Looking for negative words starting with W? You’ve landed on the right page, below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter W.
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!
40+ Negative Words Starting With W
Wail – a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger.
Wallow – (chiefly of large mammals) roll about or lie in mud or water, especially to keep cool or avoid biting insects.
Wane – (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.
Warily – cautiously; carefully.
Wariness – caution about possible dangers or problems.
Warlike – disposed towards or threatening war; hostile.
Warned – inform someone in advance of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation.
Warped – bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.
Wary – feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
Washed-out – faded by sunlight or repeated washing.
Wasted – used or expended carelessly or to no purpose.
Watered-down – diluted with water.
Wayward – difficult to control or predict because of wilful or perverse behavior.
Weakness – the state or condition of being weak.
Weariness – extreme tiredness; fatigue.
Weary – feeling or showing extreme tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion.
Weep -shed tears.
Weird – suggesting something supernatural; unearthly.
Whimper – make a series of low, feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain, or unhappiness.
Whine – a long, high-pitched complaining cry.
Wicked – evil or morally wrong.
Wild – (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
Wilt – (of a plant, leaf, or flower) become limp through heat, loss of water, or disease; droop.
Wily – skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Wimpy – weak and cowardly or feeble.
Wince – make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress.
Wobbled – move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side.
Woeful – characterized by, expressive of, or causing sorrow or misery.
Worn – damaged and shabby as a result of much use.
Worried – anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
Worsening – make or become worse.
Worthless – having no real value or use.
Wound – an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken.
Wrath – extreme anger.
Wreak – cause (a large amount of damage or harm).
Wrestle – take part in a fight, either as sport or in earnest, that involves grappling with one’s opponent and trying to throw or force them to the ground.
Wretched – (of a person) in a very unhappy or unfortunate state.
Writhe – make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body.
Wrong – having judged incorrectly; mistaken.
Wrought – (of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering.
Are there any negative words beginning with the letter W you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!
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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.