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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 added the shortcuts below. You can either click the letter or scroll down to see the entire list of adjectives.

List of adjectives beginning with A

List of adjectives beginning with B

List of adjectives beginning with C

List of adjectives beginning with D

List of adjectives beginning with E

List of adjectives beginning with F

List of adjectives beginning with G

List of adjectives beginning with H

List of adjectives beginning with I

List of adjectives beginning with J

List of adjectives beginning with K

List of adjectives beginning with L

List of adjectives beginning with M

List of adjectives beginning with N

List of adjectives beginning with O

List of adjectives beginning with P

List of adjectives beginning with Q

List of adjectives beginning with R

List of adjectives beginning with S

List of adjectives beginning with T

List of adjectives beginning with U

List of adjectives beginning with V

List of adjectives beginning with W

List of adjectives beginning with X

List of adjectives beginning with Y

List of adjectives beginning with Z

 

Adjectives Beginning with A Adjectives Beginning with B Adjectives Beginning with C Adjectives Beginning with D Adjectives Beginning with E
aback 
abaft 
abandoned 
abashed 
aberrant 
abhorrent 
abiding 
abject 
ablaze 
able
abnormal 
aboard 
aboriginal 
abortive 
abounding 
abrasive 
abrupt 
absent 
absorbed 
absorbing 
abstracted 
absurd 
abundant
abusive 
acceptable 
accessible 
accidental 
accurate 
acid
acidic
acoustic 
acrid 
actually 
a
d hoc 
adamant 
adaptable 
addicted 
adhesive 
adjoining 
adorable 
adventurous
afraid 
aggressive
agonizing 
agreeable 
ahead 
ajar
alcoholic 
alert 
alike 
alive 
alleged 
alluring 
aloof 
amazing
ambiguous 
ambitious 
amuck 
amused
amusing
ancient 
angry 
animated 
annoyed 
annoying
anxious 
apathetic 
aquatic 
aromatic 
arrogant 
ashamed
aspiring 
assorted 
astonishing 
attractive
auspicious 
automatic
available 
average 
awake
aware 
awesome
awful 
axiomatic
bad 
barbarous 
bashful 
bawdy 
beautiful 
befitting 
belligerent 
beneficial
bent
berserk 
best
better
bewildered 
big
billowy 
bite-sized
bitter
bizarre 
black
black-and-white
bloody 
blue
blue-eyed 
blushing 
boiling 
boorish 
bored 
boring 
bouncy
boundless 
brainy 
brash 
brave 
brawny 
breakable 
breezy 
brief
bright 
bright 
broad 
broken 
brown
bumpy 
burly 
bustling
busy
cagey
calculating
callous 
calm 
capable 
capricious 
careful 
careless
caring
cautious 
ceaseless 
certain
changeable 
charming 
cheap
cheerful 
chemical
chief
childlike 
chilly 
chivalrous 
chubby 
chunky 
clammy 
classy 
clean 
clear 
clever 
cloistered 
cloudy 
closed
clumsy
cluttered
coherent 
cold 
colorful 
colossal 
combative 
comfortable 
common
complete
complex
concerned 
condemned 
confused 
conscious
cooing 
cool 
cooperative 
coordinated
courageous 
cowardly 
crabby 
craven 
crazy 
creepy 
crooked 
crowded 
cruel 
cuddly 
cultured 
cumbersome
curious 
curly 
curved 
curvy
cut
cute 
cute
cynical
daffy 
daily 
damaged 
damaging 
damp 
dangerous 
dapper 
dark 
dashing 
dazzling
dead 
deadpan 
deafening 
dear
debonair 
decisive 
decorous 
deep 
deeply 
defeated 
defective 
defiant 
delicate
delicious
delightful 
demonic 
delirious
dependent
depressed 
deranged 
descriptive
deserted
detailed 
determined 
devilish 
didactic 
different 
difficult 
diligent 
direful 
dirty 
disagreeable 
disastrous
discreet 
disgusted 
disgusting
disillusioned 
dispensable 
distinct 
disturbed 
divergent 
dizzy
domineering 
doubtful 
drab 
draconian 
dramatic 
dreary
drunk 
dry 
dull 
dusty 
dusty
dynamic 
dysfunctional
eager 
early
earsplitting 
earthy 
easy 
eatable 
economic 
educated 
efficacious 
efficient 
eight 
elastic
elated 
elderly
electric
elegant 
elfin 
elite 
embarrassed 
eminent 
empty
enchanted
enchanting 
encouraging 
endurable 
energetic 
enormous 
entertaining 
enthusiastic 
envious 
equable 
equal
erect 
erratic 
ethereal 
evanescent 
evasive 
even
excellent
excited 
exciting
exclusive 
exotic 
expensive 
extra-large
extra-small
exuberant 
exultant
         
