Adjectives Starting with Q


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Starting with QU



Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with Q

This article presents an Interesting Adjectives category which is composed of adjectives that can be used to add flair and color to your writing.

 

Adjectives that Start with Q

Interesting Adjectives

quadripartite: consisting of four parts

  • a quadripartite treaty

quiescent: in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy

  • strikes were headed by groups of workers who had previously been quiescent

quixotic: exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

  • a vast and perhaps quixotic project

quizzical:  indicating mild or amused puzzlement

  • she gave me a quizzical look

quasi: having some resemblance

  • a quasi success

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

qualified: meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position

  • a qualified technician

quality: of high social status

  • people of quality

quirky: characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits

  • quirky sense of humor

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

quelled: subdued or overcome

  • the quelled rebellion

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

quaint: attractively unusual or old-fashioned

  • quaint country cottages

quiet: without much activity, disturbance, or excitement

  • the street below was quiet, little traffic braving the snow

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

quack: medically unqualified

  • a quack doctor

quarrelsome: given to or characterized by quarreling

  • his quarrelsome neighbors

quavering: (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

  • the old lady’s quavering voice

querulous: complaining in a petulant or whining manner

  • she became querulous and demanding

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

queasy: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  • spent a queasy night waiting for the test results

queer: strange; odd

  • a queer incident

questionable: doubtful as regards truth or quality

  • it is questionable whetherany of these exceptions is genuine

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

quaggy: (of soil) soft and watery

  • a quaggy coastline

 

Sporty Adjectives

quick: moving fast or doing something in a short time

  • his quick footwork

 

Romantic Adjectives

queenlike: having the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen

  • queenlike demeanor

queenly: fit for or appropriate to a queen

  • clad in her queenly raiment

 

Length: Shortest/Longest Adjectives

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Shortest Adjectives

quack: medically unqualified

  • a quack doctor

quasi: having some resemblance

  • a quasi contract

queer: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

  • a queer hybrid accent

quick: moving quickly and lightly

  • quick as a gymnast

quiet: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

  • quiet sea

quits: on equal terms by payment or requital

  • finally quits with the loan

qatari: of or concerning Qatar or its inhabitants

  • the Qatari ruling family

quaggy: (of soil) soft and watery

  • the ground was quaggy under foot

quaint: strange in an interesting or pleasing way

  • quaint dialect words

queasy: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  • spent a queasy night waiting for the test results

 

Longest Adjectives

quincentennial: of or relating to a 500th anniversary

  • the quincentennial celebration of the founding of the city

quinquefoliate: (of a leaf shape) having five leaflets

  • quinquefoliate strawberry

quintessential: representing the perfect example of a class or quality

  • a quintessentialexpression of a generation

quadrilateral: having four sides

  • a quadrilateralshape

quadrillionth: the ordinal number of one quadrillion in counting order

  • quadrillionth of a meter

quadripartite: involving four parties

  • quadripartite agreement

quadruplicate: having four units or components

  • a quadruplicate millionaire

quincentenary: of or relating to a 500th anniversary

  • a quincentenary exhibit

quintillionth: the ordinal number of one quintillion in counting order

  • a quintillionth of a second

quadrangular: of or relating to or shaped like a quadrangle

  • quadrangular courtyard

 

 

 

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