Definition of Classifying adjective

1. Noun. An adjective that classifies its noun (e.g., 'a nervous disease' or 'a musical instrument').

Exact synonyms: Relational Adjective
Generic synonyms: Adjective
Specialized synonyms: Pertainym

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Literary usage of Classifying adjective

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"... often with the full meaning of a stressed classifying adjective, so that the words naturally did not develop into a modern descriptive group with ..."

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