Adjectives Beginning with A

Adjectives Starting "A"

Here is a list of 250 adjectives that start with the letter A. 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 "A"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "A"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "A"

  • Affable: Friendly and easy to approach.
    Example: Sarah is known for her affable nature, always welcoming everyone with a warm smile.
  • Ambitious: Having a strong desire to succeed or achieve something.
    Example: James is an ambitious young entrepreneur, always setting high goals for himself.
  • Adventurous: Willing to take risks and try new experiences.
    Example: The adventurous couple went skydiving during their vacation.
  • Amiable: Having a pleasant and friendly demeanor.
    Example: The amiable shopkeeper greeted every customer with genuine warmth.
  • Artistic: Possessing creative abilities or an appreciation for the arts.
    Example: Emily's artistic talent shines through her beautiful paintings.
  • Assertive: Confident and self-assured in expressing one's views or needs.
    Example: The assertive team leader effectively communicated his expectations to the group.
  • Authentic: Genuine and true to oneself.
    Example: The author's authentic storytelling captivated readers around the world.
  • Altruistic: Selflessly concerned for the well-being of others.
    Example: Jenny spent her weekends volunteering at a local homeless shelter, displaying her altruistic nature.
  • Appreciative: Showing gratitude and recognizing the value of something or someone.
    Example: Tom was appreciative of his friend's support during a challenging time.
  • Accomplished: Skilled and successful in a particular field or endeavor.
    Example: As an accomplished pianist, Anna performed in prestigious concert halls worldwide.
  • Adaptable: Able to adjust and thrive in different circumstances or environments.
    Example: Ashley's adaptable nature allowed him to quickly settle into his new job.
  • Admirable: Deserving of admiration or respect.
    Example: The firefighter's bravery and quick thinking were truly admirable .
  • Affectionate: Displaying warmth, care, and fondness towards others.
    Example: The affectionate couple always held hands and shared loving glances.
  • Agile: Quick and nimble in movement or thought.
    Example: The agile gymnast flawlessly executed her intricate routine.
  • Astute: Showing keen perception and sharp intelligence.
    Example: The astute detective carefully analyzed the evidence to solve the mysterious crime.
  • Avid: Enthusiastic and passionate about something.
    Example: Sarah is an avid reader, devouring several books every month.
  • Accommodating: Willing to help and make things easier for others.
    Example: The accommodating hotel staff went out of their way to ensure guests had a comfortable stay.
  • Appreciable: Noticeable and significant.
    Example: With each passing day, Sarah made appreciable progress in her fitness journey.
  • Attentive: Paying close attention and showing consideration to others' needs or interests.
    Example: The attentive teacher listened attentively to her students' questions and concerns.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "A"

  • Arrogant: Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance and superiority.
    Example: Ashley's arrogant behavior alienated his colleagues and hindered teamwork.
  • Aggressive: Hostile, confrontational, and prone to using physical or verbal force.
    Example: Janet's aggressive demeanor made others feel uncomfortable and intimidated.
  • Argumentative: Inclined to argue or disagree, often in a confrontational manner.
    Example: Emily is constantly argumentative , always looking for a reason to contradict others.
  • Abusive: Engaging in harmful or cruel behavior towards others.
    Example: Jonathan's abusive language and actions towards his subordinates created a toxic work environment.
  • Antagonistic: Tending to provoke or oppose others, causing conflict or hostility.
    Example: Ashley's antagonistic attitude created unnecessary tension in the group discussion.
  • Apathetic: Showing a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
    Example: Janet's apathetic response to the project's success dampened the team's morale.
  • Arbitrary: Based on personal preference or random choice, lacking logical or fair reasoning.
    Example: Emily made arbitrary decisions without considering the opinions or evidence presented.
  • Awkward: Socially uncomfortable, lacking grace or ease in interactions.
    Example: Jonathan's awkward behavior and awkward silence made the atmosphere uncomfortable.
  • Annoying: Irritating, causing frustration or displeasure.
    Example: Ashley's constant interruptions and repetitive questions were annoying to everyone in the meeting.

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

This list of 250 adjectives is sortable, audible, 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.)
abandoned, abdominal, abhorrent, abiding, abject, able, able-bodied, abnormal, abounding, abrasive, abrupt, absent, absent-minded, absolute, absorbed, absorbing, abstracted, absurd, abundant, abusive, abysmal, academic, acceptable, accepting, accessible, accidental, acclaimed, accommodating, accompanying, accountable, accurate, accusative, accused, accusing, acerbic, achievable, aching, acid, acidic, acknowledged, acoustic, acrid, acrimonious, acrobatic, actionable, active, actual, adamant, adaptable, adaptive, addicted, addictive, additional, adept, adequate, adhesive, adjacent, adjoining, adjustable, administrative, admirable, admired, admiring, adopted, adoptive, adorable, adored, adoring, adroit, adult, advanced, advantageous, adventurous, adversarial, advisable, aerial, affable, affected, affectionate, affirmative, affordable, afraid, ageless, aggravated, aggravating, aggressive, agitated, agonizing, agrarian, agreeable, aimless, airline, airsick, ajar, alarmed, alarming, alcoholic, alert, algebraic, algorithmic, alien, alienated, alight, aligned, alike, alive, alkaline, all, all-around, alleged, allegorical, allegro, allergic, allied, allowable, all-purpose, alluring, allusive, alone, aloof, alpine, alright, alterable, altered, alternate, alternating, alternative, altitudinal, altricial, altruistic, aluminiferous, amatory, amazed, amazing, ambiguous, ambitious, ambulant, ambulatory, amiable, amicable, amorous, amphibian, amused, amusing, ancient, anecdotal, angelic, angered, angry, angular, animal, animalistic, animated, annoyed, annoying, annual, anonymous, another, antagonistic, anticipated, anticlimactic, antiquated, antiseptic, antisocial, anxious, any, apathetic, apologetic, apologizing, appalling, appealing, appetizing, applauding, applicable, applicative, appreciative, apprehensive, approachable, approaching, appropriable, appropriate, appropriative, approved, approving, approximate, approximative, appurtenant, apropos, apt, aquatic, archaeological, archetypal, archetypical, archidiaconal, archiepiscopal, arching, architectonic, architectural, archival, arco, arctic, arcuate, ardent, arduous, areal, arenaceous, areolar, areolate, argent, argentiferous, arguable, argumentative, arid, aristocratic, aromatic, arresting, arrogant, artful, artificial, artistic, artless, ashamed, aspiring, assertive, assignable, assorted, assumable, assured, assuring, astonished, astonishing, astounded, astounding, astringent, astronomical, astute, asymmetrical, athletic, atomic, atrocious, attachable, attainable, attentive, attractive, attributable, atypical, audacious, auspicious, authentic, authoritarian, authoritative, autobiographical, autographed, automatic, autonomous, available, avenging, average, avian, avid, avoidable, awake, awakening, aware, awesome, awful, awkward, axiomatic

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.
  • John is an abnormal, acidic, overly ambitious amateur.
  • ("Amateur" is a noun in this example.)

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 "a" 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.