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573 Adjectives That Start With N

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Word Definitions Synonyms
nacreous (adjective) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors Synonyms: iridescent, pearlescent, opalescent, opaline
(adjective) consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
nagging (adjective) continually complaining or faultfinding Synonyms: shrewish
naiant (adjective) applied to a fish depicted horizontally Synonyms: swimming
naif (adjective) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience Synonyms: naive
naive (adjective) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience Synonyms: naif
(adjective) of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style Synonyms: primitive
(adjective) inexperienced
(adjective) lacking information or instruction Synonyms: unenlightened, uninstructed
(adjective) not initiated; deficient in relevant experience Synonyms: uninitiate, uninitiated
naked (adjective) having no clothes on the body Synonyms: nude, au naturel, bare
(adjective) having no protecting or concealing cover Synonyms: defenseless
(adjective) (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument
(adjective) devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure Synonyms: raw
(adjective) lacking any cover
nameless (adjective) being or having an unknown or unnamed source Synonyms: unidentified, unknown, unnamed
naming (adjective) inclined to or serving for the giving of names Synonyms: appellative
nanocephalic (adjective) having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain Synonyms: microcephalic, microcephalous
napped (adjective) (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing Synonyms: brushed, fleecy
napping (adjective) not prepared or vigilant Synonyms: off guard, off her guard, off his guard, off one's guard, off your guard, off-guard
nappy (adjective) (of hair) in small tight curls Synonyms: kinky, crisp, frizzly, frizzy
narcissistic (adjective) characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance Synonyms: egotistic, egotistical, self-loving
narcoleptic (adjective) of or relating to narcolepsy
narcotic (adjective) inducing stupor or narcosis Synonyms: narcotising, narcotizing
(adjective) inducing mental lethargy Synonyms: soporiferous, soporific
(adjective) of or relating to or designating narcotics
narcotised (adjective) under the influence of narcotics Synonyms: narcotized, doped, drugged
narcotising (adjective) inducing stupor or narcosis Synonyms: narcotic, narcotizing
narcotized (adjective) under the influence of narcotics Synonyms: narcotised, doped, drugged
narcotizing (adjective) inducing stupor or narcosis Synonyms: narcotic, narcotising
narial (adjective) of or relating to or near the nares
narrative (adjective) consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
narrow (adjective) not wide
(adjective) lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view Synonyms: narrow-minded
(adjective) very limited in degree
(adjective) limited in extent or scope
(adjective) characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination Synonyms: minute
narrowed (adjective) reduced in size as by squeezing together
(adjective) made narrow; limited in breadth
narrowing (adjective) becoming gradually narrower Synonyms: tapered, tapering
(adjective) (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom Synonyms: constricting, constrictive
nary (adjective) (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'
nasal (adjective) sounding as if the nose were pinched Synonyms: pinched, adenoidal
(adjective) of or in or relating to the nose Synonyms: rhinal
nascent (adjective) being born or beginning
nasopharyngeal (adjective) of or relating to or located near the nasopharynx
nasty (adjective) offensive or even (of persons) malicious Synonyms: awful
(adjective) exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent Synonyms: tight
(adjective) characterized by obscenity Synonyms: smutty, cruddy, filthy, foul
(adjective) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter Synonyms: filthy, foul
natal (adjective) relating to or accompanying birth
(adjective) of or relating to the buttocks
national (adjective) of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
(adjective) limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
(adjective) concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country
(adjective) characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
(adjective) of or relating to nationality
(adjective) owned or maintained for the public by the national government
(adjective) inside the country Synonyms: interior, internal, home
nationalist (adjective) devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others Synonyms: nationalistic
nationalistic (adjective) fanatically patriotic Synonyms: jingoistic, ultranationalistic, superpatriotic, chauvinistic, flag-waving
(adjective) devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others Synonyms: nationalist
nationwide (adjective) occurring or extending throughout a country or nation Synonyms: countrywide
native (adjective) characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
(adjective) belonging to one by birth
(adjective) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning Synonyms: aboriginal
(adjective) as found in nature in the elemental form
nativist (adjective) advocating the perpetuation of native societies Synonyms: nativistic
(adjective) of or relating to or advocating nativism Synonyms: nativistic
nativistic (adjective) advocating the perpetuation of native societies Synonyms: nativist
(adjective) of or relating to or advocating nativism Synonyms: nativist
natriuretic (adjective) of or relating to natriuresis
natty (adjective) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners Synonyms: raffish, rakish, jaunty, dapper, dashing, snappy, spiffy, spruce
natural (adjective) in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
(adjective) existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
(adjective) existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
(adjective) (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
(adjective) (of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related Synonyms: biological
(adjective) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies
(adjective) unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct Synonyms: instinctive
(adjective) (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes Synonyms: raw, rude
(adjective) being talented through inherited qualities Synonyms: innate, born
(adjective) free from artificiality Synonyms: lifelike
naturalised (adjective) planted so as to give an effect of wild growth Synonyms: naturalized
naturalistic (adjective) representing what is real; not abstract or ideal Synonyms: realistic
naturalized (adjective) introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation Synonyms: established
(adjective) planted so as to give an effect of wild growth Synonyms: naturalised
naturistic (adjective) in accord with naturism
