Looking for negative words starting with T? You’ve landed on the right page, below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter T.
I’ve included some of the more interesting, unusual, and powerful adjectives that have negative implications.
Finding the right words to describe something in the way you want can be very powerful. I hope you find the word(s) you’re looking for, good luck!
50+ Negative Words Starting With T
Taboo – a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.
Tacky – (of glue, paint, or other substances) not fully dry and retaining a slightly sticky feel.
Tainted – contaminate or pollute (something).
Tangled – twisted together untidily; matted.
Tanked – fill the tank of a vehicle with fuel.
Tantrum – an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.
Tardy – delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time; late.
Tarnished – lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture.
Tattered – old and torn; in poor condition.
Taunting – intended to provoke someone in an insulting or contemptuous manner.
Taxing – physically or mentally demanding.
Tedious – too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
Temper – a person’s state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm.
Tension – the state of being stretched tight.
Tentative – not certain or fixed; provisional.
Tenuous – very weak or slight.
Tepid – (especially of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm.
Terrible – extremely bad or serious.
Terror – extreme fear.
Terrorize – create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in (someone); fill with terror.
Tetchy – irritable and bad-tempered.
Thorny – having many thorns or thorn bushes.
Thoughtless – (of a person or their behaviour) not showing consideration for the needs of other people.
Threat – a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
Throbbing – beating with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsating.
Throttle – a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine.
Thug – a violent person, especially a criminal.
Thwart – prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
Time-consuming – taking a lot of or too much time.
Timidity – lack of courage or confidence.
Tiresome – causing one to feel bored or annoyed.
Toll – a charge payable to use a bridge or road.
Tormented – experiencing or characterized by severe physical or mental suffering.
Tortuous – full of twists and turns.
Touchy – easily upset or offended; oversensitive.
Toxic – poisonous.
Tragedy – an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe.
Traitor – a person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle.
Trapped – catch (an animal) in a trap.
Trashed – damaged or destroyed.
Traumatic – deeply disturbing or distressing.
Travesty – a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Treacherous – guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.
Trickery – the practice of deception.
Trivialize – make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is.
Troublesome – causing difficulty or annoyance.
Tumultuous – making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Turbulent – characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not stable or calm.
Turmoil – a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
Tyrannical – exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
Are there any negative words beginning with the letter T you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!
If you want to find more negative words starting with a different letter of the alphabet, just click one of the letters below:
Image credits – Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.