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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Adjectives

SIZE

astronomical:
extremely large

boundless:
having no limit
boundless optimism
She has boundless energy and enthusiasm.
opp: Bounded

colossal:
extremely large
In the centre of the hall stood a colossal wooden statue, decorated in ivory and gold.
They were asking a colossal amount of money for the house.

elephantine:
very large
She's so tiny she makes me feel elephantine.

enormous:
extremely large
an enormous car/house
He earns an enormous salary.
I was absolutely enormous when I was pregnant.
You've been an enormous help.

extensive:
covering a large area; having a great range
a school with extensive grounds

gigantic:
extremely large
a gigantic statue
The cost has been gigantic.

ginormous (informal):
extremely large
Even little Billie ate his way through a ginormous ice-cream sundae.

humongous or humungous (U.S. slang):
extremely large
Zesto's restaurant serves humungous burgers.

vast:
extremely large in area, size, amount, etc.
syn: huge
ex a vast area of forest.

immeasurable:
(formal) to large, great etc. to be measured
ex to cause immeasurable harm

immense:
extremely large or great
syn: enormous
ex there is still an immense amount of work to be done

undersisez:
not as big as normal

tiny:
very small in size or amount
ex only tiny minorities hold such extreme views.

massive:
1_very large, heavy and solid
ex the massive walls of the castle

2_extremely large or serious
ex the explosion made a massive hole in the ground

NATURAL SIGHTS

marvellous:
extremely good, wonderful
syn: fantastic, explendid
ex this will be a marvellous oportunity for her

picturesque:
(of a place, building, scene) pretty, especially in a way that looks old-fashioned
syn quaint
ex a picturesque cottage, village
this inn is picturesquely situated on the bancks of the river

exuberant:
1_full of energy, exitment and happiness
ex she gave an exuberant performance

2_(of plants) strong and healthy; growing quickly and well.

immaculate:
1_extremely clean and tidy
syn: spotless
ex an immaculated uniform, room

2_containing no mistakes
syn: perfect
an immaculate performance

palatial:
(of a room or building) very large and impressive; like a palace
syn esplendid


crowded:
1_having a lot of people or too many people
ex in spring the place is crowded with skiers
2_full of something
ex a room crowded with books

modern:
1_of the present time or recent times
syn: contemporary
ex the modern industrial world

magnificent:
extremely attractive and impressive; deserving praise
syn: splendid
ex she looked magnificent in her wedding dress/you`ve all done a magnificent job

stunning:
1_extremely atractive or impressive
syn: beautiful
ex a stunning view of the lake

2_extremely surprising or shocking
ex he suffered a stunning defeat in the election

sandy:
covered with or containnig sand
ex a sandy beach /sandy soil

OTHERS

crowded:
If a place is crowded, it is full of people
By ten o'clock the bar was crowded.

historic:
important or likely to be important in history
historic buildings
a historic day/moment
In a historic vote, the Church of England decided to allow women to become priests.

cosmopolitan:
containing or having experience of people and things from many different parts of the world
New York is a highly cosmopolitan city.

touristy:
describes a place which is not attractive because a lot of tourists visit it and it is full of things for them to buy and do
This used to be an attractive seaside town, but now it's become very touristy.

industrial:
in or related to industry, or having a lot of industry and factories, etc
industrial output
industrial expansion
an industrial landscape/nation
He has an industrial background (= He has worked in industry).

deserted:
If a place is deserted, there are no people in it
a deserted building/street
The coastal resorts are deserted (= do not have many visitors) in winter.

Descriptive Adjectives List
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Appearance
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Personality
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Feelings
Adorable
Aggressive
Afraid
Attractive
Ambitious
Angry
Alluring
Amused
Anxious
Beautiful
Brave
Bad
Bewildered
Bright
Bored
Confident
Cruel
Calm
Cheerful
Combative
Confused
Cultured
Co-operative
Comfortable
Clumsy
Cowardly
Creepy
Drab
Dangerous
Depressed
Dull
Diligent
Disturbed
Dynamic
Determined
Dominating
Disillusioned
Disagreeable
Deceitful
Elegant
Evil
Envious
Fair
Frank
Faithful
Filthy
Fearless
Fine
Gentle
Generous
Good
Glamorous
Gifted
Grieving
Handsome
Helpful
Horrible
Homely
Harmonious
Happy
Hurt
Hesitant
Hungry
Ill-mannered
Instinctive
Ill
Jolly
Jealous
Jovial
Kind-hearted
Knowledgeable
Kind
Lovely
Loner
Lively
Magnificent
Mysterious
Mature
Nervous
Naughty
Nice
Pleasant
Pleasing
Proud
Perfect
Placid
Peaceful
Plucky
Punctual
Protective
Smiling
Successful
Sorrowful
Splendid
Sedate
Silly
Self-assured
Sincere
Sombre
Snobbish
Selfish
Sore
Thoughtful
Talented
Tired
Tense
Thrifty
Troubled
Timid
Truculent
Testy
Upset
Unbiased
Unwell
Vivacious
Voracious
Vengeful
Wonderful
Witty
Wicked
Worried
Wise
Weary
Wild
Warm
Wrong
Zaftig
Zany
Zestful
eg- What an adorable baby!
eg- He was a brave knight.
eg- She was in a jovial mood.

Following is a list of descriptive adjectives that describe shape, sound, size, time and quantity.
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Shape
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Size
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Time
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Quantity
Broad
Big
Ancient
Abundant
Crooked
Colossal
Annual
Bountiful
Circular
Great
Brief
Cumbersome
Distorted
Gigantic
Early
Empty
Flat
Huge
Fast
Extra
Hollow
Large
Late
Few
Narrow
Miniature
Modern
Heavy
Round
Mammoth
Old
Myriad
Square
Petite
Rapid
Many
Skinny
Tall
Swift
Multiple
Steep
Thin
Slow
Numerous
Wide
Tiny
Young
Substantial
eg- A skinny boy
eg- A miniature train
eg- An ancient manuscript
eg- Myriad stars

The following descriptive adjectives list qualify nouns related to sound, taste, touch and color.
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Sound
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Taste
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Touch
List of Descriptive Adjectives Describing Color
Blaring
Bitter
Hard
Azure
Cooing
Delicious
Loose
Aqua
Deafening
Fresh
Rough
Blue
Loud
Hot
Smooth
Black
Melancholic
Icy
Slippery
Crimson
Noisy
Juicy
Sticky
Cyan
Soft
Spicy
Sharp
Gold
Shrill
Sweet
Scattered
Green
Squeaking
Sour
Soft
Magenta
Silent
Salty
Tender
Orange
Thundering
Tasty
Uneven
Pink
Whispering
Tasteless
Wet
Turquoise
eg- Blaring loudspeaker
eg- Delicious pastry
eg- Rough surface
eg- Green diamond






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2007
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