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Adjectives

  1. 1. Adjectives Andrew Ernest Ritz May 8, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 1 / 391
  2. 2. AppearanceAdjectives - Appearance Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 2 / 391
  3. 3. adorable adj –. adorable, endearing, lovely – (lovable especially in a childlike or naive way) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 3 / 391
  4. 4. adventurous adj –. (1) adventurous, adventuresome – (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; ”adventurous pioneers”; ”the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 4 / 391
  5. 5. aggressive adj –1. (6) aggressive – (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; ”an aggressive businessman”; ”an aggressive basketball player”; ”he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions”; ”aggressive drivers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 5 / 391
  6. 6. alert adj –1. (7) alert, watchful – (engaged in or accustomed to close observation; ”caught by a couple of alert cops”; ”alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came”; ”constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 6 / 391
  7. 7. attractive adj –1. (4) attractive – (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; ”a remarkably attractive young man”; ”an attractive personality”; ”attractive clothes”; ”a book with attractive illustrations”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 7 / 391
  8. 8. average adj –1. (34) average, mean – (approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; ”the average income in New England is below that of the nation”; ”of average height for his age”; ”the mean annual rainfall”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 8 / 391
  9. 9. beautiful adj –1. (25) beautiful – (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; ”a beautiful child”; ”beautiful country”; ”a beautiful painting”; ”a beautiful theory”; ”a beautiful party”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 9 / 391
  10. 10. bloody adj –1. (8) bloody – (having or covered with or accompanied by blood; ”a bloody nose”; ”your scarf is all bloody”; ”the effects will be violent and probably bloody”; ”a bloody fight”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 10 / 391
  11. 11. blushing adj –. (1) blushful, blushing, red-faced – (having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; ”the blushing boy was brought before the Principal”; ”her blushful beau”; ”was red-faced with anger”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 11 / 391
  12. 12. bright adj –1. (16) bright – (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; ”the sun was bright and hot”; ”a bright sunlit room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 12 / 391
  13. 13. clean adj –1. (17) clean – (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; ”children with clean shining faces”; ”clean white shirts”; ”clean dishes”; ”a spotlessly clean house”; ”cats are clean animals”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 13 / 391
  14. 14. clear adj –1. (55) clear – (readily apparent to the mind; ”a clear and present danger”; ”a clear explanation”; ”a clear case of murder”; ”a clear indication that she was angry”; ”gave us a clear idea of human nature”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 14 / 391
  15. 15. cloudy adj –1. (1) cloudy, nebulose, nebulous – (lacking definite form or limits; ”gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion ”- H.T.Moore; ”nebulous distinction between pride and conceit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 15 / 391
  16. 16. colorful adj –1. (6) colorful, colourful – (having striking color; ”colorful autumn leaves”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 16 / 391
  17. 17. crowded adj –. (12) crowded – (overfilled or compacted or concentrated; ”a crowded theater”; ”a crowded program”; ”crowded trains”; ”a young mother’s crowded days”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 17 / 391
  18. 18. cute adj –1. (1) cunning, cute – (attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; ”a cute kid with pigtails”; ”a cute little apartment”; ”cunning kittens”; ”a cunning baby”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 18 / 391
  19. 19. dark adj –1. (49) dark – (devoid of or deficient in light or brightne ss; shadowed or black; ”sitting in a dark corner”; ”a dark day”; ”dark shadows”; ”dark as the inside of a black cat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 19 / 391
  20. 20. drab adj –1. (2) drab, dreary – (lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; ”her drab personality”; ”life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas”; ”a series of dreary dinner parties”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 20 / 391
  21. 21. distinct adj –1. (14) distinct, distinguishable – ((often followed by ‘from’) not alike; different in nature or quality; ”plants of several distinct types”; ”the word ‘nationalism’ is used in at least two distinct senses”; ”gold is distinct from iron”; ”a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech”; ”management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 21 / 391
  22. 22. dull adj –1. (5) dull – (lacking in liveliness or animation; ”he was so dull at parties”; ”a dull political campaign”; ”a large dull impassive man”; ”dull days with nothing to do”; ”how dull and dreary the world is”; ”fell back into one of her dull moods”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 22 / 391
  23. 23. elegant adj –1. (2) elegant – (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; ”elegant handwriting”; ”an elegant dark suit”; ”she was elegant to her fingertips”; ”small churches with elegant white spires”; ”an elegant mathematical solution–simple and precise and lucid”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 23 / 391
  24. 24. excited adj –1. (4) aroused, emotional, excited, worked up – ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; ”he would become emotional over nothing at all”; ”she was worked up about all the noise”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 24 / 391
  25. 25. fancy adj –. (3) fancy – (not plain; decorative or ornamented; ”fancy handwriting”; ”fancy clothes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 25 / 391
  26. 26. filthy adj –1. (2) filthy, foul, nasty – (disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; ”as filthy as a pigsty”; ”a foul pond”; ”a nasty pigsty of a room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 26 / 391
  27. 27. glamorous adj –. (1) glamorous, glamourous – (having an air of allure, romance and excitement; ”glamorous movie stars”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 27 / 391
  28. 28. gleaming adj –. (3) agleam, gleaming, nitid – (bright with a steady but subdued shining; ”from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights”; ”the gleaming brass on the altar”; ”Nereids beneath the nitid moon”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 28 / 391
  29. 29. gorgeous adj –. (1) gorgeous – (dazzlingly beautiful; ”a gorgeous Victorian gown”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 29 / 391
  30. 30. graceful adj –1. (2) graceful – (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 30 / 391
  31. 31. grotesque adj –1. (4) grotesque, monstrous – (distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; ”tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas”; ”twisted into monstrous shapes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 31 / 391
  32. 32. handsome adj –1. (7) fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured – (pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; ”a fine-look ing woman”; ”a good-looking man”; ”better-looking than her sister”; ”very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome”- Thackeray; ”our southern women are well-favored”- Lillian Hellman) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 32 / 391
  33. 33. homely adj –1. (5) homely, plain – (lacking in physical beauty or proportion; ”a homely child”; ”several of the buildings were downright homely”; ”a plain girl with a freckled face”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 33 / 391
  34. 34. light adj –1. (14) light – (of comparatively little physical weight or density; ”a light load”; ”magnesium is a light metal–having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 34 / 391
  35. 35. long adj –1. (118) long – (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; ”a long life”; ”a long boring speech”; ”a long time”; ”a long friendship”; ”a long game”; ”long ago”; ”an hour long”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 35 / 391
  36. 36. magnificent adj –. (12) brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid – (characterized by grandeur; ”the brilliant court life at Versailles”; ”a glorious work of art”; ”magnificent cathedrals”; ”the splendid coronation ceremony”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 36 / 391
