List of Adjectives: A Huge List of 900+ Adjectives from A to Z for ESL Learners

List of adjectives in English! Learn the useful list of common adjectives from A to Z to improve your vocabulary words with ESL printable infographic.

An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Often, the adjective is before the noun it describes. Sometimes an adjective is not followed by a noun, for example:

  • There is a tall woman.
  • This building is so high.
  • The joke she told was so not funny.
  • This house is very nice.

List of Adjectives

Below you will find the largest list of adjectives from A to Z you are likely to find anywhere.

Adjectives that Start with A

Here is the list of adjectives that start with letter A:

  • aback
  • abaft
  • abandoned
  • abashed
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abiding
  • abject
  • ablaze
  • able
  • abnormal
  • aboard
  • aboriginal
  • abortive
  • abounding
  • abrasive
  • abrupt
  • absent
  • absorbed
  • absorbing
  • abstracted
  • absurd
  • abundant
  • abusive
  • acceptable
  • accessible
  • accidental
  • accurate
  • acid
  • acidic
  • acoustic
  • acrid
  • actually
  • adamant
  • adorable
  • adventurous
  • aggressive
  • agitated
  • alert
  • aloof
  • amiable
  • amused
  • annoyed
  • antsy
  • anxious
  • appalling
  • appetizing
  • apprehensive
  • arrogant
  • ashamed
  • astonishing
  • attractive
  • average

Adjectives that Start with B

  • bad
  • barbarous
  • bashful
  • batty
  • bawdy
  • beautiful
  • beefy
  • befitting
  • belligerent
  • beneficial
  • bent
  • berserk
  • best
  • better
  • bewildered
  • big
  • billowy
  • bite-sized
  • biting
  • bitter
  • bizarre
  • black
  • black-and-white
  • bland
  • bloody
  • blue
  • blue-eyed
  • blushing
  • boiling
  • boorish
  • bored
  • boring
  • bouncy
  • boundless
  • brainy
  • brash
  • brave
  • brawny
  • breakable
  • breezy
  • brief
  • bright
  • broad
  • broken
  • brown
  • bulky
  • bumpy
  • burly
  • bustling
  • busy

Adjectives that Start with C

  • cagey
  • calculating
  • callous
  • calm
  • capable
  • capricious
  • careful
  • careless
  • caring
  • cautious
  • ceaseless
  • certain
  • changeable
  • charming
  • cheap
  • cheeky
  • cheerful
  • chemical
  • chief
  • childlike
  • chilly
  • chivalrous
  • chubby
  • chunky
  • clammy
  • classy
  • clean
  • clear
  • clever
  • cloistered
  • closed
  • cloudy
  • clueless
  • clumsy
  • cluttered
  • coherent
  • cold
  • colorful
  • colossal
  • combative
  • comfortable
  • common
  • complete
  • complex
  • concerned
  • condemned
  • condescending
  • confused
  • conscious
  • contemplative
  • convincing
  • convoluted
  • cooing
  • cool
  • cooperative
  • coordinated
  • corny
  • costly
  • courageous
  • cowardly
  • crabby
  • craven
  • crazy
  • creepy
  • crooked
  • cruel
  • cuddly
  • cultured
  • cumbersome
  • curious
  • curly
  • curved
  • curvy
  • cut
  • cynical

Adjectives that Start with D

  • daffy
  • daily
  • damaged
  • damaging
  • damp
  • dangerous
  • dapper
  • dark
  • dashing
  • dazzling
  • dead
  • deadpan
  • deafening
  • dear
  • debonair
  • decayed
  • deceitful
  • decisive
  • decorous
  • deep
  • deeply
  • defeated
  • defective
  • defiant
  • delicate
  • delicious
  • delightful
  • delirious
  • demonic
  • dependent
  • depraved
  • depressed
  • deranged
  • descriptive
  • deserted
  • despicable
  • detailed
  • determined
  • devilish
  • dilapidated
  • diminutive
  • disgusted
  • distinct
  • distraught
  • distressed
  • disturbed
  • dizzy
  • drab
  • drained
  • dull

Adjectives that Start with E

  • eager
  • early
  • earsplitting
  • earthy
  • easy
  • eatable
  • economic
  • ecstatic
  • educated
  • efficacious
  • efficient
  • eight
  • elastic
  • elated
  • elderly
  • electric
  • elegant
  • elfin
  • elite
  • emaciated
  • embarrassed
  • eminent
  • empty
  • enchanted
  • enchanting
  • encouraging
  • endurable
  • energetic
  • enormous
  • entertaining
  • enthusiastic
  • envious
  • equable
  • equal
  • erect
  • erratic
  • ethereal
  • exasperated
  • excited
  • exhilarated
  • extensive
  • exuberant

