102 Amazing Adjectives!

The purpose of this list is to bring you interesting words, that I particularly love. These words are specifically adjectives, and I have organized them alphabetically for your convenience and quick referencing.

  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; concise
  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 leisure; 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; charitable.
  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; voracious.

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.




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