Grammar is the bedrock of any language. Whether you want to speak or write, you should know the basics at any cost.
When you are told to express yourself in a few words, you’ll take some time to do so. Not even a content writer can do that.
That’s how difficult it is to conjure words. Well, not for everyone (hey there, Sashi Tharoor!)
Verbs, adverbs, and adjectives work in tandem and if you know a few of them at hand (or mind), you are good to go.
Grammar could be complex, but not if we study the basics.
Adjectives are one of the core grammar basics that everyone must know.
In our series of grammar articles, this list of 300+ adjectives will surely help you when you are at a loss for words.
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List of Adjectives: 300+ Adjectives
As I mentioned in the introduction, adjectives are equally important as verbs and adverbs.
Before getting down to the actual 300+ adjectives, I’ll give you certain details that will help you master them.
1. What are Adjectives?
An adjective is a word that alters a noun or a pronoun. The word adds meaning to nouns or pronouns.
The word could be an attribute of a noun, such as sour, white, or technical.
In simple terms, adjectives give more information about nouns and pronouns.
Adjectives often provide us with answers to questions such as “What time?”, “Which one?”
Adjectives, or “describing words”, go after the noun to complete a connecting verb.
2. Types of Adjectives
There are 13 types of adjectives. We commonly use them in our daily conversation, but not many know that they are adjectives.
Following are the types of adjectives accompanied by an example to help you differentiate between them.
- Comparative adjectives
- Superlative adjectives
- Predicate adjectives
- Compound adjectives
- Possessive adjectives
- Demonstrative adjectives
- Proper adjectives
- Participial adjectives
- Limiting adjectives
- Descriptive adjectives
- Interrogative adjectives
- Attributive adjectives
- Distributive adjectives
1. Comparative adjectives
Comparative adjectives are used to compare two separate people or things to each other.
- Varun moved to a cheaper apartment.
2. Superlative adjectives
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people or things by designating which person/thing is the most supreme or extreme.
- Adnan is the fastest member of our team.
3. Predicate adjectives
Predicate adjectives appear in the predicate of a sentence as a subject complement rather than directly next to the nouns or pronouns that they modify. Predicate adjectives always follow linking verbs in sentences and clauses.
- Fardeen became angry.
4. Compound adjectives
Compound adjectives are adjectives that are formed from multiple words, which are usually connected by hyphens.
- My happy-go-lucky dog loved our trip to the dog park.
5. Possessive adjectives
Possessive adjectives are frequently used to represent ownership or possession.
- My favorite food is french fries.
6. Demonstrative adjectives
Demonstrative adjectives are used to display relative positions in space and time.
This Apple Watch is cheaper than that one.
7. Proper adjectives
Proper adjectives are adjectives formed from proper nouns. They are generally used to denote that something is related to a specific person or place.
- I think Chinese food is tasty.
8. Participial adjectives
Participial adjectives are based on participles, which are words that usually end in -ed or -ing and derive from verbs.
- Tarun was late for his swimming lessons.
9. Limiting adjectives
Limiting adjectives are adjectives that modify a noun or pronoun rather than explain its characteristics or qualities.
- I bought some vegetables at the store.
10. Descriptive adjectives
Descriptive adjectives are adjectives that explain the characteristics, traits, or qualities of a noun or pronoun. Many adjectives are actually descriptive adjectives.
- Hazel told a scary story.
11. Interrogative adjectives
Interrogative adjectives are adjectives that are used to ask questions. They include what, which, and where.
- Whose turn is it to bathe the dog?
12. Attributive adjectives
Attributive adjectives are adjectives that are immediately next to the noun and pronoun that they change. Usually, attributive adjectives come now before nouns and pronouns, but they vary.
- Swarali has beautiful handwriting.
13. Distributive adjectives
Distributive adjectives are used to relate to members of a group individually.
- Each puppy got their toys.
3. List of Adjectives
Along with the list of adjectives, I have explained what the word means so that you can quickly grasp a word.
Adjectives that start with A
- Abundant – existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
- Accurate – correct in all details; exact.
- Addicted – enthusiastically devoted to a particular thing or activity.
- Adorable – inspiring great affection or delight.
- Adventurous – willing to take risks or to try out new methods.
- Afraid – feeling fear or anxiety; frightened.
- Aggressive – ready or likely to attack or confront.
- Alcoholic – containing or relating to alcohol.
- Alert – the state of being watchful for possible danger.
- Aloof – not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
- Ambitious – having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
- Ancient – belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
- Angry – feeling or showing strong annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
- Animated – full of life or excitement; lively.
