456 Examples of Abstract Nouns Formation

Abstract nouns can be formed from verbs, adjectives, and common nouns by adding suffixes to root words. For example, “author” is a common noun, if you add the suffix “ity” it becomes “authority”. Authority is an abstract noun. In this post, you can get a list of examples of the formation of abstract nouns from verbs, adjectives, and common nouns.

You can find many abstract nouns that do not add suffixes to the root words but completely change the words to form the noun. For example, “long” is an adjective, and “length” is the abstract noun formed from the word “long”. You can also get many examples of these abstract nouns from the below list.

What examples can you find here?

33 Examples of Formation of Abstract Nouns From Common Nouns

1. Agent – Agency

2. Author – Authorship/Authority

3. Bankrupt – Bankruptcy

4. Beggar – Beggary

5. Bond – Bondage

6. Boy – Boyhood

7. Brother – Brotherhood

8. Captain – Captainship/Captaincy

9. Child – Childhood

10. Common – Abstract

11. Coward – Cowardice

12. Friend – Friendliness/Friendship

13. Glutton – Gluttony

14. Hero – Heroism

15. Infant – Infancy

16. King – Kingdom/Kingship

17. Leader – Leadership

18. Man – Manhood/Mankind

19. Member – Membership

20. Mother – Motherhood

21. Neighbor – Neighborhood

22. Owner – Ownership

23. Patriot – Patriotism

24. Pilgrim – Pilgrimage

25. Pirate – Piracy

26. Priest – Priesthood

27. Rascal – Rascality

28. Regent – Regency

29. Rogue – Roguery

30. Scholar – Scholarship

31. Slave – Slavery

32. Thief – Thieving/Theft

33. Woman – Womanhood

154 Examples of Formation of Abstract Nouns From Adjectives

1. Abundant – Abundance

2. Adequate – Adequacy

3. Adorable – Adoration

4. Adventurous – Adventure

5. Aggressive – Aggression

6. Ambitious – Ambition

7. Amused – Amusement

8. Angry – Anger

9. Animated – Animation

10. Anxious – Anxiety

11. Arrogant – Arrogance

12. Attractive – Attraction

13. Bald – Baldness

14. Beautiful – Beauty

15. Bewildered – Bewilderness

16. Bitter – Bitterness

17. Bored – Boredom

18. Brave – Bravery

19. Brief – Brevity

20. Bright – Brightness

21. Broad – Breadth

22. Calm – Calmness

23. Cautious – Caution

24. Chaotic – Chaos

25. Charming – Charm

26. Clean – Cleanliness

27. Clear – Clarity

28. Clever – Cleverness

29. Clumsy – Clumsiness

30. Comfortable – Comfort

31. Compassionate – Compassion

32. Condemned – Condemnation

33. Courageous – Courage

34. Cruel – Cruelty

35. Curious – Curiosity

36. Cute – Cuteness

37. Dangerous – Danger

38. Dark – Darkness

39. Dead – Depth

40. Deceitful – Deceit

41. Deep – Depth

42. Defeated – Defeat

43. Defiant – Defiance

44. Delightful – Delight

45. Democratic – Democracy

46. Depressed – Depression

47. Determined – Determination

48. Devoted – Devotion

49. Different – Difference

50. Disgusted – Disgust

51. Distinct – Distinction

52. Distribute – Distribution

53. Disturbed – Disturbance

54. Doubtful – Doubt

55. Dull – Dullness

56. Eager – Eagerness

57. Easy – Ease

58. Educated – Education

59. Elegant – Elegance

60. Eloquent – Eloquence

61. Embarrassed – Embarrassment

62. Encouraging – Encouragement

63. Energetic – Energy

64. Enthusiastic – Enthusiasm

65. Envious – Envy

66. Evil – Evil

67. Excellent – Excellence

68. Excited – Excitement

69. Expensive – Expense

70. Exuberant – Exuberance

71. Faithful – Faith

72. False – Falsehood

73. Famous – Fame

74. Fine – Finesse

75. Foolish – Fool

76. Generous – Generosity

77. Glamorous – Glamour

78. Glorious – Glory

79. Good – Goodness

80. Great – Greatness

81. Grieving – Grief

82. Happy – Happiness

83. Healthy – Health

84. Helpful – Help

85. High – Height

86. Honest – Honesty

87. Hot – Heat

88. Humble – Humility

89. Humorous – Humor

90. Hungry – Hunger

91. Imaginative – Imagination

92. Important – Importance

93. Innocent – Innocence

94. Intelligent – Intelligence

95. Jealous – Jealousy

96. Long – Length

97. Loyal – Loyalty

98. Lucky – Luck

99. Luxurious – Luxury

100. Mature – Maturity

101. Miserable – Misery

102. Mysterious – Mystery

103. Narcissistic – Narcissism

104. Nervous – Nervousness

105. Obedient – Obedience

106. Opinionated – Opinion

