List of Adjectives


Size

   1. average

   2. big

   3. colossal

   4. fat

   5. giant

   6. gigantic

   7. great

   8. huge

   9. immense

  10. large

  11. little

  12. long

  13. mammoth

  14. massive

  15. miniature

  16. petite

  17. puny

  18. short

  19. small

  20. tall

  21. tiny

 

             

Touch

  22. boiling

  23. breezy

  24. broken

  25. bumpy

  26. chilly

  27. cold

  28. cool

  29. creepy

  30. crooked

  31. cuddly

  32. curly

  33. damaged

  34. damp

  35. dirty

  36. dry

  37. dusty

  38. filthy

  39. flaky

  40. fluffy

  41. wet

 

             

Shape

  42. broad

  43. chubby

  44. crooked

  45. curved

  46. deep

  47. flat

  48. high

  49. hollow

  50. low

  51. narrow

  52. round

  53. shallow

  54. skinny

  55. square

  56. steep

  57. straight

  58. wide

             

Time

  59. ancient

  60. brief

  61. early

  62. fast

  63. late

  64. long

  65. modern

  66. old

  67. old-fashioned

  68. quick

  69. rapid

  70. short

  71. slow

  72. swift

  73. young

             

Quantity

  74. abundant

  75. empty

  76. few

  77. heavy

  78. light

  79. many

  80. numerous

 

Sound

81. cooing

  82. deafening

  83. faint

  84. harsh

 85. high-pitched

  86. hissing

  87. hushed

  88. husky

  89. loud

  90. melodic

  91. moaning

  92. mute

  93. noisy

  94. purring

  95. quiet

  96. raspy

  97. resonant

  98. screeching

  99. shrill

 100. silent

 101. soft

 102. squealing

 103. thundering

 104. voiceless

 105. whispering

 

bad     

jittery   

purple 

tan

better   

jolly      

quaint   

tender

beautiful              

kind      

quiet     

testy

big        

long      

quick     tricky

black     lazy       quickest               tough

blue

bright    

magnificent

magenta              

rainy

rare      

ugly

ugliest

clumsy  

many    

ratty     

vast

crazy    

mighty  

red       

watery

dizzy     

mushy   

roasted

wasteful

dull       

nasty    

robust   

wide-eyed

fat        

new      

round   

wonderful

frail       

nice      

sad       

yellow

friendly

nosy     

scary    

yummy

funny    

nutty     

scrawny              

zany

great     

nutritious             

short     

green    

odd      

silly       

gigantic

orange  

stingy    

gorgeous            

ordinary              

strange

grumpy pretty   

striped  

handsome           

precious             

spotty   

happy   

prickly  

tart       

horrible               

tall        

itchy                   

tame

Fleshy.

• Pear-shaped.

• Doughy.

• Portly.

• Short.

• Bespectacled.

• Hirsuite.

• Balding.

• Moley.

• Jiggly.

• Saggy.

• Broad-shouldered.

• Firm.

• Sharp-eyed.

• Thick-haired.

• Bronzed-goddish.

• Statuesque.

• Trim.

Ideas on how to use this reference material in the ESL classroom at:

https://foxhugh.wordpress.com/list-of-lists/

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