- Annoying – causing irritation or annoyance.
- Anxious – very eager or concerned to do something or for something to happen.
- Arrogant – showing an offensive attitude of superiority,
- Ashamed – embarrassed or guilty because of one’s actions.
- Attractive – pleasing or appealing to the senses.
- Auspicious – conducive to success; favorable.
- Awesome – extremely impressive or daunting.
- Awful – very bad or unpleasant.
- Abactinal – relating to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
- Abandoned – having been deserted or left.
- Abashed – embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
- Abatable – capable of being abated (become less intense or widespread).
- Abatic – of or relating to abasia (inability to walk).
- Abaxial – situated out of or directed away from the axis.
- Abbatial – relating to an abbey, abbot, or abbess.
- Abbreviated – shortened; cut short.
- Abducent – drawing away, as by the action of a muscle
- Abducting – take someone away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
- Aberrant – departing from an accepted standard.
- Abeyant – temporarily inactive, stopped, or suspended.
- Abhorrent – inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
- Abiding – lasting a long time; enduring.
- Abient – relating to the immediate surroundings of something.
- Appalling – causing shock or dismay; horrific.
- Appetizing – stimulating one’s appetite.
- Apprehensive – anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
- Average – amount to or achieve as an average rate or amount over some time; mean.
Adjectives that start with B
- Bad – of poor quality or a low standard.
- Bashful – reluctant to draw attention to oneself; shy.
- Beautiful – pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.
- Belligerent – hostile and aggressive.
- Beneficial – resulting in good; favorable or advantageous.
- Best – of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
- Big – of considerable size or extent.
- Bitter – having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet.
- Bizarre – very strange or unusual.
- Black – the opposite of white.
- Boring – not interesting; tedious.
- Brainy – having or showing intelligence.
- Bright – giving out or reflecting much light; shining.
- Broad – having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide.
- Broken – having been broken.
- Busy – having a great deal to do.
- Barren – (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation.
- Barricaded – block or defend with a barricade.
- Barytic – of or relating to or containing baryta.
- Basal – forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base.
- Baseborn – of low birth or origin.
- Based – use (something specified) as the foundation or starting point for something.
- Baseless – without foundation.
- Basic – forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental.
- Bathyal – Bathyal
- Battleful – having or showing a ready disposition to fight.
- Battlemented – protected with battlements or parapets with indentations or embrasures for shooting through.
- Batty – mad; insane.
- Bias – unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.
Adjectives that start with C
- Calm – not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions.
- Charming – very pleasant or attractive.
- Cheeky – showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing.
- Cheerful – noticeably happy and optimistic.
- Clear – easy to perceive, understand or interpret.
- Cloudy – (of the sky or weather) covered with or characterized by clouds.
- Clueless – having no knowledge, understanding, or ability.
- Clumsy – awkward in movement or in handling things.
- Colorful – having much or varied color; bright.
- Colossal – extremely large or great.
- Contemplative – expressing or involving prolonged thought.
- Convincing – capable of causing someone to believe that something is true or real.
- Convoluted – (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
- Cooperative – involving mutual assistance in working towards a common goal.
- Corny – trite, banal, or mawkishly sentimental.
- Costly – costing a lot; expensive.
- Curved – having the form of a curve; bend.
- Cynical – believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
- Capable – having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing.
- Careful – making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm; cautious.
- Careless – not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoid harm or errors.
- Caring – displaying kindness and concern for others.
- Cautious – (of a person) careful to avoid potential problems or dangers.
- Charming – very pleasant or attractive.
- Cheap – low in price, especially about similar items or services.
- Chubby – plump and rounded.
- Clean – free from dirt, marks, or stains.
- Clever – quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent.
- Clumsy – awkward in movement or in handling things.
- Cold – lacking affection or warmth of feeling; unemotional.
- Colorful – having much or varied color; bright.
- Comfortable – (especially of clothes or furnishings) providing physical ease and relaxation.
- Concerned – worried, troubled, or anxious.
- Confused – (of a person) unable to think clearly; bewildered.
- Crowded – (of a space) full of people, leaving little or no room for movement; packed.
- Cruel – wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.
- Curious – eager to know or learn something.
- Curly – made, growing, or arranged in curls or curves.
- Cute – attractive in a pretty or endearing way.
Adjectives that start with D
- Damaged – inflict physical harm on (something) to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.
- Dangerous – able or likely to cause harm or injury.
- Dark – with little or no light.
- Deep – extending far down from the top or surface.
- Defective – imperfect or faulty.
- Delicate – very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality.
