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Synonyms for adjective

the word class that qualifies nouns

of or relating to or functioning as an adjective


relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law

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Now there are more adjectives in this language than there are black cats in Switzerland, and they must all be as elaborately declined as the examples above suggested.
You have, indeed, flattered me very strongly by representing me as constantly thinking of and for other people, whereas the rest think of themselves alone, but on the other hand you have contradictorily called me "unsocial," which is certainly the last adjective I should have expected to find in the neighborhood of my name.
The gentle oath, the violent adjective, which are typical of our language and which he had cultivated before as a sign of manliness, he now elaborately eschewed.
But he could not find an adjective that would make the line the right length, try how he might.
It must be especially observed in justice to poor Kit that he was by no means of a sentimental turn, and perhaps had never heard that adjective in all his life.
Miss Sawyer shuddered openly at the adjective "lively" as applied to a child; her belief being that though children might be seen, if absolutely necessary, they certainly should never be heard if she could help it.
To be sure our panegyrics were somewhat laconic, consisting in the repetition of that name, united with the potent adjective 'motarkee'.
We would not wish to mislead our readers in their conceptions of any of our characters, and we therefore feel it necessary to add that the adjective, in the preceding agnomen of Mr.
Younger participants required more training to achieve criterion in baseline and showed less responding under the control of novel words when dictated words were adjectives or verbs than when they were nouns.
The finding that stage-level adjectives are absolutes informs the subsequent corpus study on modifier distance from the noun as well as the general factors argued to drive order restrictions on prenominal adjectives.
Other researchers have attempted to create their own spectator sport BP scale by going straight to the source: sport managers to create the BP adjectives subsequently sent to fans to assess the adjectives' applicability with fans' perceptions of the team's BP (Heere, 2010; Tsiotsou, 2012; Walsh et al.
Primary adjectives are as a rule very rare in Hurrian due
He exemplifies the case with the two types of de-adjectival relativizing complex adjectives in Dutch: one ending in '-ig' and the other in '-erig': groen-ig vs.
Each evaluative dimension may be realized in discourse by a wide variety of linguistic devices such as affective or evaluative adjectives, verbs or nouns (Biber et al.
In English, compound adjectives are quantitatively numerous, show a wide range of morphological patterns and a high degree of productivity.