  37. 37. misty adj –1. (1) brumous, foggy, hazy, misty – (filled or abounding with fog or mist; ”a brumous October morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 37 / 391
  38. 38. motionless adj –. (8) inactive, motionless, static, still – (not in physical motion; ”the inertia of an object at rest”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 38 / 391
  39. 39. muddy adj –1. (7) boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged – ((of soil) soft and watery; ”the ground was boggy under foot”; ”a marshy coastline”; ”miry roads”; ”wet mucky lowland”; ”muddy barnyard”; ”quaggy terrain”; ”the sloughy edge of the pond”; ”swampy bayous”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 39 / 391
  40. 40. plain adj –1. (8) apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistaka ble – (clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; ”the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields”; ”evident hostility”; ”manifest disapproval”; ”patent advantages”; ”made his meaning plain”; ”it is plain that he is no reactionary”; ”in plain view”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 40 / 391
  41. 41. poised adj –1. (4) poised – (marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; ”a gull in poised flight”; ”George’s poised hammer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 41 / 391
  42. 42. precious adj –1. (7) cherished, precious, treasured, wanted – (characteri zed by feeling or showing fond affection for; ”a cherished friend”; ”children are precious”; ”a treasured heirloom”; ”so good to feel wanted”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 42 / 391
  43. 43. quaint adj –1. (3) quaint – (strange in an interesting or pleasing way; ”quaint dialect words”; ”quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 43 / 391
  44. 44. shiny adj –1. (2) glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining – (reflecting light; ”glistening bodies of swimmers”; ”the horse’s glossy coat”; ”lustrous auburn hair”; ”saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet”; ”shining white enamel”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 44 / 391
  45. 45. smoggy adj –. smoggy – (clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog; ”the smoggy atmosphere of Los Angeles”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 45 / 391
  46. 46. sparkling adj –1. (2) sparkling – (shining with brilliant points of light like stars; ”sparkling snow”; ”sparkling eyes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 46 / 391
  47. 47. spotless adj –. (3) immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotless – (completely neat and clean; ”the apartment was immaculate”; ”in her immaculate white uniform”; ”a spick-and-span kitchen”; ”their spic red-visored caps”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 47 / 391
  48. 48. stormy adj –1. (2) stormy – ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; ”a stormy day”; ”wide and stormy seas”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 48 / 391
  49. 49. strange adj –1. (41) strange, unusual – (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; ”a strange exaltation that was indefinable”; ”a strange fantastical mind”; ”what a strange sense of humor she has”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 49 / 391
  50. 50. ugly adj –1. (3) ugly – (displeasing to the senses; ”an ugly face”; ”ugly furniture”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 50 / 391
  51. 51. ugliest adj –1. (3) ugly – (displeasing to the senses; ”an ugly face”; ”ugly furniture”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 51 / 391
  52. 52. unsightly adj –. unsightly – (unpleasant to look at; ”unsightly billboards ”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 52 / 391
  53. 53. unusual adj –1. (24) unusual – (not usual or common or ordinary; ”a scene of unusual beauty”; ”a man of unusual ability”; ”cruel and unusual punishment”; ”an unusual meteorite”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 53 / 391
  54. 54. ConditionAdjectives - Condition Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 54 / 391
  55. 55. alive adj –1. (14) alive, live – (possessing life; ”the happiest person alive”; ”the nerve is alive”; ”doctors are working hard to keep him alive”; ”burned alive”; ”a live canary”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 55 / 391
  56. 56. annoying adj –. (1) annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing – (causing irritation or annoyance; ”tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork”; ”aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport”; ”found it galling to have to ask permission”; ”an irritating delay”; ”nettlesome paperwork”; ”a pesky mosquito”; ”swarms of pestering gnats”; ”a plaguey newfangled safety catch”; ”a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him”; ”a vexatious child”; ”it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 56 / 391
  57. 57. bad adj –1. (51) bad – (having undesirable or negative qualities; ”a bad report card”; ”his sloppy appearance made a bad impression”; ”a bad little boy”; ”clothes in bad shape”; ”a bad cut”; ”bad luck”; ”the news was very bad”; ”the reviews were bad”; ”the pay is bad”; ”it was a bad light for reading”; ”the movie was a bad choice”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 57 / 391
  58. 58. better adj –1. (69) better – ((comparative of ‘good’) superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; ”You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din”; ”a better coat”; ”a better type of car”; ”a suit with a better fit”; ”a better chance of success”; ”produced a better mousetrap”; ”she’s better in math than in history”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 58 / 391
  59. 59. beautiful adj –1. (25) beautiful – (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; ”a beautiful child”; ”beautiful country”; ”a beautiful painting”; ”a beautiful theory”; ”a beautiful party”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 59 / 391
  60. 60. brainy adj –. (1) brainy, brilliant, smart as a whip – (having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; ”some men dislike brainy women”; ”a brilliant mind”; ”a brilliant solution to the problem”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 60 / 391
  61. 61. breakable adj –. breakable – (capable of being broken or damaged; ”earthen ware pottery is breakable”; ”breakable articles should be packed carefully”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 61 / 391
  62. 62. busy adj –1. (30) busy – (actively or fully engaged or occupied; ”busy with her work”; ”a busy man”; ”too busy to eat lunch”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 62 / 391
  63. 63. careful adj –1. (19) careful – (exercising caution or showing care or attention; ”they were careful when crossing the busy street”; ”be careful to keep her shoes clean”; ”did very careful research”; ”careful art restorers”; ”careful of the rights of others”; ”careful about one’s behavior”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 63 / 391
  64. 64. cautious adj –1. (2) cautious – (showing careful forethought; ”reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions”; ”a cautious driver”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 64 / 391
  65. 65. clever adj –1. (2) cagey, cagy, canny, clever – (showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; ”a cagey lawyer”; ”too clever to be sound”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 65 / 391
  66. 66. clumsy adj –1. (4) gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy – (lacking grace in movement or posture; ”a gawky lad with long ungainly legs”; ”clumsy fingers”; ”what an ungainly creature a giraffe is”; ”heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 66 / 391
  67. 67. concerned adj –1. (15) concerned – (feeling or showing worry or solicitude ; ”concerned parents of youthful offenders”; ”was concerned about the future”; ”we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand”; ”greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 67 / 391
  68. 68. crazy adj –1. (10) brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged – (affected with madness or insanity; ”a man who had gone mad”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 68 / 391
  69. 69. curious adj –1. (14) curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular – (beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; ”a curious hybrid accent”; ”her speech has a funny twang”; ”they have some funny ideas about war”; ”had an odd name”; ”the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves”; ”something definitely queer about this town”; ”what a rum fellow”; ”singular behavior”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 69 / 391
