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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 Bland Delicious Fruity Gingery Lemon-flavored Minty Pickled Salty Sour Spicy Sweet Tangy Tasty Yummy

To Describe Touch
Auricular Boiling Breezy Bumpy Chilly Cold Cool Cuddly Damaged Damp Dirty Dry Dusty Filthy Flaky Fluffy Freezing Fuzzy Greasy Hard Hot Icy Loose Melted Painful Plastic Prickly Rough Shaggy Shaky Sharp Silky Slick Slimy Slippery Smooth Soft Solid Steady Sticky Tender Tight Uneven Warm Wet

To Describe Sound
Blaring Deafening Faint Melodic Moaning Muffled Screeching Shrill Silent

Hoarse High-pitched Hissing Hushed Husky Loud

Mute Noisy Purring Quiet Raspy Resonant

Soft Squealing Squeaking Thundering Voiceless Whispering

To Describe Color
Azure Black Blue Bright Brown Crimson Dark Drab Dull Gold Gray Green Indigo Lavender Light Magenta Multicolored Mustard Orange Pink Pinkish Purple Red Rosy Scarlet Silver Turquoise Violet White Yellow

To Describe Size
Abundant Big-boned Chubby Fat Giant Gigantic Great Huge Immense Jumbo Large Little Long Majestic Mammoth Massive Miniature Petite Puny Scrawny Short Small Tall Teeny Thin Tiny Vast

To Describe Shape
Blobby Broad Chubby Circular Crooked Curved Cylindrical Distorted Flat Fluffy Globular Hollow Low Narrow Rotund Round Skinny Square Steep Straight Triangular

Deep

Oval

Wide

To Describe Time
Annual Brief Daily Early Eternal Fast First Fleet Future Futuristic Historical Irregular Late Long Modern Old Old-fashioned Quick Rapid Regular Short Slow Speed Speedy Swift Waiting Young

To Describe an Amount
All Ample Astronomical Bountiful Considerable Copious Countless Each Enough Every Few Full Heavy Hundreds Large Light Limited Little Many Measly Mere Multiple Myriad Numerous One Paltry Plentiful Profuse Several Sizable Some Sparse Substantial Teeming Ten Very

To Describe an Emotion
Abrasive Abrupt Afraid Agreeable Aggressive Amiable Amused Angry Annoyed Ashamed Embarrassed Energetic Enraged Enthusiastic Envious Evil Excited Exhausted Exuberant Fair Grumpy Kind Lazy Lively Lonely Lucky Mad Manic Mysterious Nervous

Bad Bitter Bewildered Boring Brave Callous Calm Calming Charming Cheerful Combative Comfortable Defeated Confused Cooperative Courageous Cowardly Crabby Creepy Cross Cruel Dangerous Defeated Defiant Delightful Depressed Determined Disgusted Disturbed Eager Elated Embarrassed Enchanting

Faithful Fantastic Fierce Fine Foolish Frantic Friendly Frightened Funny Furious Gentle Glib Glorious Good Grateful Grieving Gusty Gutless Happy Healthy Heinous Helpful Helpless Hilarious Homeless Hungry Hurt Immoral Indignant Irate Itchy Jealous Jolly

Obedient Obnoxious Outrageous Panicky Perfect Persuasive Pleasant Proud Quirky Relieved Repulsive Rundown Sad Scary Selfish Silly Splendid Successful Tedious Tense Terrible Thankful Thoughtful Thoughtless Tired Troubled Upset Weak Weary Wicked Worried Zany Zealous

To Describe a Person or Personality


Aggressive Agoraphobic Ambidextrous Ambitious Famous Fearless Fertile Fragile Restless Rich Righteous Ritzy

Amoral Angelic Brainy Breathless Busy Calm Capable Careless Cautious Cheerful Clever Common Complete Concerned Crazy Curious Dead Deep Delightful Determined Different Diligent Energetic Erratic Evil Exuberant

Frank Functional Gabby Generous Gifted Helpful Hesitant Innocent Inquisitive Insane Jaunty Juicy Macho Manly Modern Mushy Naughty Odd Old Open Outstanding Perky Poor Powerful Puzzled Real

Romantic Rustic Ruthless Sassy Secretive Sedate Shy Sleepy Somber Stingy Stupid Super Swanky Tame Tawdry Terrific Testy Uninterested Vague Verdant Vivacious Wacky Wandering Wild Womanly Wrong

To Describe Appearance
Ablaze Adorable Alluring Attractive Average Awkward Balanced Beautiful Blonde Bloody Blushing Distinct Drab Dull Elegant Embarrassed Fancy Fat Filthy Glamorous Gleaming Glossy Quirky Ruddy Shiny Skinny Sloppy Smiling Sparkling Spotless Strange Tacky Tall

Bright Clean Clear Cloudy Clumsy Colorful Confident Cracked Crooked Crushed Curly Cute Debonair Dirty

Graceful Grotesque Handsome Homely Interior Lovely Magnificent Murky Old-fashioned Plain Poised Pretty Puffy Quaint

Thin Ugly Unattractive Unbecoming Uncovered Unsightly Unusual Watery Weird Wild Wiry Wooden Worried Zaftig

To Describe Situations
Accidental Achievable Advantageous Alcoholic Animated Aquatic Aromatic Aspiring Bad Bawdy Biographical Bizarre Broken Careful Credible Creepy Cumbersome Disastrous Dismissive Doubtful Elementarty Finger-printed Groundless Hard Harmful High Honest Horrible Illegal Illegible Imperfect Impossible Internal Inventive Jazzy Juvenile Legal Logical Main Minor Nasty Nutritious Obsolete Optimal Organic Premium Quizzical Rainy Redundant Remarkable Simple Tangible Tricky Wholesale Worse Wry X-rated