Definition of 'adjective'
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The alternative is to provide a noun for the adjectives to qualify. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Writers seeking a blockbuster should keep adjectives and adverbs to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They maintain that it remains an adjective in the phrase due to. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Much more common are dense strings of nouns and adjectives. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)This is a circuitous way of introducing the distinction between adverbs and adjectives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The following sentence contains both adjectives and adverbs. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Some languages make less of a distinction between adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My preference raises the relationship between adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maybe it was my possessive adjectives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But chutney isn't a verb or an adjective. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of the dictionary's amusing features is the pairing of nouns with specific adjectives. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It uses sharp verbs and nouns, few adjectives. Christianity Today (2000)That's my caution with regard to the treatment of adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Being descriptive doesn't require a string of adjectives and adverbs. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)But since it can also be an adjective, it gets lost amid the other adjectives and nouns. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)I was interested in her use of adjectives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The adjective limits the noun. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He uses many adjective complements, adding to the description of the subject by placing an adjective modifying the subject after the verb. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)I also object to the use of the adjective "popular, "which seems to imply inferior. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)The most overused adjective is'fantastic'. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you write them this way, then you are in effect using adjectives without nouns, and that makes no grammatical sense. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I try to be careful about what I say and not use too many adjectives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'adjective'
British English: adjective /ˈædʒɪktɪv/ NOUN
An adjective is a word such as `big' or `beautiful' that describes a person or thing. Adjectives usually come before nouns or after verbs like `be' or `feel'.
- American English: adjective
- Arabic: صِفَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: adjetivo
- Chinese: 形容词
- Croatian: pridjev
- Czech: přídavné jméno
- Danish: tillægsord
- Dutch: bijvoeglijk naamwoord
- European Spanish: adjetivo
- Finnish: adjektiivi
- French: adjectif
- German: Adjektiv
- Greek: επίθετο
- Italian: aggettivo
- Japanese: 形容詞
- Korean: 형용사
- Norwegian: adjektiv
- Polish: przymiotnik
- European Portuguese: adjetivo
- Romanian: adjectiv
- Russian: имя прилагательное
- Spanish: adjetivo
- Swedish: adjektiv
- Thai: คำคุณศัพท์
- Turkish: sıfat
- Ukrainian: прикметник
- Vietnamese: tính từ
Definition of adjective from the Collins English Dictionary
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