Adjectives list starting with A

abandonedempty
aberrantnot typical
abhorrentrepugnant
abidingenduring
abjectmiserable
ablazeon fire
ablein position to do something
ablerin position to do something
abnormalunusual
aboriginalindigenous
abortiveunsuccessful
aboundingbe plentiful
abovein previous place in writing
abovegroundabove the surface
abrasiveusing friction
abruptsudden
absentnot present
absoluteadds emphasis
absorbedtake something up or in
absorbingtake something up or in
abstractnot concrete
absurdludicrous
abundantplentiful
abusiveinsulting
abysmalhorrible
academiceducational
accentualof accent
acceptableadequate
acceptedtake something offered
acceptingtake something offered
accessibleeasily reached
accidentalchance
accomplishedtalented
accountableresponsible
accuratecorrect
acidhaving acidic properties
acidicsour-tasting
aciduloussour-tasting
acousticof sound
acousticalof sound
acridunpleasantly pungent
activemoving about
actualreal
actuarialrelating to calculation of risk
acutevery great or bad
adamantset in opinion
adaptablechanging easily
addedadditional
addicteddependent
additionalextra
adeptskillful
adequateenough
adherentsticky
adhesivesticky
adjacentneighboring
adjoiningcontinguous
administrativeof administration
admirableexcellent
admissibleallowable
adolescentexperiencing adolescence
adorablevery pleasing
adrenalon kidneys
adroitskillful
adultcompletely grown
adulterousrelating to adultery
advanceahead of time
advancedlatest
advantageousgiving advantage
adventitiousfrom outside
adventurousdaring
adverbialrelating to adverb
adverseunfavorable
advisableworth doing
advisorygiving advice
aerialinvolving aircraft
aerobicneeding oxygen
aerodynamicdesigned to reduce air resistance
aeronauticalof aircraft
aestheticbeautiful
affableeasygoing
affectionateloving
afferentbringing something toward body part
affirmativetrue
affluentwealthy
afireablaze
aflameablaze
aforementionedmentioned earlier
aforesaidnamed earlier
afraidfrightened
africanof Africa
aftat back of craft
agelessnot becoming older
aggregateforming whole
aggressivelikely to attack
aghasthorrified
agilenimble
agleamgleaming
agonizingvery painful
agrarianpro-farmer
agreeablepleasing
agreeddetermined by consensus
agriculturalof agriculture
aheadin front
aimlesswithout purpose
airbornecarried by air
airlesswith stale air
airyroomy
ajarpartially open
akinsimilar
alcoholiccontaining alcohol
alertwatchful
algebraicrelating to algebra
alienstrange
alightfull of energy
alikesimilar
aliveliving
alkalinebeing or containing alkali
allegedpresumed
allegoricusing allegory
allegoricalusing allegory
allergichaving allergy
alliedjoined with others in alliance
alluringattractive and fascinating
alonewithout company
aloofremote in manner
alphabeticin order of alphabet letters
alphabeticalin order of alphabet letters
alrightpleasant
alternatearranged in alternating pattern
alternativemutually exclusive
alveolarrelating to air sac in lung
amateurbeing amateur
amateurishunskillful or unskillfully done
amatoryassociated with love
amazingcausing amazement
ambidextroususing each hand well
ambiguoushaving more than one meaning
ambitioushaving strong desire for success
ambivalentunsure
ambulatoryrelating to walking
amenablewilling to cooperate
americanof United States
amiablefriendly and pleasant
amisswrong
amicablefriendly
amoraloutside scope of morality
amorousexpressing or feeling love
amorphouswithout shape
amphibiousliving on land and in water
amplemore than enough
amuckout of control
amusedmake somebody laugh
amusingmake somebody laugh
anaerobicnot needing oxygen
analepticstimulant
analogoussimilar
analyticof analysis
anarchiclawless
anarchicalchaotic
anatomicrelating to physical structure
anatomicalrelating to physical structure
ancestralof previous generations
ancientold
