Adjectives Beginning with C

Adjectives Starting "C"

Here is a list of 250 adjectives that start with the letter C. 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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cackling, caged, cagey, calamitous, calculable, calculated, calculating, callous, calm, calming, camouflaged, cancelled, cancerous, candid, cantankerous, capable, capricious, captivated, captivating, captive, carbonated, carefree, careful, careless, caring, carnivorous, carpeted, carsick, casual, catastrophic, catatonic, catchable, catholic, caustic, cautious, cavalier, cavernous, ceaseless, celebrated, celestial, centered/centred, central, cerebral, ceremonial, certain, certifiable, certified, challenged, challenging, chance, changeable, changing, chanting, charging, charismatic, charitable, charmed, charming, chattering, chatting, chatty, chauvinistic, cheap, cheapest, cheeky, cheerful, cheering, cheerless, cheery, chemical, chewable, chewy, chic, chicken, chief, childish, childlike, chilling, chilly, chivalrous, choice, choking, choppy, chronological, chubby, chuckling, chunky, churlish, cinematic, circling, circular, circumstantial, civil, civilian, civilized, clammy, clamoring/clamouring, clandestine, clanging, clapping, clashing, classic, classical, classifiable, classified, classy, clean, cleanable, clear, clear-cut, cleared, clear-headed, clever, climatic, climbable, clinging, clingy, clinical, cliquish, clogged, cloistered, close, closeable, closed, close-minded, cloudless, cloudy, clownish, clueless, clumsy, cluttered, coarse, cocky, coercive, cognitive, coherent, cohesive, coincidental, cold, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, collaborative, collapsed, collapsing, collectible, collegial, colloquial, colonial, colorful/colourful, colorless/colourless, colossal, combative, combined, combustible, comely, comfortable, comforted, comforting, comical, commanding, commemorative, commendable, commercial, committed, common, communal, communicable, communicative, communist, compact, comparable, comparative, compassionate, compelling, competent, competitive, complacent, complaining, complete, completed, complex, compliant, complicated, complimentary, compound, comprehensive, compulsive, compulsory, computer, computerized, concealable, concealed, conceited, conceivable, concerned, concerning, concerted, concise, concomitant, concurrent, condemned, condensed, condescending, conditional, confident, confidential, confirmed, conflicted, conflicting, conformable, confounded, confused, confusing, congenial, congested, congressional, congruent, congruous, connectable, connected, connecting, connective, conscientious, conscious, consecutive, consensual, consenting, conservative, considerable, considerate, consistent, consoling, conspicuous, conspiratorial, constant, constitutional, constrictive, constructive, consumable, consummate, contagious, containable, contemplative, contemporary, contemptible, contemptuous, content, contented, contentious, contextual, continual, continuing, continuous, contoured, contractual, contradicting, contradictory, contrarian, contrary, contrite, controllable, controlling, controversial, convenient, conventional, conversational, convinced, convincing, convoluted, convulsive, cooing, cooked, cool, coolest, cool-headed, cooperative, coordinated, copious, coquettish, cordial, corner, cornered, corny, corporate, corpulent, correct, correctable, corrective, corresponding, corrosive, corrupt, corrupting, cosmetic, cosmic, costly, cottony, coughing, courageous, courteous, coveted, cowardly, cowering, coy, cozy/cosy, crabby, cracked, crackling, crafty, craggy, crammed, cramped, cranky, crashing, crass, craven, crawling, crazy, creaking, creaky, creamy, creative, credible, creeping, creepy, crestfallen, criminal, crippled, crippling, crisp, crispy, critical, crooked, cropped, cross, crossed, crotchety, crowded, crucial, crude, cruel, crumbling, crumbly, crunching, crunchy, crushable, crushed, crusty, crying, cryptic, crystalline, crystallized, cuddly, culpable, cultural, cultured, cumbersome, cumulative, cunning, curable, curative, curious, curly, current, cursed, curt, curved, curvy, customary, cut, cute, cutting, cylindrical, cynical

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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.
  • Mark was a cool-headed, cunning, courageous captain.

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