Synonyms for adjectives

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

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Définition of adjectives

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 :
  • By the time he told his mother he was come to quoting Hurst's adjectives as his own.
  • Extract from : « Stories of a Western Town » by Octave Thanet
  • Why do substantives often differ in meaning from the verbs to which they are related, adverbs from adjectives?
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • He had a fine flow of language, and his adjectives were very vigorous.
  • Extract from : « The Return of Sherlock Holmes » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Some men have limited knowledge of adjectives so they resort to swearing.
  • Extract from : « Dollars and Sense » by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  • He felt himself a procession of adjectives exploding in the ears of strangers.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • "But you and Sylvia have used up all the adjectives," said Ralph.
  • Extract from : « Grandmother Dear » by Mrs. Molesworth
  • Neither nouns nor adjectives undergo any change for gender, number or case.
  • Extract from : « The Maya Chronicles » by Various
  • Even there he would have been forced to qualify his adjectives.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Henry Adams » by Henry Adams
  • Adjectives and other derivatives from these words are not capitalized.
  • Extract from : « Capitals » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • In Dutch capitalize all nouns and all adjectives derived from proper nouns.
  • Extract from : « Capitals » by Frederick W. Hamilton

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