107. Oppressive – Oppression

108. Outrageous – Outrage

109. Painful – Pain

110. Peculiar – Peculiarity

111. Perfect – Perfection

112. Pessimistic – Pessimism

113. Pitiful – Pity

114. Polite – Politeness

115. Poor – Poverty

116. Powerful – Power

117. Proud – Pride

118. Prudent – Prudence

119. Real – Reality

120. Relieved – Relief

121. Repulsive – Repulsion

122. Resentful – Resentment

123. Responsible – Responsibility

124. Rhythmic – Rhythm

125. Rich – Richness

126. Romantic – Romance

127. Sane – Sanity

128. Sarcastic – Sarcasm

129. Scarce – Scarcity

130. Selfish – Selfishness

131. Sensitive – Sensitivity

132. Short – Shortness

133. Shy – Shyness

134. Sole – Solitude

135. Sorrowful – Sorrow

136. Splendid – Splendour

137. Strong – Strength

138. Stupid – Stupidity

139. Successful – Success

140. Supportive – Support

141. Sympathetic – Sympathy

142. Tender – Tenderness

143. Tense – Tension

144. Thundering – Thunder

145. Tolerant – Tolerance

146. True – Truth

147. Vain – Vanity

148. Victorious – Victory

149. Warm – Warmth

150. Wide – Width

151. Wise – Wisdom

152. Witty – Wit

153. Young – Youth

154. Zealous – Zeal

269 Examples of Formation of Abstract Nouns From Verbs

1. Accept – Acceptance

2. Accomplish – Accomplishment

3. Achieve – Achievement

4. Acquire – Acquisition

5. Act – Action

6. Add – Addition

7. Administer – Administration

8. Admire – Admiration

9. Admit – Admission

10. Advance – Advancement

11. Advise – Advice

12. Afford – Affordability

13. Agree – Agreement

14. Allow – Allowance

15. Amuse – Amusement

16. Analyse – Analysis

17. Annoy – Annoyance

18. Appear – Appearance

19. Applaud – Applause

20. Apply – Application

21. Appoint – Appointment

22. Appreciate – Appreciation

23. Approve – Approval

24. Architect – Architecture

25. Argue – Argument

26. Arrange – Arrangement

27. Arrive – Arrival

28. Assert – Assertion

29. Assess – Assessment

30. Attend – Attention

31. Attend – Attendance

32. Attract – Attraction

33. Authorize – Authorisation

34. Avoid – Avoidance

35. Behave – Behavior

36. Believe – Belief

37. Belong – Belongingness

38. Bless – Blessing

39. Blind – Blindness

40. Bore – Boredom

41. Calculate – Calculation

42. Choose – Choice

43. Clarify – Clarification

44. Clean – Cleanliness

45. Close – Closeness

46. Collaborate – Collaboration

47. Collect – Collection

48. Compare – Comparison

49. Compell – Compulsion

50. Compete – Competition

51. Complain – Complaint

52. Conceal – Concealment

53. Concentrate – Concentration

54. Conceptualize – Conceptualization

55. Conclude – Conclusion

56. Conduct – Conduction

57. Confess – Confession

58. Confuse – Confusion

59. Connect – Connection

60. Conserve – Conservation

61. Consider – Consideration

62. Consolidate – Consolidation

63. Consult – Consultation

64. Continue – Continuation

65. Contract – Contraction

66. Converse – Conversation

67. Convert – Conversion

68. Coordinate – Coordination

69. Correct – Correction

70. Create – Creation

71. Critique – Criticism

72. Customize – Customization

73. Deceive – Deception

74. Decide – Decision

75. Decorate – Decoration

76. Defend – Defense/Defence

77. Define – Definition

78. Delegate – Delegation

79. Depart – Departure

80. Describe – Description

81. Detect – Detection

82. Determine – Determination

83. Develop – Development

84. Die – Death

85. Direct – Direction

86. Disagree – Disagreement

87. Disappear – Disappearance

88. Discover – Discovery

89. Distribute – Distribution

90. Diversify – Diversification

91. Divert – Diversion

92. Divide – Division

93. Document – Documentation

94. Educate – Education

95. Elect – Election

96. Eliminate – Elimination

97. Embarrass – Embarrassment

98. Emphasize – Emphasis

99. Employ – Employment

100. Empty – Emptiness

101. Encourage – Encouragement

102. Energize – Energy

103. Enforce – Enforcement

104. Enjoy – Enjoyment

105. Enter – Entrance

106. Entertain – Entertainment

107. Establish – Establishment

108. Estimate – Estimation

109. Evaluate – Evaluation

110. Examine – Examination

111. Excel – Excellence

112. Excite – Excitement

113. Execute – Execution

114. Expand – Expansion

115. Expect – Expectation

