958 Adjectives That End With US

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abdominous (adjective) having a large belly Synonyms: paunchy, potbellied
abranchious (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: abranchial, abranchiate, gill-less
abstemious (adjective) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
(adjective) marked by temperance in indulgence Synonyms: light
abstentious (adjective) self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink Synonyms: abstinent
acanthous (adjective) shaped like a spine or thorn Synonyms: acanthoid, spinous
acarpellous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpelous
acarpelous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpellous
acarpous (adjective) producing no fruit
acclivitous (adjective) sloping upward Synonyms: rising, uphill
acephalous (adjective) lacking a head or a clearly defined head
acetous (adjective) tasting or smelling like vinegar Synonyms: acetose, vinegarish, vinegary
achlamydeous (adjective) not having a floral envelope or perianth
achromatous (adjective) having little or inadequate color
achromous (adjective) having no color Synonyms: achromic
acidophilous (adjective) especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium Synonyms: acidophilic, aciduric
acidulous (adjective) being sour to the taste Synonyms: acid, acidic, acidulent
acinous (adjective) pertaining to one of the small sacs (as in a compound gland) Synonyms: acinar, acinic, acinose
acrimonious (adjective) marked by strong resentment or cynicism Synonyms: bitter
acrocarpous (adjective) (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem
acrogenous (adjective) pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem Synonyms: acrogenic
acronymous (adjective) characterized by the use of acronyms Synonyms: acronymic
actinomorphous (adjective) capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis Synonyms: actinomorphic
actinomycetous (adjective) of or belonging to the actinomycetes Synonyms: actinomycetal
adactylous (adjective) without fingers and/or toes
adenocarcinomatous (adjective) of or pertaining to adenocarcinoma
adscititious (adjective) added or derived from something outside; not inherent
(adjective) supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
adulterous (adjective) characterized by adultery Synonyms: extracurricular, extramarital
(adjective) not faithful to a spouse or lover Synonyms: cheating, two-timing
advantageous (adjective) giving an advantage Synonyms: favorable, favourable
(adjective) appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
adventitious (adjective) associated by chance and not an integral part
adventurous (adjective) willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises Synonyms: adventuresome
aeriferous (adjective) conveying air; as the bronchial tubes
aerophilous (adjective) depending on free oxygen or air Synonyms: aerobic, aerophilic
agamous (adjective) (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction Synonyms: agamic, agamogenetic, apomictic, parthenogenetic
alacritous (adjective) quick and eager
albuminous (adjective) relating to or containing or resembling albumin
alliaceous (adjective) of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium
(adjective) smelling of onions or garlic
allochthonous (adjective) of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed
allogamous (adjective) relating to cross-fertilization in plants
allomerous (adjective) pertaining to allomerism
altitudinous (adjective) indefinitely high; lofty
aluminiferous (adjective) containing alum or aluminum
aluminous (adjective) pertaining to or containing aluminum or alum
ambagious (adjective) roundabout and unnecessarily wordy Synonyms: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic
ambidextrous (adjective) equally skillful with each hand Synonyms: two-handed
(adjective) marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another Synonyms: deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced
ambiguous (adjective) having more than one possible meaning
(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead Synonyms: equivocal
(adjective) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
ambitious (adjective) having a strong desire for success or achievement
(adjective) requiring full use of your abilities or resources Synonyms: challenging
amebous (adjective) pertaining to or resembling amoebae Synonyms: ameban, amebic, amoeban, amoebic, amoebous
amentaceous (adjective) (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins Synonyms: amentiferous
amentiferous (adjective) (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins Synonyms: amentaceous
ametabolous (adjective) undergoing slight or no metamorphosis Synonyms: ametabolic
amoebous (adjective) pertaining to or resembling amoebae Synonyms: ameban, amebic, amebous, amoeban, amoebic
amorous (adjective) inclined toward or displaying love Synonyms: amative
(adjective) expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance Synonyms: amatory, romantic
amorphous (adjective) lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies Synonyms: unstructured
