Dictionary of Divinity

What is the Dictionary of Divinity?

It is an alphabetical list of positive character traits, personality descriptors, and virtues. Essentially these are qualities that people often feel proud to possess or aspire to have. Currently there are over 350 entries. 


Accessible  ⬩  friendly and easy to talk to; approachable

Accountable  ⬩  in a position where people have the right to ask you why something happened

Active  ⬩  engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits

Adaptable  ⬩  able to adjust to new conditions

Adaptive  ⬩  changing in order to deal with new situations

Admirable  ⬩  arousing or deserving respect and approval

Adventurous  ⬩  willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences

Affable  ⬩  friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to

Affectionate  ⬩  readily feeling or showing fondness or tenderness

Agreeable  ⬩  willing to agree to something

Alert  ⬩  quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant  

Allocentric  ⬩  having one's interest and attention centered on other persons

Altruistic  ⬩  showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish

Ambitious  ⬩  having a strong desire and determination to succeed

Amiable  ⬩  having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner

Anticipative  ⬩  tending to visualize or predict outcomes before they happen

Appreciative  ⬩  feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure

Articulate  ⬩  having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently

Artistic  ⬩  having or revealing natural creative skill

Aspiring  ⬩  directing one's hopes or ambitions toward becoming a specified type of person

Assertive  ⬩  behaving in a confident way in which you are quick to express your opinions and feelings

Assiduous  ⬩  showing great care and perseverance

Athletic  ⬩  physically strong, fit, and active

Attentive  ⬩  mindful; observant

Attractive  ⬩  appealing to look at; sexually alluring

Authentic  ⬩  representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself

Autonomous  ⬩  having the freedom to act independently; acting in accordance with one's moral duty rather than one's desires

Aware  ⬩  having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact


Balanced  ⬩  having no emotion lacking or too strong; stable

Benevolent  ⬩  well meaning and kindly

Bold  ⬩  showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous

Brave  ⬩  ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage

Brilliant  ⬩  exceptionally clever or talented


Calm  ⬩  not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions

Capable  ⬩  able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do; competent

Captivating  ⬩  capable of attracting and holding interest; charming

Carefree ⬩  without trouble or worry

Careful ⬩  cautious of one’s actions; being exact in one’s work; prudent and showing thought or attention

Caring  ⬩  displaying kindness and concern for others

Cautious  ⬩  careful to avoid potential problems or dangers

Centered ⬩  well balanced and confident; serene

Challenging  ⬩  testing one’s abilities; inviting competition

Charismatic  ⬩  exercising a compelling charm which inspires devotion in others 

Charitable  ⬩  having a kind attitude towards other people and does not judge them or criticize them too severely

Charming  ⬩  polite, friendly, and likable

Cheerful  ⬩  noticeably happy and optimistic

Clean  ⬩  attentive to personal hygiene

Clear-headed  ⬩  alert and thinking logically and coherently

Clever  ⬩  quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; showing inventiveness or originality

Committed  ⬩  loyal to a belief, organization, or group, and willing to work hard for it

Compassionate  ⬩  feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others

Concerned  ⬩  caring about what happens to someone

Conciliatory  ⬩  likely to placate or pacify

Confident  ⬩  feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured

Confronting  ⬩  causing strong or difficult feelings, especially in a way that creates thought or discussion

Conscientious  ⬩  controlled by one’s inner sense of what is right

Considerate  ⬩  showing kindly awareness or regard for another’s feelings or circumstances

Constant  ⬩  unchangingly faithful and dependable

Contemplative  ⬩  given to thoughtful observation

Content  ⬩  in a state of peaceful happiness

Contrarian  ⬩  opposing or rejecting popular opinion; going against current practice

Cooperative  ⬩  willing to assist in working toward a common goal

Cordial  ⬩  warm and friendly

Courageous  ⬩  willing to face danger or pain despite or without fear; brave

Courteous  ⬩  having respect and consideration for others

Creative  ⬩  marked by the ability or power to create; having good imagination or original ideas

