125 best one-word Instagram captions


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but no one tells us how many words to use to caption that picture. A caption is a short, written explanation of what you’re sharing in a post. It’s meant to be a summary, so the shorter the better. That’s why we provide you with the 100+ best instagram captions in a nutshell!

If you use the correct caption, one word will suffice, but it must be the right word. So, let’s say you have a photo, a series of images, a story, or a reel that you’re ready to share. Try to sum up what you are trying to share in one word. It gets easier with practice.

To help you get started, here’s a list of some of the best and most popular one-word captions for Instagram to say exactly what you want to say, and ensure your creativity (and self-control, TBH) hold the attention.

Best One-word Instagram Captions

Art

Nature

selfies

Family

Stylin

Lost

To believe

Inspiration

Still

Family

House

Hit

retro

Fun

To like

Grateful

Smiling

Me

Working day

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Kindness

Iconic

Blessed

Fancy

Chic

Mute

Legacy

Insta captions in a nutshell for friends

Still

We

Together

truth teller

Buddy

BFFs

Shadow

Best friends

acolyte

Buddy

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One-word Instagram captions for traveling

Flying

road trip

Amtrak

Cruise

out of here

Faded away

Goodbye

Beach bound

Therapy

Navigation

Sail

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One-word Instagram captions for beauty

Mute

Adorable

Cuteness

fashionista

Enchanting

Glance

Beautiful

Attractive

eye-catching

wowza

Simple Instagram Captions for Food

Short IG Food Captions

Yum

Goodness

Last name

Spicy

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Sweet

Delight

Home made

Delicious

Refreshing

In good health

Delicacy

One-word captions for every mood on Instagram

Vibe

sorry

Angry

Sad

Thrilled

Happy

Disappointed

Surprised

Only

Fear

Satisfied

Happy

Relieved

Grateful

Short captions for weather

Short captions for the weather on Instagram

Rainy

Sunny

Bright

Wet

Snowy

Wet

Dry

Cold

Foggy

Windy

calm

Crisp

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Simple captions to spark action

Stop

Go

You must beware

To remark

Vigilant

Caution

Mistrustful

Useful

Useful

Heads up

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One-word captions for Instagram to express wonder

wow

Cool

Epic

Capricious

Glory

Hooray

Stunning

Unreal

Sensational

Exciting

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One word captions for IG using text slang

GREAT

MDR laughing)

GRWM (get ready with me)

4 real

Good2Know

ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing

TBT (return Thursday)

BRB (come right back)

TY (thank you)

CU

BTW (by the way)

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