Adjectives Starting with E

Starting with EA

Starting with EB
  • ebionite
  • ebon
  • ebony
  • ebracteate
  • ebullient

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More Categories for the Adjectives Starting with E

In this section, all the adjectives included in the lists are those which start with E. These descriptive words have been categorized under Interesting Adjectives, Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person, Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event, Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place, Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person, Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event, Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place, Heroic Adjectives, Sporty Adjectives and Romantic Adjectives. Additionally, the Shortest/ Longest Adjectives that start with the letter E have also been presented. The descriptive words included in this category are determined based on the number of letters.


Adjectives that Start with E

Interesting Adjectives

earnest: not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal; characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

–          both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate

equivocal: uncertain as a sign or indication; two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance

–          the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal

ethereal: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

–          an orchid sprung up, ethereal and hovering over the paper

evanescent: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

–          a shimmering evanescent bubble

exhilarating: making lively and joyful

–          the exhilarating effect of mountain air


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

easygoing: relaxed and tolerant in approach or manner;

–          an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments

ebullient: cheerful and full of energy; joyously unrestrained

–          she sounded ebullient and happy

eloquent: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
– He was eloquent of speech.

erudite: having or showing profound knowledge

–          an erudite professor

exuberant:filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement

–          the exuberant crowd


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

electrifying: causing a surge of emotion or excitement

–          an electrifying performance

ethnic: denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

–          the ethnic cultural events

evocative: bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind

–          evocative speech

exciting: creating or arousing excitement; stimulating interest and discussion

–          exciting presentation

exultant: joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

–          exultant scene


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

elegant: marked by elegance; of a high grade or quality

–          an elegant hotel

enchanting: capturing interest as if by a spell

–          enchanting forest

exotic: strikingly strange or unusual

–          exotic landscape

exquisite: of extreme beauty

–          exquisite ranch setting

extraordinary: very unusual or remarkable

–          extraordinary river


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

edgy: tense, nervous, or irritable

–          He became edgy and defensive.

egocentric: thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered

–          their egocentric tendency to think of themselves as invulnerable

emaciated: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

–          she was so emaciated she could hardly stand

envious: showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; feeling or showing envy

–          envious of his success

expressionless: deliberately impassive in manner; not conveying any emotion; unemotional

–          her face was expressionless


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

earsplitting: extremely loud

–          earsplitting party

elegiac: expressing sorrow often for something past

–          an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

embarrassing: causing embarrassment

–          embarrassing moments

excruciating: intensely painful; mentally agonizing

–          excruciating boredom

exorbitant: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

–          an exorbitant event


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

eerie: inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

–          eerie woods

elusive: difficult to remember or recall; difficult to find, catch, or achieve

–          an elusive landmark

empty: holding or containing nothing

–          empty auditorium

evil: profoundly immoral and malevolent; having or exerting a malignant influence

–          evil house

extraneous:irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with; of external origin

–          an extraneous place and the private residence

Heroic Adjectives

elite: selected as the best; a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities

–          the elite of Britain’s armed forces

emphatic: forceful and definite in expression or action; expressing something forcibly and clearly

–          we never did see or did hear such an emphatic nobleman

enigmatic:difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious

–          enigmatic dark knight

enthralling:capturing and holding one’s attention; fascinating

–          enthralling warrior

epic: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

–          epic adventurer


Sporty Adjectives

energetic: possessing or exerting or displaying energy

–          energetic gymnast

excellent: very good; of the highest quality

–          excellent striker

exceptional: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

–          exceptional archer

experienced: having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

–          experienced basketball player

expert: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

–          expert billiards player


Romantic Adjectives

endearing: lovable especially in a childlike or naive way

–          endearing husband

erotic: giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing

–          erotic massage

euphoric: exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation

–          euphoric sense of excitement

everlasting: lasting forever or for a very long time

–          everlasting loves

expressive: effectively conveying thought or feeling

–          expressive of his love



Shortest Adjectives

ex: out of fashion

–          an ex attire

each: (used of count nouns) every one considered individually

–          each person is mortal

east: situated in or facing or moving toward the east

–          the hospital’s east wing

easy: achieved without great effort; presenting few difficulties

–          an easy way of retrieving information

ebon: of a very dark black

–          the dark shadows of the mountains gave the river an ebon hue

echt: not fake or counterfeit

–          the film’s opening was an echt pop snob event

edgy: tense, nervous, or irritable

–          she seems edgy

eery: inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

–          eery feeling

epic: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

–          epic strength

even: equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

–          even surface


Longest Adjectives

electroencephalographic: of or relating to an electroencephalograph

–          electroencephalographic recordings

electrocardiographic: of or relating to an electrocardiograph

–          electrocardiographic technician

electromechanical: of or relating to or involving an electrically operated mechanical device

–          electromechanical engineering

extraterrestrial: originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere

–          extraterrestrial life

extraterritorial: outside territorial limits or jurisdiction

–          fishing in extraterritorial waters

electrochemical: of or involving electrochemistry

–          electrochemical gradient

electromagnetic: pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion

–          electromagnetic waves

electronegative: having a negative charge

–          electronegative elements

electrophoretic: of or relating to electrophoresis

–          electrophoretic display

electropositive: having a positive charge

–          electropositive metals

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