Adjectives are words, or phrases naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

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The word that describes maintaining your body on the water surface

What is the verb or the word indicating the following action: when you are in the water and you can't swim but you just move you extremities so hard and quickly to remain on the water surface and to ...
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how to correctly rephrase the sentence [on hold]

in the following sentence: ..such poor educational system produces scientifically sterile generations able just to regurgitate what i ment be "scientifically sterile generations" is, a ...
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How to distinguish 'technique' and 'technology'? [on hold]

Also, how should I decide when to use classic and when to use classical? What is the difference between these terms with regard to how they are used? Should I use 'classic music' or 'classical music'? ...
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Should I say “education resources” or “educational resources”?

In the following sentence: The stagnation in the educational process in middle east is quasi attributed to the deficit in the budget allotted to the education resources. Should it have been "......
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What might be the name of the educational stages prior to the university?

What could one call the educational stages prior to university? I know that there are the primary, elementary and secondary levels of education. But is there a hypernym for just the aforementioned ...
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Why -stani and not -stanian? [duplicate]

What is the reason for ending of adjectives that originate from countries ending with -stan being -stani and not -stanian? Why "Iran" has "Iranian rial" but "Kazakhstan" has "Kazakhstani tenge"? Are ...
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Adjective that describes giving life or soul to some thing

looking for an adjective that describes putting life/soul to something. If i were to coin a word i would say Soulify... though it doesn't sound great. Context: Tag line for a system, that would ...
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Difference between “latent” and “underlying”

I'm not an English native speaker and I tend to use "latent" and "underlying" as if they were synonyms. Are they actually synonyms, or is there a difference between them ? For example, in a ...
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How do you say a countable turn out?

Very few people attended the concert you can count them as opposed to countable because it's possible to count.
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word descibes teaching by order

What is the proper word for describing the kind of teaching which based on executing/applying what you heard from your teacher without thinking of it or even applying reason. To just to do what you ...
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how to describe a person capable of reading and writing in more than one language [duplicate]

what would describe the person who able to read and write in more than one language. Is there any other descriptive word than "Bilingual"?
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Adjective for something that is no cause for concern

I am looking for an adjective to describe something that does not incite worry, fear, anger, or any other negative emotion. It is no cause for concern of any kind. Preferably it would be a word or ...
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a sentence in the Guardian.

I find this guy in the Guardian: Mourinho’s charm offensive started at his unveiling when he talked up aggressive football and dismissed the negative tactics that so bedevilled his predecessor’s ...
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Adjectives used as adverbs

In the following sentences, adjectives are used as if they are adverbs. The child listened to the story spellbound. They left the party happy. We wanted to choose some shoes but we left the shop ...
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What is the proper adjective for keep looking for long time?

What is the proper adjective that best describe the way a person keeps looking at any other person or object so that as if his eye is about to get out. As an example, when a man keeps looking at a ...
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Adjectival Usage of Racist

I have noticed a trend going back at least a decade of using the word racist (and for that matter sexist) as an adjective. This doesn't appear to fit the pattern of -ism words, which become -ist when ...
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Adjective form of the word “quota”

If something is affected by a "reservation", you could consider it as "reserved", similarly if something is affected by a "lock", it is considered "locked". How would you address something which is ...
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When you say “big old” or “big ol' ” adjectivally, should a comma come in between?

Coordinate adjectives require a comma in between, for example: That's a big, red house. But it looks odd to write "big, old" or "big, ol'," for example: That's a big, ol' house. Rather, it's ...
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What is the word for a Road Sign that shows direction

What is the right word for the signs in the highways that indicates the correct direction to another city or province for an example? I thought about the word "road signs", but it is not what I am ...
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Adjective for a situation that is so depressing that it can make you laugh? [closed]

What is the proper adjective that describes a situation that is so depressing that it can make you laugh as well?
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What's the opposite of 'soporific'?

I'm looking for an adjective to describe an effect which is the opposite of soporific: The insomniac's bedroom had a [???] effect: every time she went to bed, her tiredness disappeared and all she ...
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Word for Adjectives with conflicting meanings [duplicate]

First, I've been through, Word or phrase that can mean something and its opposite. I'd like to know if there's a word specifically for Adjectives, even phrasal verbs are welcome. Recently, came ...
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Is there a word for someone who treats their opinion as fact? [duplicate]

Thought that's what dogmatic meant but apparently it's not. Is there a word that describes this?
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What types of words can be appended to a keyword to produce a legible phrase? [closed]

I'm creating a random business name generator. For example if I provide the word: cars, the generator will create a handful of random words such as: robot cars cars united penny cars cars delight ...
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What differences are there between “famous” and “famed”?

We sometimes see both cases, such as "the famous church" and "the famed church". In what situation or objective do you use "famous" and "famed"? Please advise.
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Adjective for an opinionated person [duplicate]

I need a word for someone who has an opinion about something, that they know nothing about, due to lack of experience or just because it does not apply to them.
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If X is resistant to Y then Y is what against X?