naughty (adjective) suggestive of sexual impropriety Synonyms: racy, risque, juicy, gamey, gamy, spicy, blue
(adjective) badly behaved
nauseated (adjective) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit Synonyms: nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish
nauseating (adjective) causing or able to cause nausea Synonyms: nauseous, noisome, queasy, offensive, sickening, vile, loathsome
nauseous (adjective) causing or able to cause nausea Synonyms: nauseating, noisome, queasy, offensive, sickening, vile, loathsome
(adjective) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit Synonyms: nauseated, queasy, sick, sickish
nautical (adjective) relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen Synonyms: marine, maritime
naval (adjective) connected with or belonging to or used in a navy
navicular (adjective) shaped like a boat Synonyms: scaphoid
navigable (adjective) able to be sailed on or through safely
navigational (adjective) of or relating to navigation
neandertal (adjective) ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance Synonyms: neanderthal, oafish, swinish, boorish, loutish
neanderthal (adjective) ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance Synonyms: neandertal, oafish, swinish, boorish, loutish
near (adjective) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances Synonyms: nigh, close
(adjective) being on the left side Synonyms: nigh
(adjective) closely resembling the genuine article
(adjective) giving or spending with reluctance Synonyms: penny-pinching, skinny, cheeseparing, close
(adjective) with or in a close or intimate relationship Synonyms: dear, good
(adjective) very close in resemblance Synonyms: approximate
nearby (adjective) close at hand
nearsighted (adjective) unable to see distant objects clearly Synonyms: myopic, shortsighted
neat (adjective) clean or organized Synonyms: orderly
(adjective) showing care in execution
(adjective) free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed Synonyms: clean
(adjective) superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject Synonyms: slick, facile
(adjective) excellent Synonyms: nifty, not bad, dandy, peachy, keen, old, great, groovy, slap-up, smashing, swell, corking, cracking, bang-up, bully
(adjective) (of an alcoholic drink) without water Synonyms: straight, full-strength
nebular (adjective) resembling a cloud Synonyms: cloudlike
(adjective) of or relating to or resembling a nebula Synonyms: nebulous
nebulose (adjective) lacking definite form or limits Synonyms: nebulous, cloudy
nebulous (adjective) lacking definite form or limits Synonyms: nebulose, cloudy
(adjective) lacking definition or definite content Synonyms: unfixed
(adjective) of or relating to or resembling a nebula Synonyms: nebular
necessary (adjective) absolutely essential
(adjective) unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
necessitous (adjective) poor enough to need help from others Synonyms: needy, impoverished, indigent, destitute, poverty-stricken
necked (adjective) having a neck or having a neck especially as specified
neckless (adjective) lacking or apparently lacking a neck
necklike (adjective) resembling a neck
necromantic (adjective) given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
(adjective) relating to or associated with necromancy Synonyms: necromantical
necromantical (adjective) relating to or associated with necromancy Synonyms: necromantic
necrotic (adjective) relating to or affected by necrosis
nectariferous (adjective) possessing nectaries
nectarous (adjective) extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant Synonyms: ambrosial, ambrosian
nee (adjective) (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
needed (adjective) necessary for relief or supply Synonyms: required, requisite, needful
needful (adjective) necessary for relief or supply Synonyms: required, requisite, needed
needled (adjective) of trees whose leaves are acerate
needlelike (adjective) ending in a sharp point Synonyms: sharp, acuate, acute
needless (adjective) unnecessary and unwarranted Synonyms: uncalled-for, gratuitous
needy (adjective) poor enough to need help from others Synonyms: necessitous, impoverished, indigent, destitute, poverty-stricken
(adjective) demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree
nefarious (adjective) extremely wicked Synonyms: villainous
negative (adjective) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
(adjective) expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
(adjective) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition Synonyms: disconfirming
(adjective) reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
(adjective) having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
(adjective) less than zero
(adjective) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions Synonyms: damaging
(adjective) having a negative charge Synonyms: negatively charged, electronegative
(adjective) involving disadvantage or harm Synonyms: minus
neglected (adjective) disregarded Synonyms: unheeded, ignored
(adjective) lacking a caretaker Synonyms: unattended
neglectful (adjective) not showing due care or attention Synonyms: inattentive
(adjective) failing in what duty requires Synonyms: remiss, delinquent, derelict
negligent (adjective) characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
negligible (adjective) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
(adjective) not worth considering Synonyms: paltry, trifling
negotiable (adjective) capable of being passed or negotiated
(adjective) able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise Synonyms: on the table
(adjective) legally transferable to the ownership of another Synonyms: conveyable, assignable, transferable, transferrable
negro (adjective) having skin rich in melanin pigments; Synonyms: colored, coloured
neighboring (adjective) having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching Synonyms: conterminous, contiguous, adjacent
neighborly (adjective) exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor Synonyms: neighbourly
neighbourly (adjective) exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor Synonyms: neighborly
neither (adjective) not either; not one or the other; entity, dual, negative pronoun; quantifier, dual, negative
neo (adjective) (used as a combining form) recent or new
neoclassic (adjective) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style Synonyms: neoclassical
neoclassical (adjective) characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style Synonyms: neoclassic
neoclassicist (adjective) relating to or advocating neoclassicism Synonyms: neoclassicistic
neoclassicistic (adjective) relating to or advocating neoclassicism Synonyms: neoclassicist
neocortical (adjective) of or relating to the neocortex of the cerebrum
neoliberal (adjective) having or showing belief in the need for economic growth in addition to traditional liberalistic values
neolithic (adjective) of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)
neonatal (adjective) relating to or affecting the infant during the first month after birth

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