Adjectives Beginning with X

Adjectives Starting "X"

Here is a list of 15 adjectives that start with the letter X. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). (All the words in this list have the same spellings in American English and British English, so the language buttons are inactive.)

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

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xanthoriatic, xany, xaroncharoo, xboba, xenacious, xenial, xenodochial, xenophobic, xeric, xerophilous, xerothermic, xilinous, xonked, xrayic, xyloid, xylotomous

What Do These Words Mean?

WordMeaning
xanywild, overly energetic
xbobatracing back
xericextremely dry (used to describe environments)
xenialcordial (used to describe relationships)
xonkedintoxicated by fatigue
xrayicx-ray-like
xyloidwood-like
xilinouscotton-like
xiphoidsword-like
xenaciouswanting change
xenophobichaving a dislike of foreigners
xylotomousgood at cutting wood
xaroncharoobrilliant, evil, exceptionally talented
xenodochialfriendly to strangers
xerophilousadapted to a dry climate (often used to describe plants)
xerothermichot and dry (used to describe environments)
xanthoriaticnot clever at this but generally good

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.)
  • Mark's xenophobic. I'm xenodochial and xenacious!
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