- Delicious – highly pleasant to the taste.
- Depressed – (of a person) in a state of unhappiness or despondency.
- Determined – having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
- Different – not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.
- Dirty – covered or marked with an unclean substance.
- Disgusting – arousing revulsion or strong indignation.
- Dry – free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist.
- Dusty – covered with, full of, or resembling dust.
- Daft – silly; foolish.
- Daily – done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday.
- Dainty – delicately small and pretty.
- Damn – expressing anger or frustration.
- Damning – (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error.
- Damp – slightly wet.
- Darkling – growing dark or characterized by darkness.
- Darned – a euphemism for damn.
- Dauntless – showing fearlessness and determination.
- Daylong – lasting a whole day.
Adjectives that start with E
- Early – happening or done before the usual or expected time.
- Educated – having been educated.
- Efficient – achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
- Elderly – (of a person) old or aging.
- Elegant – graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.
- Embarrassed – feeling or showing embarrassment.
- Empty – containing nothing; not filled or occupied.
- Encouraging – giving someone support or confidence; supportive.
- Enthusiastic – having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
- Excellent – extremely good; outstanding.
- Exciting – causing great enthusiasm and eagerness.
- Expensive – costing a lot of money.
Adjectives that start with F
- Fabulous – extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.
- Fair – treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination.
- Faithful – remaining loyal and steadfast.
- Famous – known about by many people.
- Fancy – elaborate in structure or decoration.
- Fantastic – extraordinarily good or attractive.
- Fast – moving or capable of moving at high speed.
- Fearful – feeling or showing fear or anxiety.
- Fearless – showing a lack of fear.
- Fertile – (of a person, animal, or plant) able to conceive young or produce seed.
- Filthy – disgustingly dirty.
- Foolish – lacking good sense or judgment; unwise.
- Forgetful – Forgetful
- Friendly – kind and pleasant.
- Funny – causing laughter or amusement; humorous.
Adjectives that start with G
- Gentle – having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character.
- Glamorous – full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially mysteriously or magically.
- Glorious – having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration.
- Gorgeous – beautiful; very attractive.
- Graceful – having or showing grace or elegance.
- Grateful – feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.
- Great – of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above average.
- Greedy – having or showing an intense and selfish desire for wealth or power.
Adjectives that start with H
- Handsome – good-looking.
- Happy – feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
- Harsh – unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.
- Healthy – in a good physical or mental condition; in good health.
- Heavy – of great weight; difficult to lift or move.
- Helpful – giving or ready to give help.
- Hilarious – extremely amusing.
- Historical – of or concerning history or past events.
- Horrible – causing or likely to cause horror; shocking.
- Hot – having a high degree of heat or a high temperature.
- Huge – extremely large; enormous.
- Humorous – causing laughter and amusement; comic.
- Hungry – feeling or showing the need for food.
Adjectives that start with I
- Ignorant – lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
- Illegal – contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
- Imaginary – existing only in the imagination.
- Impolite – not having or showing good manners; rude.
- Important – of great significance or value.
- Impossible – not able to occur, exist, or be done.
- Innocent – not guilty of a crime or offense.
- Intelligent – having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.
- Interesting – arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention.
Adjectives that start with J
- Jealous – feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.
- Jolly – happy and cheerful.
- Juicy – (of food) full of juice; succulent.
- Juvenile – for or relating to young people.
- Jarring – incongruous strikingly or shockingly; clashing.
- Jeering – making rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.
- Jinxed – bring bad luck to; cast an evil spell on.
- Joyous – full of happiness and joy.
- Judicious – having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
- Jovial – cheerful and friendly.
- Jesting – said or done for amusement; joking.
Adjectives that start with K
- Knockout – an act of knocking someone out, especially in boxing.
- Kindly – in a kind manner.
- Keen – having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm.
- Keyless – lacking a key or keys.
- Kaput – broken and useless; no longer working or effective.
- Kind – a group of people or things having similar characteristics.
- Knowledgeable – intelligent and well-informed.
- Kingly – associated with or typical of a king; regal.
Adjectives that start with L
- Lanky – (of a person) ungracefully thin and tall.
- Lesser – not so great or important as the other or the rest.
- Licit – not forbidden; lawful.
- Loud – producing or capable of producing much noise.
- Lucky – having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.
- Lyrical – (of literature, art, or music) expressing the writer’s emotions imaginatively and beautifully.
- Laudatory – (of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation.
- Ladylike – appropriate for or typical of a well-bred, decorous woman or girl.
- Leaden – dull, heavy, or slow.
