Adjectives Starting with M

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Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with M

The Shortest/ Longest Adjectives lists contain words which have the least and the most number of letters. For the Interesting Adjectives category, the adjectives included are those which can improve the quality of your speech and writing and make it more enjoying to read or hear. The Positive Adjective lists to Describe a Person, Event and Place are composed of words which describe the good attributes of these types of nouns, while the Negative Adjectives categories include descriptive words which express characteristics that are considered bad or unfavorable.


Interesting Adjectives

mawkish: sentimental in a feeble or sickly way

–          a mawkish poem

motley: incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate

–          a motley crew of discontents and zealots

multitudinous: very numerous

–          the tinkling of multitudinous bells from the herd

muggy: (of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid

–          muggy Friday night

myriad: countless or extremely great in number

–          the myriad lights of the city


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

master: fulpowerful and able to control others

–          behind the lace and ruffles was a masterful woman

mature: having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult

–          a young man mature beyond his years

meek: quiet, gentle; submissive

–          I used to call her Miss Mouse because she was so meek and mild.

merciful: showing or exercising mercy

–          a merciful father

meticulous: showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

–          He had always been so meticulous about his appearance.


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

magic: wonderful; exciting

–          what a magic moment

massive: exceptionally large; particularly successful or influential

–          massive concert

meaningful: having a serious, important, or useful quality or purpose

–          a meaningful trip

momentous: of great importance or significance, especially in its bearing on the future

–          a period of momentous changes in East-West relations

mystical: of or relating to mystics or religious mysticism

–          the mystical experience


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

magical: beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life

–          magical forest

magnificent: impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant; striking

–          a dramatic landscape of magnificent mountains

marvelous: causing great wonder; extraordinary

–          marvelous view

majestic: having or showing impressive beauty or dignity

–          majestic waterfalls

mountainous: having many mountains

–          a mountainous region


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

mad: mentally ill; insane

–          he felt as if he were going mad.

maladroitin: effective or bungling; clumsy

–          maladroit worker

merciless: showing no mercy or pity

–          the merciless killer

mousy: nervous, shy, or timid; lacking in presence or charisma

–          His mousy sister had become a dynamic journalist.

muddle-headed: mentally disorganized or confused

–          a muddle-headed idealist with utopian views

  • Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

macabre: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury

–          a macabre series of murders

maddening: extremely annoying; infuriating

–          his maddening stories

malign: evil in nature or effect; malevolent

–          malign influence

meaningless: having no purpose or reason

–          The Great War was an outstanding example of meaningless conflict.

mindless: boring; so simple or repetitive as to be performed automatically without thought or skill

–          The monotony of housework turns it into a mindless task.


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

mediocre: of only moderate quality; not very good

–          a mediocre school

messy: untidy or dirty

–          messy room

miserable: causing someone to feel wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable

–          the miserable village

morose: gloomy; sullen

–          the morose house

muddy: covered in or full of mud

–          muddy swamp


Heroic Adjectives

macho: showing aggressive pride in one’s masculinity

–          the big macho tough guy

manly: having or denoting those good qualities traditionally associated with men, such as courage and strength

–          He is looking manly and capable.

masculine: having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men, especially strength and aggressiveness

–          He is outstandingly handsome and robust, very masculine.

mettlesome: full of spirit and courage

–          the mettlesome warriors

mighty: possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially on account of size

–          the mighty protector

  • Sporty Adjectives

master: having or showing very great skill or proficiency

–          the master bowler

masterly: performed or performing in a very skillful and accomplished way

–          a masterly archer

matchless: unable to be equaled; incomparable

–          the matchless swim of the Tunisian athlete

meaty: fleshy; brawny

–          the tall, meaty young wrestler

muscular: having well-developed muscles

–          The runner’s legs were strong and muscular.


Romantic Adjectives

matrimonial: of or relating to marriage or married people

–          our matrimonial bonds

memorable: worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special or unusual

–          our memorable dates

mild: gentle and not easily provoked

–          She was mild by nature.

moving: producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy

–          his moving words

mutual: experienced or done by each of two or more parties toward the other or others

–          The feeling is mutual.


Shortest Adjectives

mad: roused to anger

–          mad at his friend

made: produced by a manufacturing process

–          made goods available at the local store

male: being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

–          male child

main: most important element

–          main goal

Manx: of or relating to the Isle of Man or its inhabitants or their language

–          Manx fishing industry

many: a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as’ or `too’ or `so’ or `that’; amounting to a large but indefinite

–          many tasks

mat: not reflecting light; not glossy

–          a mat finish

mid: used in combination to denote the middle

–          midyear

mod: relating to a recently developed fashion or style

–          mod outfit

mum: failing to speak or communicate when expected to

–          Fred was mum on the subject



Longest Adjectives

maxillomandibular: relating to the upper and lower jaws

–          maxillomandibular advancement

michelangelesque: – Definition: in the manner of Michelangelo

–          wall frescoes in a Michelangelesque style

microcrystalline: – Definition: containing crystals that are visible only under a microscope

–          microcrystalline cellulose

monocotyledonous: (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies

–          monocotyledonous plant

multidimensional: having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects

–          multidimensional problems

macrencephalous: having a large brain case

–          a macrocephalous male

mandibulofacial: of or relating to the lower jaw and face

–          amandibulofacial malformation

mephistophelean: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

–          mephistophelean origin

mephistophelian: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil

–          mephistophelian pact

microelectronic: of or relating to or consisting of miniature electronic components

–          microelectronic circuit

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