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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Devastated - verb or adjective

He was devastated when he learnt that his best friend was migrating. I would like to find out if devastated in this use case is a verb or an adjective.
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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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What's the opposite of hypochondriacal?

A hypochondriacal person is someone who is excessively preoccupied with and worried about his or her health. Is there a term for the other end of the spectrum -- somebody extremely carefree, ...
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What is an adjective referring to “someone who puts people down”?

I was just thinking about someone I went to school with who had a penchant for putting people down, and I was trying to think of a word that describes this, but couldn't find it. It would be a synonym ...
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Is there a word to describe someone who often inaccurately uses words?

Or a word to describe the act of inaccurately using complicated or unusual words (often in an attempt to sound more intelligent)? I considered 'bombastic' but it doesn't have that quality of ...
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A word for: someone who is easy to talk to

I want to convey the idea that such and such person is very easy to talk to. I know that: 'talk to-able' is not a word, obviously. I can always say, "He is very easy to talk to." But I am looking ...
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“eldest” vs. “firstborn”

A family genealogist discovered that his grandparent who was believed to have had six siblings actually had two more who had died very young; one died a few days after birth. The firstborn died at ...
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Word that describes a clown who weakens an argument by taking a side

When there is more than one side in a debate, an argument can be weakened by someone who is seen as stupid or a joker if they are vocal about it. This invalidates your beliefs because if crazy person ...
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Adjective for someone who knows their limits

I am looking for adjectives for describing a person who knows their limits, what they are capable of and what not, knows their weak and strong points. Usage example: When you are going through a new ...
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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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A word used to describe someone who loves to be photographed

I am trying to figure out if there is a word to describe a person who loves to be photographed.
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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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What is the meaning of “phantastic” and what does a dated form of a word mean?

I recently saw this word used in a Android SE post and at first I thought the user misspelt the word but actually I found that a word "phantastic" exists. The phantastic meaning of yourdictionary ...
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“Nervous” vs. “anxious”

Are these words interchangeable? When would you use one over the other? For example, is it correct to say you "feel nervous" or "feel anxious"? Is it correct to say you are an "anxious person" or a "...
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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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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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Opposite of “arrogant”/“having attitude”

Are self-abased and humble both opposite to arrogant or having attitude? What are their differences? What are words for the opposite to arrogant, respectively in a positive, negative, and neutral way?
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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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Afraid/shy/uncomfortable when going to meet someone so instead you create an excuse to avoid meeting/seeing them

This word was on my mind earlier, been trying to remember it but can't. It is used when someone is uncomfortable of meeting someone else; they fear something and overthink. So they try to avoid ...
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What's a good word for a lack of concentration?

I'm looking for an adjective that describes not concentrated. Something like "flying around", "not really here". In hebrew it would've been מעופף.
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Is there a word to describe an individual who has complete control over his negative and positive emotions?

Let's say examples of negative emotions are sadness and despair, and example of positive emotions are happiness and pride. So is there a word that describes a person who has total, complete control ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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adjective-born or noun-born?

Which is correct? Claudette Colbert was a French-born American actress or Claudette Colbert was a France-born American actress? and The Texas-born LBJ was a political reformer or The Texan-...
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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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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 is a noun for “one who is responsible”?

The word "responsible" works as an adjective only. What is a noun for a person who bears some responsibility (i.e. is accountable for something)? Note: Originally my question was longer, but the ...
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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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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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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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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 a type of conversation where no real information is conveyed but rather the speakers are establishing a connection.

There is an english word (adj) that refers to a type of conversation where no real real information is being conveyed but rather the speakers are establishing a connection. A casual conversation ...
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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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Word that means “healing” or “spiritually healing”?

I know there is a word that means 'healing' as in "The therapy session was very ______", blank meaning it was healing (possibly of emotional wounds from the past).
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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", ...