Adjectives Beginning with D

Adjectives Starting "D"

Here is a list of 300 adjectives that start with the letter D. 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 "D"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "D"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "D"

  • Dynamic: Energetic, lively, and capable of positive change.
    Example: Janet's dynamic personality and leadership skills make her a valuable team member.
  • Delightful: Highly pleasing, charming, and enjoyable.
    Example: The children's laughter and joyful play created a delightful atmosphere.
  • Devoted: Showing deep love, loyalty, and dedication.
    Example: James is a devoted husband who always supports his wife's dreams.
  • Diligent: Showing careful and persistent effort in one's work or duties.
    Example: The diligent student consistently achieves excellent grades.
  • Discerning: Having keen insight and good judgment.
    Example: Emily has a discerning taste in art, always selecting the most exquisite pieces.
  • Dazzling: Extremely impressive or beautiful, capturing attention.
    Example: The performer's dazzling dance moves left the audience in awe.
  • Dependable: Reliable and trustworthy.
    Example: John is a dependable colleague who always meets deadlines and fulfills his commitments.
  • Determined: Having a strong sense of purpose and unwavering resolve.
    Example: The determined athlete trained relentlessly to achieve her Olympic dream.
  • Dynamic: Lively, enthusiastic, and full of positive energy.
    Example: The dynamic speaker engaged the audience with his captivating presentation.
  • Distinguished: Respected and admired for one's achievements or qualities.
    Example: The distinguished professor received numerous awards for her groundbreaking research.
  • Dreamy: Having an ethereal or enchanting quality, often associated with pleasant thoughts or daydreams.
    Example: The sunset over the ocean created a dreamy atmosphere, perfect for romantic walks.
  • Decisive: Quick to make decisions and resolute in action.
    Example: The decisive leader efficiently steered the company through challenging times.
  • Desirable: Highly sought-after or worthy of admiration.
    Example: The house's desirable location and stunning views made it an ideal place to live.
  • Delicate: Exquisitely beautiful, subtle, or refined.
    Example: The delicate floral arrangement added an elegant touch to the room.
  • Decent: Showing kindness, respect, and propriety.
    Example: The decent gentleman always treated others with courtesy and consideration.
  • Devout: Deeply religious and devoted to one's faith.
    Example: The devout worshipper attended church services regularly and led a spiritual life.
  • Dapper: Neatly and stylishly dressed, often associated with elegance and sophistication.
    Example: The dapper gentleman wore a tailored suit and polished shoes to the formal event.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "D"

  • Disrespectful: Showing a lack of respect or courtesy towards others.
    Example: Ashley's disrespectful behavior towards his coworkers created a hostile work environment.
  • Dishonest: Not truthful, deceptive, or lacking integrity.
    Example: Janet's dishonest nature and frequent lies eroded trust within the team.
  • Domineering: Exerting excessive control or authority over others.
    Example: Emily's domineering attitude stifled the creativity and independence of her team members.
  • Defensive: Overly sensitive to criticism and quick to react with hostility or excuses.
    Example: Alex became defensive when his ideas were questioned, hindering open and constructive discussion.
  • Deceitful: Intentionally misleading or deceiving others.
    Example: Ashley's deceitful actions and manipulation caused harm to those around him.
  • Disloyal: Not faithful or devoted, betraying trust or allegiance.
    Example: Janet's disloyal way towards her friends led to a breakdown in their relationships.
  • Disruptive: Causing disturbance, disorder, or interruption of normal functioning.
    Example: Emily's disruptive behavior during class disrupted the learning environment for other students.
  • Detached: Emotionally distant or uninvolved, lacking connection or interest.
    Example: Alex appeared detached and uninterested during the team's brainstorming session.
  • Disorganized: Lacking order, structure, or the ability to keep things arranged.
    Example: Ashley's disorganized approach to work resulted in missed deadlines and confusion.

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

This list of 300 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.
daffy, daft, daily, dainty, damaged, damaging, damp, danceable, dandy, dangerous, dapper, daring, dark, darkened, dashing, daughterly, daunting, dawdling, day, dazed, dazzling, dead, deadly, deadpan, deaf, deafening, dear, debatable, debonair, decadent, decayed, decaying, deceitful, deceivable, deceiving, decent, decentralized, deceptive, decimated, decisive, declining, decorative, decorous, decreasing, decrepit, dedicated, deep, deepening, deeply, defamatory, defeated, defective, defenseless/defenceless, defensible, defensive, defiant, deficient, definable, definitive, deformed, degenerative, degraded, dehydrated, dejected, delectable, deliberate, deliberative, delicate, delicious, delighted, delightful, delinquent, delirious, deliverable, deluded, demanding, demented, democratic, demonic, demonstrative, demure, deniable, dense, dependable, dependent, deplorable, deploring, depraved, depressed, depressing, depressive, deprived, deranged, derivative, derogative, derogatory, descriptive, deserted, designer, desirable, desirous, desolate, despairing, desperate, despicable, despised, despondent, destroyed, destructive, detachable, detached, detailed, detectable, determined, detestable, detrimental, devastated, devastating, devious, devoted, devout, dexterous, diabolical, diagonal, didactic, different, difficult, diffuse, digestive, digital, dignified, digressive, dilapidated, dilatory, diligent, dim, diminishing, diminutive, dingy, diplomatic, dire, direct, direful, dirty, disabled, disadvantaged, disadvantageous, disaffected, disagreeable, disappearing, disappointed, disappointing, disapproving, disarming, disastrous, discarded, discernible, disciplined, disconnected, discontented, discordant, discouraged, discouraging, discourteous, discredited, discreet, discriminating, discriminatory, discussable, disdainful, diseased, disenchanted, disgraceful, disgruntled, disgusted, disgusting, disheartened, disheartening, dishonest, dishonorable/dishonourable, disillusioned, disinclined, disingenuous, disinterested, disjointed, dislikeable, disliked, disloyal, dismal, dismissive, disobedient, disorderly, disorganized, disparaging, disparate, dispassionate, dispensable, displaced, displeased, displeasing, disposable, disproportionate, disproved, disputable, disputatious, disputed, disreputable, disrespectful, disruptive, dissatisfied, dissimilar, dissolvable, dissolving, dissonant, dissuasive, distant, distasteful, distinct, distinctive, distinguished, distracted, distracting, distraught, distressed, distressing, distrustful, disturbed, disturbing, divergent, diverging, diverse, diversified, divided, divine, divisive, dizzy, dizzying, doable, documentary, dogged, doggish, dogmatic, doleful, domed, domestic, dominant, domineering, dope, dorsal, doting, double, doubtful, doubting, dowdy, down, down-and-out, downhearted, downloadable, downward, dozing, drab, drained, dramatic, drastic, dreaded, dreadful, dreaming, dreamy, dreary, dress, dressy, dried, dripping, drivable, driven, droll, drooping, droopy, drowsy, drunk, dry, dual, dubious, due, dulcet, dull, duplicitous, durable, dusty, dutiful, dwarfish, dwindling, dynamic, dysfunctional

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.
  • Paula was a deranged, disloyal, dislikeable dullard.

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 "d" 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.