Adjectives that Start with F

  • fabulous
  • faded
  • faint
  • fair
  • faithful
  • fallacious
  • false
  • familiar
  • famous
  • fanatical
  • fancy
  • fantastic
  • far
  • far-flung
  • fascinated
  • fast
  • fat
  • faulty
  • fearful
  • fearless
  • feeble
  • feigned
  • female
  • fertile
  • festive
  • few
  • fierce
  • fierce
  • filthy
  • flat
  • floppy
  • fluttering
  • foolish
  • frantic
  • fresh
  • friendly
  • frightened
  • frothy
  • frustrating
  • funny
  • fuzzy

Adjectives that Start with G

  • gabby
  • gainful
  • gamy
  • gaping
  • garrulous
  • gaudy
  • general
  • gentle
  • ghastly
  • giant
  • giddy
  • gifted
  • gigantic
  • glamorous
  • gleaming
  • glib
  • glistening
  • glorious
  • glossy
  • godly
  • good
  • goofy
  • gorgeous
  • graceful
  • grandiose
  • grateful
  • gratis
  • gray
  • greasy
  • grieving
  • gritty
  • grotesque
  • grubby
  • grumpy

Adjectives that Start with H

  • habitual
  • half
  • hallowed
  • halting
  • handsome
  • handsomely
  • handy
  • hanging
  • hapless
  • happy
  • hard
  • hard-to-find
  • harebrained
  • harmonious
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • heady
  • healthy
  • heartbreaking
  • heavenly
  • heavy
  • hellish
  • helpful
  • helpless
  • hesitant
  • hideous
  • high
  • highfalutin
  • high-pitched
  • hilarious
  • hissing
  • historical
  • holistic
  • hollow
  • homeless
  • homely
  • honorable
  • horrible
  • horrific
  • hospitable
  • hot
  • huge
  • hulking
  • humdrum
  • humorous
  • hungry
  • hurried
  • hurt
  • hushed
  • husky
  • hypnotic
  • hysterical

Adjectives that Start with I

  • icky
  • icy
  • ideal
  • idiotic
  • ignorant
  • ill
  • illegal
  • ill-fated
  • ill-informed
  • illustrious
  • imaginary
  • immense
  • imminent
  • impartial
  • imperfect
  • impolite
  • important
  • imported
  • impossible
  • impressionable
  • incandescent
  • incompetent
  • inconclusive
  • incredible
  • industrious
  • inexpensive
  • infamous
  • innate
  • innocent
  • inquisitive
  • insidious
  • instinctive
  • intelligent
  • interesting
  • internal
  • intrigued
  • invincible
  • irate
  • irritable
  • irritating
  • itchy

Adjectives that Start with J

  • jaded
  • jagged
  • jazzy
  • jealous
  • jittery
  • jobless
  • jolly
  • joyous
  • judicious
  • juicy
  • jumbled
  • jumpy
  • juvenile

Adjectives that Start with K

  • kaput
  • keen
  • kind
  • kindhearted
  • kindly
  • knotty
  • knowing
  • known

Adjectives that Start with L

  • labored
  • lackadaisical
  • lacking
  • lame
  • lamentable
  • languid
  • large
  • last
  • late
  • laughable
  • lavish
  • lazy
  • lean
  • learned
  • left
  • legal
  • lethal
  • level
  • lewd
  • light
  • like
  • likeable
  • limping
  • literate
  • little
  • lively
  • livid
  • living
  • lonely
  • long
  • longing
  • long-term
  • loose
  • lopsided
  • loud
  • loutish
  • lovely
  • loving
  • low
  • lowly
  • lucky
  • ludicrous
  • lumpy
  • lush
  • luxuriant
  • lying
  • lyrical

Adjectives that Start with M

  • macabre
  • macho
  • maddening
  • madly
  • magenta
  • magical
  • magnificent
  • majestic
  • makeshift
  • male
  • malicious
  • mammoth
  • maniacal
  • many
  • marked
  • married
  • marvelous
  • massive
  • material
  • materialistic
  • mature
  • mean
  • measly
  • meaty
  • medical
  • meek
  • melancholy
  • mellow
  • melodic
  • melted
  • merciful
  • mere
  • messy
  • mighty
  • military
  • milky
  • mindless
  • miniature
  • minor
  • minute
  • miscreant
  • mistaken
  • misty
  • mixed
  • moaning
  • modern
  • moldy
  • momentous
  • moody
  • mortified
  • motionless
  • mountainous
  • muddled
  • muddy
  • mundane
  • murky
  • mushy
  • mute
  • mysterious

Adjectives that Start with N

  • naive
  • nappy
  • narrow
  • nasty
  • natural
  • naughty
  • nauseating
  • near
  • neat
  • nebulous
  • necessary
  • needless
  • needy
  • neighborly
  • nervous
  • new
  • next
  • nice
  • nifty
  • nimble
  • nine
  • nippy
  • noiseless
  • noisy
  • nonchalant
  • nondescript
  • nonsensical
  • nonstop
  • normal
  • nostalgic
  • nosy
  • noxious
  • null
  • numberless
  • numerous
  • nutritious
  • nutty