ancillarysubordinate
andeanof Andes
anecdotalbased on anecdotes or hearsay
anemichaving anemia
angelicbeautiful and well-behaved
anglicanof Anglican Church
angriestfeeling very annoyed
angryfeeling very annoyed
angularsharply defined
anhydrouswith no water
animatephysically alive
animatedphysically alive
annoyingcausing irritation
annualonce a year
anomalousirregular
anomicunstable because of moral breakdown
anonymousunnamed
answerableaccountable
antagonistichostile
anteriorin front
anthropologicalof study of humankind
anticstrange
anticipatoryin expectation of something
antiquarianin antiques business
antiquatedancient or old-fashioned
antiquemade long ago
antisepticcontrolling infection
antisocialnot sociable
antitheticaldiametrically opposed
antithyroiddiminishing thyroid activity
antitrustopposing business monopoly
anxiousfeeling nervous
apatheticindifferent and unenergetic
apocalypticpredicting disaster
apocryphalnot true or not authentic
apologeticexpressing apology
apostolicrelating to pope
appallingdreadful and shocking
apparentclear
appealingpleasing
appetizingstimulating appetite
applicablerelevant
appreciablenoticeable
appreciativegrateful or approving
approachableinvitingly friendly
appropriatefitting
approximatenearly exact
aproposjust right
aptvery appropriate
aquaticof water
aqueouswatery
arabianof Arabia
arabicof Arabia
arablesuitable for growing crops
arbitrarybased on whim
arborealliving in trees
arcadedof video games
archaeologicalof or for archaeology
archaicoutmoded
archeologicalof or for archaeology
architectonicof architecture or architectural qualities
arcticvery cold
ardentpassionate
arduousdifficult and tiring
argiveGreek
aridwith low rainfall
aristocraticcharacteristic of established wealth or nobility
aristotelianrelating to Aristotle
arithmeticalrelating to arithmetic
armedequipped with weapon
aromatichaving fragrant smell
aromatickhaving fragrant smell
arrestingstriking
arrogantproudly contemptuous
arterialof arteries
artfulcunning
articulateeloquent
artificialmade by humans
artisticgood at art
artlesswithout deception
artyaffectedly artistic
asepticwithout disease-causing microorganisms
ashamedfull of shame
ashenvery pale
asianof Asia
asiaticfrom Asia
asinineridiculous
asleepnot awake
asocialunwilling to mix socially
assertiveacting confidently
assistanthelping
associateallied
associatedconnected
assortedvarious
astonishingamaze somebody greatly
astoundingsurprise somebody greatly
astralrelating to stars
astringentsharp and acidic in tone
astronomicalrelating to astronomy
astuteclever and perceptive
asymmetricnot symmetrical
atavisticrelating to genetic reappearance
atheisticof atheists or atheism
athleticof athletes or athletics
atlanticof Atlantic Ocean
atmosphericrelating to atmosphere
atomicbased on nuclear energy
atrophicof atrophy
attendantoccurring along with something
attentivepaying attention
attractivegood-looking
atypicalnot typical
auburnreddish brown
audiblecapable of being heard
augustdignified and splendid
augustanof Augustus or his time
auralof hearing or sound
auspiciouspromising well for future
austeresuggesting physical hardship
australianof Australia
authenticnot false or copied
authoritarianstrict and demanding obedience
authoritativereliable
autisticaffected with or caused by autism
automaticstarting or functioning by itself
automotiveof motor vehicles
autonomiccontrolled by automatic responses
autonomousself-governing
auxiliarygiving support
availableable to be gotten
avariciousgreedy for wealth
averagetypical
avidkeen
awakenot asleep
awareknowing something
awashcovered in water
awesomeimpressive and frightening
awfulextremely bad
awkwardembarrassing
awrycrooked
axialof axis
axiomaticself-evident
azuresky blue color


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