Where Can You Find a Complete List of Adjectives in the English Language?


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List of numerous adjectives, both in books and Online, exist, but considering dictionaries do not even list every word in English, a complete list of English adjectives does not exist. Print books with adjective lists include titles focused on the appropriate use of adjectives, as well as thesauruses.

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Online adjective lists come in many forms, including the most commonly used adjectives and lists provided without specific criteria. Other websites divide adjective lists by categories, such as colors, shapes and feelings.

Adjectives make up about a quarter of the words in English. Estimates of the total number of words in English range from 250,000 to over a million, depending on the method of counting. Thus, somewhere between 62,500 and 250,000 English adjectives exist.

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