Adjectives Beginning with J

Adjectives Starting "J"

Here is a list of 50 adjectives that start with the letter J. You can use this list to help you find the exact word you're looking for in terms of its meaning or its length.

Table of Contents

  • Positive Adjectives Beginning with "J"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "J"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "J"

  • Joyful: Full of happiness, delight, and positivity.
    Example: Mark has a joyful personality that brightens up any room he enters.
  • Jovial: Cheerful, friendly, and sociable.
    Example: Sarah is a jovial person who brings laughter and warmth to every gathering.
  • Judicious: Showing good judgment and wisdom in decision-making.
    Example: Emily is a judicious leader who carefully considers all factors before making important choices.
  • Just: Fair, impartial, and guided by principles of justice.
    Example: Alex is a just person who believes in treating everyone with equality and fairness.
  • Jaunty: Stylish and lively in appearance or manner.
    Example: Mark has a jaunty fashion sense that always turns heads.
  • Joyful: Full of joy and happiness, radiating positive energy.
    Example: Janet's joyful nature makes her a pleasure to be around.
  • Jubilant: Filled with great joy, happiness, and triumph.
    Example: Emily felt jubilant after winning the championship.
  • Joyous: Filled with happiness, exuberance, and delight.
    Example: Emily's joyous laughter is contagious and brings smiles to everyone's faces.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "J"

  • Jealous: Feeling resentment or envy towards others' achievements, possessions, or relationships.
    Example: Ashley's jealous nature caused him to sabotage his colleague's success.
  • Judgmental: Prone to making harsh and critical judgments about others.
    Example: Janet's judgmental attitude made it difficult for others to feel accepted and understood.
  • Jittery: Nervous or anxious, often displaying restless or fidgety behavior.
    Example: Emily's jittery demeanor made it challenging for her to stay calm in stressful situations.
  • Jaded: Wearied, cynical, and lacking enthusiasm or interest due to past disappointments.
    Example: Jonathan's jaded outlook made it difficult for him to trust or believe in positive outcomes.
  • Jumpy: Nervous, easily startled, or prone to exaggerated reactions.
    Example: Emily's jumpy behavior made it difficult for her to relax in social situations.

The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)

This list of 50 adjectives is sortable, audible, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). You can even turn the list into American English or British English.
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jabbering, jaded, jagged, jam-packed, jarring, jaundiced, jaunty, jaw-dropping, jazzy, jealous, jeering, jerky, jeweled/jewelled, jiggling, jingoistic, jinxed, jittery, jobless, jocular, jocund, joint, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyless, joyous, jubilant, judgmental, judicious, juicy, jumbled, jumbo, jumpy, junior, just, justifiable, justified, juvenile

Why Do I Need This List?

A list of adjectives that start with the same letter is useful for creating alliteration, which is a stylistic technique in which nearby words repeat the same initial consonant sound.
  • That gentleman is either jaded or jinxed.
  • He's a jocular, jubilant giant with jumbo hands.
  • (Even though the noun "giant" doesn't start with a J, it is still part of the alliterative string. Alliteration is about the sound.)

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always an adjective from this list. Choose your first letter to start. (I'd go for "j" if I were you.)
  • Guess the hidden adjective by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden adjective, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden adjective, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.