Adjectives that Start with O

  • oafish
  • obedient
  • obeisant
  • obese
  • obnoxious
  • obscene
  • obsequious
  • observant
  • obsolete
  • obtainable
  • oceanic
  • odd
  • offbeat
  • old
  • old-fashioned
  • omniscient
  • one
  • onerous
  • open
  • opposite
  • optimal
  • orange
  • ordinary
  • organic
  • ossified
  • outgoing
  • outrageous
  • outstanding

Adjectives that Start with P

  • painful
  • painstaking
  • pale
  • paltry
  • panicky
  • panoramic
  • parallel
  • parched
  • parsimonious
  • past
  • pastoral
  • pathetic
  • peaceful
  • penitent
  • perfect
  • periodic
  • permissible
  • perpetual
  • petite
  • precious
  • prickly
  • proud
  • pungent
  • puny

Adjectives that Start with Q

  • quack
  • quaint
  • quarrelsome
  • questionable
  • quick
  • quickest
  • quiet
  • quirky
  • quixotic
  • quizzical

Adjectives that Start with R

  • rabid
  • racial
  • ragged
  • rainy
  • rambunctious
  • rampant
  • rapid
  • rare
  • raspy
  • ratty
  • ready
  • real
  • reassured
  • rebel
  • receptive
  • recondite
  • red
  • redundant
  • reflective
  • regular
  • relieved
  • repulsive
  • responsive
  • ripe
  • robust
  • rotten
  • rotund
  • rough
  • round

Adjectives that Start with S

  • sable
  • sad
  • safe
  • salty
  • same
  • sarcastic
  • sassy
  • satisfying
  • savory
  • scandalous
  • scant
  • scarce
  • scared
  • scary
  • scattered
  • scientific
  • scintillating
  • scrawny
  • screeching
  • second
  • second-hand
  • selfish
  • shaggy
  • shaky
  • shallow
  • sharp
  • shiny
  • short
  • silky
  • silly
  • skinny
  • slimy
  • slippery
  • small
  • smarmy
  • smiling
  • smoggy
  • smooth
  • smug
  • soggy
  • solid
  • sore
  • sour
  • sparkling
  • spicy
  • splendid
  • spotless
  • square
  • stale
  • steady
  • steep
  • sticky
  • stormy
  • stout
  • straight
  • strange
  • strong
  • stunning
  • substantial
  • successful
  • succulent
  • superficial
  • superior
  • swanky
  • sweet

Adjectives that Start with T

  • taboo
  • tacit
  • tacky
  • talented
  • tall
  • tame
  • tan
  • tangible
  • tangy
  • tart
  • tasteful
  • tasteless
  • tasty
  • tawdry
  • tearful
  • tedious
  • teeny
  • teeny-tiny
  • telling
  • tender
  • tense
  • terrible
  • testy
  • thankful
  • thick
  • thoughtful
  • thoughtless
  • tight
  • timely
  • tricky
  • trite
  • troubled
  • twitterpated

Adjectives that Start with U

Here is the list of adjectives that start with letter U:

  • ubiquitous
  • ugliest
  • ugly
  • ultra
  • unable
  • unaccountable
  • unadvised
  • unarmed
  • unbecoming
  • unbiased
  • uncovered
  • understood
  • undesirable
  • unequal
  • unequaled
  • uneven
  • unhealthy
  • uninterested
  • unique
  • unkempt
  • unknown
  • unnatural
  • unruly
  • unsightly
  • unsuitable
  • untidy
  • unused
  • unusual
  • unwieldy
  • unwritten
  • upbeat
  • uppity
  • upset
  • uptight
  • used
  • useful
  • useless
  • utopian
  • utter
  • uttermost

Adjectives that Start with V

  • vacuous
  • vagabond
  • vague
  • valuable
  • various
  • vast
  • vengeful
  • venomous
  • verdant
  • versed
  • vexed
  • victorious
  • vigorous
  • violent
  • violet
  • virtuous
  • vivacious
  • vivid
  • voiceless
  • volatile
  • voracious
  • vulgar

Adjectives that Start with W

  • wacky
  • waggish
  • waiting
  • wakeful
  • wandering
  • warlike
  • warm
  • wary
  • wasteful
  • watery
  • weak
  • wealthy
  • weary
  • well-groomed
  • well-made
  • well-off
  • well-to-do
  • wet
  • whimsical
  • whispering
  • white
  • whole
  • whopping
  • wicked
  • wide
  • wide-eyed
  • wiggly
  • wild
  • willing
  • windy
  • wiry
  • wise
  • wistful
  • witty
  • wobbly
  • woebegone
  • womanly
  • wonderful
  • woozy
  • workable
  • worried
  • worthless
  • wrathful
  • wretched
  • wrong
  • wry

Adjectives that Start with Y

  • yellow
  • yielding
  • young
  • youthful
  • yummy

Adjectives that Start with Z

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