116. Expedite – Expedition

117. Explain – Explanation

118. Explode – Explosion

119. Facilitate – Facilitation

120. Fail – Failure

121. Flatter – Flattery

122. Forge – Forgery

123. Form – Formation

124. Formulate – Formulation

125. Found – Foundation

126. Free – Freedom

127. Generate – Generation

128. Govern – Governance

129. Graduate – Graduation

130. Grow Up – Growth

131. Guide – Guidance

132. Hate – Hatred

133. Identify – Identification

134. Ignore – Ignorance

135. Illustrate – Illustration

136. Imagine – Imagination

137. Implement – Implementation

138. Impress – Impression

139. Improve – Improvement

140. Improvise – Improvisation

141. Include – Inclusion

142. Inform – Information

143. Initiate – Initiation

144. Inspect – Inspection

145. Inspire – Inspiration

146. Install – Installation

147. Instruct – Instruction

148. Integrate – Integration

149. Intend – Intention

150. Interfere – Interference

151. Interpret – Interpretation

152. Interrupt – Interruption

153. Introduce – Introduction

154. Invent – Invention

155. Investigate – Investigation

156. Invite – Invitation

157. Irritate – Irritation

158. Judge – Judgement

159. Justify – Justification

160. Know – Knowledge

161. Laugh – Laughter

162. Live – Life/Livelihood/Liveliness

163. Lose – Loss

164. Maintain – Maintenance

165. Manage – Management

166. Manipulate – Manipulation

167. Marry – Marriage

168. Mediate – Meditation

169. Modify – Modification

170. Motivate – Motivation

171. Move – Movement/Motion

172. Navigate – Navigation

173. Neglect – Negligence

174. Negotiate – Negotiation

175. Nominate – Nomination

176. Obey – Obedience

177. Object – Objection

178. Observe – Observation

179. Occupy – Occupation

180. Occur – Occurrence

181. Offend – Offense

182. Operate – Operation

183. Organize – Organisation

184. Orient – Orientation

185. Originate – Origination

186. Participate – Participation

187. Perceive – Perception

188. Perfect – Perfection

189. Perform – Performance

190. Permit – Permission

191. Persevere – Perseverance

192. Persuade – Persuasion

193. Please – Pleasure

194. Possess – Possession

195. Predict – Prediction

196. Prefer – Preference

197. Prepare – Preparation

198. Prescribe – Prescription

199. Preserve – Preservation

200. Pretend – Pretension

201. Prevent – Prevention

202. Process – Process

203. Procure – Procurement

204. Produce – Production

205. Progress – Progression

206. Promote – Promotion

207. Protect – Protection

208. Publish – Publication

209. Punish – Punishment

210. Pursue – Pursuit

211. Qualify – Qualification

212. Realize – Realisation

213. Receive – Reception

214. Recognize – Recognition

215. Recommend – Recommendation

216. Reconcile – Reconciliation

217. Recruit – Recruitment

218. Reduce – Reduction

219. Reflect – Reflection

220. Regulate – Regulation

221. Reinforce – Reinforcement

222. Reject – Rejection

223. Rejuvenate – Rejuvenation

224. Relax – Relaxation

225. Relieve – Relief

226. Remember – Remembrance

227. Remove – Removal

228. Renegotiate – Renegotiation

229. Reproduce – Reproduction

230. Respond – Response

231. Restore – Restoration

232. Retire – Retirement

233. Revise – Revision

234. Satisfy – Satisfaction

235. See – Sight

236. Seize – Seizure

237. Select – Selection

238. Sell – Sale

239. Separate – Separation

240. Serve – Service

241. Settle – Settlement

242. Simplify – Simplification

243. Solve – Solution

244. Speak – Speech

245. Specify – Specification

246. Standardize – Standardisation

247. Starve – Starvation

248. Steal – Stealth

249. Stimulate – Stimulation

250. Strengthen – Strength

251. Subtract – Subtraction

252. Succeed – Success

253. Suggest – Suggestion

254. Supervise – Supervision

255. Suspend – Suspension

256. Tabulate – Tabulation

257. Terminate – Termination

258. Terrify – Terror

259. Think – Thought

260. Transform – Transformation

261. Translate – Translation

262. Transport – Transportation

263. Unite – Unity/Union

264. Upgrade – Upgradation

265. Validate – Validation

266. Verify – Verification

267. Warm – Warmth

268. Warn – Warning

269. Win – Victory

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