80+ Most Commonly Used Adjectives in English

Adjectives are words that describe or modify nouns and pronouns. They provide additional information about the nouns or pronouns they modify, such as size, shape, color, age, origin, material, and many other characteristics. Adjectives help to create more vivid and descriptive sentences, adding detail and emphasis to the nouns or pronouns they modify. Some common adjectives include big, small, blue, old, new, happy, sad, and round.

S.No. Word Meaning
1 Afraid When you’re afraid, you are scared.
2 Ajar Something that is ajar is partly open. The door is ajar.
3 Alike When things are alike they look the same.
4 Angry When you are angry, you are very mad.
5 Asleep When you are asleep you are not awake.
6 Awake When you are awake, you are not asleep.
7 Bad When something is bad, it is has unpleasant qualities. The opposite of bad is good.
8 Big When someone or something is big, it is above average size.
9 Bigger The boy in the middle is bigger than the boy on the left.
10 Biggest The boy on the right is the biggest of the three.
11 Black Black is the color of a very dark night.
12 Blue The sky is blue during the day.
13 Brave Someone who is brave has courage.
14 Brittle Something that is brittle will break or snap in two easily. Potato chips are brittle.
15 Broken When something is broken, it does not work or has been damaged.
16 Brown Brown is the color of wood.
17 Clean When something is clean, it is not dirty.
18 Closed When something is closed, it is not open. The door is closed.
19 Colorful Something that is colorful is brightly colored or has many colors.
20 Courage A quality in which a person can face danger or pain without showing excessive fear.
21 Dark When it is dark, there isn’t much light.
22 Different When things are different they are not the same
23 Dirty When something is dirty, it is not clean.
24 Early When something happens early, it occurs in the beginning part of the day or it occurs before it was expected to happen.
25 Excellent When something is excellent, it is very, very good.
26 Fast This girl can run very fast.
27 Fat The opposite of fat is thin.
28 Fiery Fiery means very hot. Fiery embers flew out of the campfire.
29 Full This glass is full. Empty is the opposite of full.
30 Frightened When we are frightened, we are afraid.
31 Good When something is good, it is has nice qualities. The opposite of good is bad.
32 Gray Elephants are large, gray mammals. Gray paint can be made by mixing black and white paint.
33 Green Grass, broccoli, and many other plants are green. You can make green paint by mixing blue and yellow paint.
34 Happy People usually smile when they’re happy.
35 Healthy When you are healthy, you are not sick.
36 Hot Fire is very hot.
37 Large When someone or something is large, it is above average size.
38 Last The last item or person is the one at the end.
39 Little When someone or something is little, it is below average in size.
40 Littler The boy in the middle is littler than the boy on the right.
41 Littlest The boy on the left is the littlest of the three.
42 Long When something is long, it is not short.
43 Loud The opposite of loud is quiet.
44 Mad When you are mad at someone, you are angry with them.
45 Many The are many apples above.
46 Multicolored Multicolored means having many colors.
47 Narrow When something is narrow, it doesn’t take up a lot space from side to side.
48 New When something is new, it hasn’t been used before.
49 Old When someone or something is old, it has been around for a long, long time.
50 Open Something that is open is not shut. The door is open.
51 Orange Orange is a color. You can mix red and yellow paint to get orange.
52 Pink Pink is the color you get when you mix red and white paint.
53 Purple The color purple is made by mixing red and blue paint.
54 Quiet When it is quiet there is no noise.
55 Red Red is the first color in the rainbow.
56 Sad Sometimes people cry when they’re sad.
57 Scared When you’re scared, you are afraid.
58 Short When someone or something is short, it is below average height.
59 Shorter The boy in the middle is shorter than the boy on the right.
60 Shortest The boy on the left is the shortest of the three.
61 Shut When something is shut, it is not open The door is shut.
62 Sick When you are sick, you are not healthy.
63 Slow When something is slow it does not move quickly.
64 Small When someone or something is small, it is below average size.
65 Smaller The boy in the middle is smaller than the boy on the right.
66 Smallest The boy on the left is the smallest of the three.
67 Smart Someone who is smart can think well.
68 Splendid When something is splendid, it is very, very good.
69 Straight Something straight is not curvy or bent.
70 Tall When someone or something is tall, it is above average height.
71 Taller The boy in the middle is taller than the boy on the left.
72 Tallest The boy on the right is the tallest of the three.
73 Tiny When someone or something is tiny, it is very small.
74 Tinier The boy in the middle is tinier than the boy on the right.
75 Tiniest The boy on the left is the tiniest of the three.
76 Ugly Something that is ugly is not nice to look at.
77 Unhappy Sometimes people cry when they’re unhappy.
78 Upside down  When something is upside down, its top is where its bottom used to be.
79 Violet Violet is a bluish purple color.
80 White Snow is white.
81 Wide When something is wide, it takes up a lot space from side to side.
82 Yellow Yellow is a color. The sun is yellow. Lemons are yellow.
83 Young When someone or something is young, it has only been around for a short time. A baby is young.

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