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1615 Adjectives That Start With A

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abactinal (adjective) (of radiate animals) located on the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated
abandoned (adjective) forsaken by owner or inhabitants Synonyms: derelict, deserted
(adjective) unrestrained and uninhibited
abashed (adjective) feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed Synonyms: embarrassed, chagrined
abasic (adjective) of or relating to abasia (inability to walk) Synonyms: abatic
abatable (adjective) capable of being abated
abatic (adjective) of or relating to abasia (inability to walk) Synonyms: abasic
abaxial (adjective) facing away from the axis of an organ or organism Synonyms: dorsal
abbatial (adjective) of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess
abbreviated (adjective) (of clothing) very short Synonyms: brief
(adjective) cut short in duration Synonyms: shortened, truncated
abdicable (adjective) capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished
abdominal (adjective) of or relating to or near the abdomen
abdominous (adjective) having a large belly Synonyms: paunchy, potbellied
abdominovesical (adjective) of or relating to the abdomen and the urinary bladder
abducent (adjective) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part Synonyms: abducting
abducting (adjective) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part Synonyms: abducent
abecedarian (adjective) alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)
aberrant (adjective) markedly different from an accepted norm Synonyms: deviant, deviate
abeyant (adjective) inactive but capable of becoming active Synonyms: dormant
abhorrent (adjective) offensive to the mind Synonyms: repugnant, repulsive, detestable, obscene
abiding (adjective) lasting a long time Synonyms: imperishable, enduring
abient (adjective) characterized by avoidance or withdrawal
abiogenetic (adjective) originating by abiogenesis
abject (adjective) of the most contemptible kind Synonyms: miserable, scummy, scurvy, low, low-down
(adjective) most unfortunate or miserable
(adjective) showing utter resignation or hopelessness Synonyms: unhopeful
(adjective) showing humiliation or submissiveness
ablated (adjective) made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization
ablative (adjective) tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
(adjective) relating to the ablative case
ablaze (adjective) keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement Synonyms: aflame, aroused
(adjective) lighted up by or as by fire or flame Synonyms: on fire, afire, aflame, aflare, alight
(adjective) resembling flame in brilliance or color
(adjective) lighted with red light as if with flames Synonyms: reddened, inflamed
able (adjective) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
(adjective) have the skills and qualifications to do things well Synonyms: capable
(adjective) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
(adjective) having a strong healthy body Synonyms: able-bodied
abloom (adjective) when the bud, or buds, on a plant are bursting into flower Synonyms: efflorescent
ablutionary (adjective) cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands Synonyms: cleansing
abnormal (adjective) not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm Synonyms: unnatural
(adjective) departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
(adjective) much greater than the normal
abolishable (adjective) capable of being abolished
abolitionary (adjective) relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery
abomasal (adjective) relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)
abominable (adjective) unequivocally detestable Synonyms: detestable, odious, execrable
(adjective) exceptionally bad or displeasing Synonyms: unspeakable, dreadful, painful, atrocious, awful, terrible
aboral (adjective) opposite to or away from the mouth
aboriginal (adjective) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning Synonyms: native
(adjective) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state Synonyms: primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial
abortifacient (adjective) causing abortion
abortive (adjective) failing to accomplish an intended result Synonyms: unsuccessful, stillborn
aboulic (adjective) suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions Synonyms: abulic
abounding (adjective) existing in abundance Synonyms: galore
about (adjective) on the move Synonyms: astir
above (adjective) appearing earlier in the same text
aboveboard (adjective) without concealment or deception; honest Synonyms: straightforward
aboveground (adjective) on or above the surface of the ground
abranchial (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchiate, abranchious
abranchiate (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchial, abranchious
abranchious (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchial, abranchiate
abrasive (adjective) causing abrasion Synonyms: scratchy
(adjective) sharply disagreeable; rigorous Synonyms: harsh
abreast (adjective) being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge Synonyms: up on, au courant, au fait
abridged (adjective) (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
abroach (adjective) of a cask or barrel Synonyms: broached
abroad (adjective) in a foreign country Synonyms: overseas