  70. 70. dead adj –1. (72) dead – (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; ”the nerve is dead”; ”a dead pallor”; ”he was marked as a dead man by the assassin”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 70 / 391
  71. 71. different adj –1. (88) different – (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; ”took different approaches to the problem”; ”came to a different conclusion”; ”different parts of the country”; ”on different sides of the issue”; ”this meeting was different from the earlier one”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 71 / 391
  72. 72. difficult adj –1. (63) difficult, hard – (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; ”a difficult task”; ”nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access”; ”difficult times”; ”why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 72 / 391
  73. 73. doubtful adj –1. (10) doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question – (open to doubt or suspicion; ”the candidate’s doubtful past”; ”he has a dubious record indeed”; ”what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false”; ”it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought”- Karen Horney) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 73 / 391
  74. 74. easy adj –1. (62) easy – (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; ”an easy job”; ”an easy problem”; ”an easy victory”; ”the house is easy to heat”; ”satisfied with easy answers”; ”took the easy way out of his dilemma”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 74 / 391
  75. 75. expensive adj –. (13) expensive – (high in price or charging high prices; ”expensive clothes”; ”an expensive shop”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 75 / 391
  76. 76. famous adj –. (21) celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned – (widely known and esteemed; ”a famous actor”; ”a celebrated musician”; ”a famed scientist”; ”an illustrious judge”; ”a notable historian”; ”a renowned painter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 76 / 391
  77. 77. fragile adj –1. (3) delicate, fragile, frail – (easily broken or damaged or destroyed; ”a kite too delicate to fly safely”; ”fragile porcelain plates”; ”fragile old bones”; ”a frail craft”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 77 / 391
  78. 78. frail adj –1. (4) frail – (physically weak; ”an invalid’s frail body”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 78 / 391
  79. 79. gifted adj –. talented, gifted – (endowed with talent or talents; ”a gifted writer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 79 / 391
  80. 80. helpful adj –. (9) helpful – (providing assistance or serving a useful function) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 80 / 391
  81. 81. helpless adj –1. (4) helpless, incapacitated – (lacking in or deprived of strength or power; ”lying ill and helpless”; ”helpless with laughter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 81 / 391
  82. 82. horrible adj –. (4) atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly – (provoking horror; ”an atrocious automobile accident”; ”a frightful crime of decapitation”; ”an alarming, even horrifying, picture”; ”war is beyond all words horrible”- Winston Churchill; ”an ugly wound”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 82 / 391
  83. 83. important adj –1. (146) important, of import – (of great significance or value; ”important people”; ”the important questions of the day”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 83 / 391
  84. 84. impossible adj –1. (34) impossible – (not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; ”an impossible dream”; ”an impossible situation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 84 / 391
  85. 85. inexpensive adj –. (4) cheap, inexpensive – (relatively low in price or charging low prices; ”it would have been cheap at twice the price”; ”inexpensive family restaurants”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 85 / 391
  86. 86. innocent adj –1. (11) innocent, guiltless, clean-handed – (free from evil or guilt; ”an innocent child”; ”the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 86 / 391
  87. 87. inquisitive adj –1. (1) inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering – (showing curiosity; ”if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive”; ”raised a speculative eyebrow”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 87 / 391
  88. 88. modern adj –1. (57) modern – (belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; ”modern art”; ”modern furniture”; ”modern history”; ”totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 88 / 391
  89. 89. mushy adj –1. mushy – (having the consistency of mush) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 89 / 391
  90. 90. odd adj –1. (7) odd, uneven – (not divisible by two) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 90 / 391
  91. 91. open adj –1. (34) open, unfastened – (affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; ”an open door”; ”they left the door open”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 91 / 391
  92. 92. outstanding adj –1. (5) outstanding – (distinguished from others in excellen ce; ”did outstanding work in human relations”; ”an outstanding war record”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 92 / 391
  93. 93. poor adj –1. (18) hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched – (deserving or inciting pity; ”a hapless victim”; ”miserable victims of war”; ”the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic”- Galsworthy; ”piteous appeals for help”; ”pitiable homeless children”; ”a pitiful fate”; ”Oh, you poor thing”; ”his poor distorted limbs”; ”a wretched life”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 93 / 391
  94. 94. powerful adj –1. (18) powerful – (having great power or force or potency or effect; ”the most powerful government in western Europe”; ”his powerful arms”; ”a powerful bomb”; ”the horse’s powerful kick”; ”powerful drugs”; ”a powerful argument”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 94 / 391
  95. 95. prickly adj –1. (1) bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish – (very irritable; ”bristly exchanges between the White House and the press”; ”he became prickly and spiteful”; ”witty and waspish about his colleagues”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 95 / 391
  96. 96. puzzled adj –. (4) at a loss, nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled – (filled with bewilderment; ”at a loss to understand those remarks”; ”puzzled that she left without saying goodbye”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 96 / 391
  97. 97. real adj –1. (54) real, existent – (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; ”real objects”; ”real people; not ghosts”; ”a film based on real life”; ”a real illness”; ”real humility”; ”Life is real! Life is earnest!”- Longfello w) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 97 / 391
  98. 98. rich adj –1. (17) rich – (possessing material wealth; ”her father is extremely rich”; ”many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 98 / 391
  99. 99. shy adj –1. diffident, shy, timid, unsure – (lacking self-confidence ; ”stood in the doorway diffident and abashed”; ”problems that call for bold not timid responses”; ”a very unsure young man”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 99 / 391
  100. 100. sleepy adj –. (0) sleepy, sleepy-eyed, sleepyheaded – (ready to fall asleep; ”beginning to feel sleepy”; ”a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids”; ”sleepyheaded students”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 100 / 391
  101. 101. stupid adj –1. (10) stupid – (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 101 / 391
  102. 102. super adj –1. (3) ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops – (of the highest quality; ”an ace reporter ”; ”a crack shot”; ”a first-rate golfer”; ”a super party”; ”played top-notch tennis”; ”an athlete in tiptop condition”; ”she is absolutel y tops”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 102 / 391
  103. 103. talented adj –. talented, gifted – (endowed with talent or talents; ”a gifted writer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 103 / 391
  104. 104. tame adj –1. (1) tame – (flat and uninspiring) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 104 / 391
  105. 105. tender adj –1. (2) tender – (given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; ”a tender heart”; ”a tender smile”; ”tender loving care”; ”tender memories”; ”a tender mother”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 105 / 391
  106. 106. tough adj –1. (9) tough – (not given to gentleness or sentimentality; ”a tough character”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 106 / 391
  107. 107. uninterested adj –1. uninterested – (not having or showing interest; ”an uninterested spectator”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 107 / 391
