Formation of Adjectives from Nouns



Formation of Adjectives from Nouns :



Nouns…. Adjectives

  1. Accident…accidental
  2. Advantage…advantageous
  3. Adventure…adventurous
  4. Advice….advisable
  5. Affection…affectionate
  6. Air….airy
  7. Ancestor…ancestral
  8. Angel…angelic
  9. Angle….angular
  10. Atmosphere….atmospheric
  11. Authority….authoritative
  12. Autumn….autumnal
  13. Beauty….beautiful
  14. Black….black
  15. Black…blackish
  16. Blood….bloody
  17. Body….bodily
  18. Book….bookish
  19. Boy….boyish
  20. Brass….brassy
  21. Brass….brazen
  22. Brother….brotherly
  23. Burden ….burdensome
  24. Bush….bushy
  25. Calamity….calamitous
  26. Capacity….capacious
  27. Centre….central
  28. Ceremony….ceremonial
  29. Ceremony….ceremonious
  30. Character…characteristic
  31. Cheer….cheerful
  32. Child…childish
  33. Child…childlike
  34. Chivalry…chivalrous
  35. Circle…circular
  36. Circumstance…circumstantial
  37. Class…classic
  38. Class…classical
  39. Climate….climatic
  40. Cloud…cloudy
  41. Colony…colonial
  42. Comfort….comfortable
  43. Commerce…commercial
  44. Condition…conditional
  45. Conscience….conscientious
  46. Contempt….contemptible
  47. Contempt….contemptuous
  48. Courage….courageous
  49. Coward….cowardly
  50. Crime….criminal
  51. Custom….customary
  52. Danger ….dangerous
  53. Day….daily
  54. Devil….devilish
  55. Dew….dewy
  56. Discipline….disciplinary
  57. Drama….dramatic
  58. Duty….dutiful
  59. Earth….earthly
  60. Earth….earthen
  61. East….eastern
  62. Economy….economic
  63. Economy….economical
  64. Emperor….imperial
  65. Empire ….imperial
  66. Enemy….inimical
  67. Envy….envious
  68. Envy….enviable
  69. Example….exemplary
  70. Expense….expensive
  71. Fable….fabulous
  72. Face….facial
  73. Faith….faithless
  74. Faith….faithful
  75. Fame…famous
  76. Fancy…fanciful
  77. Fate…fateful
  78. Fate…fatal
  79. Father….fatherly
  80. Fault…faulty
  81. Favour…favourable
  82. Fear….fearful
  83. Fear….fearless
  84. Feather…. feathery
  85. Fever….feverish
  86. Fire….fiery
  87. Fish…fishy
  88. Flesh….fleshy
  89. Flower….flowery
  90. Fog….foggy
  91. Fool….foolish
  92. Force….forcible
  93. Force….forceful
  94. Fortune….fortunate
  95. Friend….friendly
  96. Fruit…fruitful
  97. Fury….furious
  98. Ghost…ghostly
  99. Glory…glorious
  100. God….godly
  101. God….godlike
  102. Gold….golden
  103. Habit….habitual
  104. Hair….hairy
  105. Hand….handy
  106. Harm….harmless
  107. Harm….harmful
  108. Haste….hasty
  109. Health….healthy
  110. Heart….hearty
  111. Heaven….heavenly
  112. Heir….hereditary
  113. Hero….heroic
  114. Hill….hilly
  115. History….historic
  116. History….historical
  117. Home….homely
  118. Honour….honourable
  119. Hope….hopeful
  120. Hope….hopeless
  121. Horror….horrible
  122. Hour….hourly
  123. Humour….humorous
  124. Ignorance….ignorant
  125. Industry….industrial
  126. Industry….industrious
  127. Irony….ironic
  128. Irony….ironical
  129. Joke….jocular
  130. Joke ….jocose
  131. Joy….joyful
  132. Joy….joyous
  133. Judge….judicious
  134. Judge….judicial
  135. King….kingly
  136. Labour….laborious
  137. Law….lawful
  138. Life….lifelike
  139. Life….lively
  140. Life….living
  141. Limit….limited
  142. Limit….limitless
  143. Lord….lordly
  144. Love….lovable
  145. Love….loving
  146. Machine….mechanical
  147. Man….manly
  148. Man….manful
  149. Medicine….medicinal
  150. Memory…memorable
  151. Merchant….mercantile
  152. Mercy….merciful
  153. Mercy….merciless
  154. Merit….meritorious
  155. Metal….metallic
  156. Mind….mental
  157. Miracle….miraculous
  158. Mirth….mirthful
  159. Moment….momentary
  160. Moment….momentous
  161. Money….monetary
  162. Month….monthly
  163. Mother…motherly
  164. Muscle…muscular
  165. Music….musical
  166. Mystery….mysterious
  167. Nation…national
  168. Nature….natural
  169. Navy….naval
  170. Need….needy
  171. Need….needful
  172. Neighbour….neighbourly
  173. Nerve….nervous
  174. Night….nightly
  175. North….northern
  176. Number….numeral
  177. Number….Numerous
  178. Number….numerical
  179. Office….official
  180. Origin….original
  181. Ornament….ornamental
  182. Palace….palatial
  183. Passion….passionate
  184. Peace….peaceful
  185. People….popular
  186. People….populous
  187. Person….personal
  188. Picture…picturesque
  189. Play….playful
  190. Practice….practical
  191. Pride….proud
  192. Profit….profitable
  193. Quarrel….quarrelsome
  194. Queen…queenly
  195. Question….questionable
  196. Ruin….ruinous
  197. Sand….sandy
  198. School….scholastic
  199. Science…scientific
  200. Season…seasonable
  201. Sense…sensible
  202. Sense…sensitive
  203. Service…serviceable
  204. Shame…shameful
  205. Shame…shameless
  206. Sight…sightly
  207. Silk…silken
  208. Slave…slavish
  209. Smoke…smoky
  210. Society…social
  211. Solitude…solitary
  212. Space…spacious
  213. Space….spatial
  214. Star…starry
  215. Storm…stormy
  216. Sun…sunny
  217. Sympathy…sympathetic
  218. System…systematic
  219. Table…tabular
  220. Talk…talkative
  221. Terror…terrible
  222. Thief…thievish
  223. Thought….thoughtful
  224. Thought….thoughtless
  225. Title….titular
  226. Tragedy…tragic
  227. Trifle…trifling
  228. Trifle…trivial
  229. Trouble…troublesome
  230. Tutor…tutorial
  231. Type….typical
  232. Value….valuable
  233. Verb….verbal
  234. Vice….vicious
  235. Vigour….vigorous
  236. Virtue….virtuous
  237. Voice….vocal
  238. War…warlike
  239. Watch…watchful
  240. Water….watery
  241. Week…weekly
  242. Will…wilful
  243. Will….willing
  244. Winter….wintry
  245. Woman….womanly
  246. Woman….womanish
  247. Wool….woollen
  248. World….worldly
  249. Worth….worthy
  250. Wretch….wretched
  251. Year….yearly
  252. Youth….youthful
  253. Zeal….zealous


  1. An economic arrangement between two countries is one that is based upon their wealth and resources.
  2. Economical = not extravagant
  3. An economical day's outing
  4. An economical meal
  5. An economical purchase
  6. Historic means famous or likely to become famous in history.
  7. On the historic occasion
  8. A historic building
  9. Historical means based on or vouched for by history.
  10. Historical evidence
  11. Historical method
  12. Historical novel
  13. Momentary = lasting only a moment
  14. Short-lived momentary
  15. Momentary joys of this life
  16. Momentous = of great importance
  17. A momentous event in history




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