Cultured  ⬩  having refined taste, manners and good education; educated in art, classical literature and music

Curious  ⬩  having the desire to investigate and learn; eager to know more


Daring  ⬩  adventurous or audaciously bold

Debonair  ⬩  confident, stylish, and charming

Decent  ⬩  conforming with generally accepted standards of respectable or moral behavior

Decisive  ⬩  having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively

Dedicated  ⬩  devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity

Deep  ⬩  intense, profound or intriguing

Defensive  ⬩  devoted to resisting or preventing aggression or attack

Dependable ⬩  being trustworthy and reliable

Determined  ⬩  displaying resolve; showing firm intention to achieve a desired result

Devoted  ⬩  very loving or loyal

Dignified  ⬩  having or showing a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect

Diligent  ⬩  having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties

Diplomatic  ⬩  able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them

Direct  ⬩  going straight to the point; frank

Discerning  ⬩  having or showing good judgment

Disciplined  ⬩  able to carefully control the way that you work, live, or behave, especially to achieve a goal

Discreet  ⬩  careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention

Distinguished  ⬩  successful and respected by many people

Dramatic  ⬩  expressing intense emotions

Dutiful  ⬩  filled with or motivated by a sense of duty

Dynamic  ⬩  positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas


Earnest  ⬩  resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction

Ebullient  ⬩  very energetic, positive, and happy

Educated  ⬩  having learned a lot at school or college and having a good level of knowledge

Effective  ⬩  successful in producing a desired or intended result

Efficient  ⬩  working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way

Elegant  ⬩  graceful and stylish in appearance or manner

Eloquent  ⬩  fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing

Empathetic  ⬩  showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another

Encouraging  ⬩  giving others support, confidence or hope

Energetic  ⬩  showing or involving great activity or vitality

Enlightened  ⬩  having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook

Enterprising  ⬩  willing to try or think of new ideas or methods

Enthusiastic  ⬩  having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval

Equitable  ⬩  fair and impartial

Esthetic  ⬩  concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste

Ethical  ⬩  following accepted rules of behavior; morally right

Excellent  ⬩  being outstanding or extremely good

Exciting  ⬩  causing great enthusiasm and eagerness

Expressive  ⬩  clearly showing what your thoughts or feelings are, especially by your behavior

Extraordinary  ⬩  very remarkable, unusual or special

Exuberant  ⬩  filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement


Fair  ⬩  marked by impartiality and honesty; free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

Faithful  ⬩  firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles

Farsighted  ⬩  having or showing imagination or foresight

Fast  ⬩  capable of moving at high speed; quick to accomplish

Feeling  ⬩  showing emotion or sensitivity

Felicific  ⬩  promoting increased happiness

Feminine (Womanly)  ⬩  having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with women

Fierce  ⬩  showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity

Firm  ⬩  steadfast and constant

Flexible  ⬩  ready and able to change to adapt to new, different, or changing circumstances

Focused  ⬩  directing a great deal of attention, interest, or activity towards a particular aim

Forbearing  ⬩  polite, calm, and patient in difficult situations

Forceful  ⬩  strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful

Forgiving  ⬩  ready and willing to forgive

Forthcoming  ⬩  helpful and willing to tell you things

Forthright  ⬩  direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest

Friendly  ⬩  on good or affectionate terms

Frugal  ⬩  prudent economically; saving and sparing

Fun  ⬩  amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable; someone others enjoy spending time with, especially through shared activities