Adjectives Beginning with F Adjectives Beginning with G Adjectives Beginning with H Adjectives Beginning with I Adjectives Beginning with J
fabulous 
faded 
faint
fair 
faithful 
fallacious 
false
familiar
famous 
fanatical 
fancy 
fantastic 
far
far-flung
fascinated 
fast 
fat
faulty 
fearful
fearless 
feeble
feigned 
female
fertile 
festive 
few
fierce 
filthy 
fine 
finicky 
first
five
fixed
flagrant 
flaky 
flashy 
flat 
flawless 
flimsy
flippant 
flowery 
fluffy 
fluttering
foamy 
foolish 
foregoing 
forgetful 
fortunate 
four
frail 
fragile 
frantic 
free
freezing
frequent
fresh
fretful 
friendly 
frightened
frightening
full
fumbling
functional 
funny 
furry
furtive 
future
futuristic 
fuzzy
gabby 
gainful 
gamy 
gaping 
garrulous 
gaudy 
general
gentle 
giant 
giddy 
gifted
gigantic 
glamorous 
gleaming 
glib 
glistening
glorious 
glossy 
godly 
good 
goofy 
gorgeous 
graceful 
grandiose 
grateful
gratis 
gray
greasy
great 
greedy 
green
grey
grieving 
groovy 
grotesque 
grouchy 
grubby
gruesome 
grumpy 
guarded 
guiltless 
gullible
gusty 
guttural
habitual 
half 
hallowed 
halting 
handsome 
handsomely 
handy
hanging
hapless 
happy 
hard
hard-to-find
harmonious 
harsh 
hateful
heady 
healthy 
heartbreaking 
heavenly
heavy
hellish 
helpful 
helpless 
hesitant 
hideous
high 
highfalutin 
high-pitched 
hilarious 
hissing 
historical 
holistic 
hollow 
homeless 
homely 
honorable 
horrible 
hospitable 
hot
huge 
hulking 
humdrum 
humorous 
hungry 
hurried 
hurt 
hushed 
husky 
hypnotic 
hysterical
icky 
icy
idiotic 
ignorant
ill 
illegal 
ill-fated
ill-informed
illustrious 
imaginary 
immense
imminent 
impartial 
imperfect 
impolite
important 
imported 
impossible 
incandescent 
incompetent 
inconclusive 
industrious 
incredible
inexpensive
infamous
innate 
innocent 
inquisitive 
insidious
instinctive 
intelligent
interesting
internal 
invincible 
irate 
irritating
itchy
jaded 
jagged 
jazzy 
jealous 
jittery 
jobless 
jolly 
joyous 
judicious 
juicy
jumbled 
jumpy
juvenile

Adjectives Beginning with K

kaput 
keen
kind 
kindhearted 
kindly
knotty 
knowing 
knowledgeable 
known

Adjectives Beginning with L Adjectives Beginning with M Adjectives Beginning with N Adjectives Beginning with O Adjectives Beginning with P
labored 
lackadaisical 
lacking 
lame
lamentable 
languid 
large
last
late
laughable 
lavish 
lazy
lean
learned 
left
legal 
lethal 
level 
lewd 
light 
like
likeable 
limping
literate 
little 
lively 
lively 
living
lonely 
long
longing 
long-term
loose
lopsided 
loud 
loutish 
lovely 
loving
low 
lowly 
lucky 
ludicrous 
lumpy
lush 
luxuriant 
lying 
lyrical
macabre 
macho 
maddening 
madly 
magenta
magical 
magnificent
majestic 
makeshift 
male
malicious 
mammoth 
maniacal 
many
marked 
massive 
married
marvelous
material
materialistic 
mature 
mean 
measly 
meaty
medical
meek
mellow
melodic 
melted
merciful 
mere 
messy
mighty
military
milky
mindless 
miniature 
minor 
miscreant 
misty 
mixed
moaning 
modern 
moldy 
momentous 
motionless 
mountainous
muddled 
mundane
murky
mushy
mute 
mysterious
naive 
nappy 
narrow 
nasty 
natural
naughty 
nauseating 
near
neat
nebulous 
necessary
needless 
needy 
neighborly 
nervous 
new 
next
nice
nifty 
nimble
nine
nippy
noiseless 
noisy 
nonchalant 
nondescript 
nonstop 
normal
nostalgic 
nosy
noxious 
null 
numberless 
numerous
nutritious 
nutty
obedient 
obeisant 
obese
obnoxious 
obscene 
obsequious 
observant 
obsolete 
obtainable 
oceanic 
odd
offbeat 
old
old-fashioned
omniscient 
one 
onerous 
open 
opposite
optimal 
orange
ordinary
organic 
ossified 
outgoing
outrageous 
outstanding 
oval 
overconfident 
overjoyed 
overrated 
overt 
overwrought
painful 
painstaking 
pale
paltry
panicky 
panoramic 
parallel
parched 
parsimonious 
past
pastoral 
pathetic 
peaceful 
penitent 
perfect 
periodic 
permissible 
perpetual 
petite 
petite 
phobic 
physical
picayune
pink 
piquant 
placid 
plain 
plant 
plastic
plausible 
pleasant 
plucky 
pointless 
poised 
polite
political 
poor
possessive 
possible
powerful
precious 
premium 
present
pretty 
previous
pricey
prickly 
private
probable 
productive 
profuse 
protective 
proud 
psychedelic 
psychotic 
public
puffy 
pumped 
puny 
purple 
purring 
pushy
puzzled
puzzling
Adjectives Beginning with Q Adjectives Beginning with R Adjectives Beginning with S Adjectives Beginning with T
quack 
quaint 
quarrelsome 
questionable 
quick
quickest
quiet
quirky
quixotic 
quizzical 
 
