Adjectives Starting with Z


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Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with Z

This article focuses on those which start with the letter Z. Aside from listing out the adjectives, the meaning and an example regarding the proper usage of the adjective are also included. These categories can be of great help to those who want to improve their vocabulary and learn about new adjectives that they can use in their everyday speech or writing.

 

Adjectives that Start with Z

 

Interesting Adjectives

zaftig: (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

  • zaftig actresses were popular

zenithal: relating to or located at or near the zenith

  • a zenithal map

zionist: relating to or characteristic of a supporter of Zionism

  • the Zionist movement

zoophagous: carnivorous

  • zoophagous animal

zymotic: relating to or caused by infection

  • a zymotic disease

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

zealous: marked by active interest and enthusiasm

  • a zealous sports fan

zesty:  lively and pleasing

  • a zesty young woman

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

zestful: marked by spirited enjoyment

  • zestful performance by the opera

zany: amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic

  • his zany humor

 

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

zonal: associated with or divided into zones; relating to or of the nature of a zone

  • zonal frontier

 

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

zigzag: having short sharp turns or angles

  • zigzag road

 

Sporty Adjectives

zippy: marked by lively action

  • a zippy player

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Shortest Adjectives

zany: like a clown

  • a zany sense of humor

zero: indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration

  • a zero score

zoic: pertaining to animals or animal life or action

  • their gods are zoic

zesty: marked by spirited enjoyment; having an agreeably pungent taste

  • zesty salad dressing

zippy: marked by lively action

  • zippy performer

zonal: associated with or divided into zones

  • a zonal pattern of cell structure

zaftig: (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

  • zaftig lady

zeroth: preceding even the first

  • zeroth approximation

zigzag: having short sharp turns or angles

  • a zigzag route

zoftig: (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

  • zoftig gospel singer

 

Longest Adjectives

zygomorphous: capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis

  • a zygomorphous flower

zoroastrian: of or pertaining to Zoroaster or the religion he founded

  • a zoroastrian ritual

zygomorphic: capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis

  • zygomorphic plant species

zimbabwean: of or relating to or characteristic of Zimbabwe or its people

  • Zimbabwean immigrant

zoological: concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties; of or relating to animals or animal groups

  • a zoological research

zoophagous: (of animals) carnivorous

  • a zoophagous creature

zygodactyl: (of bird feet) having the first and fourth toes directed backward the second and third forward

  • a zygodactyl bird

zolaesque: in the manner of Emile Zola

  • a zolaesque tragedy

zygomatic: of or relating to the cheek region of the face

  • a zygomatic implant

zymolytic: of or relating to or causing fermentation

  • a zymolytic factory
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