Fun-loving  ⬩  light-hearted and lively


Gallant  ⬩  brave; heroic

Generous  ⬩  showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected

Gentle  ⬩  having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character

Genuine  ⬩  honest and sincere

Giving  ⬩  providing love or other emotional support; caring

Good  ⬩  possessing or displaying moral virtue

Good-natured  ⬩  kind, friendly, and patient

Gracious  ⬩  courteous, kind, and pleasant

Gritty  ⬩  showing courage and resolve

Grounded  ⬩  sensible and down-to-earth


Hardworking  ⬩  tending to work with energy and commitment

Harmonious  ⬩  friendly and peaceful

Healthy  ⬩  in good physical condition

Hearty  ⬩  loudly vigorous and cheerful

Helpful  ⬩  giving or ready to give help

Heroic  ⬩  having courage, noble qualities, and outstanding achievements

High-minded  ⬩  having strong moral principles

Honest  ⬩  free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere

Honorable  ⬩  bringing great esteem

Hopeful  ⬩  having or inspiring optimism; aspiring to success

Hospitable  ⬩  friendly and welcoming to strangers or guests

Humane  ⬩  having or showing compassion or benevolence

Humble  ⬩  having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance

Humorous  ⬩  causing lighthearted laughter and amusement


Idealistic  ⬩  believing very firmly in something which is good but probably impossible to achieve

Imaginative  ⬩  having or showing creativity or inventiveness

Impartial  ⬩  treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just

Impassioned  ⬩  filled with or showing great emotion

Important  ⬩  having power to profoundly influence others

Impressive  ⬩  evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill

Improving  ⬩  to raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; to become better

Incisive  ⬩  intelligently analytical and clear-thinking

Incorruptible  ⬩  not susceptible to corruption, especially by bribery

Independent  ⬩  capable of thinking or acting for oneself

Individualistic  ⬩  characterized by individualism

Industrious  ⬩  diligent and hard-working

Informed  ⬩  having or showing knowledge of a particular subject or situation

Innovative  ⬩  featuring new methods; advanced and original

Inoffensive  ⬩  not objectionable or harmful

Insightful  ⬩  having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive

Inspirational  ⬩  providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration

Inspired  ⬩  very special or impressive

Inspiring  ⬩  having the effect of inspiring someone

Integrous  ⬩  honest and of strong moral principles

Intelligent  ⬩  having or indicating a high or satisfactory degree of intelligence and mental capacity

Intense  ⬩  having or showing strong feelings or opinions; extremely earnest or serious

Intuitive  ⬩  using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning

Inventive  ⬩  having the ability to create or design new things or to think originally

Involved  ⬩  one is who involved in something or participates in activities

Invulnerable  ⬩  impossible to harm or damage


Just  ⬩  behaving in a morally right and fair manner


Kind  ⬩  having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

Knowledgeable  ⬩  intelligent and well informed


Leading  ⬩  providing direction or guidance; exercising leadership

Learned  ⬩  having much knowledge acquired by study

Leisurely  ⬩  unhurried or relaxed

Liberal  ⬩  willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas

Lively  ⬩  full of life and energy; active and outgoing

Logical  ⬩  capable of reasoning or of using reason in an orderly cogent fashion

Lovable  ⬩  inspiring love or affection

Loving  ⬩  feeling or showing love or great care

Loyal  ⬩  giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to others

Lyrical  ⬩  expressing emotions in writing in an imaginative and beautiful way


Magnanimous  ⬩  generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person

Many-sided  ⬩  having many aspects

Masculine  (Manly)  ⬩  having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men

Mature  ⬩  displaying behavior based on slow careful consideration

Merciful  ⬩  showing kindness towards someone, even when other people might punish or be cruel to them

Methodical  ⬩  done according to a systematic or established form of procedure

Meticulous  ⬩  showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

Mindful  ⬩  conscious and aware of the present moment

Moderate  ⬩  avoiding extremes of behavior or expression

Modest  ⬩  unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements

Moral  ⬩  holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct

Motivated  ⬩  having an incentive or a strong desire to do well or succeed in some pursuit

Mysterious  ⬩  deliberately enigmatic; exciting wonder, curiosity, or surprise while baffling efforts to comprehend


Neat  ⬩  arranged in an orderly, tidy way

Nice  ⬩  pleasant; agreeable, good-natured or kind

Noble  ⬩  having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals

Nonauthoritarian  ⬩  not favoring blind submission to authority


Objective  ⬩  not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts

Observant  ⬩  quick to notice things

Open  ⬩  frank and communicative; not given to deception or concealment

Open-minded  ⬩  willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced

Optimistic  ⬩  hopeful and confident about the future

Orderly  ⬩  neatly and methodically arranged

Organized  ⬩  arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale

Original  ⬩  not dependent on other people's ideas; inventive and unusual


Passionate  ⬩  showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief

Patient  ⬩  able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious

Patriotic  ⬩  having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one's country

