Adjectives Starting with K


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The Interesting Adjectives category contains words which are not too common and can add a unique appeal to your writing or speech. The Positive Adjectives lists (Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person, Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event and Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place) are all composed of descriptive words which refer to the qualities that are considered desirable. On the other hand, the Negative Adjectives lists (Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person, Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event and Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place) all include adjectives that are used to express undesirable attributes.

 

Interesting Adjectives

kaput: broken and useless; no longer working or effective

–      The TV’s kaput.

katabatic: of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night

–      katabatic wind flow

kindred: similar in kind; related

–      books on kindred subjects

kitschy: cheap and low quality, but popular

–      a kitschy painting

kosher: (of food, or premises in which food is sold, cooked, or eaten) satisfying the requirements of Jewish law.

–      a kosher kitchen

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

keen: having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm

–      keen believers in the monetary system

kin: related

–      He was kin to the brothers.

kind: having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

–      She was a good, kind woman.

kindly: kind; warmhearted; gentle

–      He was a quiet, kindly man.

knowledgeable: intelligent and well informed

–      She is very knowledgeable about livestock and pedigrees.

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

kaleidoscopic : having complex patterns of colors; multicolored

–      a kaleidoscopic party

kaleidoscopical: continually shifting or rapidly changing

–      the kaleidoscopical scenes that passed before their eyes

karyokinetic: of or relating to the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis

–      karyokinetic processes

key: of paramount or crucial importance

–      a key step in the procedure

kinaesthetic: relating to kinaesthesia

–      a kinaesthetic therapy

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

Kashmiri: of or relating to or characteristic of Kashmir or its people or culture

–      the Kashmiri mountains

Kempt: maintained in a neat and clean condition; well cared for

–      Her place was looking as thoroughly kempt as ever.

king-size: of a larger size than the standard; very large

–      This is a king-size hotel room.

known: recognized, familiar, or within the scope of knowledge

–      a known historical site

Korean: of or relating to North or South Korea or its people or language

–      a Korean restaurant

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

kept: someone who does not work but is instead given money and a place to live by the person she or he is having a sexual relationship with

–          She was a kept woman, the former mistress of the superintendent.

knavish: marked by skill in deception

–          knavish politicians

Kiddish: having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children

–          such kiddish behavior is not appropriate in church

kinky: (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant

–          his kinky lover

klutzy: clumsy and awkward

–          a klutzy teenager

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

kafkaesque: characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger

–          the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations

knotty: extremely difficult or intricate

–          a knotty situation

kooky: strange or eccentric

–          a kooky halloween party

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

knee-deep: immersed up to the knees

–          We were knee-deep in snow.

kookie: crazy, eccentric or foolish

–          kookie boutique

 

Heroic Adjectives

kingly: associated with or typical of a king; regal

–          his kingly duties

kinglike: having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

–          people curiously watching the kinglike man

knightly: associated with or typical of a knight; chivalrous

–          a knightly quest

 

Sporty Adjectives

killer:   excellent

–          a killer swing of the bat

knockout: very strong or vigorous

–          a knockout punch

ko’d: knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

–          a ko’d champion

 

Romantic Adjectives

kissable: inviting kissing through being lovable or physically attractive

–          her kissable lips

kindhearted: having a kind and sympathetic nature

–          a kindhearted woman

kittenish:   playful, lively, or flirtatious

–          Her voice had that kittenish quality.

 

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Shortest Adjectives

khaki: having brownish yellow color

–          khaki pants

kaput: broken and useless; no longer working or effective

–          kaput stereo

keen: having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm

–          keen observer

kempt: maintained in a neat and clean condition; well cared for

–          kempt beard

kept:   someone who does not work but is instead given money and aplace to live by the person she or he is having a sexual relationship with

–          a kept young woman

key: of paramount or crucial importance

–          a key component

kin: related

–          He was kin to the sisters.

kind: having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

–          She is a kind friend.

ko’d:   knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

–          ko’d wrestler

keyed: fitted with or secured by a key

–          a keyed instrument

 

Longest Adjectives

kabbalistic: having a secret or hidden meaning

–          kabbalistic symbols engraved in stone

kaleidoscopic : having complex patterns of colors; multicolored

–          kaleidoscopic patterns

kaleidoscopical: continually shifting or rapidly changing

–          kaleidoscopical events

karyokinetic: of or relating to the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis

–          karyokinetic reaction

Kazakhstani: of or pertaining to Kazakhstan or to the Kazakhs or their culture

–          the Kazakhstani company

kinaesthetic:   relating to kinaesthesia

–          kinaesthetic learning

kindhearted: having a kind and sympathetic nature

–          a kindhearted teenager

kinesthetic: of or relating to kinesthesis

–          kinesthetic awareness

Kiplingesque: in the manner of Rudyard Kipling

–          Kiplingesque impostors

knowledgeable: intelligent and well informed

–          knowledgeable about the field

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