Adjectives Starting with H

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A sentence without any adjectives seems stiff and dull. When a message is void of this word type, the audience is more likely to respond indifferently because the writer or speaker is conveying a vague idea. One effective way to improve the structure and make the speech or writing more interesting and provoking is by adding adjectives. This article contains various lists of adjectives that start with H. These descriptive words are sorted into different categories namely, 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, Romantic Adjectives and Shortest/Longest Adjectives.

Interesting Adjectives

hackneyed: lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite

–      hackneyed old sayings

haphazard: lacking any obvious principle of organization

–      the kitchen drawers contained a haphazard collection of silver souvenir spoons

haughty: arrogantly superior and disdainful

–      a look of haughty disdain

heavenward: directed toward heaven or the sky

–      the soul in its heavenward flight

hermetic: complete and airtight

–          a hermetic seal that ensures perfect waterproofing


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

hardworking: tending to work with energy and commitment; diligent

–      even the hardworking employees got stiffed at bonus time

harmless: not able or likely to cause harm; inoffensive

–           he’s pretty harmless

hearty: loudly vigorous and cheerful

–      a hearty and boisterous character

helpful: giving or ready to give help

–      people are friendly and helpful

hip: following the latest fashion, especially in popular music and clothes

–          it’s becoming hip to be environmentally conscious


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

halcyon: denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful

–      the halcyon days of the mid-1980s, when profits were soaring

hallowed: worthy of religious veneration

–      hallowed tradition

happy: fortunate and convenient

–      happy incident

heady: having a strong or exhilarating effect

–      the heady days of the birth of the women’s movement

heartening: cheerfully encouraging

–          heartening event in his life


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

habitable: suitable or good enough to live in

–      habitable planet

harmonious: free from disagreement or dissent

–      harmonious village

historic: famous or important in history, or potentially so

–      we are standing on a historic site

holy: dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred

–      a holy temple

hospitable: pleasant and favorable for living in

–      the Sonoran desert is one of the least hospitable places on earth


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

haggard: looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering

–      I trailed on behind, haggard and disheveled.

halfhearted: without enthusiasm or energy

–      after two years of halfhearted effort, he dropped out of school

harsh: cruel or severe

–      harsh military leader

hateful: arousing, deserving of, or filled with hatred

–      a hateful brother

heedless: showing a reckless lack of care or attention

–      a heedless kid


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

hapless: unfortunate

–      hapless accident

harrowing: acutely distressing

–          harrowing presentation

haunting: continually recurring to the mind

–      haunting memories

heartbreaking: causing or marked by grief or anguish

–      a heartbreaking loss

hideous: ugly or disgusting to look at

–          hideous crime


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

harmful: causing or likely to cause harm

–      harmful forest

hazardous: risky; dangerous

–      hazardous canal zone sites

hellish: of or like hell

–      an unearthly, hellish landscape

horrible: very unpleasant; causing or likely to cause horror; shocking

–      a horrible place to stay

hostile: unfriendly; antagonistic

–      hostile environment


Heroic Adjectives

hardy: robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions

–      hardy soldier

heroic: having the characteristics of a hero or heroine; very brave

–      heroic deeds

honorable: bringing or worthy of honor

–      an honorable man

hopeful: feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event

–      a hopeful guardian

humanitarian: concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare

–          his humanitarian efforts


Sporty Adjectives

hasty: done or acting with excessive speed or urgency; hurried

–          hasty shot

healthy: in good health

–      he tries to stay healthy for his future matches

hefty: large, heavy, and powerful

–      hefty football player

hurried: done in a hurry; rushed

–      a hurried jab

husky: strong; hefty

–          husky professional wrestler


Romantic Adjectives

handsome: good-looking

–      a handsome man

heartfelt: sincere; deeply and strongly felt

–      heartfelt gratitude

heavenly: very pleasing; wonderful; of heaven; divine

–      she smells heavenly

honest: free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere

–      I have been totally honest with you.

humble: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance

–      beautiful yet humble


Shortest Adjectives

hep: informed about the latest trends

–       a hep teenager

het: made warm or hot

–       a het pool

hex: of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base

–       a hex number series

hip: following the latest fashion, especially in popular music and clothes     

–       hip clothes

hot: having a high degree of heat or a high temperature

–       it was hot inside the hall

hale: strong and healthy

–       only just sixty, very hale and hearty

half: consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity

–       half chicken

halt: disabled in the feet or legs

–       a halt commander

hard: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

–       hard task

hazy: vague, indistinct, or ill-defined

–       hazy outline


Longest Adjectives

hypophysectomised: having the pituitary gland removed by surgery

–       hypophysectomized tadpoles

hypophysectomized: having the pituitary gland removed by surgery

–       hypophysectomized rats

hemimetamorphous: (of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult

–       hemimetamorphous prospect

heterometabolous: insect development in which the young hatch in a form very similar to the adult and then mature without a pupal stage

–       heterometabolous development

hemimetamorphic: of, relating to, or being marked by hemimetamorphosis

–       hemimetamorphic insect species

heterometabolic: of or relating to or exhibiting heterometabolism

–       heterometabolic state

hypercatalectic: (verse) having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of a metrically complete verse or in a metrical foot

–       hypercatalectic poetry

hypersensitised: having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)

–        a hypersensitised nervous system

hypersensitized: having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)

–       hypersensitized reaction

hypochondriacal: suffering from hypochondria

–       hypochondriacal disorder


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