Adjectives Beginning with S

Adjectives Starting "S"

Here is a list of 200 adjectives that start with the letter S. The list is sortable, 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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saccharine, sacred, sacrificial, sacrilegious, sad, saddened, safe, sagacious, saintly, salacious, salient, salt, salted, salty, salubrious, salvageable, salvaged, same, sanctimonious, sandy, sane, sanguine, sanitary, sappy, sarcastic, sardonic, sartorial, sassy, satin, satiny, satiric, satirical, satisfactory, satisfied, satisfying, saucy, savage, savory/savoury, savvy, scalding, scaly, scandalous, scant, scanty, scarce, scared, scarred, scary, scathing, scattered, scenic, scented, scheduled, schematic, scholarly, scholastic, scientific, scintillating, scorching, scornful, scottish, scrabbled, scraggly, scrappy, scratched, scratchy, scrawny, screaming, screeching, scribbled, scriptural, scruffy, scrumptious, scrupulous, sculpted, sculptural, scummy, sea, sealed, seamless, searching, searing, seasick, seasonable, seasonal, secluded, second, secondary, second-hand, secret, secretive, secular, secure, secured, sedate, seditious, seductive, seedy, seeming, seemly, seething, seismic, select, selected, selective, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing, self-assured, self-centered/self-centred, self-confident, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-effacing, self-indulgent, self-interested, selfish, selfless, self-reliant, self-respect, self-satisfied, sellable, semi-conscious, semi-official, semiprecious, semi-professional, senior, sensational, senseless, sensible, sensitive, sensual, sensuous, sentimental, separate, sequential, serendipitous, serene, serial, serious, serpentine, serrated, serviceable, seven, seventh, several, severe, shabbiest, shabby, shaded, shadowed, shadowy, shady, shaggy, shaky, shallow, shamefaced, shameful, shameless, shapeless, shapely, sharp, sharpened, shattered, shattering, sheepish, sheer, sheltered, shifty, shimmering, shining, shiny, shivering, shivery, shocked, shocking, shoddy, short, short-lived, short-sighted, short-tempered, short-term, showy, shrewd, shrieking, shrill, shut, shy, sick, sickened, sickening, sickly, side-splitting, signed, significant, silent, silky, silly, silver, silver-tongued, simian, similar, simple, simple-minded, simplified, simplistic, simultaneous, sincere, sinful, single, single-minded, singular, sinister, sinuous, sisterly, six, sixth, sizable/sizeable, sizzling, skeptical/sceptical, sketchy, skilled, skillful/skilful, skimpy, skin-deep, skinny, skittish, sky-blue, slanderous, slanted, slanting, sleek, sleeping, sleepless, sleepy, slender, slick, slight, slim, slimy, slippery, sloped, sloping, sloppy, slothful, slow, slow-moving, sluggish, slushy, sly, small, smaller, smallest, small-minded, small-scale, small-time, small-town, smarmy, smart, smarter, smartest, smashing, smeared, smelly, smiling, smoggy, smoked, smoky, smooth, smothering, smudged, smug, snaky, snapping, snappish, snappy, snarling, sneaky, snide, snippy, snobbish, snoopy, snooty, snoring, snotty, snow-white, snug, snugly, soaked, soaking, soaking wet, soaring, sober, sociable, social, socialist, sociological, soft, soft-hearted, soggy, solar, soldierly, sole, solemn, solicitous, solid, solitary, somatic, somber, some, sonic, soothed, soothing, sophisticated, sordid, sore, sorrowful, sorry, soulful, soulless, soundless, sour, south, southeasterly, southern, southwestern, spacious, spare, sparing, sparkling, sparkly, sparse, spasmodic, spastic, spatial, spattered, special, specialist, specialized, specific, speckled, spectacular, spectral, speculative, speechless, speedy, spellbinding, spendthrift, spherical, spicy, spiffy, spiky, spinal, spine-chilling, spineless, spiral, spirited, spiritless, spiritual, spiteful, splashing, splashy, splattered, splendid, splintered, spoiled, spoken, spongy, spontaneous, spooky, sporadic, sporting, sports manly, spotless, spotted, spotty, springy, sprite, spry, spurious, squalid, squandered, square, squashed, squashy, squatting, squawking, squealing, squeamish, squeezable, squiggly, squirming, squirrelly, stable, stackable, stacked, staggering, stagnant, stained, stale, standard, standing, standoffish, starched, star-crossed, stark, startled, startling, starving, stately, static, statistical, statuesque, status, statutory, staunch, steadfast, steady, stealth, steaming, steamy, steel, steely, steep, stereophonic, stereotyped, stereotypical, sterile, stern, sticky, stiff, stifled, stifling, stigmatic, still, stilled, stilted, stimulating, stinging, stingy, stinking, stinky, stirring, stock, stodgy, stoic, stony, stormy, stout, straggly, straight, straightforward, stranded, strange, strategic, streaked, street, strenuous, stressful, stretchy, strict, strident, striking, stringent, striped, strong, stronger, strongest, structural, stubborn, stubby, stuck-up, studied, studious, stuffed, stuffy, stumbling, stunned, stunning, stupendous, sturdy, stuttering, stylish, stylistic, suave, subconscious, subdued, subject, subjective, sublime, subliminal, submissive, subordinate, subsequent, subservient, substantial, substantiated, substitute, subterranean, subtitled, subtle, subversive, successful, successive, succinct, succulent, such, sudden, suffering, sufficient, sugary, suggestive, suitable, sulky, sullen, sumptuous, sunny, super, superabundant, superb, supercilious, superficial, superhuman, superior, superlative, supernatural, super-sensitive, supersonic, superstitious, supple, supportive, supposed, suppressive, supreme, sure, sure-footed, surgical, surly, surmountable, surprised, surprising, surrealistic, survivable, susceptible, suspected, suspicious, sustainable, swaggering, swanky, swaying, sweaty, sweeping, sweet, sweltering, swift, swinish, swishing, swollen, swooping, syllabic, symbiotic, symbolic, symmetrical, sympathetic, symptomatic, synergistic, synonymous, syntactic, synthetic, systematic

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 technique in which nearby words repeat the same initial consonant sound.)
  • Paula comes across as sophisticated and scholarly, but she's also a shrewd, silver-tongued, saleswoman.
  • (The noun "saleswoman" is part of the alliterative string. It is not highlighted because this page is about adjectives.)

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