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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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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Why does “this car is riding fastly” sound terribly awkward?

I checked this and this answer, 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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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Indefinite article with an abstract noun

I can't get how to use indefinite article with an abstract noun. I often see constructions like this one: indefinite article + adjective + abstract noun. I mean are there any rules when to use or not ...
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When can an adjective phrase be a sentence predicate?

It was suggested that A man is stood by the car is non standard. I'm aware that it looks confusing or clumsy. But can't 'stood by the car' be an adjectival phrase describing the man?
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Adverb or Adjective

What would be correct: Use an adverb to modify another adjective or simply an adjective in the following sentence? The technique generates unnecessary large number of classifiers The ...
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What are good adjectives that mean “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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Can I say “Thank you for your flattering comments” without sounding negative?

My colleague wrote his review on me and mentioned many good things about me. I want to show my appreciation to him, but I'm not sure if I can say "Thank you for your flattering comments" without ...
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What's the adjective for someone who requires too much? [closed]

they require too many things or want people to do too many things even when they are unnecessary
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How do I say “He played varied roles very well in the movie”

What is the best way to say "the actor plays various roles in the movie?" What I really want to say is that the actor played many different kinds of emotions and personalities very well. I'm having ...
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Preposition choice adjectives

What's the right sentence ? People were embarrassed OF the result of their team who played badly or People were embarrassed BY the result of their team who played badly ? Thank you so much
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While all states face similar industrial waste problems

While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines the types and amounts of waste produced, as well ...
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Is there an alternative adjective to 'written' with an -al suffix?

I'm ideally looking for a single word adjective with an -al suffix. i.e. similar to 'verbal', and 'visual' but that relates to written communications rather than spoken or illustrative communications. ...
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Is there a term for a word whose presence achieves the opposite effect to the one intended?

Specifically where the intent is to interest, excite or entice the reader. Such words often come across as 'not-quite superlatives', or create the impression that lawyers have been involved in wording ...
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Adjectives Order [duplicate]

I would like to as about adjectives order. As I understand there is a rule for adjective order in adj adj noun. Here is my understanding: Opinion>Size>Shape>Age>Color>Nationality/Origin>Material>...
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Can't answer a question in arguments [closed]

If two people are debating, and one of them asked the other person a question and he got confused and couldn't answer this question. But he is impressed with this question. Is there any verb ...
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Usage of “more so”

Is there any difference between these two? John and Mike are good people, more so John. John and Mike are good people, especially John. Can I use more so to start sentences? John and Mike are ...
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What is the adjective for this kind of presentation of data?

For example, one can state Jane is a student. She is 20 years old. Jane likes swimming and reading. Jane's closest friends are Carmen, Mia and Alison. Otherwise, this can be stated as Name: ...
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“A little this and that”

When ordering a sandwich today, I said, "Could you give me a little lettuce and onions?" because I wanted small amounts of lettuce and onions. However, when I thought about it later, I wasn't sure if ...
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Adjective for objects (graphs, networks or polygons) having the same number of edges

I am looking for an adjective form to describe similar geometric objects (graphs, networks, polygons) that have "the same number of edges" (for a technical audience, a scientific paper). [EDIT] Based ...
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“Seductive” as an adjective for describing snake

I would really appreciate if some native English speaker help me in clearing my doubt. Recently, in one of Indian English newspaper the column writer wrote the following: "A scary sci-fi scenario. ...
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Is there a one-word adjective for “needs moderation”?

When forum posts get flagged for some of several reasons (offensive, copyright violation, etc) and are waiting for a moderator to look at them, they are [adjective]. I'm not looking for "offensive", ...
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Is there a word that describes an individual who is always clueless when he has to face major challenges?

If a person does not have the ability to reason logically in high pressure situations (and is consequently always clueless), what term can be used to describe such a person? I'm looking for an ...