102 Amazing Adjectives!

Today I have compiled a list of unusual adjectives that I don’t think most readers would know. All these words are real words, and all of these words can be found (And MANY more) on dictionary.com. This list, like all other word lists are in alphabetical order.

  1. Agog – Highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
  2. Allegiant – Loyal; faithful.
  3. Allegorical – Consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allegory; figurative.
  4. Altruistic – Unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic ).
  5. Amaranthine – Unfading; everlasting.
  6. Amative – Disposed to love.
  7. Ambrosial – Exceptionally pleasant to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
  8. Ardent – Having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent.
  9. Atrabilious – Gloomy morose; melancholy
  10. Automagical – Done, operating or happening in a way that is hidden from or not understood by the user and in that sense, apparently magical.
  11. Beamish – Bright, cheerful, and optimistic.
  12. Boffo – Highly effective or successful.
  13. Bohemian – (usually lowercase) A person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
  14. Brobdingnagian – Of huge size; gigantic; tremendous
  15. Brusque – Abrupt in manner; blunt; rough.
  16. Bucolic – Of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life
  17. Bumtious – Offensively self-assertive.
  18. Castellated – Having many castles
  19. Catawampus – Askew; awry.
  20. Cate-Cousin – An intimate friend
  21. Choleric – Extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible.
  22. Circadian – Noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals.
  23. Clairvoyant – Having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision.
  24. Commodus – Spacious and convenient; roomy.
  25. Congenial – Agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character.
  26. Contemporary – Existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time.
  27. Coquettish – (of a woman) Characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner.
  28. Cosmopolitan – Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
  29. Craven – Cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous.
  30. Crepuscular – Of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim
  31. Crepuscular – Of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
  32. Cryophilic – Preferring or thriving in low temperatures.
  33. Diffident – Lacking confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy. restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc.
  34. Dissonant – Disagreeing or harsh in sound; discordant. out of harmony; incongruous; at variance.
  35. Du Jour – Prepared on a particular day; of the kind being served today: fashionable; current.
  36. Effulgent – Shinning forth brilliantly; radiant
  37. Ensemble – All the parts of a thing taken together so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole.
  38. Epistolary – Contained in or carried on by letters.
  39. Fabular – Of or relating to a story, novel, or the like written in the form of a fable
  40. Fickle – Likely to change, especially due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable.
  41. Forthwith – Immediately; at once; without delay.
  42. Frabjous – Wonderful, elegant, superb.
  43. Fulsome – Offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive; overdone or gross:
  44. Genteel – Belonging or suited to polite society.
  45. Gregarious – Fond of the company of others; sociable. living in flocks or herds, as animals.
  46. Hackneyed – Made commonplace or trite; stale; banal.
  47. Heuristic – Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his/her own, as by trial and error.
  48. Histrionic – Of or relating to actors or acting. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.
  49. Immutable – Not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.
  50. Impetuous – Of, relating to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive.
  51. Incidental – Happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else.
  52. Inclement – Severe, rough, or harsh; stormy. not kind or merciful.
  53. Incorrigible – Not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar. impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable.
  54. Indefatigable – Incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
  55. Insouciant – Free from concern, worry, or anxiety; nonchalant.
  56. Irenic – Tending to promote pace or reconciliation.
  57. Lackadaisical- Without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic
  58. Laconic – Expressing much in few words; consise
  59. Leeward – pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward. Further Example: Mrs. Frizbee and the Rats of Nym ).
  60. Magniloquent – Speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful
  61. Malapert – Unbecomingly bold or saucy.
  62. Maudlin – Foolishly sentimental.
  63. Mesmerize – To hypnotize. to spellbind; fascinate. to compel by fascination.
  64. Negatory – marked by negation; denying; negative.
  65. Nimbus – The type of dense clouds or cloud mass with ragged edges, that yields rain or snow; a rain cloud.
  66. Nugatory – Of no real value; trifling; worthless
  67. Oneiric – Of or relating to dreams.
  68. Opprobrious – Outrageously disgraceful or shameful
  69. Otiose – Being at leasure; idle; indolent
  70. Peripatetic – Walking or traveling about; itinerant.
  71. Picaresque – Pertaining to, characteristic of, or characterized by a form of prose fiction, originally developed in Spain, in which the adventures of an engagingly roguish hero are described in a series of usually humorous or satiric episodes that often depict, in realistic detail, the everyday life of the common people.
  72. Pickwickian – Meant or understood in a sense different from the apparent or unusual one.
  73. Platonic – Surely spiritual; free from sensual desire, especially in a relationship between two persons of the opposite gender.
  74. Puckish – mischievous; impish.
  75. Pugnacious – Inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent
  76. Quasi – Resembling; seeming; virtual.
  77. Quixotic – Extravagantly chivalrous or romantic.
  78. Quoticlium – Transfer of all one’s interest, as in a parcel of real estate, especially without a warranty of title.
  79. Raucous – Harsh; strident; grating.
  80. Remontant – Blooming more than once a season.
  81. Rhapsodic – Extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.
  82. Sanguine – Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident.
  83. Saurian – Resembling a lizard
  84. Senescent – Growing old; aging. Cell Biology. (of a cell) no longer capable of dividing but still alive and metabolically active.
  85. Sesquipedalian – Given to using long words. (of a word) containing many syllables (Further Example: S.Q. Pedallian – The Mysterious Benedict Society).
  86. Snarky – Testy or irritable; short
  87. Sororal – Of, pertaining to or characteristic of a sister or sisters.
  88. Stelliferous – Having or abounding in stars.
  89. Striated – Marked with striae; furrowed; striped; streaked.
  90. Superogatory – Going on beyond the requirement of duty.
  91. Susurrant – Softly murmuring; whispering.Eleemosynary – Of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitab.
  92. Sylvan – Of, relating to, or inhabiting the woods.
  93. Temperate – Moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.
  94. Thespian – (often lowercase)Pertaining to tragedy or to the dramatic art in general.
  95. Tonsorial – Of or relating to a barber or barbering.
  96. Transient -Not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
  97. Tumescent – Pompous and Pretentious, especially in the use of language
  98. Tumultuary – Confused; disorderly; haphazard
  99. Unctuous – Characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
  100. Urbane – Having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities.
  101. Venal – Willing to sell one’s influence, especially in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary.
  102. Veridical – Truthful; veracious.

I hope you enjoyed learning these amazing words! Coming soon will be a list of unusual nouns. I completely didn’t notice the definition of 59, until I was editing, I think my mother will be pleased, Mrs. Frizbee and the Rats of Nym is one of her favorite books.

Au Revoir! -Wysteria


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