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Top 25 Adjectives and Their Meaning

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 07:01 PM
posted by Jo

Top 25 Adjectives

Adjectives describe an attribute of a noun, for example, long hair, new car, old house.  There are estimated to be more than 100,000 adjectives in the English language - far too many to learn of course, but here is a good list to get you started...

Click on an adjective to see its dictionary definition. 

Rank Adjective Example Usage
1 good We listened to some very good music
2 new John has a nice, new car
3 first Jesse was nervous about her first day of school
4 last  Bill caught the last bus of the day
5 long  Natasha has long hair.
6 great  I went to a great party on the weekend.
7 little  The little puppy dog is very cute.
8 own  I used to design all my own clothes.
9 other  She crossed to the other side of the road.
10 old  I gave all my old clothes to a charity.
11 right  I hope we are doing the right thing.
12 big  A big elephant trampled the car.
13 high  John climbed to the top of a high mountain.
14 different  Alex wore a different dress to every party she went to.
15 small  The small mouse slipped under the door.
16 large  The concert attracted large crowds.
17 next  We are going to Italy next year.
18 early  We ate an early lunch.
19 young  A young girl was waiting at the school gate.
20 important  The President gave an important speech.
21 few  Sewing was one of her few pleasures.
22 public  I borrowed a book from the public library.
23 bad  There was very bad weather on Monday.
24 same  I will try not to make the same mistake again.
25 able  John is not able to afford a new house at the moment.

 Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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  3. sandra says:

    You’re a great help. keep on posting…God bless u.. Thanks a lot..

  4. vinay says:

    Nice. Can you please make a list of adjectives that are not oftentimes used in daily life?