In pokémon there are 18 elemental types which have various strengths and weaknesses. For example, consider the following three statements. Steel is immune to poison. Steel is resistant to ice . ...
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What is the rule that describes the usage of “or” between multiple adjectives describing the same noun?

What is the rule that describes the use of "or" in these sentences? "Do you want strawberry or grape jelly?" "Can I drive the red, blue, or green car?"
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“This is an interesting-looking book.”

"This is an interesting-looking book." The point of the hyphen is to make 'looking' relate to 'interesting' and not directly to 'book'. 'Looking' modifies 'interesting'…or is it the other way around? ...
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Word for “Living Below Your Means” [duplicate]

Definition from Google, Living Below Your Means is defined as: Spending less than what you're making. Ideally you're spending less than your last month's pay checks so you're not living pay check ...
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Why is “fond”an adjective? [closed]

In the sentence 'Children are fond of sweets' Why is the word fond an adjective?
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Grasper Is it a word? [closed]

I want to describe a guy with quick grasp quality. Something like He is a quick ______. So I think grasper would fit in here. But the Oxford dictionary says grasper is a noun. I would like to ...
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Periphrastic Forms for Comparative and Superlative forms of Adjectives [duplicate]

I am looking for examples to show a student who is taking GCSE English; they frequently stick more in where I consider it is not required, never using, for example for easy, 'easier' / 'easiest'. ...
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An adjective describing “less noticed”

I am looking for an adjective that describes something as "less noticed." For example, a piece of work in literature that is "less noticed" by many contemporary people, or some important work that ...
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Particular rules on which adjectives accept -ness suffix? [duplicate]

I came across the following question a few days ago: does any adjective accepts suffix -ness? While I believe the answer is not all of them accept, I couldn't find any particular rule on the usage of -...
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Alternative to 'dirty minded?' [closed]

For example, an aunt saw you come out of a room with another guy. The first thing the comes to her mind is you are having sex with the guy. What words would you use to describe her?
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'Dark' and 'light' functioning as adverbs or adjectives in the sentence “The dark brown coat will match the light brown pants perfectly”

"The dark brown coat will match the light brown pants perfectly" Do 'dark' and 'light' function here as adjectives modifying 'brown' or are they adverbs informing us to the manner of degree? I've ...
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Is there an adjective to describe that someone is being brought somewhere?

I'm looking for an adjective to describe the girls in these sentences: Girl gets a new boyfriend, so she no longer walks to school. A daughter is driven to school everyday by her father. ...
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Broad / Depth or Breadth / Depth? [closed]

I recently saw this image: https://www.google.pl/search?tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSHQkY_1wo-9gUZnBoSCxCwjKcIGgAMCxCOrv4IGgAM (in context of personal skills, T-shaped set of copetencies, if that is of ...
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Word for “easy to dismiss”

I know that there is an adjective with that meaning. I just cannot think of it or find it online. I'd be very grateful if someone pointed out a word that means "easy to dismiss" or something similar. ...
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Adjective or Verb? [closed]

Context (Segment of the movie "The Box"). Mr. Steward: One, I am not permitted to disclose any information about the identity of my employers. I, myself, wrote this question: What isn't the man ...
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Latin (in wide use in English) for nonsensical response? [duplicate]

There is a Latin term or phrase (in wide use in English, esp academic discourse) that one uses in situations like the following: one makes a statement or asks a question one's interlocutor makes a ...
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A adjective similar to ominous

In education, teachers may use the term "the district" when referring to the school district. It often has a negative connotation. An example may be: "I heard 'the district' is going to cut all of ...
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Resolution for the double “the” problem

Consider the following sentence: "With the Nike shirt, your workout will be complete". How will I say the same thing about a shirt of the brand "The North Face"? The least awkward option will ...
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Offering a lot of control without complexity [closed]

I'm looking for a word that describes something that is very easy to use, has a lot of features and able to be controlled with ease. Any ideas?
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the order of adjectives [duplicate]

Can anyone explain the reason behind the order of adjectives. Why do we say "The small brown antique house"---rather than the brown small antique house" or "the antique brown small house", etc.
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What is a word to describe something which cannot be broken down any further?

I don't want to use the word elemental, nor axiomatic, as both terms are already defined and in popular use. Anyway, the way I want to use the term is not to describe the part, or type of part itself,...
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difference between post deictic and epithet

I was looking at some examples of the two, and there was one example including two sentences of different kinds that I couldn't sense the exact difference between. Deictics: The identical three (...
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Why does “face” turn to “faced” when used as a compound adjective? [closed]

I ask this question out of curiosity more than anything. We use the word "face" as a noun, but when it is used in a compound adjective, it turns into "faced": The features of his face hardened. ...
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Generosity has generous. What is the equivalent for animosity?

A so-called friend of mine once thanked me for my animosity. Animosity is a noun in this usage. What is the adjective associated with animosity? I guess there isn't one. But what is the closest word ...