Abstract nouns name things that you cannot see, smell, touch, hear or taste.
Abstract nouns are intangible
Examples of Abstract Nouns
- Dedication: Juan’s dedication was very impressive, he won his first cycling race because he trained so much.You cannot physically see, hear, touch, taste or hold dedication in your hands, but it is still a noun; it’s an abstract noun.
- Beauty: Maria looked at the beauty of England and began to cry because it was so incredible.You cannot physically see beauty, or touch it, or smell it, or taste it – but it still exists, it is an abstract noun.
- Strength: The bridge was built on very strong foundations; its strength is phenomenal.You cannot see strength, or touch it, or smell it, or taste it, or hear it – but it is still there. Strength is an abstract noun.
- Love and Passion: Ana’s love for the city of Barcelona was so great that she decided to set up a tour guide company so she could share her passion with others.You cannot see love or passion, but it is still very powerful. Love and passion are both abstract nouns.
List of Abstract Nouns