Adjectives Beginning with P

Adjectives Starting "P"

Here is a list of 300 adjectives that start with the letter P. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

In this list, all the spellings are the same in American English and British English. That's why the "remove US" and "remove UK" buttons have been deactivated.

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a word from this list as the secret word.

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padded, painful, painless, painstaking, palatable, palatial, pale, pallid, palpable, paltry, pampered, panicky, panoramic, paradoxical, parallel, paranormal, parasitic, parched, pardonable, parental, parenthetic, parking, parsimonious, partial, particular, partisan, part-time, party, passing, passionate, passive, past, pastoral, patchy, paternal, paternalistic, pathetic, pathological, patient, patriotic, patronizing, patterned, payable, peaceable, peaceful, peculiar, pedantic, pedestrian, peerless, peeved, peevish, pendulous, penetrable, penetrating, pensive, peppery, perceivable, perceptible, perceptive, perceptual, peremptory, perennial, perfect, perfumed, perilous, period, periodic, peripheral, perishable, perky, permanent, permeable, permissible, permissive, pernicious, perpendicular, perpetual, perplexed, perplexing, persevering, persistent, personable, personal, persuasive, pert, pertinent, perturbed, perturbing, pervasive, perverse, pessimistic, petite, pettish, petty, petulant, pharmaceutical, phenomenal, philanthropic, philosophical, phobic, phonemic, phonetic, photographic, physical, physiological, picturesque, piercing, pig-headed, pink, pious, piquant, pitch-dark, piteous, pithy, pitiful, pitiless, pivotal, placid, plaid, plain, plaintive, planned, plastic, platitudinous, platonic, plausible, playful, pleading, pleasant, pleased, pleasing, pleasurable, plentiful, pliable, plodding, plucky, plump, pluralistic, plus, plush, pneumatic, poetic, poignant, pointless, poised, poisonous, polished, polite, political, polluted, polyunsaturated, pompous, ponderous, poor, poorer, poorest, poor-mannered, popping, popular, populous, porous, portable, portly, positive, possessive, possible, post-hoc, posthumous, postoperative, potable, potent, potential, powdery, powerful, powerless, practical, pragmatic, praiseworthy, precarious, precious, precipitous, precise, precocious, preconceived, predicative, predictable, predisposed, predominant, pre-eminent, pre-emptive, prefabricated, preferable, preferential, pregnant, prehistoric, prejudiced, prejudicial, preliminary, premature, premeditated, premium, prenatal, preoccupied, preoperative, preparative, prepared, preposterous, prescriptive, present, presentable, presidential, pressing, pressurized, prestigious, presumptive, presumptuous, pretend, pretentious, pretty, prevalent, preventable, preventative, preventive, previous, priceless, pricey, prickly, prim, primary, primitive, primordial, princely, principal, principled, prior, prissy, pristine, private, prize, prized, proactive, probabilistic, probable, problematic, procedural, prodigious, productive, profane, professed, professional, professorial, proficient, profitable, profound, profuse, programmable, progressive, prohibitive, prolific, prominent, promised, promising, prompt, pronounced, proper, prophetic, propitious, proportional, proportionate, proportioned, prospective, prosperous, protective, protestant, prototypical, proud, proverbial, provisional, provocative, provoking, proximal, proximate, prudent, prudential, prying, psychedelic, psychiatric, psychological, psychosomatic, psychotic, public, puckish, puffy, pugnacious, pumped, punctual, pungent, punishable, punitive, puny, pure, purified, puritanical, purple, purplish, purported, purposeful, purposeless, purring, pushy, pusillanimous, putrid, puzzled, puzzling, pyrotechnic

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.)
  • I would like to congratulate you on your proactive and pragmatic proposal.
  • (The noun "proposal" is part of the alliterative string. It is not highlighted because this page is about adjectives.)
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