Adjectives Beginning with B

Adjectives Starting "B"

Here is a list of 200 adjectives that start with the letter B. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). (All the words in this list have the same spellings in American English and British English, so the language buttons are inactive.)

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a word from this list as the secret word.

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babbling, baby, background, backhanded, bacterial, bad, bad-tempered, baffled, baffling, bald, balding, baleful, balmy, bandaged, banging, bankable, banned, bantering, barbaric, barbarous, barbecued, barefooted, barking, barren, bashful, basic, battered, batty, bawling, beady, beaming, bearable, beautiful, beckoning, bedazzled, bedazzling, beefy, beeping, befitting, befuddled, beginning, belching, believable, bellicose, belligerent, bellowing, bendable, beneficial, benevolent, benign, bent, berserk, best, betrayed, better, better-off, bewildered, bewildering, bewitched, bewitching, biased, biblical, big, bigger, biggest, big-headed, bighearted, bigoted, bilingual, billable, billowy, binary, binding, bio active, biodegradable, biographical, bite-sized, biting, bitter, bizarre, black, black-and-blue, blameless, bland, blank, blaring, blasphemous, blatant, blazing, bleached, bleak, bleary, bleary-eyed, blessed, blind, blindfolded, blinding, blissful, blistering, bloated, blonde, blood-curdling, bloodied, blood-red, bloodthirsty, bloody, blooming, blossoming, blue, bluish, blundering, blunt, blurred, blurry, blushing, boastful, boiling, boisterous, bold, bone-crushing, bookish, booming, boorish, bordering, bored, boring, born, bossy, both, bothered, bouncing, bouncy, boundless, bountiful, boyish, braided, brainless, brainy, brash, brassy, brave, brawny, brazen, breakable, breathable, breathless, breathtaking, breezy, brick, brief, bright, bright-eyed, bright-red, brilliant, briny, brisk, bristly, brittle, broad, broken, broken-hearted, bronchial, bronze, bronzed, brooding, brown, bruised, brunette, brutal, brutish, bubbly, budget, built-in, bulky, bumbling, bumpy, bungling, buoyant, bureaucratic, burly, burnable, burning, bushy, busiest, business, bustling, busy, buzzing

Why Do I Need This List?

A list of adjectives that start with the same letter is useful for creating alliteration. Alliteration is a stylistic literary technique in which nearby words repeat the same initial consonant sound.
  • Sven was a bone-crushing bloodthirsty berserker.
  • ("Amateur" is a noun in this example.)

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