Top 61 Positive Words Starting With W (Adjectives, etc)

Letter "W" engraved in concrete

“W” is the twenty-third letter of the alphabet and the only letter pronounced with three syllables.[1]

Its origin can be traced back to Old English when the “W” sound had the symbol “uu” — hence the name, “double-u.”[1]

Over time, the growth of printing technology replaced “uu” with “vv,”[2] which gave the “W” the pointed shape we know today.

In terms of usage, “W” falls in the middle ground. Fifteen letters are more frequently used than “W,” and nine are less regularly used.[3]

Plenty of modern English words begin with “W,” including many positive ones.

Below, we list the positive adjectives you can use to describe people, plus more encouraging and inspirational words that start with “W.”

Adjectives to Describe People

  1. Wise
    experienced and knowledgable
  2. Witty
    clever and amusing
  3. Warm-hearted
  4. Well-spoken
    refined speaker
  5. Welcoming
    polite and friendly
  6. Wonderful
  7. Well-balanced
  8. Willed
  9. Whimsical
    quaint and fanciful
  10. Well-informed
  11. Wondrous
  12. Well-adjusted
  13. Wonderstruck
    experiencing delight
  14. Wholesome
  15. Wily
  16. Winning
    victorious or endearing
  17. Well-liked
  18. Well-educated
    having a high level of education
  19. Willing
    eager and prepared
  20. Wizardly
  21. Warm
    affectionate and kind
  22. Well-traveled
    visits other places frequently
  23. Watchful
  24. Well-prepared
    ready and able to do something
  25. Worldly
    experienced or sophisticated
  26. Waggish
    mischievous and playful
  27. Well-read
    informed by extensive reading
  28. Well-intentioned
    hopeful or purposeful
  29. Worthy
    notable or important
  30. Well-behaved
    acting appropriately
  31. Willowy
  32. Well-versed
  33. Winsome
  34. Wide-eyed
    innocent or amazed
  35. Wealthy
    having a lot of assets

Other Positive and Inspirational “W” Words

  1. Well
  2. Windfall
    good fortuned
  3. Well-grounded
    based on solid evidence or reasoning
  4. Win
    to be victorious
  5. Wordsmith
    writing expert
  6. Well-known
  7. Wish
    to hope for something
  8. Wanted
  9. Wunderkind
    young achiever
  10. Wisdom
    having experience or knowledge
  11. Welcome
    greeting someone
  12. Willpower
  13. Wonder
    feeling of admiration
  14. Whoopee
    expresses joy
  15. Well-built
    strong and solidly constructed
  16. Wonderland
    an exceptionally beautiful place
  17. Wildcard
  18. World-famous
    known worldwide
  19. Woo
    seeking favor
  20. Whimsy
    fanciful behavior
  21. Winnable
    able to achieve
  22. Wander
    travel freely
  23. World-class
    high-quality or classy
  24. Worthwhile
    valuable or important
  25. Workaround
  26. Well-established
    lasting a long time

Examples of Sentences Using Positive “W” Words

A surprising number of positive words begin with “W,” and some might be words you haven’t used before.

To provide a deeper understanding, we have examples of sentences using some of the words on our list:

  • “The manager chose to hire a candidate who seemed wise and experienced.”
  • “The plays she wrote were known for their witty dialogue and sense of fun.”
  • “He was a wonderful painter with a talent for capturing landscapes.”
  • “She had a whimsical sense of style and a love of costume jewelry.”
  • “She was wonderstruck by the sight of the first snow.”
  • “He had a wizardly ability to solve problems.”
  • “The worldly man has visited more than 10 countries.”
  • “Her waggish son ran through the yard with the dog.”
  • “The woman had a winsome smile and demeanor.”
  • “Due to the company’s success, investors received a great windfall.”
  • “The wordsmith professor had high expectations for her students’ essays.”
  • “She was a musical wunderkind and recorded her first album at age 13.”
  • “Stepping out of the beachfront house was like opening a portal to a wonderland.”
  • “The woodland mural gave the nursery a touch of whimsy.”
  • “The game was easily winnable for the state’s best basketball team.”
  • “She enjoyed traveling alone because it gave her the freedom to wander.”
  • “His idea was a worthwhile contribution that led to the project’s success.”
  • “A little-known workaround allowed her to repair the database with ease.”

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