  108. 108. vast adj –. (30) huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian – (unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; ”huge government spending”; ”huge country estates”; ”huge popular demand for higher education”; ”a huge wave”; ”the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains”; ”immense numbers of birds”; ”at vast (or immense) expense”; ”the vast reaches of outer space”; ”the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization”- W.R.Inge) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 108 / 391
  109. 109. wandering adj –1. (2) mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering – (migratory; ”a restless mobile society”; ”the nomadic habits of the Bedouins”; ”believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future”; ”wandering tribes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 109 / 391
  110. 110. wild adj –1. (29) wild – (marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; ”wild talk”; ”wild parties”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 110 / 391
  111. 111. wrong adj –1. (15) incorrect, wrong – (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; ”an incorrect calculation”; ”the report in the paper is wrong”; ”your information is wrong”; ”the clock showed the wrong time”; ”found themselves on the wrong road”; ”based on the wrong assumptions”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 111 / 391
  112. 112. Bad FeelingsAdjectives - Bad Feelings Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 112 / 391
  113. 113. angry adj –1. (17) angry – (feeling or showing anger; ”angry at the weather”; ”angry customers”; ”an angry silence”; ”sending angry letters to the papers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 113 / 391
  114. 114. annoyed adj –1. (3) annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stung – (aroused to impatience or anger; ”made an irritated gesture”; ”feeling nettled from the constant teasing”; ”peeved about being left out”; ”felt really pissed at her snootiness”; ”riled no end by his lies”; ”roiled by the delay”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 114 / 391
  115. 115. anxious adj –1. (3) anxious, dying – (eagerly desirous; ”anxious to see the new show at the museum”; ”dying to hear who won”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 115 / 391
  116. 116. arrogant adj –. (1) arrogant, chesty, self-important – (having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; ”an arrogant official”; ”arrogant claims”; ”chesty as a peacock”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 116 / 391
  117. 117. ashamed adj –. (5) ashamed – (feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; ”are you ashamed for having lied?”; ”felt ashamed of my torn coat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 117 / 391
  118. 118. awful adj –1. (10) atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable – (exceptionally bad or displeasing; ”atrocious taste”; ”abominable workmanship”; ”an awful voice”; ”dreadful manners” ; ”a painful performance”; ”terrible handwriting”; ”an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 118 / 391
  119. 119. bad adj –1. (51) bad – (having undesirable or negative qualities; ”a bad report card”; ”his sloppy appearance made a bad impression”; ”a bad little boy”; ”clothes in bad shape”; ”a bad cut”; ”bad luck”; ”the news was very bad”; ”the reviews were bad”; ”the pay is bad”; ”it was a bad light for reading”; ”the movie was a bad choice”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 119 / 391
  120. 120. bewildered adj –. (6) baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea – (perplexed by many conflict ing situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; ”obviously bemused by his questions”; ”bewildered and confused”; ”a cloudy and confounded philosopher”; ”just a mixed-up kid”; ”she felt lost on the first day of school”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 120 / 391
  121. 121. black adj –1. (52) black – (being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; ”black leather jackets”; ”as black as coal”; ”rich black soil”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 121 / 391
  122. 122. blue adj –1. (48) blue, bluish, blueish – (of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; ”October’s bright blue weather”- Helen Hunt Jackson; ”a blue flame”; ”blue haze of tobacco smoke”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 122 / 391
  123. 123. bored adj –1. (1) bored, world-weary – (tired of the world; ”bored with life”; ”strolled through the museum with a bored air”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 123 / 391
  124. 124. clumsy adj –1. (4) gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy – (lacking grace in movement or posture; ”a gawky lad with long ungainly legs”; ”clumsy fingers”; ”what an ungainly creature a giraffe is”; ”heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 124 / 391
  125. 125. combative adj –1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious – (inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; ”a style described as abrasive and contentious”; ”a disputatious lawyer”; ”a litigious and acrimoniou s spirit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 125 / 391
  126. 126. confused adj –1. (5) baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea – (perplexed by many conflict ing situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; ”obviously bemused by his questions”; ”bewildered and confused”; ”a cloudy and confounded philosopher”; ”just a mixed-up kid”; ”she felt lost on the first day of school”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 126 / 391
  127. 127. crazy adj –1. (10) brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged – (affected with madness or insanity; ”a man who had gone mad”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 127 / 391
  128. 128. creepy adj –1. creepy – (annoying and unpleasant; ”some creepy kids were bothering her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 128 / 391
  129. 129. cruel adj –. (3) barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious – ((of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; ”a barbarous crime”; ”brutal beatings”; ”cruel tortures”; ”Stalin’s roughshod treatment of the kulaks”; ”a savage slap”; ”vicious kicks”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 129 / 391
  130. 130. dangerous adj –1. (22) dangerous, unsafe – (involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; ”a dangerous criminal”; ”a dangerous bridge”; ”unemployment reached dangerous proportions”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 130 / 391
  131. 131. defeated adj –1. defeated – (beaten or overcome; not victorious; ”the defeated enemy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 131 / 391
  132. 132. defiant adj –. (2) defiant, noncompliant – (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; ”brought up to be aggressive and defiant”; ”a defiant attitude”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 132 / 391
  133. 133. depressed adj –1. (1) depressed, down – (lower than previously; ”the market is depressed”; ”prices are down”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 133 / 391
  134. 134. disgusted adj –. (2) disgusted, fed up, sick, sick of, tired of – (having a strong distaste from surfeit; ”grew more and more disgusted”; ”fed up with their complaints”; ”sick of it all”; ”sick to death of flattery”; ”gossip that makes one sick”; ”tired of the noise and smoke”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 134 / 391
  135. 135. disturbed adj –1. (2) disturbed – (having the place or position changed; ”the disturbed books and papers on her desk”; ”disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 135 / 391
  136. 136. dizzy adj –1. (1) dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous – (having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; ”had a dizzy spell”; ”a dizzy pinnacle”; ”had a headache and felt giddy”; ”a giddy precipic e”; ”feeling woozy from the blow on his head”; ”a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 136 / 391
  137. 137. dull adj –1. (5) dull – (lacking in liveliness or animation; ”he was so dull at parties”; ”a dull political campaign”; ”a large dull impassive man”; ”dull days with nothing to do”; ”how dull and dreary the world is”; ”fell back into one of her dull moods”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 137 / 391
  138. 138. embarrassed adj –1. (1) abashed, chagrined, embarrassed – (feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; ”felt abashed at the extravagant praise”; ”chagrined at the poor sales of his book”; ”was embarrassed by her child’s tantrums”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 138 / 391
  139. 139. envious adj –. (1) covetous, envious, jealous – (showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; ”he was never covetous before he met her”; ”jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions”; ”envious of their art collection”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 139 / 391
