to cook a healthy meal together, filled with fresh vegetables and lean protein.
  • The doctor praised him for his healthy habits and advised him to continue with regular check-ups.
old

old

  • The old tree in the park had witnessed generations of families enjoying picnics beneath its branches.
  • He respected the wisdom and experience of old age and sought advice from his elderly neighbor.
  • They discovered a dusty box of old photographs, sparking memories of their youth.
scruffy

scruffy

  • The scruffy dog wagged its tail enthusiastically despite its disheveled appearance.
  • He decided to wear a scruffy outfit for a relaxed and casual day at home.
  • They giggled at the scruffy appearance of their friend, who had just rolled out of bed.
short

short

  • The short girl often stood on her tiptoes to reach items on high shelves.
  • He preferred short haircuts for their low maintenance and comfort during hot weather.
  • They discussed the advantages of being short, such as having more legroom in small cars.
skinny

skinny

  • Despite her fast metabolism, she struggled to gain weight and remained naturally skinny.
  • He followed a rigorous workout routine to build muscle and add some bulk to his skinny frame.
  • They envied the metabolism of their skinny friend, who could eat whatever they wanted without gaining weight.
strong

strong

  • She was known for her incredible strength and won many weightlifting competitions as a strong athlete.
  • He admired the determination and dedication it took to become physically strong.
  • They embarked on a journey to become mentally and emotionally strong, facing life's challenges with resilience.
ugly

ugly

  • She believed that true beauty came from within and that no one should ever feel ugly or unworthy.
  • He considered it unkind to call someone ugly based on their appearance.
  • They focused on inner beauty and kindness, recognizing that calling someone ugly only reflected poorly on themselves.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.