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The Interesting Adjectives category is composed of words which can capture the attention of the audience and make your writing or speech more creative. There are also three separate lists of Positive Adjectives and Negative Adjectives in this article, which differ based on the type of noun (person, event or place) that the words modify. The Positive Adjectives lists contain words which refer to the good or desirable qualities of a person, event or place, while the Negative Adjectives lists are composed of words which describe undesirable ones.


Interesting Adjectives

gargantuan: enormous

–      gargantuan appetite

gauche: lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward

–      a gauche person

geriatric: of or relating to old people, especially with regard to their health care

–      a geriatric hospital

germane: relevant to a subject under consideration

–      that is not germane to our theme

grotesque: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted

–      grotesque facial distortions


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

generous: showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected

–      she was generous with her money

genial: friendly and cheerful

–      waved to them in genial greeting

glad: pleased; delighted

–      she was alive, which was something to be glad about

good: to be desired or approved of

–      he was a good man

gregarious: fond of company; sociable

–          he was a popular and gregarious man


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

gainful: serving to increase wealth or resources

–      he soon found gainful employment

golden: very happy and prosperous

–      those golden days before World War I

grand: magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style

–      the grand entrance

graphic: of or relating to visual art, especially involving drawing, engraving, or lettering

–      graphic presentation

gratis: without charge; free

–      a monthly program was issued gratis


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

geographic: determined by geography

–      the north and south geographic poles

gigantic: of very great size or extent; huge or enormous

–      a gigantic concrete tower

global: of or relating to the whole world; worldwide

–      the downturn in the global economy

godly: devoutly religious; pious

–      godly temple

grassy: of or covered with grass

–      grassy slopes


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

gangling: tall, thin, and awkward in movements or bearing

–      a gangling kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man

garrulous: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters

–      Polonius is portrayed as a foolish, garrulous old man

gaunt: lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age

–      a gaunt, graying man

gawky: nervously awkward and ungainly

–      a gawky teenager

greedy: having or showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power

–          greedy thieves who plundered a defense contractor

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

galling: annoying; humiliating

–          the loss was particularly galling

gratuitous: uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted

–      gratuitous violence

grave: giving cause for alarm; serious

–      grave incident

grievous: very severe or serious

–      his death was a grievous blow

grim: depressing or worrying to consider

–          the grim news of the murder


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

ghastly: causing great horror or fear; frightful or macabre

–          ghastly hotel room

gloomy: dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening

–      a gloomy corridor

greasy: covered with or resembling an oily substance

–      greasy garage floor

grisly: causing horror or disgust

–      the grisly town

gritty: containing or covered with grit

–          a gritty floor

Heroic Adjectives

gallant: brave; heroic

–      his gallant efforts

genteel: polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way

–      genteel young man

godlike: resembling God or a god in qualities such as power, beauty, or benevolence

–          have godlike powers

gracious: courteous, kind, and pleasant

–      gracious nobleman

greatest: of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average

–      greatest warrior


Sporty Adjectives

gifted: having exceptional talent or natural ability

–      a gifted amateur player

gingerly: showing great care or caution

–      gingerly goalkeeper

glorious: having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration

–      the most glorious victory of all time

great: very skilled or capable in a particular area

–      the great basketball legend

gymnastic: of or relating to gymnastics

–      a gymnastic display


Romantic Adjectives

gentle: mild in temperament or behavior; kind or tender

–      he was a gentle, sensitive man

glamorous: having glamour

–      one of the world’s most glamorous women

gorgeous: beautiful; very attractive

–      a gorgeous lady

graceful: having or showing grace or elegance

–      she was a tall girl, slender and graceful

grateful: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful

–          I’m very grateful to you for all your help.


Shortest Adjectives

gi: of or relating to the stomach and intestines

–          a gi (gastrointestinal) disorder

go: functioning correctly and ready for action

–          all systems are go

gu: of or related to the genital and urinary organs or their functions

–          genitourinary infections

gaga: intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

–          gaga about cars and racing

game: willing to face danger

–          he is a game soldier

gamy: racy; disreputable

–          gamy language

gilt: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

–          long gilt hair

glad: pleased; delighted

–          I’m glad to see you.

glib: fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow

–          she was careful not to let the answer sound too glib

glum: looking or feeling dejected; morose

–          they looked glum but later cheered up


Longest Adjectives

glottochronological: pertaining to the study of the evolution of languages from a common source

–          glottochronological studies

gastroesophageal: of or relating to or involving the stomach and esophagus

–          gastroesophageal reflux disease

gastrointestinal: of or relating to the stomach and intestines

–          gastrointestinal problems

geomorphological: pertaining to geological structure

–          geomorphological features of the Black Hills

glossopharyngeal: pertaining to the tongue and throat

–          glossopharyngeal nerve

gynandromorphous: having both male and female morphological characteristics

–          gynandromorphous animals

gynandromorphic: having both male and female morphological characteristics

–          gynandromorphic zebra

gastroduodenal: of or relating to the stomach and the duodenum

–          gastroduodenal artery

geomorphologic: pertaining to geological structure

–          geomorphologicfeatures of granite

geosynchronous: of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth)

–          geosynchronous satellites


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