  140. 140. evil adj –1. (9) evil – (morally bad or wrong; ”evil purposes”; ”an evil influence”; ”evil deeds”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 140 / 391
  141. 141. fierce adj –1. (8) ferocious, fierce, furious, savage – (marked by extreme and violent energy; ”a ferocious beating”; ”fierce fighting ”; ”a furious battle”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 141 / 391
  142. 142. foolish adj –1. (6) foolish – (devoid of good sense or judgment; ”foolish remarks”; ”a foolish decision”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 142 / 391
  143. 143. frantic adj –1. (10) frantic, frenetic, phrenetic, frenzied – (excessive ly agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion; ”frantic with anger and frustration”; ”frenetic screams followed the accident”; ”a frenzied look in his eye”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 143 / 391
  144. 144. frightened adj –1. (0) frightened, scared – (made afraid; ”the frightened child cowered in the corner”; ”too shocked and scared to move”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 144 / 391
  145. 145. grieving adj –. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowing – (sorrowful through loss or deprivation; ”bereft of hope”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 145 / 391
  146. 146. grumpy adj –. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-temper ed, ill-tempered – (annoyed and irritable) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 146 / 391
  147. 147. helpless adj –1. (4) helpless, incapacitated – (lacking in or deprived of strength or power; ”lying ill and helpless”; ”helpless with laughter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 147 / 391
  148. 148. homeless adj –1. homeless, stateless – (without nationality or citizenshi p; ”stateless persons”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 148 / 391
  149. 149. hungry adj –1. (7) hungry – (feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; ”a world full of hungry people”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 149 / 391
  150. 150. ill adj –1. (4) ill, sick – (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; ”ill from the monotony of his suffering”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 150 / 391
  151. 151. itchy adj –1. antsy, fidgety, fretful, itchy – (nervous and unable to relax; ”a constant fretful stamping of hooves”; ”a restless child”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 151 / 391
  152. 152. jealous adj –1. (3) covetous, envious, jealous – (showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; ”he was never covetous before he met her”; ”jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions”; ”envious of their art collection”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 152 / 391
  153. 153. jittery adj –1. jittery – (characterized by jerky movements; ”a jittery ride”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 153 / 391
  154. 154. lazy adj –1. (4) lazy – (moving slowly and gently; ”up a lazy river”; ”lazy white clouds”; ”at a lazy pace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 154 / 391
  155. 155. lonely adj –1. (4) alone, lone, lonely, solitary – (lacking companions or companionship; ”he was alone when we met him”; ”she is alone much of the time”; ”the lone skier on the mountain”; ”a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel”; ”a lonely soul”; ”a solitary traveler”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 155 / 391
  156. 156. mysterious adj –1. (14) cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying – (of an obscure nature; ”the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms”; ”a deep dark secret”; ”the inscrutable workings of Providence”; ”in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life”- Rachel Carson; ”rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 156 / 391
  157. 157. nasty adj –1. (2) nasty, awful – (offensive or even (of persons) malicious; ”in a nasty mood”; ”a nasty accident”; ”a nasty shock”; ”a nasty smell”; ”a nasty trick to pull”; ”Will he say nasty things at my funeral?”- Ezra Pound) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 157 / 391
  158. 158. naughty adj –1. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy – (suggestive of sexual impropriety; ”a blue movie”; ”blue jokes”; ”he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details”; ”a juicy scandal” ; ”a naughty wink”; ”naughty words”; ”racy anecdotes”; ”a risque story”; ”spicy gossip”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 158 / 391
  159. 159. nervous adj –1. (9) nervous – (easily agitated; ”a nervous addict”; ”a nervous thoroughbred”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 159 / 391
  160. 160. nutty adj –1. nutty, nutlike – (having the flavor of nuts; ”a nutty sherry”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 160 / 391
  161. 161. obnoxious adj –. (2) objectionable, obnoxious – (causing disapproval or protest; ”a vulgar and objectionable person”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 161 / 391
  162. 162. outrageous adj –1. (1) hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous – (grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; ”subjected to outrageous cruelty”; ”a hideous pattern of injustice”; ”horrific conditions in the mining industry”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 162 / 391
  163. 163. panicky adj –. panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified , frightened – (thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; ”became panicky as the snow deepened”; ”felt panicked before each exam”; ”trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd”; ”the terrified horse bolted”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 163 / 391
  164. 164. repulsive adj –1. (1) abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive – (offensive to the mind; ”an abhorrent deed”; ”the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee”; ”morally repugnant customs”; ”repulsive behavior”; ”the most repulsive character in recent novels”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 164 / 391
  165. 165. scary adj –. chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery – (provoking fear terror; ”a scary movie”; ”the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 165 / 391
  166. 166. selfish adj –. (3) selfish – (concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; ”Selfish men were...try ing to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights”- Maria Weston Chapman) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 166 / 391
  167. 167. sore adj –1. (8) sensitive, sore, raw, tender – (hurting; ”the tender spot on his jaw”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 167 / 391
  168. 168. tense adj –1. tense – (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 168 / 391
  169. 169. terrible adj –1. (11) awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible – (causing fear or dread or terror; ”the awful war”; ”an awful risk”; ”dire news”; ”a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked”; ”the dread presence of the headmaster”; ”polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was”; ”a dreadful storm”; ”a fearful howling”; ”horrendous explosions shook the city”; ”a terrible curse”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 169 / 391
  170. 170. testy adj –. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy – (easily irritated or annoyed; ”an incorrigibly fractious young man”; ”not the least nettlesome of his countrymen”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 170 / 391
  171. 171. thoughtless adj –1. (2) thoughtless – (showing lack of careful thought; ”the debate turned into thoughtless bickering”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 171 / 391
  172. 172. tired adj –1. (9) tired – (depleted of strength or energy; ”tired mothers with crying babies”; ”too tired to eat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 172 / 391
  173. 173. troubled adj –1. (1) troubled – (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; ”troubled areas”; ”fell into a troubled sleep”; ”a troubled expression”; ”troubled teenagers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 173 / 391
  174. 174. upset adj –1. (1) disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried – (afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; ”too upset to say anything”; ”spent many disquieted moments”; ”distressed about her son’s leaving home”; ”lapsed into disturbed sleep”; ”worried parents”; ”a worried frown”; ”one last worried check of the sleeping children”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 174 / 391
  175. 175. uptight adj –. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight – (being in a tense state) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 175 / 391