- Large – of considerable or relatively great size, extent, or capacity.
- Legal – permitted by law.
- Light – the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
- Literate – able to read and write.
- Little – a small amount of.
- Lively – full of life and energy; active and outgoing.
- Lonely – sad because one has no friends or company.
- Lovely – very beautiful or attractive.
- Lucky – having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.
Adjectives that start with M
- Macho – masculine in an overly assertive or aggressive way.
- Maniacal – exhibiting extremely wild or violent behavior.
- Mean – describe someone who’s stingy or ungenerous.
- Milled – reduced to fine particles by grinding in a mill.
- Moderate – average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree.
- Magical – beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life.
- Mysterious – mysterious
- Musing – a period of reflection or thought.
- Magnificent – extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive.
- Massive – large and heavy or solid.
- Mature – fully developed physically; full-grown.
- Messy – marked by confusion, disorder, or dirt
- Modern – relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.
Adjectives that start with N
- Narrow – of small width about length.
- Native – a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.
- Needless – (of something undesirable) not necessary because avoidable.
- Nice – giving pleasure or satisfaction; pleasant or attractive.
- Noble – belonging by rank, title, or birth to the aristocracy.
- Nubby – (of fabric) coarse or knobbly in texture.
- Nuptial – relating to marriage or weddings.
- Normative – establishing, relating to, or deriving from a standard or norm, especially of behavior.
- New – already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time.
- Natty – (of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable.
- Nasty – filthy, foul, dirty, or awful.
- Naughty – badly behaved.
- Nervous – having or showing feelings of being worried and afraid about what might happen.
- Noisy – making or given to making a lot of noise.
- Nutritious – efficient as food; nourishing.
Adjectives that start with O
- Obedient – complying or willing to comply with an order or request; submissive to another’s authority.
- Obscure – not discovered or known about; uncertain.
- Occidental – relating to the countries of the West.
- Odd – different to what is usual or expected; strange.
- Odorous – having or giving off an odor.
- Oily – containing oil.
- Ominous – giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
- Opulent – ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
- Obese – grossly fat or overweight.
- Obnoxious – extremely unpleasant.
- Old – having lived for a long time; no longer young.
- Overconfident – excessively confident.
Adjectives that start with P
- Palatable – (of food or drink) pleasant to taste.
- Peaceful – free from disturbance; tranquil.
- Phony – something or someone that is not as it seems.
- Poetic – relating to or used in poetry.
- Popular – liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group.
- Polite – having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.
- Poor – lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society.
- Powerful – having great power or strength.
- Prankish – showing a fondness for practical jokes or mischievous acts.
- Precious – of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly.
- Pretty – (of a person, especially a woman or a child) attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful.
- Proud – having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance.
Adjectives that start with Q
- Quack – the characteristic harsh sound made by a duck.
- Quality – a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.
- Quelled – put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
- Quick – moving fast or doing something in a short time.
- Quirky – having or characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits or aspects.
- Quondam – that once was; former.
- Questioning – showing an interest in learning new things.
- Quaint – attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
- Quiet – making little or no noise.
Adjectives that start with R
- Rad – slang for an excellent person or thing.
- Rackety – noisy, rowdy, or boisterous.
- Rapid – happening in a short time or at a great rate.
- Realistic – representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life.
- Rhyming – (of a word, syllable, or line) having or ending with an identical or corresponding sound to another.
- Rare – (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.
- Roast – criticize or reprimand severely.
- Remarkable – worthy of attention; striking.
- Responsible – must do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one’s job or role.
- Rich – having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy.
- Rife – (especially of something undesirable) of common occurrence; widespread.
- Romantic – conducive to or characterized by the expression of love.
- Royal – having the status of a king or queen or a member of their family.
- Rude – offensively impolite or bad-mannered.
- Rueful – expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry or humorous way.
- Rush – move with urgent haste.
- Rustic – relating to the countryside; rural.
Adjectives that start with S
- Scintillating – sparkling or shining brightly.
- Secretive – (of a person or an organization) inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information.
- Selfish – lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s profit or pleasure.
- Serious – demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application.
- Sharp – producing a sudden, piercing physical sensation or effect.
- Shiny – reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished.
- Shocking – causing indignation or disgust; offensive.
- Short – measuring a small distance from end to end.
- Shy – nervous or timid in the company of other people.
- Silly – having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish.
- Sincere – unfeigned mean genuine in feeling.
- Skinny – (of a person or part of their body) unattractively thin.
- Slim – (of a person or their build) gracefully thin; slender.
- Slow – moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed; not quick or fast.
