Adjectives Starting with C

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This article contains lists of adjectives that start with C. All the adjectives have been organized into different categories including the Shortest/Longest Adjectives, 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.

Adjectives that Start with C

Interesting Adjectives

cadaverous: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

–          cadaverous appearance

cantankerous: having a difficult and contrary disposition

–          a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady

capricious: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

–      a capricious refusal

crestfallen: brought low in spirit

–      left us fatigued and crestfallen

crotchety: irritable

–      he was tired and crotchety


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

carefree: free from anxiety or responsibility

–          carefree woman

caring: feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others

–          caring friends

cautious: showing careful forethought

–          a cautious driver

childlike: befitting a young child; exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

–          childlike innocence

cultured: marked by refinement in taste and manners

–          cultured individual


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event


charitable: full of love and generosity; showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

–          charitable program

climactic: consisting of or causing a climax

–          climactic scene

concurrent: occurring or operating at the same time

–          concurrent events

continuous: continuing in time or space without interruption

–          continuous process

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

–          cultural presentation


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

calm: pleasantly free from wind

–          calm and peaceful resor

capacious: large in capacity

–          capacious room

cheerful: being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

–          cheerful restaurant

cool: of or at a fairly low temperature

–          cool mountaintop forest

cozy: enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space

–          cozy coffeeshop


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

captious: tending to find and call attention to faults

–          captious tutor

careless: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness

–          careless waiter

cowardly: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

–          a cowardly official

cruel: able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

–          cruel leader

cynical: believing the worst of human nature and motives

–          cynical critics


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

calamitous: having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

–      calamitous economic trend

catastrophic: extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

–          catastrophic environmental disasters

chaotic: lacking a visible order or organization

–          chaotic government rule

conspiratorial: relating to or characteristic of conspiracy or conspirators

–          conspiratorial activities

controversial: marked by or capable of arousing controversy

–          controversial elections


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

constricting: tending to constrict freedom

–      constricting trap

craggy: having hills and crags

–          craggy island

crumbly: easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder

–          crumbly staircase

crummy: of very poor quality; flimsy

–          crummy house

cursed: deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

–          cursed tomb


Heroic Adjectives

chivalrous: courteous and gallant, especially toward women

–          chivalrous knight

coercive: serving or intended to coerce

–          coercive authorities

combative: having or showing a ready disposition to fight

–          combative warrior

commendable: worthy of high praise

–          commendable nobleman

courageous: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

–          courageous military officials


Sporty Adjectives

coltish:playful and lively

–          coltish player

competent: adequate, but not outstanding or exceptional

–      competent goalkeeper

competitive: showing a fighting disposition

–      competitive team

compulsive: strongly motivated to succeed

–      compulsive challenger

crucial: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

–          crucial game match


Romantic Adjectives

captivating: capturing interest as if by a spell

–          captivating smile

charming: pleasant or attractive

–          charming personality

chic: elegant and stylish

–          her chic dress

compassionate: showing or having compassion

–          compassionate voice

cute: attractive in a pretty or endearing way.

–          cute face

Shortest Adjectives

cc: being ten more than one hundred ninety

–          a cc amount

cd: being one hundred more than three hundred

–          Roman numeral cd

ci: being one more than one hundred

–          value of ci

cl: being ten more than one hundred forty

–          equivalent of cl

cv: being five more than one hundred

–          cv quantity

cx: being ten more than one hundred

–          with an amount of cx

ccc: being one hundred more than two hundred

–          total of ccc

clv: being five more than one hundred fifty

–          actual value clv

clx: being ten more than one hundred fifty

–          sum of clx

cod: payable by the recipient on delivery

–          COD parcel


Longest Adjectives

counterrevolutionary: marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution

–          ostracized for his counterrevolutionary tendencies

chemotherapeutical: of or relating to chemotherapy

–          chemotherapeutical agent

cardiorespiratory: of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions

–          cardiorespiratory system

chromatographical: of or relating to chromatography

–          a chromatographical technique

compartmentalised: divided up into compartments or categories

–          most sciences have become woefully compartmentalized

compartmentalized: divided up into compartments or categories

–          a compartmentalized microchannel device

congregationalist: of or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church

–          congregationalist beliefs

counterproductive: tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

–          counterproductive work behavior

cytoarchitectonic: of or relating to cytoarchitecture

–          cytoarchitectonic map

cytoarchitectural: of or relating to cytoarchitecture

–          cytoarchitectural study

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