  176. 176. weary adj –. (11) aweary, weary – (physically and mentally fatigued; ”‘aweary’ is archaic”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 176 / 391
  177. 177. wicked adj –1. (2) wicked – (morally bad in principle or practice) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 177 / 391
  178. 178. worried adj –1. (7) disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried – (afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; ”too upset to say anything”; ”spent many disquieted moments”; ”distressed about her son’s leaving home”; ”lapsed into disturbed sleep”; ”worried parents”; ”a worried frown”; ”one last worried check of the sleeping children”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 178 / 391
  179. 179. Good FeelingsAdjectives - Good Feelings Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 179 / 391
  180. 180. agreeable adj –1. agreeable – (conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature; ”Is the plan agreeable to you?”; ”he’s an agreeable fellow”; ”My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me”- Disraeli; ”an agreeable manner”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 180 / 391
  181. 181. amused adj –. (1) amused, diverted, entertained – (pleasantly occupied; ”We are not amused” -Queen Victoria) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 181 / 391
  182. 182. brave adj –1. (10) brave, courageous – (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; ”Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring”- Herman Melville; ”a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain”- William Wordsworth; ”set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 182 / 391
  183. 183. calm adj –1. (11) calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil – (not agitated; without losing self-possession; ”spoke in a calm voice”; ”remained calm throughout the uproar”; ”he remained serene in the midst of turbulence”; ”a serene expression on her face”; ”she became more tranquil”; ”tranquil life in the country”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 183 / 391
  184. 184. charming adj –1. (8) charming – (pleasing or delighting; ”endowed with charming manners”; ”a charming little cottage”; ”a charming personality”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 184 / 391
  185. 185. cheerful adj –1. (4) cheerful – (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; ”her cheerful nature”; ”a cheerful greeting”; ”a cheerful room”; ”as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 185 / 391
  186. 186. comfortable adj –1. (17) comfortable, comfy – (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (‘comfy’ is informal); ”comfortable clothes”; ”comfortable suburban houses”; ”made himself comfortable in an armchair”; ”the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable”; ”are you comfortable?”; ”feeling comfy now?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 186 / 391
  187. 187. cooperative adj –1. (7) concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative – (involving the joint activity of two or more; ”concerted action”; ”the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind”; ”the conjunctive focus of political opposition”; ”a cooperative effort”; ”a united effort”; ”joint military activities”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 187 / 391
  188. 188. courageous adj –. (1) brave, courageous – (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; ”Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring”- Herman Melville; ”a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain”- William Wordsworth; ”set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 188 / 391
  189. 189. delightful adj –. (11) delightful, delicious – (greatly pleasing or entertaining; ”a delightful surprise”; ”the comedy was delightful”; ”a delicious joke”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 189 / 391
  190. 190. determined adj –1. (10) determined – (characterized by great determination; ”a struggle against a determined enemy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 190 / 391
  191. 191. eager adj –. (20) eager – (having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; ”eager to learn”; ”eager to travel abroad”; ”eager for success”; ”eager helpers”; ”an eager look”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 191 / 391
  192. 192. elated adj –1. elated – (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; ”the elated winner”; ”felt elated and excited”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 192 / 391
  193. 193. enchanting adj –. bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entranci ng, fascinating – (capturing interest as if by a spell; ”bewitching smile”; ”Roosevelt was a captivating speaker”; ”enchanting music”; ”an enthralling book”; ”antique papers of entrancing design”; ”a fascinating woman”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 193 / 391
  194. 194. encouraging adj –1. encouraging – (giving courage or confidence or hope; ”encouraging advances in medical research”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 194 / 391
  195. 195. energetic adj –1. (4) energetic – (possessing or exerting or displaying energy; ”an energetic fund raiser for the college”; ”an energetic group of hikers”; ”it caused an energetic chemical reaction”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 195 / 391
  196. 196. enthusiastic adj –. (9) enthusiastic – (having or showing great excitement and interest; ”enthusiastic crowds filled the streets”; ”an enthusiast ic response”; ”was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 196 / 391
  197. 197. excited adj –1. (4) aroused, emotional, excited, worked up – ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; ”he would become emotional over nothing at all”; ”she was worked up about all the noise”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 197 / 391
  198. 198. exuberant adj –1. (4) ebullient, exuberant, high-spirited – (joyously unrestrained) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 198 / 391
  199. 199. fair adj –1. (10) fair, just – (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; ”a fair referee”; ”fair deal”; ”on a fair footing”; ”a fair fight”; ”by fair means or foul”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 199 / 391
  200. 200. faithful adj –1. (5) faithful – (steadfast in affection or allegiance; ”years of faithful service”; ”faithful employees”; ”we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 200 / 391
  201. 201. fantastic adj –1. (4) antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque – (ludicrou sly odd; ”Hamlet’s assumed antic disposition”; ”fantastic Halloween costumes”; ”a grotesque reflection in the mirror”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 201 / 391
  202. 202. fine adj –1. (4) all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory – (being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; ”an all-right movie”; ”the passengers were shaken up but are all right”; ”is everything all right?”; ”everything’s fine”; ”things are okay”; ”dinner and the movies had been fine”; ”another minute I’d have been fine”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 202 / 391
  203. 203. friendly adj –1. (25) friendly – (characteristic of or befitting a friend; ”friendly advice”; ”a friendly neighborhood”; ”the only friendly person here”; ”a friendly host and hostess”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 203 / 391
  204. 204. funny adj –1. (14) amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible – (arousing or provoking laughter; ”an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls”; ”an amusing fellow”; ”a comic hat”; ”a comical look of surprise”; ”funny stories that made everybody laugh”; ”a very funny writer”; ”it would have been laughable if it hadn’t hurt so much”; ”a mirthful experience”; ”risible courtroom antics”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 204 / 391
  205. 205. gentle adj –1. (6) gentle, soft – (soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; ”a gentle reprimand”; ”a vein of gentle irony”; ”poked gentle fun at him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 205 / 391
  206. 206. glorious adj –1. (5) glorious – (having or deserving or conferring glory; ”a long and glorious career”; ”our glorious literature”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 206 / 391
  207. 207. good adj –1. (190) good – (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; ”good news from the hospital”; ”a good report card”; ”when she was good she was very very good”; ”a good knife is one good for cutting”; ”this stump will make a good picnic table”; ”a good check”; ”a good joke”; ”a good exterior paint”; ”a good secretary”; ”a good dress for the office”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 207 / 391
  208. 208. happy adj –1. (37) happy – (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; ”a happy smile”; ”spent many happy days on the beach”; ”a happy marriage”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 208 / 391