- Small – of a size that is less than normal or usual.
- Soft – easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold; not hard or firm to the touch.
- Spicy – flavored with or fragrant with spice.
- Spiritual – relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
- Splendid – magnificent; very impressive.
- Strong – able to withstand force, pressure, or wear.
- Successful – accomplishing a desired aim or result.
- Sweet – having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salt, sour, or bitter.
Adjectives that start with T
- Talented – having a natural aptitude or skill for something.
- Tall – of great or more than average height.
- Tense – (especially of a muscle) stretched tight or rigid.
- Terrible – extremely bad or serious.
- Terrific – of great size, amount, or intensity.
- Thick – with opposite sides or surfaces that are far or relatively far apart.
- Thin – Terrific
- Tiny – very small.
- Tactful – having or showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.
- Tailor-made – made or fitted especially to a particular use or purpose.
- Take-charge – to accept responsibility for something
- Tangible – perceptible by touch.
- Tasteful – showing good aesthetic judgment or appropriate behavior.
- Tasty – (of food) having a pleasant, distinct flavor.
- Teachable – (of a person) able to learn by being taught.
- Teeming – be full of or swarming with.
- Tempean – beautiful; delightful; charming.
- Temperate – relating to or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures.
- Tenable – able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
- Tenacious – tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely.
- Tender – showing gentleness, kindness, and affection.
- Tender-hearted – having a kind, gentle, or sentimental nature.
- Testimonial – a formal statement testifying to someone’s character and qualifications.
- Thankful – pleased and relieved.
- Thankworthy – worthy of thanks or gratitude
- Therapeutic – relating to the healing of disease.
- Thorough – complete about every detail; not superficial or partial.
- Thoughtful – absorbed in or involving thought.
Adjectives that start with U
- Ugly – unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance.
- Ubiquitous – present, appearing, or found everywhere.
- Ultra – to an extreme degree; very.
- Unadorned – not adorned; plain.
- Uppish – arrogantly self-assertive.
- Urban – in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.
- Usual – habitually or typically occurring or done; customary.
- Useful – able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways.
- Unique – being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
- Untidy – not arranged neatly and in order.
- Upset – make (someone) unhappy, disappointed, or worried.
Adjectives that start with V
- Vast – of very great extent or quantity; immense.
- Verbal – relating to or in the form of words.
- Virtual – almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.
- Void – not valid or legally binding/empty.
- Validating – check or prove the validity or accuracy of.
- Vexing – causing annoyance, frustration, or worry.
- Venial – denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace.
- Vicarious – acting or done for another.
- Victorious – having won a victory; triumphant.
- Violent – using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
- Vulgar – lacking sophistication or good taste.
Adjectives that start with W
- Wacky – funny or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way.
- Warm – of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature.
- Weak – having little physical strength or energy.
- Wealthy – having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich.
- Wide – of great or more than average width.
- Wise – having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
- Witty – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.
- Wonderful – inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good;
- Worried – anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
Adjectives that start with X
- Xanthic – yellowish.
- Xanthous – marked by the yellow coloration
- Xenial – of or relating to the relation between host and guest.
- Xenophobic – having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
- Xeric – containing little moisture; very dry.
- Xyloid – having the qualities or nature of wood.
- Xerothermic – characterized by heat and dryness.
- Xylophonic – relating to or sounding like a xylophone.
Adjectives that start with Y
- Yawning – the reflex action of opening the mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom.
- Yearlong – lasting for or throughout a year.
- Yelled – shout in a loud, sharp way.
- Yielding – giving way under pressure; not hard or rigid.
- Yonder – at some distance in the direction indicated;
- Yeasty – containing or resembling yeast/characterized by upheaval; restless and turbulent.
- Yucky – messy or disgusting.
- Young – having lived or existed for only a short time.
- Youthful – young or seeming young.
Adjectives that start with Z
- Zany – amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic.
- Zealous – diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
- Zestful – energetic and enthusiastic.
- Zonal – characterized by or relating to a zone or zones.
- Zippy – bright, fresh, or lively.
These are some 300+ adjectives. I know that’s a huge number, but there are surely more.
Adjectives add more meaning to your sentences, which is always helpful to express yourself better.
You should know whether you are using limiting, descriptive, or proper adjectives. If you know, you’ll be a smart writer.
I also suggest to not overuse adjectives, as they might make your writing quite redundant.
There are times when you’ll be tempted to use adjectives, but you can do without them.
What are your thoughts about adjectives? How often do you use them? Do they seem superfluous to you? Tell us in the comments below.