abrupt (adjective) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions Synonyms: disconnected
(adjective) exceedingly sudden and unexpected
(adjective) dangerously steep Synonyms: precipitous, sharp
(adjective) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
abscessed (adjective) infected and filled with pus
absent (adjective) not being in a specified place
(adjective) nonexistent Synonyms: missing, wanting, lacking
(adjective) lost in thought; showing preoccupation Synonyms: scatty, absentminded, abstracted
absentminded (adjective) lost in thought; showing preoccupation Synonyms: scatty, absent, abstracted
absolute (adjective) perfect or complete or pure
(adjective) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers Synonyms: rank, right-down, downright, out-and-out, sheer
(adjective) not limited by law
(adjective) expressing finality with no implication of possible change
(adjective) not capable of being violated or infringed Synonyms: infrangible, inviolable
absolutist (adjective) pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism Synonyms: absolutistic
absolutistic (adjective) pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism Synonyms: absolutist
absolved (adjective) freed from any question of guilt Synonyms: exculpated, exonerated, vindicated, clear, cleared
absolvitory (adjective) providing absolution Synonyms: exonerative, forgiving
absorbable (adjective) capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
absorbed (adjective) giving or marked by complete attention to Synonyms: rapt, intent, engrossed, enwrapped, wrapped, captive
(adjective) retained without reflection
absorbefacient (adjective) inducing or promoting absorption Synonyms: sorbefacient
absorbent (adjective) having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) Synonyms: absorptive
absorbing (adjective) capable of arousing and holding the attention Synonyms: riveting, gripping, engrossing, fascinating
absorptive (adjective) having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) Synonyms: absorbent
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
abstinent (adjective) self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink Synonyms: abstentious
abstract (adjective) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
(adjective) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature Synonyms: nonfigurative, nonobjective, abstractionist
(adjective) dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
abstracted (adjective) lost in thought; showing preoccupation Synonyms: scatty, absent, absentminded
abstractionist (adjective) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature Synonyms: nonfigurative, nonobjective, abstract
abstractive (adjective) of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
abstruse (adjective) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge Synonyms: recondite, deep
absurd (adjective) inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
(adjective) so unreasonable as to invite derision Synonyms: ridiculous, nonsensical, idiotic, derisory, preposterous, cockeyed, laughable, ludicrous
abulic (adjective) suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions Synonyms: aboulic
abundant (adjective) present in great quantity
abused (adjective) subjected to cruel treatment Synonyms: ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated
(adjective) used improperly or excessively especially drugs
abusive (adjective) expressing offensive reproach Synonyms: opprobrious, scurrilous
(adjective) characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
abuzz (adjective) noisy like the sound of a bee Synonyms: buzzing
abysmal (adjective) very great; limitless
(adjective) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable Synonyms: unfathomable, abyssal
abyssal (adjective) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable Synonyms: unfathomable, abysmal
(adjective) relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
academic (adjective) hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
(adjective) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects Synonyms: donnish, pedantic
(adjective) associated with academia or an academy
acanthoid (adjective) shaped like a spine or thorn Synonyms: spinous, acanthous
acanthotic (adjective) of or relating to or having acanthosis
acanthous (adjective) shaped like a spine or thorn Synonyms: spinous, acanthoid
acapnial (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnic, acapnotic
acapnic (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnial, acapnotic
acapnotic (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnial, acapnic
acarpellous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpelous
acarpelous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpellous
acarpous (adjective) producing no fruit
acatalectic (adjective) (verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot
acaudal (adjective) lacking a tail or taillike appendage Synonyms: acaudate
acaudate (adjective) lacking a tail or taillike appendage Synonyms: acaudal
acaulescent (adjective) (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground Synonyms: stemless
accelerando (adjective) (music) gradually increasing in tempo
accelerated (adjective) speeded up, as of an academic course
accelerative (adjective) tending to increase velocity Synonyms: acceleratory

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