Adjectives to Describe Texture


What does it look/feel like? Describing texture should enable the reader to imagine the texture in their hands or against their skin.

With 325 words to describe texture, you can give your writing vivid detail to engross your literary fans.

Adjectives to Describe Texture

 

A


Abrading
Abrasive
Acute
Affected
Angular

 

B


Bald
Ballooned
Barbed
Bendable
Blemished
Blistered
Bloated
Blunt
Boiling
Bolstered
Bouncy
Broken
Bristly
Bubbly
Bulging
Bulky
Bumpy
Burning
Burnished
Bushy

 

C


Caked
Caressing
Carved
Chafing
Channeled
Chapped
Cheap
Chilly
Chunky
Clammy
Clean
Coagulated
Coarse
Cold
Concentrated
Cool
Corduroy
Corrugated
Cozy
Cottony
Cratered
Crawly
Creamy
Creepy
Crocheted
Crooked
Crude
Crumbly
Cuddly
Curdled
Cushioned
Cut
Cutting

 

D


Damaged
Damp
Dank
Decorated
Dehydrated
Dense
Dented
Dirt-Free
Dirty
Disfigured
Distended
Downy
Drenched
Dripping
Dry
Dull
Durable
Dusty

 

E


Elastic
Emblazoned
Embossed
Enameled
Encrusted
Engorged
Engraved
Enlarged
Etched
Even
Expanded
Extreme

 


F


Fat
Feathery
Fiery
Filmy
Filthy
Fine
Finish
Firm
Fizzy
Flat
Flattened
Flawed
Flawless
Fleecy
Fluffy
Fluted
Foamy
Freezing
Fresh
Frigid
Frothy
Furred
Furry
Fuzzy

 

G


Gelatinous
Glassy
Glazed
Glossy
Glutinous
Gooey
Gossamer
Grainy
Granular
Grating
Gravelly
Greasy
Grimy
Grinding
Gritty
Grooved
Grubby
Grungy

 

H


Hairy
Hard
Harsh
Heated
Hot

 

I


Icy
Ill-Defined
Immaculate
Impenetrable
Imperfect
Imprecise
Imprinted
Indented
Inflated
Inflexible
Inlaid
Inscribed
Inset
Ironed
Irregular
Itching
Itchy

 

J


Jagged
Jarring
Jumbled

 

 

 

K


Keen
Kiss
Knitted
Knobbed

 


L


Lacy
Layer
Level
Limp
Lined
Longhaired
Lustrous

 

M


Malleable
Marked
Matte
Matted
Mild
Moist
Mosaic
Mucky
Mushy
Muted
Mutilated

 

N


Neat
Nonglossy
Not Glossy
Not Shiny
Numbing

 

O


Ornamented

 

P


Padded
Parched
Patterned
Perfect
Pitted
Pleated
Pliable
Plush
Pocked
Pockmarked
Pointed
Pointy
Polished
Potholed
Pressed
Prickly
Printed
Puffed Out
Puffed Up
Pulpy
Pure

 


R


Ragged
Raw
Razor Sharp
Refined
Ribbed
Ridged
Rigid
Rough
Runny
Rutted

 

S


Sandy
Sanitary
Satiny
Saturated
Scalding
Scaled
Scarred
Scorching
Scored
Scraped
Scratched
Scratching
Scratchy
Sculptured
Searing
Serrated
Set In
Severe
Shaggy
Sharp
Sharp-Edged
Sheer
Silky
Silky-Smooth
Sleek
Slick
Slight
Slimy
Slippery
Smooth
Smooth As Glass
Smoothed
Smudged
Snarling
Soaked
Soaking
Soapy
Sodden
Soft
Soggy
Soiled
Solid
Sopping
Sparkling
Spick-And-Span
Spikey
Spiny
Splintered
Spongy
Spotless
Springy
Squishy
Stamped
Steamed
Steely
Sterile
Sticky
Stiff
Stinging
Strong
Stubbly
Swollen
Syrupy

 

T


Tangled
Thick
Thin
Thorny
Tickling
Tidy
Tiled
Tingly
Toothed
Tough
Tweedy

 

U


Unblemished
Unbreakable
Uncomfortable
Uncompromising
Undulation
Uneven
Unsoiled
Untarnished
Unyielding

 

V


Varnished
Velvety
Veneered
Very Cold
Viscous

 


W


Warm
Waterlogged
Wavy
Waxy
Well-Defined
Well-Honed
Wet
Withered
Wool
Woolen
Woolly
Woven

 

Y


Yielding

 

 

 

 

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