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Common Adjectives

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large, sizable, substantial, great, huge, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, gigantic

big, great, huge, sizable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, giant


measuring a small distance from end to end, small, little, tiny brief fleeting, passing, quick


moving or capable of moving at high speed, quick, swift, rapid, speedy


having a high degree of heat or a high temperature, scorching, boiling, searing, fiery


to be desired or approved of, healthy, fine, sound, fit, robust, superior, integrity


having lived for a long time, no longer young, elderly, senior, aged


attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful, lovely, good-looking


a natural oily or greasy sustance, having a large amount of excess flesh, plump, stout, overweight


feeling or showing pleasure or contentment, joyful, jolly, cheery, merry, lighthearted


containing or holding as much or as many as possible, brimfull,filled up, brimming


with little or no light, black, pitch-black, inky, gloom


causing laughter or amusement, humerous, witty, comic, droll, jocular, amusing


arousing curiosity or interest, holding or catching attention, fascinating, gripping, compelling


low in price, worth more than its cost, inexpensive, low-priced, low-cost, economical


of great vertical extent, tall, lofty, towering, soaring, elevated, giant, big


extending far down from the top or surface, cavernous, yawning, gaping


in good health, well, fine, fit, in good shape, robust, strong, vigorous


having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy, affluent, well-to-do, prosperous


easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold, not hard or firm to the touch, mushy


achieved withoug great effort; presenting few difficulties, uncomplicated, undemanding, simple


free from dirt, marks or stains, washed, scrubbed, cleansed, dleaned, virtuous, good


protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost, secure, protected


identical; not different, twin, duplicate, alike, matching, selfsame


happening or completed fefore the usual or expected time for completion


having the power to move heavy weights, powerful, muscular, brawny, sturdy, burly, robust


the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of simething, summit, peak, pinnacle, crest, tip


pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically, attractive, very pretty, handsome, good looking, alluring


(of a man) good-looking, attractive, striking, gorgeous


feeling or displaying the need for food, ravenous, empty stomach, faint with hunger


feeling a need to drink something, dry, parched, baked, dehydrated


in need of sleep or rest; weary, exhausted, worn out, dog-tired, bone-tired, drained, wasted


having a great deal to accomplish, occupied, engaged, involved, employed, working


not under the control or in the power of another, able to act or be done as one wishes, without cost


of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average, special, eminent, important


kind or pleasant, affable, amiable, congenial, cordial, warm, affectionate, sociable


preferred before all others of the same kind, favored, best-loved, dearest, strongly preferred


small in size, amount, or degree, , small-scale, compact, miniscule, baby, undersized, wee, micro


of a size that is less than normal or usual. little, compact, tiny, miniature, mini


of great or more than average height, especially with respect to an object relative to width


moving or operating or designed to do so, only at a low speed, not quick or fast, sluggish, plodding


of or at a low or relatively low termerature, especially compared to the human body, chilly,cool, icy


of poor quality; inferior or defective, evil, inadequate, defective, shoddy, imperfect


not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time


unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance, unattractive, unappealing, hideous, awful


having opposite surfaces or sides close together, skinny, narrow


feeling or showing sorrow, unhappy, depressed, downcast, down, despondent


containing nothing; not filled or occupied, vacant, unoccupied, abandoned


the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible, illumination or glow


(of a person) solumn or thoughtful in character or manner, earnest, grave, somber, sober


not interesting; dedious, dull, monotonous, unvaried, uneventful, repetitive


costing a lot of money, costly, high-priced, dear, pricey, exorbitant, big-ticket


of less than average height from top to bottom, short, nearly empty, small, little


of little depth


affected by physical or mental illness, ill, unwell, feeling poorly, ailing


lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered normal in a society, indigent


solid, firm, and resistant to pressure, not easily broken, bent or pierced, hardened


needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand, laborious, tough


covered or marked with an unclean substance, grimy, grubby, filthy, muddy, stained


able or likely to cause harm or injury, menacing, threatening, hazardous, perilous, risky


not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form or quality, dissimilar


doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time, tardy


lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks, lacking physical strength


the lowest point or part, buttocks, base, foot, seat, backside

 
   

See also :

Grammar : Adjectives

Vocabulary : Colors

For Pictures, see : The Oxford Picture Dictionary, page 11.

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