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Common Abstract Nouns

Showing Human Qualities or Characteristics


Beauty
Bravery
Brilliance
Brutality
Calm
Charity
Coldness
Compassion
Confidence
Contentment
Courage
Curiosity
Dedication
Determination
Ego
Elegance
Enthusiasm
Envy
Evil
Fear
Generosity
Goodness
Graciousness
Hatred
Honesty
Honor
Hope
Humility
Humor
Insanity
Integrity
Intelligence
Jealousy
Kindness
Loyalty
Maturity
Patience
Perseverance
Sanity
Self-control
Sensitivity
Sophistication
Stupidity
Sympathy
Talent
Tolerance
Trust
Warmth
Weakness
Wisdom
Wit
Showing Emotions/Feelings
Adoration
Amazement
Anger
Anxiety
Apprehension
Clarity
Delight
Despair
Disappointment
Disbelief
Excitement
Fascination
Friendship
Grief
Happiness
Hate
Helpfulness
Helplessness
Infatuation
Joy
Love
Misery
Pain
Pleasure
Power
Pride
Relaxation
Relief
Romance
Sadness
Satisfaction
Silliness
Sorrow
Strength
Surprise
Tiredness
Uncertainty
Wariness
Weariness
Worry
More Examples of Abstract Nouns
Ability
Adventure
Artistry
Awe
Belief
Chaos
Comfort
Communication
Consideration
Crime
Culture
Customer service
Death
Deceit
Defeat
Democracy
Dexterity
Dictatorship
Disquiet
Disturbance
Dreams
Energy
Enhancement
Failure
Faith
Faithfulness
Faithlessness
Favoritism
Forgiveness
Fragility
Frailty
Freedom
Gossip
Grace
Hearsay
Homelessness
Hurt
Idea
Idiosyncrasy
Imagination
Impression
Improvement
Inflation
Information
Justice
Knowledge
Laughter
Law
Liberty
Life
Loss
Luck
Luxury
Memory
Mercy
Motivation
Movement
Need
Omen
Opinion
Opportunism
Opportunity
Parenthood
Patriotism
Peace
Peculiarity
Poverty
Principle
Reality
Redemption
Refreshment
Riches
Rumor
Service
Shock
Skill
Slavery
Sleep
Sparkle
Speculation
Speed
Strictness
Submission
Success
Thought
Thrill
Truth
Unemployment
Unreality
Victory
Wealth
Abstract Nouns in Sentences
The education of children should be our number one priority.
He was willing to sacrifice his job in order to move to Hawaii.
Childhood memories are sources of great joy.
Music can change a mood or be a creative outlet.
Restoration of electric service is important after a natural disaster.
Abstract Nouns in Quotes
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the
quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. - John D.
Rockefeller
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. - Erich Fromm
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's
concerns. - Plato
"Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing
it brick by brick." - Candice Bergen
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To
conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for
existing. - Albert Einstein
What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to
the soul of man. - Robert Green Ingersoll
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. -
Mahatma Gandhi
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -
Confucius