Adjectives Beginning with S

Adjectives Starting "S"

Here is a list of 200 adjectives that start with the letter S. 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 "S"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "S"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "S"

  • Smart: Intelligent and quick-witted.
    Example: Mark is a smart individual who excels in problem-solving.
  • Sincere: Genuine and honest in words and actions.
    Example: Sarah expressed her sincere gratitude for the support she received.
  • Supportive: Providing encouragement and assistance to others.
    Example: Emily is a supportive friend who always stands by her loved ones.
  • Strong: Physically and mentally robust and resilient.
    Example: Alex showed a strong determination to overcome the challenges he faced.
  • Sociable: Friendly and enjoys being in the company of others.
    Example: Mark is a sociable person who easily makes friends in social gatherings.
  • Sensitive: Empathetic and aware of others' feelings and emotions.
    Example: Sarah has a sensitive nature and always offers a listening ear to those in need.
  • Successful: Accomplished and achieving desired goals.
    Example: Emily's hard work and perseverance led her to become a successful entrepreneur.
  • Self-disciplined: Having the ability to control and motivate oneself.
    Example: Jonathan's self-disciplined approach helped him stay focused and accomplish his tasks.
  • Steadfast: Firm and unwavering in beliefs and principles.
    Example: Mark remained steadfast in his commitment to social justice.
  • Stylish: Fashionable and displaying good taste in clothing and appearance.
    Example: Sarah has a stylish sense of fashion and always looks put-together.
  • Sharp: Mentally alert and quick to understand.
    Example: Emily has a sharp mind and easily grasps complex concepts.
  • Sparkling: Full of liveliness, enthusiasm, and joy.
    Example: Alex has a sparkling personality that lights up any room he enters.
  • Self-confident: Having a strong belief in oneself and one's abilities.
    Example: Janet's sparkling attitude helps her take on challenges with determination.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "S"

  • Selfish: Concerned primarily with one's own interests, often disregarding the needs of others.
    Example: Ashley's selfish behavior made it difficult for him to form meaningful relationships.
  • Sarcastic: Using irony or mockery to convey contempt or belittle others.
    Example: Janet's sarcastic remarks often hurt the feelings of those around her.
  • Sloppy: Careless or untidy in appearance, work, or behavior.
    Example: Emily's sloppy work habits resulted in frequent mistakes and errors.
  • Stubborn: Unwilling to change one's opinion or course of action, often to an unreasonable extent.
    Example: Jonathan's stubborn nature made it challenging to find common ground or compromise.
  • Spiteful: Showing a desire to harm, upset, or annoy others out of resentment or vindictiveness.
    Example: Ashley's spiteful actions were meant to inflict pain and suffering on his rivals.
  • Snobbish: Having an attitude of superiority or looking down on others perceived as inferior.
    Example: Janet's snobbish behavior made others feel unworthy or insignificant.
  • Shallow: Superficial or lacking depth, often focusing on trivial matters rather than meaningful ones.
    Example: Emily's shallow conversations revolved solely around appearances and material possessions.
  • Short-tempered: Easily angered or irritable, often prone to sudden outbursts of anger.
    Example: Jonathan's short-tempered nature created a tense and hostile atmosphere.
  • Stingy: Unwilling to spend or share money or resources, often excessively frugal or tightfisted.
    Example: Ashley's stingy attitude prevented him from contributing his fair share in group activities.
  • Sneaky: Acting or moving in a secretive or sly manner, often with deceptive intentions.
    Example: Janet's sneaky behavior made it difficult for others to trust her motives.

