Adjectives Beginning with A

Adjectives Starting "A"

Here is a list of 250 adjectives that start with the letter A. 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.)

Table of Contents

  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Sortable, Editable, and Printable List
  • Learn with Hangman!

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.)

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

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

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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