What is an Abstract Noun?

An abstract noun is a noun that names a feeling, quality, action, or state.

Example: honesty, grief, wisdom, construction, bitterness, pleasure, humanity, etc.

  • There was a robbery in the bank.
  • We must respect our teachers.

Abstract nouns are formed by certain changes in the spellings of adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. Generally, abstract nouns are treated as singular.