rabid 
racial 
ragged 
rainy
rambunctious 
rampant 
rapid
rare
raspy 
ratty 
ready
real 
rebel 
receptive 
recondite 
red
redundant 
reflective 
regular
relieved 
remarkable
reminiscent 
repulsive 
resolute 
resonant 
responsible
rhetorical 
rich
right
righteous 
rightful 
rigid
ripe
ritzy 
roasted 
robust 
romantic 
roomy 
rotten
rough
round 
royal 
ruddy 
rude
rural 
rustic 
ruthless
sable 
sad
safe
salty
same
sassy 
satisfying 
savory 
scandalous 
scarce 
scared
scary 
scattered
scientific 
scintillating 
scrawny
screeching 
second
second-hand
secret
secretive 
sedate 
seemly 
selective 
selfish 
separate
serious
shaggy
shaky
shallow 
sharp
shiny
shivering
shocking 
short 
shrill 
shut
shy 
sick
silent 
silent
silky
silly 
simple
simplistic
sincere 
six 
skillful 
skinny 
sleepy 
slim
slimy
slippery
sloppy 
slow
small
smart
smelly 
smiling 
smoggy 
smooth
sneaky 

snobbish 
snotty 
soft 
soggy 
solid
somber 
sophisticated
sordid 
sore 
sore
sour
sparkling 
special
spectacular 
spicy
spiffy
spiky
spiritual 
spiteful
splendid 
spooky 
spotless 
spotted
spotty
spurious 
squalid 
square 
squealing 
squeamish 
staking 
stale
standing 
statuesque 
steadfast 
steady
steep 
stereotyped 
sticky
stiff
stimulating 
stingy
stormy
straight 
strange 
striped
strong
stupendous
stupid 
sturdy
subdued 
subsequent 
substantial
successful 
succinct 
sudden
sulky 
super 
superb
superficial
supreme 
swanky 
sweet
sweltering 
swift
symptomatic 
synonymous 
taboo 
tacit 
tacky 
talented
tall
tame 
tan
tangible 
tangy 
tart
tasteful 
tasteless
tasty
tawdry 
tearful 
tedious
teeny
teeny-tiny
telling 
temporary 
ten 
tender
tense 
tense
tenuous 
terrible 
terrific
tested 
testy
thankful
therapeutic 
thick
thin
thinkable 
third
thirsty
thirsty
thoughtful 
thoughtless 
threatening
three 
thundering 
tidy
tight 
tightfisted 
tiny
tired 
tiresome 
toothsome 
torpid 
tough
towering 
tranquil 
trashy 
tremendous
tricky
trite 
troubled 
truculent 
true
truthful
two
typical
Adjectives Beginning with U Adjectives Beginning with V Adjectives Beginning with W Adjectives Beginning with X Adjectives Beginning with Y
ubiquitous 
ugliest
ugly 
ultra 
unable 
unaccountable 
unadvised 
unarmed 
unbecoming 
unbiased 
uncovered 
understood 
undesirable 
unequal
unequaled 
uneven
unhealthy
uninterested 
unique
unkempt
unknown
unnatural
unruly
unsightly 
unsuitable 
untidy
unused
unusual 
unwieldy
unwritten
upbeat 
uppity 
upset 
uptight 
used 
useful
useless
utopian 
utter 
uttermost
vacuous 
vagabond 
vague 
valuable
various 
vast
vengeful 
venomous 
verdant 
versed 
victorious 
vigorous 
violent
violet
vivacious 
voiceless 
volatile 
voracious 
vulgar
wacky 
waggish 
waiting
wakeful 
wandering 
wanting 
warlike 
warm
wary 
wasteful 
watery
weak
wealthy
weary 
well-groomed
well-made
well-off
well-to-do
wet
whimsical 
whispering 
white
whole
wholesale 
wicked 
wide 
wide-eyed
wiggly
wild 
willing 
windy
wiry 
wise 
wistful 
witty 
woebegone 
womanly 
wonderful 
wooden
woozy 
workable 
worried 
worthless 
wrathful 
wretched 
wrong
wry
xenophobic
 
yellow 
yielding 
young
youthful 
yummy

Adjectives Beginning with Z

zany 
zealous 
zesty
zippy 
zonked


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