Synonyms for adjective

Grammar : Noun
Spell : aj-ik-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈædʒ ɪk tɪv

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Définition of adjective

Origin :
  • late 14c., as an adjective, "adjectival," in noun adjective, from Old French adjectif (14c.), from Latin adjectivum "that is added to (the noun)," neuter of adjectivus "added," from past participle of adicere "to throw or place (a thing) near," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Also as a noun from late 14c. (adjectives not clearly distinguished from nouns in Middle English). In 19c. Britain, the word itself often was a euphemism for the taboo adjective bloody.
  • They ... slept until it was cool enough to go out with their 'Towny,' whose vocabulary contained less than six hundred words, and the Adjective. [Kipling, "Soldiers Three," 1888]
  • noun word that modifies a noun
Example sentences :
  • It is not the adjective, but the substantive, which is of real importance.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I was raked in by that adjective fool with the unwashed face.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • He boggled slightly as he came to the "adjective," but got over it safely.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • "Striking" was perhaps the one adjective which would best describe her.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The participle may also have the character of an adjective, the adverb either of an adjective or of a preposition.
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • An adjective is like an infant in leading strings—it cannot go alone.
  • Extract from : « The Comic Latin Grammar » by Percival Leigh
  • Observe how close the concord is between substantive and adjective.
  • Extract from : « The Comic Latin Grammar » by Percival Leigh
  • He feels like Napoleon, "that impossible is the adjective of fools."
  • Extract from : « Three Years in the Federal Cavalry » by Willard Glazier
  • At least, it was probably as near to deserving that adjective as at any time before or since.
  • Extract from : « The Facts About Shakespeare » by William Allan Nielson
  • As an adjective, it embraces the idea of supernatural as well as remedial.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866 » by Various

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