Peaceful  ⬩  free from disturbance; tranquil

Perceptive  ⬩  having or showing sensitive insight

Persevering  ⬩  continuing in a course of action despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

Persistent  ⬩  continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

Personable  ⬩  having a pleasant appearance and manner

Persuasive  ⬩  good at persuading someone to do or believe something

Playful  ⬩  fond of games and amusement; lighthearted

Pleasant  ⬩  giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment

Poised  ⬩  having a composed and self-assured manner

Polite  ⬩ having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of others

Popular  ⬩  liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people

Positive  ⬩  constructive, optimistic, or confident

Practical  ⬩  of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas

Pragmatic  ⬩  acting sensibly, realistically and practically

Precise  ⬩  marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail

Predictable  ⬩  behaving in a way that is expected

Prepared  ⬩  ready to do or deal with something

Present  ⬩  attentive to the current situation; existing in the “now”

Principled  ⬩  acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong

Proactive  ⬩  creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened

Productive  ⬩  creating results, especially in abundance

Profound  ⬩ having or showing great knowledge or insight

Protean  ⬩  tending or able to change frequently or easily

Protective  ⬩  capable of protecting someone or something

Proud  ⬩  feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction because of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated

Prudent  ⬩  acting with or showing care and thought for the future

Punctual  ⬩  having a tendency to do things at the agreed or proper time

Purposeful  ⬩  having a useful purpose


Questioning  ⬩  showing an interest in learning new things

Quiet  ⬩  making little or no noise; unobtrusive


Rational  ⬩  able to think clearly, sensibly and logically

Realistic  ⬩  able to see things as they really are and to deal with them in a practical way

Reasonable  ⬩  someone who is reasonable behaves in a sensible and fair way

Receptive  ⬩  willing to listen or to consider suggestions

Reflective  ⬩  characterized by deep thought; introspective

Reforming  ⬩  make changes in something in order to improve it

Relatable  ⬩  enabling others to feel they can identify

Relaxed  ⬩  free from tension and anxiety; at ease

Reliable  ⬩  able to be trusted; consistently good in performance

Resilient  ⬩  able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions

Resolute  ⬩  admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

Resourceful  ⬩  having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties

Respectful  ⬩  feeling or showing deference and respect for others

Responsible  ⬩  sensible, reliable, and able to be trusted to do the right thing

Responsive  ⬩  quick to respond positively

Reverential  ⬩  having a strong feeling of respect and admiration

Right  ⬩  morally good, justified, or acceptable

Righteous  ⬩  morally right or justifiable; virtuous

Romantic  ⬩  having an idealized view of reality; expressing love

Rustic  ⬩  plain and simple


Sage  ⬩  having or showing profound wisdom

Sane  ⬩  of sound mind; able to think or reason clearly

Satisfied  ⬩  contented; pleased

Scholarly  ⬩  involved in serious academic study

Scrupulous  ⬩  diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details

Secure  ⬩  assured in opinion or expectation; easy in mind

Sedulous  ⬩  showing dedication and diligence

Selfless  ⬩  concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own

Self-critical  ⬩  critical of one’s actions in a self-aware manner

Self-denying  ⬩  characterized by or involving the denial of one's own interests and needs

Self-effacing  ⬩  not claiming attention for oneself; retiring and modest

Self-possessed  ⬩  behaving in a calm and confident way in difficult situations

Self-reliant  ⬩  reliant on one's own powers and resources rather than those of others

Self-sacrificing  ⬩  the giving up of one's own interests or wishes in order to help others or advance a cause

Self-sufficient  ⬩  needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs

Sensitive  ⬩  having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others' feelings

