Abstract nouns

Abstract nouns are things we cannot see or touch. They are often feelings or emotions, e.g. friendship, enthusiasm.

Examples of abstract nouns

  • ability
  • ambition
  • belief
  • concentration
  • confidence
  • confusion
  • cooperation
  • courage
  • determination
  • doubt
  • energy
  • enthusiasm
  • excellence
  • faith
  • fascination
  • forgiveness
  • freedom
  • friendship
  • happiness
  • honesty
  • humour
  • hurt
  • idea
  • imagination
  • inspiration
  • joy
  • kindness
  • love
  • loyalty
  • mastery
  • maturity
  • motivation
  • optimism
  • patience
  • peace
  • pride
  • respect
  • self-respect
  • self-control
  • sincerity
  • thought
  • truth
  • wisdom
  • wonder.
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