Descriptive Adjectives



Descriptive Adjectives :



These Adjectives show what quality or in what state persons or things are. These are sometimes called Qualitative. These adjectives are used to express the size, color or state or condition or shape of a person, a thing, an animal, an item or a place. These adjectives are used to provide additional information about a noun. These adjectives describe the nouns in detail by giving an attribute to that particular word. This adjective is used to describe the noun which it modifies. The adjective of this type simply describes.


A student….This is an ordinary word in noun form.
A tall student….in this phrase, an additional word TALL is introduced to add extra information about the noun (A student).


So, the word TALL is an adjective of this type.


1. A brave boy
2. A sick lion
3. A tame cat
4. A large field
5. A black horse
6. An industrious student
7. A careful workman
8. The long road
9. The small room
10. The thin layer of tissue
11. The week patients


Here are few more example sentences with this type of adjective. The adjectives of this type are underlined.


1. Since we invited her to the function, she is getting ready by brushing her long black hair.

2. The tall black man appeared out of the temple and started shooting at the police.

3. We all should always take green leafy vegetables in order to be healthy and active.

4. The industrious students have come to the playground.

5. He has taken us to the age-old temple.

6. She is also a student of this vocal music class.

7. He is a famous Carnatic play-back singer.

8. The fat students teased the tiny kids in the park.

9. The spider has eight legs.

10. The aged man asked the poor girl for food.

11. The extremely pink light almost blinded me.

12. That active girl is my best friend.

13. The handsome guy fell off his white horse.

14. I think he’s pretty tall for his age.

15. We have to go after the stolen gold-ornaments.

16. The active police have detained the gold-smugglers.


There are a lot of nouns in English language. So, there are many such adjectives of this type to modify those nouns in various ways.


1. The tall professor….
2. The pretty girl….
3. The lugubrious lieutenant…..
4. The modernized army….
5. A solid commitment…..
6. The brand-new car….
7. A month's pay…..
8. My today’s engagement…
9. A sixty-year-old child…..
10. The poor student….
11. The unhappiest, richest man….
12. The repaired computer
13. A dog corpse
14. The village area

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  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  8. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  9. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  10. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  11. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  13. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  14. Definite Demonstratives
  15. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  16. Indefinite Demonstratives
  17. Distributive Adjectives
  18. Interrogative Adjectives
  19. Exclamatory Adjectives
  20. Possessive Adjectives
  21. Possessive Determiners
  22. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  23. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Emphasizing Adjectives
  26. Coordinate Adjectives
  27. Paired Adjectives
  28. Cumulative Adjectives
  29. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  30. Two Uses of Adjectives
  31. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  32. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  33. The Degrees of Comparison
  34. Comparison of Adjectives
  35. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  36. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  37. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  38. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  39. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  40. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  41. Definite Numeral Quantities
  42. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  43. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  44. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  45. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  46. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  47. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Use of The Comparative Degree
  51. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  52. Preferables in English Grammar
  53. Double Comparatives
  54. Double Superlatives
  55. Comparatives which have lost their force
  56. Latin Comparatives
  57. English Comparatives
  58. Adjectives used as Nouns
  59. Adjectives in Pairs
  60. Adjectives preceded by THE
  61. Position of Adjectives
  62. Adjectives Used Attributively
  63. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  64. The Adjective Clause


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