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Definition of Adjective

Adjective

  1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
  2. Not standing by itself; dependent.
  3. Relating to procedure.
  4. A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.
  5. A dependent; an accessory.
  6. To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

Adjective Quotations

Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
Ambrose Bierce

The supermoon is a 16-inch pizza compared with a 15-inch pizza. It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Ambrose Bierce

Anything popular is populist, and populist is rarely a good adjective.
Brian Eno

There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
Steven Pinker
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Adjective Translations

adjective in Dutch is bijvoeglijk naamwoord, adjectief
adjective in French is adjectif
adjective in German is Adjektiv {n}, Eigenschaftswort {n}
adjective in Italian is aggettivo, aggetivo
adjective in Portuguese is adjetivo
adjective in Spanish is adjetivo
adjective in Swedish is adjektiv