Definition of Descriptive adjective

1. Noun. An adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun (e.g., 'a nervous person' or 'a musical speaking voice').

Exact synonyms: Qualifying Adjective
Generic synonyms: Adjective



Definition of Descriptive adjective

1. Noun. an adjective that describes a noun ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descriptive Adjective

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Literary usage of Descriptive adjective

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"A descriptive adjective is one that expresses some quality or attribute of the object designated by the noun. Also the two participles usually have ..."

2. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"THE descriptive adjective USED TO COMPLETE NOUNS. —The learner has already acquired some knowledge of this use of the descriptive adjective from the ..."

3. Projects in Action English: Socialized Recitations in Composition and Grammar by Fannie O. Johansen (1920)
"Required: an inverted sentence. a descriptive adjective. an adjective phrase. an adverbial phrase. (A short period of time for thinking was required ..."

4. English Grammar by Chestine Gowdy (1901)
"A Purely descriptive adjective is an adjective that expresses an attribute, but does not affect the application of the noun or pronoun to which it belongs ..."

5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"Moat important is a descriptive adjective; superlative degree, comparison regular ... Right la a descriptive adjective ; positive degree, not admitting of ..."

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