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The following lists are just a sampling of adjectives in the English language. They are categorized by the type of attribute they describe. Use your dictionary or thesaurus to add to each list or use the complete list below this one. Why do you need a list of adjectives? Adjectives can turn the ordinary in to the extraordinary. When used properly, they can add vivid interest to your conversationor written communication. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Please keep your adjectives effective by choosing them wisely.

Appearance Adjectives

Color Adjectives

Condition Adjectives

Feelings (Bad) Adjectives Angry bewildered
 clumsy 
defeated 
embarrassed 
fierce 
grumpy 
helpless 
itchy
 jealous
 lazy 
mysterious 
nervous 
obnoxious 
panicky
 repulsive
 scary

RedAdorable 
beautiful 
clean
 drab 
elegant 
fancy
 glamorous
 handsome 
long 
magnificent
 old-fashioned
 plain
 quaint
 sparkling 
ugliest
 unsightly
 wide-eyed 
orange 
yellow 
green 
blue 
purple 
gray 
black 
white alive
 better 
careful
 clever 
dead 
easy 
famous
 gifted 
helpful 
important 
inexpensive
 mushy 
odd
 powerful 
rich 
shy
 tender 
uninterested 
vast wrong.

Feelings (Good)Adjectives

Shape Adjectives

Size Adjectives

Sound Adjectives Cooing

broad
 agreeable
 brave 
calm 
delightful
 eager chubby 
crooked
 curved 
deep 
flat
 high
 hollow 
low 
narrow
 round 
faithful
 gentle 
happy 
jolly
 kind
 lively 
shallow
 skinny 
square 
steep
 straight 
wide.

Big 
colossal 
fat
 gigantic 
great
 huge
 immense
 large 
little
 mammoth 
massive 
miniature 
petite 
puny
scrawny 
short
 small
 tall
 teeny
 teeny-tiny
tiny


deafening
 faint
 hissing
 loud
 melodic
 noisy
 purring 
quiet 
raspy 
screeching
 thundering
 voiceless
 whispering


nice 
obedient 
proud
 relieved
 silly 
thankful


witty



Time Adjectives ancient
 brief 
early
 fast 
late 
long 
modern
 old 
old-fashioned 
quick
 rapid
 short
 slow 
swift 
young

Taste/Touch AdjectivesBitter 
delicious 
fresh
 greasy 
juicy
 hot 
icy
 loose
 melted 
nutritious 
prickly 
rainy 
rotten 
salty 
sticky 
strong
 sweet 
tart
 tasteless 
uneven 
weak 
yummy

Touch Adjectives Boiling 
breeze
 broken
 bumpy 
chilly
 cold 
cool 
creepy 
crooked 
cuddly 
curly damaged 
damp 
dirty 
dry 
dusty
 
flaky
 fluffy
 freezing
 hot
 warm

Quantity Adjectives Abundant 
empty 
few
 full
 heavy
light
 many
 numerous
 sparse
 substantial



Comprehensive List of Adjectives

A

B

C

D

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 ad hocadamant

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

cagey calculating callous calm capable capricious careful careless caring cautious ceaseless certainchangeable charming cheap cheerful chemical chief childlike chilly chivalrous chubby chunky clammy classy clean clear clever cloistered cloudy closed clumsy cluttered coherent cold

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 deliriousdependent depressed deranged descriptive deserted detailed determined devilish

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

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