Adjectives Beginning with P

Adjectives Starting "P"

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

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "P"

  • Passionate: Filled with intense enthusiasm and strong emotions.
    Example: Mark is a passionate musician who pours his heart and soul into his performances.
  • Positive: Having an optimistic and constructive mindset.
    Example: Sarah maintains a positive attitude even in challenging situations.
  • Proactive: Taking initiative and acting in advance to prevent problems or seize opportunities.
    Example: Emily is a proactive team member who consistently looks for ways to improve efficiency.
  • Polite: Showing good manners and respectful behavior.
    Example: Alex is a polite individual who always treats others with courtesy.
  • Patient: Able to remain calm and tolerant, especially in difficult circumstances.
    Example: Mark was remarkably patient when teaching his younger brother how to ride a bike.
  • Persevering: Showing persistence and determination to achieve goals despite challenges.
    Example: Janet's persevering spirit enabled her to overcome obstacles and succeed in her career.
  • Profound: Having deep insight, wisdom, or significance.
    Example: Emily's profound observations on life always provoke thought and reflection.
  • Principled: Guided by strong moral values and ethical principles.
    Example: Alex is a principled leader who makes decisions based on integrity and fairness.
  • Playful: Full of fun, lightheartedness, and a sense of humor.
    Example: Mark has a playful personality that brings joy and laughter to those around him.
  • Productive: Efficient and achieving a significant amount of work or results.
    Example: Alex had a productive day at work, completing all his tasks ahead of schedule.
  • Prudent: Exercising good judgment, wisdom, and careful decision-making.
    Example: Mark made a prudent financial investment after thorough research and analysis.
  • Persuasive: Capable of influencing others through effective communication and reasoning.
    Example: Janet's persuasive arguments convinced the team to adopt her proposed strategy.
  • Pleasant: Agreeable, enjoyable, and creating a positive atmosphere.
    Example: Emily has a pleasant personality that makes everyone feel comfortable in her presence.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "P"

  • Pompous: Having an excessive sense of self-importance, often displaying arrogance or grandiosity.
    Example: Ashley's pompous attitude made it difficult for others to connect with him on a genuine level.
  • Prejudiced: Holding preconceived opinions or biases against certain individuals or groups.
    Example: Janet's prejudiced views prevented her from treating everyone fairly and equally.
  • Petty: Concerned with insignificant or trivial matters, often engaging in small-minded behavior.
    Example: Ashley's petty actions and constant bickering created unnecessary tension in the team.
  • Paranoid: Excessively suspicious or mistrustful of others, often feeling threatened without justification.
    Example: Janet's paranoid nature caused her to view harmless actions as malicious.
  • Passive-aggressive: Indirectly expressing hostility or anger through subtle or manipulative behavior.
    Example: Emily's passive-aggressive comments and actions created a toxic atmosphere in the workplace.
  • Pessimistic: Having a negative outlook, always expecting the worst outcome.
    Example: Jonathan's pessimistic attitude constantly dampened the team's motivation and morale.
  • Phony: Inauthentic or insincere, often pretending to be something or someone they are not.
    Example: Ashley's phony demeanor made it difficult for others to trust his intentions.
  • Profligate: Recklessly wasteful or extravagant, often in terms of money or resources.
    Example: Janet's profligate spending habits resulted in financial instability and debt.

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).

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.
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.)

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 "P" 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.