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

This list of 200 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.
saccharine, sacred, sacrificial, sacrilegious, sad, saddened, safe, sagacious, saintly, salacious, salient, salt, salted, salty, salubrious, salvageable, salvaged, same, sanctimonious, sandy, sane, sanguine, sanitary, sappy, sarcastic, sardonic, sartorial, sassy, satin, satiny, satiric, satirical, satisfactory, satisfied, satisfying, saucy, savage, savory/savoury, savvy, scalding, scaly, scandalous, scant, scanty, scarce, scared, scarred, scary, scathing, scattered, scenic, scented, scheduled, schematic, scholarly, scholastic, scientific, scintillating, scorching, scornful, scottish, scrabbled, scraggly, scrappy, scratched, scratchy, scrawny, screaming, screeching, scribbled, scriptural, scruffy, scrumptious, scrupulous, sculpted, sculptural, scummy, sea, sealed, seamless, searching, searing, seasick, seasonable, seasonal, secluded, second, secondary, second-hand, secret, secretive, secular, secure, secured, sedate, seditious, seductive, seedy, seeming, seemly, seething, seismic, select, selected, selective, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing, self-assured, self-centered/self-centred, self-confident, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-effacing, self-indulgent, self-interested, selfish, selfless, self-reliant, self-respect, self-satisfied, sellable, semi-conscious, semi-official, semiprecious, semi-professional, senior, sensational, senseless, sensible, sensitive, sensual, sensuous, sentimental, separate, sequential, serendipitous, serene, serial, serious, serpentine, serrated, serviceable, seven, seventh, several, severe, shabbiest, shabby, shaded, shadowed, shadowy, shady, shaggy, shaky, shallow, shamefaced, shameful, shameless, shapeless, shapely, sharp, sharpened, shattered, shattering, sheepish, sheer, sheltered, shifty, shimmering, shining, shiny, shivering, shivery, shocked, shocking, shoddy, short, short-lived, short-sighted, short-tempered, short-term, showy, shrewd, shrieking, shrill, shut, shy, sick, sickened, sickening, sickly, side-splitting, signed, significant, silent, silky, silly, silver, silver-tongued, simian, similar, simple, simple-minded, simplified, simplistic, simultaneous, sincere, sinful, single, single-minded, singular, sinister, sinuous, sisterly, six, sixth, sizable/sizeable, sizzling, skeptical/sceptical, sketchy, skilled, skillful/skilful, skimpy, skin-deep, skinny, skittish, sky-blue, slanderous, slanted, slanting, sleek, sleeping, sleepless, sleepy, slender, slick, slight, slim, slimy, slippery, sloped, sloping, sloppy, slothful, slow, slow-moving, sluggish, slushy, sly, small, smaller, smallest, small-minded, small-scale, small-time, small-town, smarmy, smart, smarter, smartest, smashing, smeared, smelly, smiling, smoggy, smoked, smoky, smooth, smothering, smudged, smug, snaky, snapping, snappish, snappy, snarling, sneaky, snide, snippy, snobbish, snoopy, snooty, snoring, snotty, snow-white, snug, snugly, soaked, soaking, soaking wet, soaring, sober, sociable, social, socialist, sociological, soft, soft-hearted, soggy, solar, soldierly, sole, solemn, solicitous, solid, solitary, somatic, somber, some, sonic, soothed, soothing, sophisticated, sordid, sore, sorrowful, sorry, soulful, soulless, soundless, sour, south, southeasterly, southern, southwestern, spacious, spare, sparing, sparkling, sparkly, sparse, spasmodic, spastic, spatial, spattered, special, specialist, specialized, specific, speckled, spectacular, spectral, speculative, speechless, speedy, spellbinding, spendthrift, spherical, spicy, spiffy, spiky, spinal, spine-chilling, spineless, spiral, spirited, spiritless, spiritual, spiteful, splashing, splashy, splattered, splendid, splintered, spoiled, spoken, spongy, spontaneous, spooky, sporadic, sporting, sports manly, spotless, spotted, spotty, springy, sprite, spry, spurious, squalid, squandered, square, squashed, squashy, squatting, squawking, squealing, squeamish, squeezable, squiggly, squirming, squirrelly, stable, stackable, stacked, staggering, stagnant, stained, stale, standard, standing, standoffish, starched, star-crossed, stark, startled, startling, starving, stately, static, statistical, statuesque, status, statutory, staunch, steadfast, steady, stealth, steaming, steamy, steel, steely, steep, stereophonic, stereotyped, stereotypical, sterile, stern, sticky, stiff, stifled, stifling, stigmatic, still, stilled, stilted, stimulating, stinging, stingy, stinking, stinky, stirring, stock, stodgy, stoic, stony, stormy, stout, straggly, straight, straightforward, stranded, strange, strategic, streaked, street, strenuous, stressful, stretchy, strict, strident, striking, stringent, striped, strong, stronger, strongest, structural, stubborn, stubby, stuck-up, studied, studious, stuffed, stuffy, stumbling, stunned, stunning, stupendous, sturdy, stuttering, stylish, stylistic, suave, subconscious, subdued, subject, subjective, sublime, subliminal, submissive, subordinate, subsequent, subservient, substantial, substantiated, substitute, subterranean, subtitled, subtle, subversive, successful, successive, succinct, succulent, such, sudden, suffering, sufficient, sugary, suggestive, suitable, sulky, sullen, sumptuous, sunny, super, superabundant, superb, supercilious, superficial, superhuman, superior, superlative, supernatural, super-sensitive, supersonic, superstitious, supple, supportive, supposed, suppressive, supreme, sure, sure-footed, surgical, surly, surmountable, surprised, surprising, surrealistic, survivable, susceptible, suspected, suspicious, sustainable, swaggering, swanky, swaying, sweaty, sweeping, sweet, sweltering, swift, swinish, swishing, swollen, swooping, syllabic, symbiotic, symbolic, symmetrical, sympathetic, symptomatic, synergistic, synonymous, syntactic, synthetic, systematic

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.)
  • Paula comes across as sophisticated and scholarly, but she's also a shrewd, silver-tongued, saleswoman.
  • (The noun "saleswoman" 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 "S" 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.