Adjectives Starting with T

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Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with T

In this article, the adjectives presented all start with the letters T. Moreover, the meaning of the word and an example regarding how to use the adjective are also provided.

The Interesting Adjectives list in this article presents some of the descriptive words which can grab the attention of your readers or listeners. On the other hand, the Positive Adjectives categories are composed of words which are considered favorable, while the Negative Adjectives categories include those which are deemed unfavorable.


Adjectives that Start with T

Interesting Adjectives

  1. taboo: prohibited or restricted by social custom
  2. –      vulgarity was a taboo subject
  3. tacit: understood or implied without being stated
  4. –      your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement
  5. tacky: retaining a slightly sticky feel; not fully dry
  6. –      the paint was still tacky
  7. tantamount: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as
  8. –      the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt
  9. taut: stretched or pulled tight; not slack.
  10. –      the fabric stays taut without adhesive


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

  1. tactful: having or showing tact
  2. –      She is tactful professionally
  3. tasteful: showing good aesthetic judgment or appropriate behavior
  4. –      He is tasteful and sophisticated.
  5. thrifty: using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully
  6. –      thrifty child
  7. tireless: having or showing great effort or energy
  8. –      a tireless campaigner
  9. tolerant: showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
  10. –      we must be tolerant of others


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

telling: having a striking or revealing effect; significant

–          a telling argument against this theory

terrific: extremely good; excellent

–          it’s been such a terrific day

thorough: performed or written with great care and completeness

–          thorough examination

thrilling: cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure

–          a thrilling experience

timely: done or occurring at a favorable or useful time; opportune

–          a timely warning


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

temperate: of, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures

–          temperate areas

tenable: able to be held or used

–          the building is tenable for three years

tidy: arranged neatly and in order

–          his scrupulously tidy apartment

tranquil: free from disturbance; calm

–          tranquil ocean

towering: extremely tall, especially in comparison with the surroundings

–          the towering skyscrapers


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

taciturn: reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little

–          He is taciturn to talk in front of a large audience.

tardy: delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time; late

–          She is always tardy.

tasteless: considered to be lacking in aesthetic judgment or to offend against what is regarded as appropriate behavior

–          his tasteless remarks

tense: unable to relax because of nervousness, anxiety, or stimulation

–          he was tense with anger

testy: easily irritated; impatient and somewhat bad-tempered

–          what’s made you so testy today?

thoughtless: not showing consideration for the needs of other people

–          it was thoughtless of her to have rushed out and not said where she would be going


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

tearful:causing tears; sad or emotional.

–          a tearful farewell

tedious: too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous

–          a tedious journey

tenebrous: dark; shadowy or obscure

–      a tenebrous vision

thankless: difficult or unpleasant and not likely to bring one pleasure or the appreciation of others

–          a thankless task

thorny: causing distress, difficulty, or trouble

–          a thorny problem for our team to solve

tiresome: causing one to feel bored or annoyed

–          weeding is a tiresome but essential job


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

tawdry: showy but cheap and of poor quality

–          tawdry hotel room

terrible: extremely or distressingly bad or serious

–          a terrible restaurant

timeworn: damaged or impaired, or made less striking or attractive, as a result of age or much use

–          a timeworn workshop

tumultuous: making a loud, confused noise; uproarious

–          a tumultuous club

turbulent: characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm

–          a turbulent sea

tyrannical: characteristic of tyranny; oppressive and controlling

–          a tyrranical state


Heroic Adjectives

tenacious: determined

–          he is tenacious

titanic: of exceptional strength, size, or power

–          a titanic warrior

tough: able to endure hardship or pain; physically robust

–          he is a tough soldier

transparent: having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived

–          he is a transparent leader

trenchant: vigorous or incisive in expression or style

–          a trenchant knight


Sporty Adjectives

talented: having a natural aptitude or skill for something

–          a talented young athlete

tall: of great or more than average height, especially (with reference to an object) relative to width

–          the tall basketball player

triumphant: having won a battle or contest; victorious

–          the triumphant winner rose from his seat

tremendous: very great in amount, scale, or intensity

–          a tremendous jump

tricky:  requiring care and skill because difficult or awkward

–          made a tricky shot


Romantic Adjectives

thankful: pleased and relieved

–          I am thankful to have you.

thoughtful: showing consideration for the needs of other people

–          he was attentive and thoughtful

timeless: not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion

–          timeless beauty

trustworthy: able to be relied on as honest or truthful

–          a trustworthy husband

truthful:  telling or expressing the truth; honest

–          I have always been truthful to you.


Shortest Adjectives

tai: of or relating to Thailand; of or relating to the languages of the Thai people

–          tai tones

tan: of a light yellowish-brown color

–          a tan young man

ten: being one more than nine

–          ten baskets

tod: alone and on your own

–          don’t just sit there on your tod

top: situated at the top or highest position

–          the top shelf

two: being one more than one

–          he received two messages

tabu: excluded from use or mention

–          the tabu fruit

tall: too improbable to admit of belief; impressively difficult

–          a tall story

tame: very docile; brought from wildness into a domesticated state

–          tame animals

tart: harsh

–          a tart remark


Longest Adjectives

thermogravimetric:of or relating to thermal hydrometry

–          thermogravimetric analysis

thermohydrometric: of or relating to thermal hydrometry

–          thermohydrometric study

triskaidekaphobic: suffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)

–          triskaidekaphobic person

thermoelectrical: involving or resulting from thermoelectricity

–          thermoelectrical power plant

traditionalistic: adhering to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices

–          traditionalistic culture

transcontinental: spanning or crossing or on the farther side of a continent

–          transcontinental railroad

thalamocortical: relating to or connecting the cortex and thalamus

–          thalamocortical cells

thermodynamical: of or concerned with thermodynamics

–          thermodynamical system

tatterdemalion: in deplorable condition

–          a tatterdemalion dress

terminological: of or concerning terminology

–          terminological disputes

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