  209. 209. healthy adj –1. (15) healthy – (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; ”a rosy healthy baby”; ”staying fit and healthy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 209 / 391
  210. 210. helpful adj –. (9) helpful – (providing assistance or serving a useful function) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 210 / 391
  211. 211. hilarious adj –. (1) hilarious, screaming, uproarious – (marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter; ”hilarious broad comedy”; ”a screaming farce”; ”uproarious stories”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 211 / 391
  212. 212. jolly adj –. (2) gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful – (full of or showing high-spirited merriment; ”when hearts were young and gay”; ”a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company”- Wordsworth; ”the jolly crowd at the reunion”; ”jolly old Saint Nick”; ”a jovial old gentleman”; ”have a merry Christmas”; ”peals of merry laughter”; ”a mirthful laugh”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 212 / 391
  213. 213. joyous adj –. (4) joyous – (full of or characterized by joy; ”felt a joyous abandon”; ”joyous laughter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 213 / 391
  214. 214. kind adj –1. (4) kind – (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; ”kind to sick patients”; ”a kind master”; ”kind words showing understa nding and sympathy”; ”thanked her for her kind letter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 214 / 391
  215. 215. lively adj –1. (7) lively – (full of life and energy; ”a lively discussion”; ”lively and attractive parents”; ”a lively party”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 215 / 391
  216. 216. lovely adj –1. (10) lovely – (appealing to the emotions as well as the eye) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 216 / 391
  217. 217. lucky adj –1. (11) lucky – (occurring by chance; ”a lucky escape”; ”a lucky guess”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 217 / 391
  218. 218. nice adj –1. (23) nice – (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; ”what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty”- George Meredith; ”nice manners”; ”a nice dress”; ”a nice face”; ”a nice day”; ”had a nice time at the party”; ”the corn and tomatoes are nice today”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 218 / 391
  219. 219. obedient adj –. (3) obedient – (dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; ”an obedient soldier”; ”obedien t children”; ”a little man obedient to his wife”; ”the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened”- Edmund Burke) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 219 / 391
  220. 220. perfect adj –1. (17) perfect – (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; ”a perfect circle”; ”a perfect reproduction”; ”perfect happiness”; ”perfect manners”; ”a perfect specimen”; ”a perfect day”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 220 / 391
  221. 221. pleasant adj –1. (9) pleasant – (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; ”we had a pleasant evening together”; ”a pleasant scene”; ”pleasant sensations”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 221 / 391
  222. 222. proud adj –1. (14) proud – (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; ”proud parents”; ”proud of his accomplishments”; ”a proud moment”; ”proud to serve his country”; ”a proud name”; ”proud princes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 222 / 391
  223. 223. relieved adj –1. (5) alleviated, eased, relieved – ((of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 223 / 391
  224. 224. silly adj –1. (7) cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany – (ludicrous, foolish; ”gave me a cockamamie reason for not going”; ”wore a goofy hat”; ”a silly idea”; ”some wacky plan for selling more books”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 224 / 391
  225. 225. smiling adj –. (2) beamish, smiling, twinkly – (smiling with happiness or optimism; ”Come to my arms, my beamish boy!”- Lewis Carroll; ”a room of smiling faces”; ”a round red twinkly Santa Claus”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 225 / 391
  226. 226. splendid adj –1. (7) glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous – (having great beauty and splendor; ”a glorious spring morning”; ”a glorious sunset”; ”splendid costumes”; ”a kind of splendiferous native simplicity”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 226 / 391
  227. 227. successful adj –. (42) successful – (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; ”a successful architect”; ”a successful business venture”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 227 / 391
  228. 228. thankful adj –. grateful, thankful – (feeling or showing gratitude; ”a grateful heart”; ”grateful for the tree’s shade”; ”a thankful smile”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 228 / 391
  229. 229. thoughtful adj –1. (2) thoughtful – (having intellectual depth; ”a deeply thoughtful essay”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 229 / 391
  230. 230. victorious adj –1. victorious, winning – (having won; ”the victorious entry”; ”the winning team”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 230 / 391
  231. 231. vivacious adj –. (2) vibrant, vivacious – (vigorous and animated; ”a vibrant group that challenged the system”; ”a charming and vivacious hostess”; ”a vivacious folk dance”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 231 / 391
  232. 232. witty adj –. (5) witty – (combining clever conception and facetious expression; ”his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 232 / 391
  233. 233. wonderful adj –. (14) fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous – (extraordinaril y good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; ”a fantastic trip to the Orient”; ”the film was fantastic!”; ”a howling success”; ”a marvelous collection of rare books”; ”had a rattling conversation about politics”; ”a tremendous achievement”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 233 / 391
  234. 234. zealous adj –. avid, zealous – (marked by active interest and enthusiasm ; ”an avid sports fan”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 234 / 391
  235. 235. zany adj –1. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany – (ludicrous, foolish; ”gave me a cockamamie reason for not going”; ”wore a goofy hat”; ”a silly idea”; ”some wacky plan for selling more books”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 235 / 391
  236. 236. ShapeAdjectives - Shape Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 236 / 391
  237. 237. broad adj –1. (14) wide, broad – (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; ”wide roads”; ”a wide necktie”; ”wide margins”; ”three feet wide”; ”a river two miles broad”; ”broad shoulders”; ”a broad river”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 237 / 391
  238. 238. chubby adj –. chubby, embonpoint, plump – (sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure; ”a chubby child”; ”pleasingly plump”;) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 238 / 391
  239. 239. crooked adj –1. (2) crooked – (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; ”crooked country roads”; ”crooked teeth”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 239 / 391
  240. 240. curved adj –. (5) curved, curving – (having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; ”the curved tusks of a walrus”; ”his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 240 / 391
  241. 241. deep adj –1. (16) deep – (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; ”a deep breath”; ”a deep sigh”; ”deep concentration”; ”deep emotion”; ”a deep trance”; ”in a deep sleep”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 241 / 391
  242. 242. flat adj –1. (11) flat, level, plane – (having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; ”a flat desk”; ”acres of level farmland”; ”a plane surface”; ”skirts sewn with fine flat seams”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 242 / 391
  243. 243. high adj –1. (134) high – (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; ”a high temperature”; ”a high price”; ”the high point of his career”; ”high risks”; ”has high hopes”; ”the river is high”; ”he has a high opinion of himself”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 243 / 391
  244. 244. hollow adj –1. (1) hollow – (not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; ”a hollow wall”; ”a hollow tree”; ”hollow cheeks”; ”his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 244 / 391
  245. 245. low adj –1. (55) low – (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; ”low prices”; ”the reservoir is low”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 245 / 391
