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adjective

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈædʒɪktɪv/
A2 a word that describes a noun or pronoun. The words 'big', 'boring', 'purple', and 'obvious' are all adjectives.Parts of speech
adjectival
 
 
/ˌædʒɪkˈtaɪvəl/ adjective
containing or used like an adjective: an adjectival phraseParts of speech
Translations of “adjective”
in Korean 형용사…
in Arabic صِفَة…
in French adjectif…
in Turkish sıfat…
in Italian aggettivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形容詞…
in Russian прилагательное…
in Polish przymiotnik…
in Spanish adjetivo…
in Portuguese adjetivo…
in German das Adjektiv…
in Catalan adjectiu…
in Japanese (文法)形容詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形容词…
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