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Examples of Adjectives

Looking at examples of adjectives can make it easier to understand


how these important parts of speech are used within the English
language.
Popular Adjectives
An adjective is a word that describes, identifies or further defines a
noun or a pronoun. There are thousands of adjectives available to
describe how something feels, looks, sounds, tastes and acts. Here
are a few examples:
To Describe Taste
Bitter Lemon-flavored Spicy
Bland Minty Sweet
Delicious
Pickled Tangy
Fruity Salty Tasty
GingerySour Yummy
To Describe Touch
Auricular
Fluffy Sharp
Boiling Freezing
Silky
Breezy Fuzzy Slick
Bumpy Greasy Slimy
Chilly Hard Slippery
Cold Hot
Smooth
Cool Icy
Soft
Cuddly Loose Solid
Damaged
Melted Steady
Damp Painful Sticky
Dirty Plastic Tender
Dry
Prickly Tight
Dusty Rough Uneven
Filthy Shaggy Warm
Flaky Shaky Wet
To Describe Sound
Blaring MelodicScreeching
Deafening
Moaning
Faint Muffled Silent
Hoarse Mute Soft

Shrill

High-pitched Noisy Squealing


Hissing Purring Squeaking
HushedQuiet Thundering
Husky Raspy Voiceless
Loud Resonant
Whispering
To Describe Color
Azure Gray Pinkish
Black Green Purple
Blue
Indigo Red
Bright Lavender
Rosy
Brown Light Scarlet
Crimson
Magenta
Silver
Dark Multicolored
Turquoise
Drab Mustard
Violet
Dull
Orange White
Gold Pink
Yellow
To Describe Size
Abundant
Jumbo Puny
Big-boned
Large Scrawny
ChubbyLittle Short
Fat
Long Small
Giant Majestic
Tall
Gigantic
Mammoth
Teeny
Great Massive
Thin
Huge Miniature
Tiny
Immense
Petite Vast
To Describe Shape
Blobby Distorted
Rotund
Broad Flat
Round
ChubbyFluffy Skinny
CircularGlobular
Square
Crooked
Hollow Steep
Curved Low
Straight
Cylindrical
Narrow Triangular
Deep Oval Wide
To Describe Time
Annual Futuristic

Rapid

Brief
Daily
Early
Eternal
Fast
First
Fleet
Future

Historical
Regular
Irregular
Short
Late
Slow
Long Speed
Modern Speedy
Old
Swift
Old-fashioned Waiting
Quick Young

To Describe an Amount
All
Heavy One
Ample Hundreds
Paltry
Astronomical Large Plentiful
Bountiful
Light Profuse
Considerable Limited Several
Copious
Little Sizable
Countless
Many Some
Each Measly Sparse
EnoughMere Substantial
Every MultipleTeeming
Few
Myriad Ten
Full
Numerous
Very
To Describe an Emotion
Abrasive
Embarrassed Grumpy
Abrupt Energetic
Kind
Afraid Enraged
Lazy
Agreeable
Enthusiastic
Lively
Aggressive
Envious
Lonely
Amiable
Evil
Lucky
Amused
Excited Mad
Angry Exhausted
Manic
Annoyed
Exuberant
Mysterious
Ashamed
Fair
Nervous
Bad
Faithful Obedient
Bitter Fantastic
Obnoxious
Bewildered
Fierce Outrageous
Boring Fine
Panicky
Brave Foolish Perfect
Callous Frantic Persuasive
Calm Friendly
Pleasant

Calming
Frightened
Proud
Charming
Funny Quirky
Cheerful
Furious Relieved
Combative
Gentle Repulsive
Comfortable
Glib
Rundown
Defeated
Glorious
Sad
Confused
Good Scary
Cooperative
Grateful
Selfish
Courageous
Grieving
Silly
Cowardly
Gusty Splendid
Crabby Gutless Successful
Creepy Happy Tedious
Cross Healthy Tense
Cruel Heinous
Terrible
Dangerous
Helpful Thankful
Defeated
Helpless
Thoughtful
Defiant Hilarious
Thoughtless
Delightful
Homeless
Tired
Depressed
Hungry Troubled
Determined
Hurt
Upset
Disgusted
Immoral
Weak
Disturbed
Indignant
Weary
Eager Irate
Wicked
Elated Itchy Worried
Embarrassed JealousZany
Enchanting
Jolly
Zealous
To Describe a Person or Personality
Aggressive
Famous
Restless
Agoraphobic Fearless
Rich
Ambidextrous Fertile Righteous
Ambitious
Fragile Ritzy
Amoral Frank Romantic
Angelic Functional
Rustic
Brainy Gabby Ruthless
Breathless
Generous
Sassy
Busy Gifted Secretive
Calm Helpful Sedate
Capable
Hesitant
Shy
Careless
Innocent
Sleepy
Cautious
Inquisitive
Somber

Cheerful
Insane Stingy
Clever Jaunty Stupid
Common
Juicy Super
Complete
Macho Swanky
Concerned
Manly Tame
Crazy Modern Tawdry
CuriousMushy Terrific
Dead Naughty
Testy
Deep Odd
Uninterested
Delightful
Old
Vague
Determined
Open Verdant
Different
Outstanding
Vivacious
Diligent Perky Wacky
Energetic
Poor Wandering
Erratic Powerful
Wild
Evil
Puzzled
Womanly
Exuberant
Real Wrong
To Describe Appearance
Ablaze Distinct Quirky
Adorable
Drab Ruddy
Alluring Dull
Shiny
Attractive
Elegant Skinny
Average
Embarrassed Sloppy
Awkward
Fancy Smiling
Balanced
Fat
Sparkling
Beautiful
Filthy Spotless
Blonde Glamorous
Strange
Bloody Gleaming
Tacky
Blushing
Glossy Tall
Bright Graceful
Thin
Clean Grotesque
Ugly
Clear Handsome
Unattractive
Cloudy Homely Unbecoming
Clumsy Interior Uncovered
ColorfulLovely Unsightly
Confident
Magnificent
Unusual
Cracked
Murky Watery
Crooked
Old-fashioned Weird
Crushed
Plain Wild
Curly Poised Wiry

Cute Pretty Wooden


Debonair
Puffy Worried
Dirty Quaint Zaftig
To Describe Situations
Accidental
Doubtful
Main
Achievable
Elementarty
Minor
Advantageous Finger-printed Nasty
Alcoholic
Groundless
Nutritious
Animated
Hard Obsolete
Aquatic HarmfulOptimal
Aromatic
High Organic
Aspiring
Honest Premium
Bad
HorribleQuizzical
Bawdy Illegal Rainy
Biographical
Illegible Redundant
Bizarre Imperfect
Remarkable
Broken Impossible
Simple
Careful Internal Tangible
Credible
Inventive
Tricky
Creepy Jazzy Wholesale
Cumbersome Juvenile
Worse
Disastrous
Legal Wry
Dismissive
Logical X-rated
Using Adjectives in Writing
While its important to understand how adjectives add to the
descriptions of the nouns and pronouns, its also wise to understand
how to effectively use these parts of speech in your own writing.
Adjectives are best used sparingly. Generally, nouns and verbs
should do the bulk of the descriptive work in your prose. Dont simply
tell your reader that something is beautiful, exciting, or interesting.
Use your words to show why these descriptive labels are
appropriate.