List of Adjectives

Below is our current list of adjectives. Adjectives should be considered an open class because new words are added quite frequently. We will update this list of adjectives as often as possible.

Adjectives modify a noun or pronoun. Some people say they “describe” the specific noun or pronoun.

Adjectives often answer the following questions:

  • Which one
  • What kind?
  • How many?

The blue car sped away.” In the previous sentence, blue explains which car sped away. Blue is an adjective.

Sam broke seven ribs playing football.” In the previous sentence, seven explains how many ribs Sam broke.  Seven is an adjective.

There are two subcategories of adjectives – articles and determiners.

Articles

There are only three articles: a, an, and the. An and a are often called “infinite articles” because they do not indicate a specific thing. “An apple” does not indicate a specific apple. The is called a “definite article” because it indicates a specific thing. “The apple” indicates a specific apple.

Determiners

Determiners are adjectives that help clarify to which specific units the noun refers. Determiners also help clarify the sense of a noun.

Because our list of adjectives is so long, we’ve created separate web pages for each letter. Click the particular list of adjectives you’re looking for.

List of adjectives that start with A
List of adjectives that start with B
List of adjectives that start with C
List of adjectives that start with D
List of adjectives that start with E
List of adjectives that start with F
List of adjectives that start with G
List of adjectives that start with H
List of adjectives that start with I
List of adjectives that start with J
List of adjectives that start with K
List of adjectives that start with L
List of adjectives that start with M
List of adjectives that start with N
List of adjectives that start with O
List of adjectives that start with P
List of adjectives that start with Q
List of adjectives that start with R
List of adjectives that start with S
List of adjectives that start with T
List of adjectives that start with U
List of adjectives that start with V
List of adjectives that start with W
List of adjectives that start with X
List of adjectives that start with Y
List of adjectives that start with Z


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