Adjectives Beginning with Z

Adjectives Starting "Z"

Here is a list of 20 adjectives that start with the letter Z. 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.)

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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?

WordMeaning
zaftigpleasantly plump
zanyeccentric, bizarre
zappyenergetic
zazzyshiny, flashy
zealedfull of zeal
zealfulfull of zeal
zealousfull of zeal, passionate
zenpeaceful, relaxed
zerothbefore first
zestfulenthusiastic
zestylively
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)

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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.)
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