Updated: 01/18/2023 by Computer Hope

An adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun or noun phrase. For example, in the sentence "The Eniac was a big computer." the word "computer" is the noun and "big" is the adjective describing the size of the computer.

What is a compound adjective?

A compound adjective is an adjective word made up of two other words. For example, "high-resolution" is a compound adjective that describes the quality of a monitor, video, or picture.

What are 20 adjective examples?

Below are 20 different examples of words that are adjectives. These are only some of the thousands of different adjectives used in the English language.

  1. able
  2. best
  3. better
  4. busy
  5. clear
  1. easy
  2. excellent
  3. fast
  4. free
  5. good
  1. hard
  2. new
  3. open
  4. real
  5. social
  1. strong
  2. true
  3. unique
  4. vast
  5. worried

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