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1. adjective

noun. ['ˈædʒɪktɪv'] a word that expresses an attribute of something.

Synonyms

  • qualifying adjective
  • superlative degree
  • classifying adjective
  • positive
  • qualifier
  • comparative
  • positive degree
  • superlative
  • comparative degree
  • modifier
  • relational adjective

Antonyms

  • unsure
  • deniable
  • diffident
  • uncharged

Etymology

  • adjectif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiectivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Adjective

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective
  • appointive

How do you pronounce adjective?

Pronounce adjective as ˈæʤɪktɪv.

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Sentences with adjective


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once you've made your list, come up with words that are opposites of each adjective.

2. Adjective
Brown, the description, is the adjective in the sentence "Brown bunnies hop," for instance.

Quotes about adjective


1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker

2. I was a little excited but mostly blorft. "Blorft"is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.' I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.
- Tina Fey, Bossypants

3. Single |sin•gle| (adjective) - Too fabulous to settle.
- Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

2. adjective

noun. ['ˈædʒɪktɪv'] the word class that qualifies nouns.

Antonyms

  • negative

Etymology

  • adjectif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiectivus (Latin)

3. adjective

adjective. ['ˈædʒɪktɪv'] of or relating to or functioning as an adjective.

Antonyms

  • unsupportive

Etymology

  • adjectif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiectivus (Latin)

4. adjective

adjective. ['ˈædʒɪktɪv'] relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law.

Antonyms

  • neutral

Etymology

  • adjectif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • adiectivus (Latin)
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