Abstract Noun Examples and Worksheets (With PDF)

Abstract Nouns are a type of Noun that refer to things that have no physical form. This means we cannot see, touch, taste, smell, or hear. It can not be experienced with our senses. It denotes an idea, concept, quality, emotions, feelings, attributes, movements, events, action, or state, i.e, intangible things. When using them in sentences, they are normally not capitalized.

Abstract Noun Examples

The following table (Table-1) gives an example of abstract nouns:

Abstract Noun Examples for Qualities or CharacteristicsAbstract Noun Examples for Emotions and Feelings
Ability, Adventure, Beauty, Bravery, Brutality, Leadership, Brilliance, Charity, Coldness, Calmness, Compassion, Confidence, Courage, Communication, Comfort, Contentment, Curiosity, Determination, Dedication, Enthusiasm, Ego, Elegance, Evil, Envy, Fear, Hatred, Generosity, Honesty, Goodness, Graciousness, Hope, Honor, Humility, Humor, Integrity, Jealousy, Insanity, Intelligence, Loyalty, Kindness, Sanity, Maturity, Patience, Self-control, Stupidity, Perseverance,  Sensitivity, Talent, Sympathy, Sophistication,  Tolerance, Wisdom, Trust, Weakness, Warmth, Wit, Dictatorship, Failure, Justice, Knowledge, etc.Adoration, Anger, Amazement, Belief, Deceit, Clarity, Anxiety, Awe, Delight, Apprehension, Despair, Excitement, Disturbance, Disappointment, Fascination, Disbelief, Grief, Friendship, Helplessness, Happiness, Joy, Hate, Infatuation, Pain, Love, Helpfulness, Dreams, Misery, Power, Relief, Pleasure, Pride, Sadness, Relaxation, Silliness, Romance, Satisfaction, Uncertainty, Sorrow, Tiredness, Strength, Weariness, Energy, Surprise, Worry, Wariness, Idea, Imagination, Life, Motivation, etc.
Table-1: Abstract Noun Examples Table
Abstract Noun Examples
Fig. 1: Abstract Noun Examples

Abstract Nouns are derived from Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives. Few abstract noun examples from nouns, verbs, and adjectives are shown in Table-2:

Sr NoNounAbstract Noun from NounsVerbAbstract Noun from VerbsAdjectiveAbstract noun from Adjective
1BrotherBrotherhoodRelaxrelaxationEqualequality
2PatriotPatriotismInviteinvitationBravebravery
3LeaderLeadershipAppearappearanceCharitablecharity
Table-2: Abstract Noun Examples from Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

Normally, Nouns with the following suffixes are abstract nouns:

  • -tion
  • -hood
  • -ism
  • -age
  • -ity
  • -ability
  • -ment
  • -ence
  • -ness
  • -ship
  • -ance
  • -acy

Let’s learn more about use and example of Abstract Nouns through the following Abstract Noun Worksheet

Abstract Noun Worksheets

A. Circle the Abstract Nouns in the following sentences.

a. We should give importance to cleanliness.
b. Swarnali has great taste in clothes.
c. India got freedom on 15th August 1947.
d. Advik looked at the Cream cake with greed in his eyes.
e. She has a huge collection of stamps in her album.
f. I followed the advice of my teacher and did well.
g. They all would like to see justice delivered.
h. What is the weight of this baggage?
i. Wastage of food is not encouraged anywhere.
j. Uttam’s childhood memories are a source of great joy for him.
k. My mother has a great love for Indian music.
l. He has a hatred for junk food
m. The teacher has the ability to understand his students easily.
n. We can remain happy with the right attitude.
o. Vikrant is not a man of integrity.
p. We are happy to give help to the needy during such disastrous moments.
q. If you continue to work with such determination, victory will be yours.
r. His nature forces him to be silent.
s. Practice gives more confidence.
t. Do you know the importance of daily exercise?
u. Ram is waiting for the opportunity to go to the Gulf Countries.
v. The meaning of happiness varies from person to person; the same is Success.
w. Mohor won the lottery with great luck.
x. Partha has a great sense of humor.
y. To my delight, everyone called for the Birthday Party, arrived on time.
z. Over time most people develop wisdom.

B. Fill in the blanks using the Abstract Noun form of the words given in brackets.

a. The ___________ (appear) of the clown at the circus made us laugh.
b. ____________ (kind) is a good virtue.
c. The immense ___________ (strong) of the fighter makes him the winner.
d. The prefects in our school have_____________(leader)qualities.
e. ____________ (cruel) to animals makes us all sad.
f. It is my _____________(please) to be in the event.
g. We must try to work for _____________ (peaceful) in the world.
h. Their _____________ (friend) will last for long.
i.The judge made a fair __________ ( judge) over the dispute.
j. My parents were surprised at my __________ (behave).
k. Can you believe that guy’s ___________(brilliant)?
l.We express our _____(believe) in God through prayer.
m. The _________________ (honest) that Ravleen showed is praiseworthy.
n. The lockdown has made life a _________ .(miserable)
o. He measured the ____________(wide) of the wooden box.
p. Mrs. Isabella expressed a different __________ (think) for the subject.
q. Tom felt a sudden __________ (painful) in his chest.
r. The _________(grow) of the population in cities is very high.
s. The monitors in our school have ____________(leader) qualities.
t. The house was filled with the ____________ (laugh) of the kids.
u. The poet’s _____________ (imagine) is seen in his poem.
v. The people all over the world were filled with ________(grieve) over the spread of the Corona Virus.
w. We didn’t attend the function as we didn’t receive an ___________(invite).
x. My parents tell me many interesting stories about their _________ (child).
y. The soldier was honored for his _____________ (brave).
z. We have lots of ____________ (proud) in our teachers.

C. Choose the appropriate abstract nouns from the box and complete the sentences.

(appearance, knowledge, employment, beauty, cleanliness, courage, pleasure, childhood, charity, honesty)

  1. It was a great ________ to meet Virat Kohli.
  2. We need to think about the importance of _________
  3. Every firefighter has to take ________ to fight fires.
  4. My _________ was full of adventures and I cherish it.
  5. Mr. Mohan went to the U.S in search of _________.
  6. I think he has enough ___________ to understand the problem.
  7. The prince was charmed by the _______ of the princess.
  8. Many rich people do a lot ___________ work.
  9. His ___________and hard work gave him success in life.
  10. His _______ (appear) is totally different today.

D. Form Abstract Nouns using the words given in Column A and write them in Column B of the table given below.

Sr. NoColumn AColumn B
aChild 
bBrave 
cHonest 
dHate 
eFriend 
fPatriot 
gRelax 
hEqual 
iStrong 
jLive 
kLong 
lPatient 
mAct 
nImagine 
oGrow 
pCurious 
qKind 
rDisturb 
sRelieve 
tSatisfy 
uTired 
vWeak 
wAble 
xGenerous 
yHumiliate 
zStupid 
Table-3: Use of Abstract Noun

E. Write one sentence each using the abstract nouns mentioned in Table-1

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