Adjectives Beginning with Z

Adjectives Starting "Z"

Here is a list of 20 adjectives that start with the letter Z. 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 "Z"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "Z"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "Z"

  • Zestful: Full of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
    Example: Mark is a zestful individual who approaches life with great passion and vigor.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "Z"

  • Zombie-like: Showing a lack of energy, enthusiasm, or responsiveness, resembling a zombie.
    Example: Ashley's zombie-like behavior made it difficult for others to engage with him.
  • Zany: Eccentric or unconventional in a way that is perceived as silly or ridiculous.
    Example: Janet's zany behavior often distracted and confused those around her.
  • Zealous: Excessively enthusiastic or fanatical, often to an extreme or misguided extent.
    Example: Emily's zealous actions caused others to view her as overbearing and excessive.

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

This list of 20 adjectives is sortable, audible, 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.)
zaftig, zany, zappy, zazzy, zealous, zen, zero, zeroth, zestful, zesty, zigzag, zipless, zippy, zoetic, zonal, zonked, zoogenic, zoological, zoophagous, zooty, zygodactyl, zygomorphic

What Do These Words Mean?

zaftigpleasantly plump
zanyeccentric, bizarre
zazzyshiny, flashy
zealedfull of zeal
zealfulfull of zeal
zealousfull of zeal, passionate
zenpeaceful, relaxed
zerothbefore first
zigzagveering alternately to right and left
zingyenjoyably exciting
ziplesseasy, uncomplicated
zippylively, fast
zoeticpertaining to life
zonalmade up of zones
zonkedintoxicated through drugs or alcohol
zoogenicproduced from animals
zoologicalrelating to animals or zoology
zoophagousfeeding on other animals
zootyshowy, flamboyant
zygodactylhaving two toes pointing forward and two backward (used to describe a bird's feet)
zygomorphichaving only one plane of symmetry (mostly used to describe a flower)

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 am looking for a zesty, zooty, and zaftig partner.

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 "Z" 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.