(adjective) without real or apparent crystalline form Synonyms: uncrystallised, uncrystallized
(adjective) unclear because vague or badly organized
(adjective) having no definite form or distinct shape Synonyms: formless, shapeless
(adjective) (of a group of people or an organization) unorganized or unfocused
amphibious (adjective) operating or living on land and in water
(adjective) relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia Synonyms: amphibian
amphitropous (adjective) (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
amylaceous (adjective) resembling starch Synonyms: amyloid, amyloidal, farinaceous, starchlike
anachronous (adjective) chronologically misplaced Synonyms: anachronic, anachronistic
anadromous (adjective) migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
analogous (adjective) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
(adjective) similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar Synonyms: correspondent
anasarcous (adjective) characterized by or affected by dropsy
anatropous (adjective) (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk Synonyms: inverted
androgenous (adjective) of or related to androgenesis Synonyms: androgenetic
androgynous (adjective) having both male and female characteristics
(adjective) relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance
anemophilous (adjective) of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
anencephalous (adjective) characterized by partial or total absence of a brain Synonyms: anencephalic
anestrous (adjective) (of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus; not in heat
(adjective) of or relating to anestrus Synonyms: anestric, anoestrous
anfractuous (adjective) full of twists and turns
anginous (adjective) of or related to the pain of angina pectoris Synonyms: anginal, anginose
angiocarpous (adjective) having or being fruit enclosed in a shell or husk Synonyms: angiocarpic
angiomatous (adjective) of or related to or having a tumor of the kind known as an angioma
angiospermous (adjective) of or related to or characteristic of plants that are angiosperms
anhydrous (adjective) without water; especially without water of crystallization
anisogamous (adjective) relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape) Synonyms: anisogamic
anoestrous (adjective) of or relating to anestrus Synonyms: anestric, anestrous
anomalous (adjective) deviating from the general or common order or type
anonymous (adjective) having no known name or identity or known source Synonyms: anon.
(adjective) not known or lacking marked individuality
anthophagous (adjective) feeding on flowers Synonyms: anthophilous
anthophilous (adjective) feeding on flowers Synonyms: anthophagous
anthropomorphous (adjective) suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things Synonyms: anthropomorphic, humanlike
anthropophagous (adjective) of or relating to eaters of human flesh
antimonious (adjective) relating to or derived from antimony Synonyms: antimonic
antonymous (adjective) of words: having opposite meanings
anurous (adjective) not having a tail Synonyms: tailless
anxious (adjective) eagerly desirous Synonyms: dying
(adjective) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety Synonyms: nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
apetalous (adjective) (of flowers) having no petals Synonyms: petalless
aphyllous (adjective) devoid of leaves
apivorous (adjective) feeding on bees
apocarpous (adjective) (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
apocynaceous (adjective) of or relating to tropical plants of the family Apocynaceae
apodous (adjective) (of snakes and eels) naturally footless Synonyms: apodal
apogamous (adjective) of or relating to the development of an embryo in the absence of fertilization Synonyms: apogametic, apogamic
apterous (adjective) (of insects) without wings Synonyms: apteral
aqueous (adjective) produced by the action of water Synonyms: sedimentary
(adjective) similar to or containing or dissolved in water
aquiferous (adjective) of or relating to an aquifer
araceous (adjective) relating to a plant of the family Araceae Synonyms: aroid
arboraceous (adjective) abounding in trees Synonyms: arboreous, woodsy, woody
arboreous (adjective) inhabiting or frequenting trees Synonyms: arboreal, tree-living
(adjective) resembling a tree in form and branching structure Synonyms: arboreal, arborescent, arboresque, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, tree-shaped, treelike
(adjective) abounding in trees Synonyms: arboraceous, woodsy, woody
arborous (adjective) of or relating to or formed by trees Synonyms: arborary, arboreal, arborical
arduous (adjective) difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
(adjective) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort Synonyms: backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
(adjective) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance Synonyms: straining, strenuous
arenaceous (adjective) resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas Synonyms: sandlike, sandy

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