Adjectives Starting with U

Starting with UB

Starting with UG

Starting with UK

Starting with UL

Starting with UM

Starting with UN

Starting with UP

Starting with UR

Starting with US

Starting with UT

Starting with UV

Starting with UX

Starting with UZ

Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with U

For the Heroic Adjectives list, the adjectives included are those which are suitable to describe heroic acts or a hero/heroine. Moreover, the Sporty Adjectives category is composed of descriptive words that adequately modify a person who is physically active or is considered athletic.

Aside from the mentioned categories, this article also includes a Romantic Adjectives list, which consists of descriptive words that are used to convey affection or describe a romantic partner. Lastly, the Shortest/ Longest Adjectives lists include adjectives with the least and the most number of characters.

Adjectives that Start with U

Interesting Adjectives

ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere

–          his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family

unambiguous: not open to more than one interpretation

–          instructions should be unambiguous

unbidden: without having been commanded or invited

–          unbidden guests

unconscionable: not right or reasonable

–          the unconscionable conduct of his son

unfathomable: incapable of being fully explored or understood

–          her gray eyes were dark with some unfathomable emotion


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

unarmed: not equipped with or carrying weapons

–          he was shooting unarmed civilians

unbiased: showing no prejudice for or against something; impartial

–          he remained unbiased 

understanding: sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerant and forgiving

–          people expect their doctor to be understanding

unhurried: moving, acting, or taking place without haste or urgency

–          her unhurried movements

unimpeachable: not able to be doubted, questioned, or criticized; entirely trustworthy

–          an unimpeachable witness

unruffled: not agitated or disturbed; calm

–          Julius replied in an unruffled tone

upright: strictly honorable or honest

–          an upright member of the community

upbeat: cheerful; optimistic

–          he is always upbeat


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

unbroken: not interrupted or disturbed; continuous

–          night of unbroken sleep

unceasing: not coming to an end; continuous

–          the unceasing efforts of the staff

undeniable: unable to be denied or disputed

–          it is an undeniable fact that some dogs are easier to train than others

understandable: to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable

–          such fears are understandable

undisturbed: not disturbed

–          a quiet weekend of undisturbed tranquillity


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

ultramodern: incorporating ideas, styles, or techniques only recently developed or available

–          ultramodern facilities

unbelievable: so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary

–          the scenery is unbelievable

uncluttered: not having or impeded by too many objects, details, or elements

–          the rooms were plain and uncluttered

underground:situated beneath the surface of the ground

–          underground parking garages

underwater: situated, occurring, or done beneath the surface of the water

–          there are underwater volcanoes in the region

unique: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else

–          unique home


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

ugly: unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance

–          she thought she was ugly and fat

unbecoming: not fitting or appropriate; unseemly

–          unbecoming behavior

uncalled:  undesirable and unnecessary

–          uncalled-for remarks

unchristian: unkind, unfair, or morally wrong

–          he is unchristian

uncivil: discourteous; impolite

–          she apologized to her family for Rusty’s uncivil words

uncommunicative: unwilling to talk or impart information

–          his uncommunicative nature

uneducated: lacking an education; poorly educated

–          uneducated laborers


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

unavailing: achieving little or nothing; ineffective

–          their efforts were unavailing

unbearable: not able to be endured or tolerated

–          the heat was getting unbearable

uncomfortable: causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort

–          uncomfortable experience

uncompromising: harsh or relentless

–          uncompromising problems

underhanded: acting or done in a secret or dishonest way

–          an underhanded method of snatching clients from rivals

unfortunate: having or marked by bad fortune; unlucky

–      unfortunate incident


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

unattractive: not pleasing or appealing to look at

–          unattractive school environment

uncanny: strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way

–          uncanny house

unclean: dirty

–          the company was fined for operating in unclean premises

underdeveloped: not advanced economically

–          underdeveloped countries

undesirable: not wanted or desirable because harmful, objectionable, or unpleasant

–          undesirable place to stay

unproductive: not producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities

–          unproductive land must be reforested

untidy: not arranged neatly and in order

–          the place was dreadfully untidy


Heroic Adjectives

undaunted: not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment

–          he is undaunted by the threats

unpretentious: not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed

–          he was thoroughly unpretentious

unscathed: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm

–          he remained unscathed

unselfish: willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one’s own

–          his unselfish devotion to the country

unyielding: unlikely to be swayed; resolute

–          his unyielding faith

upstanding: honest; respectable

–          an upstanding commander


Sporty Adjectives

unequaled: superior to all others in performance or extent

–          unequaled champion

unerring: always right or accurate

–      unerring shot

unexpected: not expected or regarded as likely to happen

–      unexpected victory

unmatched: not matched or equaled

–          he has a talent unmatched by any other athlete

unquestionable: not able to be disputed or doubted

–          unquestionable win over the champion

useful: able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways

–          useful team member


Romantic Adjectives

unadulterated: pure; not mixed or diluted with any different or extra elements; complete and absolute

–          unadulterated love

unconditional: not subject to any conditions

–          unconditional support

undisguised: not disguised or concealed; open

–          she looked at him with undisguised affection

undying: lasting forever

–          promises of undying love

unforgettable: impossible to forget; very memorable

–          that unforgettable first kiss

urbane: suave, courteous, and refined in manner

–          an urbane young man


Shortest Adjectives

up: out of bed

–          up by seven each morning

ult: in or of the month preceding the present one

–          your letter received on the 29th ult

ugly: provoking horror

–          an ugly picture

uric: in or relating to or obtained from urine

–          uric acid

used: previously used or owned by another

–          used car

ulnar: relating to or near the ulna

–          ulnar nerve

ultra: (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm

–          ultra political views

umber: of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments

–          an umber dress

unary: consisting of or involving a single element or component

–          in a unary operation in a mathematical system one element is used to yield a single result

uncut: complete; not cut

–          uncut scenes


Longest Adjectives

ultranationalistic: fanatically patriotic

–          an ultranationalistic country

ultraconservative: extremely conservative

–          ultraconservative group

undistinguishable: not capable of being distinguished or differentiated

–          undistinguishable representation

ultramicroscopic: too small to be seen without an ultramicroscope

–          ultramicroscopic virus

uncharacteristic: distinctive and not typical

–          a book uncharacteristic of its author

uncommercialised: not having been commercialized

–          uncommercialised music

uncommercialized: not having been commercialized

–          uncommercialized art

uncomprehensible: difficult to understand

–          an uncomprehensible concept

unconstitutional: not consistent with or according to a constitution

–          an unconstitutional law

undenominational: not bound or devoted to the promotion of a particular denomination

–          undenominational religious instruction

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