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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Metaphorically Speaking

I want to hold a party. I would like to let my patrons know that it's BYO (bring your own), but, I'm not allowed to mention BYO on the invitation. How could I articulate that?
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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 adjective meaning someone is being brought to some place

Girl gets a new boyfriend, so she no longer walks to work. She is being driven to school. Daughter does not go to school alone, someone walks her to school.
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Broad / Depth or Breadth / Depth?

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? [on hold]

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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How are careers described? Over or during? [closed]

What is the best usage? To say "Over my career, I have..." or "During my career, I have..."
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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 ...
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Adjective for object that makes another obsolete

This is for a relation between two objects that have a parent-children relationship. In this particular case, I am keeping a list of addresses that belong to users. When one user modifies their ...
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adverb vs adjective?

I checked this and this ansver, but it still unclear to me. Let's say This car is fast (slow, careful, lazy) Here fast/slow definitely is adjective, it describes the car. But if we modify ...
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Is the word 'expensive' negative or neutral? [migrated]

I'm not a native speaker of English. I'm trying to teach English learners positive and negative words. I found this word in students' textbook, which only gives me the choice between positive and ...
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Adjective for describing a forehand shot in tennis that requires a lot of effort

I'm looking for an adjective to describe a forehand shot in tennis that requires a lot of effort (from hard hitter, baseliner, e.g. Thiem, Del Potro...) as opposing to an effortless, elegant forehand ...
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Correct usage of well-known in a sentence [migrated]

I was wondering about the adjective well-known's usage in a sentence. How is it used correctly? Can one say/write: I am well-known about my sister-in-law's arrival to England to visit me. She's ...
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“That's great.” Is “great” here an adjective or an adverb? [closed]

"I cleared the exam." "That's great." Is 'great' used here considered an adjective or an adverb? An adjective defines a noun while an adverb is related to a verb. My belief is that here it refers ...
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Is this a correct sentence - “driven” or “drive”? [migrated]

Today I driven a car or Today I drive a car. Is the above sentence correct? I mean I used past participle as an adjective. I know past participles are used as an adjective but sometimes I get ...
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What would you call a person who has a bad reputation and tends to attract gossip?

I want to describe someone who has a bad reputation and tends to make people talk about him (in a bad way) because of how he behaves, before saying that he's actually passionate and kind. Overall, he ...
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A good word for the opposite of pretentious?

Q: What is a good opposite of pretentious? The dictionary definition is: "Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed." To which I can think of: ...
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dependent vs depended vs depending [migrated]

Low rainfall isn´t depended/dependent/depending on heat. P.S. This is from my exam. And there´re many doubts about the question. Personally I think that both depended and dependent are suitable. But ...
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What is preferable way to say the phrase “changeble weather”?

I'd like to know what is the best way to express the situation when the weather changes very often in American English and in British English. For example: "The weather is changeble/irregular/fluid/...
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This is a street on which many famous churches are

Is the sentence in the title correct? I had to join the sentences below into one using adjective clauses. This is a street. Many famous churches are on it. Traditional English: This is a street ...
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Archaic way of describing the one who never kills / slays

Want to address a character (in 3rd person). That character has lied several times so cannot be immaculate (as I thought it would be). Any word which is less filtered than immaculate? This character ...
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What do you call the date you stop doing something?

What do you call the day or date you stop doing something? Something like graduation, what is the formal description of that date?
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An antonym for “sad”? [closed]

It's common to say: "Isn't it so 'sad' that such and such happened." Implying that the event in question induces a feeling of sadness. Is there an antonym for this use of 'sad'? "Isn't it '...
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What's the meaning if someone says you are ridiculously cute

Meaning of ridiculously cute. It is in positive or in negative sense??
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Use of “as + adjective” [closed]

From what I know, "as" always precedes a noun as in: "My brother is seen as the boss." Does the same apply when using adjectives? "He is seen as strong." "He is seen as stronger than Bea."
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Sought: Term for nominal use of adjective [duplicate]

If this turns out to be duplicative, I apologize. Is there a concise term for the use of an adjective -- without a noun -- AS a noun? For example, instead of "Rich people often eat lobster ...
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How does 'shot to death' function?

In these examples: UCLA engineering professor shot to death in apparent murder-suicide 16-year-old Chicago boy shot to death while walking to school Gorilla shot to death when child falls into ...
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Using adjective of number

Which of the following does "There are three dogs and cats" mean? There are three dogs and three cats. There are three dogs and there are also some cats. There are 3 animals; they can be either a ...
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What is an adjective for a group of people who have already been convinced of something?

I'm looking for a word that could be used to describe a group of people who believe the same thing. The members of the blog site worked hard to win others over to their political views, unaware ...
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positive, negative and neutral adjectives

In English there are positive, negative and neutral(both positive and negative) adjectives describing personality traits. My question is that are "serious, silly, talkative,nervous" considered as ...
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Suggest an adjective for dislike of smell [closed]

What word can be used to describe a person who doesn't eat something because they don't like it's smell. For example: My friend doesn't like the smell of papaya and says that he can't stand it's smell....
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“Keyboard” version of “trigger-happy”?

What would be a good adjective to describe someone who sends/publishes digital artefacts without thought. For example: someone who likes participating in flame-wars, or someone who replies to an e-...
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What is the difference between phrases “buyer name” and “buyer's name”?

I really confused about using of possessive adjectives. One another example - "type of something" (type of thing) and something type (thing type) - what is the difference? Where and when should I use ...
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Usage of “back” as a verb. Can we use “We will back soon”?

Can we use "We will back soon"? Or is the correct form "We will be back soon"? What about "We'll be back soon"?
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Adjective for a person who says every word carefully [closed]

What is an adjective for a person who says everything very carefully, weighing the effect of each and every word? e.g. He is very "adjective" person.
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The quality of being “headstrong”

I can think of two options for a word meaning "the quality of being headstrong": "headstrongness", which sounds horrid "headstrength", which feels like it could be more grammatically correct but ...
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Adjective for person with learning disability?

I'm looking for an adjective to describe a person with a learning disability. I've thought of using "learning disabled", but I don't like the sound of it. I've also thought of using "learningly ...
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Is this correct usage of “designate” as an adjective?

I am aware that a designee is someone who is designated to do something, but I have seen some odd usage of the word designate because of its adjective form. I would like to make sure I am using the ...
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Is “allergic” a misnomer?

-ergic as in sentences like Y is Xergic denotes that Y has the property of being sensitive to X or that Y produces X. In simple terms, it means that the noun does something with x. In my field of ...
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Word for “someone who is fun, wild, free, spontaneous, unbound, etc.”

Use a single word to describe a girl who is fun, a little reckless, spontaneous, unbound.
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How to respond to negative questions (adjectives)?

My friend got me this question: When somebody asks, "Is it not available?" Should I say: (1) "Yes, it is not available." OR (2) "No, it is not available."? I know it would be better to use the word ...
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someone who just cares and follows where his own interests to?

What do you call someone who just cares about his own interests, doesn't look people up out of love or care or to check up on them. But just feigning to do while he panders mostly indirectly to end up ...