  246. 246. narrow adj –1. (19) narrow – (not wide; ”a narrow bridge”; ”a narrow line across the page”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 246 / 391
  247. 247. round adj –1. (12) round, circular – (having a circular shape) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 247 / 391
  248. 248. shallow adj –1. (6) shallow – (lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; ”shallow water”; ”a shallow dish”; ”a shallow cut”; ”a shallow closet”; ”established a shallow beachhead”; ”hit the ball to shallow left field”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 248 / 391
  249. 249. skinny adj –1. (2) scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy – (being very thin; ”a child with skinny freckled legs”; ”a long scrawny neck”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 249 / 391
  250. 250. square adj –1. (7) square – (having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; ”a square peg in a round hole”; ”a square corner”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 250 / 391
  251. 251. steep adj –1. (5) steep – (having a sharp inclination; ”the steep attic stairs”; ”steep cliffs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 251 / 391
  252. 252. straight adj –1. (10) straight, consecutive – (successive (without a break); ”sick for five straight days”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 252 / 391
  253. 253. wide adj –1. (45) wide, broad – (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; ”wide roads”; ”a wide necktie”; ”wide margins”; ”three feet wide”; ”a river two miles broad”; ”broad shoulders”; ”a broad river”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 253 / 391
  254. 254. SizeAdjectives - Size Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 254 / 391
  255. 255. big adj –1. (107) large, big – (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; ”a large city”; ”set out for the big city”; ”a large sum”; ”a big (or large) barn”; ”a large family”; ”big businesses”; ”a big expenditure”; ”a large number of newspapers”; ”a big group of scientists”; ”large areas of the world”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 255 / 391
  256. 256. colossal adj –. (3) colossal, prodigious, stupendous – (so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; ”colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple”; ”has a colossal nerve”; ”a prodigious storm”; ”a stupendous field of grass”; ”stupendous demand”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 256 / 391
  257. 257. fat adj –1. (22) fat – (having an (over)abundance of flesh; ”he hadn’t remembered how fat she was”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 257 / 391
  258. 258. gigantic adj –. (9) gigantic, mammoth – (so exceedingly large or extensiv e as to suggest a giant or mammoth; ”a gigantic redwood”; ”gigantic disappointment”; ”a mammoth ship”; ”a mammoth multinational corporatio n”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 258 / 391
  259. 259. great adj –1. (114) great – (relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; ”a great juicy steak”; ”a great multitude”; ”the great auk”; ”a great old oak”; ”a great ocean liner”; ”a great delay”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 259 / 391
  260. 260. huge adj –. (23) huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian – (unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; ”huge government spending”; ”huge country estates”; ”huge popular demand for higher education”; ”a huge wave”; ”the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains”; ”immense numbers of birds”; ”at vast (or immense) expense”; ”the vast reaches of outer space”; ”the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization”- W.R.Inge) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 260 / 391
  261. 261. immense adj –. (5) huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian – (unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; ”huge government spending”; ”huge country estates”; ”huge popular demand for higher education”; ”a huge wave”; ”the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains”; ”immense numbers of birds”; ”at vast (or immense) expense”; ”the vast reaches of outer space”; ”the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization”- W.R.Inge) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 261 / 391
  262. 262. large adj –1. (139) large, big – (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; ”a large city”; ”set out for the big city”; ”a large sum”; ”a big (or large) barn”; ”a large family”; ”big businesses”; ”a big expenditure”; ”a large number of newspapers”; ”a big group of scientists”; ”large areas of the world”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 262 / 391
  263. 263. little adj –1. (163) small, little – (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; ”a little dining room”; ”a little house”; ”a small car”; ”a little (or small) group”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 263 / 391
  264. 264. mammoth adj –. (1) gigantic, mammoth – (so exceedingly large or extensiv e as to suggest a giant or mammoth; ”a gigantic redwood”; ”gigantic disappointment”; ”a mammoth ship”; ”a mammoth multinational corporatio n”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 264 / 391
  265. 265. massive adj –1. (9) massive, monolithic, monumental – (imposing in size or bulk or solidity; ”massive oak doors”; ”Moore’s massive sculptures”; ”the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture”; ”a monumental scale”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 265 / 391
  266. 266. miniature adj –. (1) miniature – (being on a very small scale; ”a miniatur e camera”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 266 / 391
  267. 267. petite adj –. (1) bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck – (very small; ”diminutive in stature”; ”a lilliputian chest of drawers”; ”her petite figure”; ”tiny feet”; ”the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 267 / 391
  268. 268. puny adj –1. (1) puny – (inferior in strength or significance; ”a puny physique”; ”puny excuses”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 268 / 391
  269. 269. scrawny adj –1. (2) scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy – (being very thin; ”a child with skinny freckled legs”; ”a long scrawny neck”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 269 / 391
  270. 270. short adj –1. (43) short – (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; ”a short life”; ”a short flight”; ”a short holiday”; ”a short story”; ”only a few short months”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 270 / 391
  271. 271. small adj –1. (213) small, little – (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; ”a little dining room”; ”a little house”; ”a small car”; ”a little (or small) group”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 271 / 391
  272. 272. tall adj –1. (73) tall – (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; ”tall people”; ”tall buildings”; ”tall trees”; ”tall ships”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 272 / 391
  273. 273. teeny adj –. bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy – ((used informally) very small; ”a wee tot”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 273 / 391
  274. 274. tiny adj –. (19) bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck – (very small; ”diminutive in stature”; ”a lilliputian chest of drawers”; ”her petite figure”; ”tiny feet”; ”the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 274 / 391
  275. 275. SoundAdjectives - Sound Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 275 / 391
  276. 276. deafening adj –. (1) deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery – (loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 276 / 391
  277. 277. faint adj –1. (5) faint, weak – (deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; ”a faint outline”; ”the wan sun cast faint shadows”; ”the faint light of a distant candle”; ”weak colors”; ”a faint hissing sound”; ”a faint aroma”; ”a weak pulse”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 277 / 391
  278. 278. harsh adj –1. (3) harsh, rough – (unpleasantly stern; ”wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus”; ”the nomad life is rough and hazardous”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 278 / 391
  279. 279. hushed adj –. hushed, muted, subdued, quiet – (in a softened tone; ”hushed voices”; ”muted trumpets”; ”a subdued whisper”; ”a quiet reprimand”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 279 / 391
  280. 280. husky adj –1. (3) beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly – (muscular and heavily built; ”a beefy wrestler”; ”had a tall burly frame”; ”clothing sizes for husky boys”; ”a strapping boy of eighteen”; ”‘buirdly’ is a Scottish term”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adjectives May 8, 2011 280 / 391

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