Sensual  ⬩  providing pleasure to the senses

Sentimental  ⬩  prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia

Serene  ⬩   calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil

Serious  ⬩  acting or speaking sincerely and in earnest

Sexy  ⬩  sexually attractive or exciting

Shrewd  ⬩  having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute

Sincere  ⬩  free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings

Simple  ⬩  plain, basic, or uncomplicated

Skillful  ⬩  having or showing skill

Smart  ⬩  showing quick intelligence, problem solving skills, or good judgement ┊ looking neat and clean; fashionable

Sober  ⬩  not affected by alcohol; not drunk

Sociable  ⬩  willing to talk and engage in activities with other people; friendly

Solid  ⬩  dependable; reliable

Sophisticated  ⬩  having, revealing, or proceeding from a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture

Spearheading  ⬩  leading in the undertaking of a development 

Special  ⬩  held in particular esteem

Spontaneous  ⬩  performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus

Sporting  ⬩  fair and generous in one's behavior or treatment of others, especially in a game or contest

Stable  ⬩  not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed

Steadfast  ⬩  resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering

Steady  ⬩  firmly fixed, supported, or balanced

Stoic  ⬩  able to endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining

Striving  ⬩  devoting serious effort to achieve or obtain something

Strong  ⬩  having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks  very intense

Structured  ⬩  organized in a clear way

Studious  ⬩  spending a lot of time studying or reading

Suave  ⬩  charming, confident, and elegant

Subtle  ⬩  difficult to understand or perceive

Successful  ⬩  accomplishing an aim or purpose

Supportive  ⬩  providing encouragement or emotional help

Sweet  ⬩  pleasing in general; delightful

Sympathetic  ⬩  feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy — or — attracting the liking of others

Systematic  ⬩  done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical


Tactful  ⬩  having or showing a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense

Talented  ⬩  having a natural aptitude or skill for something

Tasteful  ⬩  showing good aesthetic judgment or appropriate behavior

Temperate  ⬩  showing moderation and self-restraint

Tenacious  ⬩  persistent in keeping a firm hold of something valued or desired 

Thorough  ⬩  complete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial

Thoughtful  ⬩  absorbed in or involving thought

Thrifty  ⬩  using resources carefully and not wastefully

Tidy  ⬩  one who puts their things away in the correct place

Tolerant  ⬩  showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with

Truehearted  ⬩  loyal or faithful

Trusting  ⬩  showing or tending to have a belief in a person's honesty or sincerity; not suspicious

Trustworthy  ⬩  able to be relied on as honest or truthful


Uncomplaining  ⬩  not complaining; resigned

Unconventional  ⬩  not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed

Understanding  ⬩  sympathetically aware of other people's feelings; tolerant and forgiving  having insight or good judgment

Undogmatic  ⬩  not dogmatic; uninclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true

Unwavering  ⬩  steady or resolute

Upright  ⬩  strictly honorable or honest  sitting or standing with the back straight

Upstanding  ⬩  honest; respectable

Urbane  ⬩  courteous and refined in manner


Valiant  ⬩  acting with bravery or boldness

Venturesome  ⬩  willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action

Vibrant  ⬩  full of energy and enthusiasm

Vigilant  ⬩  keeping careful watch of a situation so that you will notice any problems or signs of danger immediately

Virtuous  ⬩  having or showing high moral standards

Vivacious  ⬩  attractively lively and animated

Vulnerable  ⬩  capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; emotional openness to giving and receiving love


Warm  ⬩  expressive of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness

Warm-hearted  ⬩  sympathetic and kind

Well-bred  ⬩  having or showing good manners

Well-read  ⬩  knowledgeable and informed as a result of extensive reading

Well-rounded  ⬩  having studied a good balance of various subjects

Wholesome  ⬩  conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being

Winning  ⬩  tending to please or delight

Wise  ⬩  having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment

Witty  ⬩  showing quick and inventive humor


Youthful  ⬩  young or seeming young


Zany  ⬩  amusingly unconventional and original

Zen  ⬩  calm and at peace with how things are