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573 Adjectives That Start With N

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