Adjectives Starting with J



More Categories for the Adjectives Starting with J

The adjectives in this section all start with the letters J. These adjectives are organized into different categories including, 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

jovial: cheerful and friendly

–          she was in a jovial mood

judicial: of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge

–      a judicial inquiry into the allegations

jugular: relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat

–      jugular vein

juvenile: of, for, or relating to young people

–          juvenile crime

juxtaposed: placed side by side often for comparison

–        juxtaposed pictures

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

jaunty: having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner

–          her jaunty mood

jocose: playful or humorous

–          a jocose kid

jocular: fond of or characterized by joking

–          she sounded in a jocular mood

jolly: happy and cheerful

–          he was a jolly man full of jokes

judicious: having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense

–        she is judicious with clients

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

jocund: cheerful and lighthearted

–          a jocund wedding party

joint: shared, held, or made by two or more people, parties, or organizations together

–          sponsored a joint event

joyful: feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness

–          a joyful occasion

joyous: full of happiness and joy

–          scenes of joyous celebration

jubilant: feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph

–          their jubilant victory

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

jamaican: of or relating to Jamaica

–          Jamaican island

japanese: of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language

–          Japanese restaurant

jesuitical: of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods

–          Jesuitical monastery

jewish: of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion

–          Jewish temple

joinant: adjoining

–          joinant rooms

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

jaded: tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

–          he is jaded with the experience

jealous: feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages

–          he grew jealous of her success

jittery: nervous or unable to relax

–          caffeine makes me jittery

jobless: unemployed

–          she is jobless for 3 years

jumpy: anxious and uneasy

–          he was tired and jumpy

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

jeopardizing: involving potential loss or injury

–     that stupid prank could turn out to be a jeopardizing event in your academic career

jeopardous: perilous; hazardous

–        a jeopardous incident

jerky: characterized by abrupt stops and starts

–          shallow, jerky, irregular breathing

jumbled: confused; mixed together in an messy way

–        jumbled weather forecast

junky: useless or of little value

–        junky debate

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

jagged: having a sharply uneven surface or outline

–          jagged cliffs

jammed: : extremely crowed or filled to capacity

–          the stadium is jammed with fans

jerkwater: small and remote and insignificant

–        a jerkwater college

jinxed: causing or accompanied by misfortune

–        jinxed house

jungly: overgrown with tropical vegetation

–        jungly backyard

 

Heroic Adjectives

judicious: having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense

–          judicious captain

just: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

–          just stateman

 

Sporty Adjectives

jaunty: having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner

–          the jaunty champion

jiggish: resembling, or suitable for, a jig , or lively movement

–          jiggish player

 

Romantic Adjectives

jade: of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

–          her jade eyes

jazzy: marked by conspicuous display

–        her jazzy appearance

jet: of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

–          her shiny jet hair

jeweled: covered with beads or jewels or sequins

–          a jeweled gown

joyous: full of happiness and joy

–          joyous relationship

 

Shortest Adjectives

jet: of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

–        jet hair

jade: of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

–        the jade bracelet

jain: relating to or characteristic of Jainism

–        jain gods

just: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

–        just treatment

jaded: tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

–        jaded with the restaurant food

jaggy: having a sharply uneven surface or outline

–        jaggy lines

javan: of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language

–        javan dialect

jawed: of animals having jaws of a specified type

–        jawed creature

jazzy: marked by conspicuous display

–        jazzy outfit

jerky: characterized by abrupt stops and starts

–        jerky movement

adjectives starting with J

Longest Adjectives

jurisprudential: relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

–          jurisprudential model

jurisdictional: restricted to the geographic area under a particular jurisdiction

–          jurisdictionallimits of a state

justificative: attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

–          justificative documents

justificatory: providing justification

–          a justificatory conception of liberalism

jeffersonian: relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories

–          Jeffersonian democracy

journalistic: of or relating to or having the characteristics of journalism

–          journalistic writing

jacobinical: of or relating to the Jacobins of the French Revolution

–          Jacobinical terrorism

justifiable: capable of being justified

–          justifiable homicide

jacksonian: of or pertaining to Andrew Jackson or his presidency or his concepts of popular democracy

–          jacksonian economic policy

jesuitical: having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism

–          Jesuitical education

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