Adjectives Starting with F

Starting with FA

Starting with FE

Starting with FI

Starting with FL

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In the Interesting Adjectives list, the words included are those which can be used to add color to your writing or speech and make it more appealing to your audience. For the Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person, Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event and Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place, the words listed describe the good or desirable characteristics of that particular type of noun. On the other hand, the Negative Adjectives lists are composed of adjectives which depict the bad or undesirable qualities of a person, event or place.

Moreover, the Heroic Adjectives list contains adjectives which describe the traits of a hero/ heroine as well as his/her actions. For the Sporty Adjectives category, the words listed are those which best describe a person who plays sports and engages in physical activities. Lastly, the Romantic Adjectives category is composed of adjectives which are often used to describe a romantic partner and convey love.


Adjectives that Start with F

Interesting Adjectives

foolhardy: marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

–          foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker

foolproof: not liable to failure

–          a foolproof identification system

friable: easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder

–          friable sandstone

frigid: extremely cold

–          a frigid climate

furtive: secret and sly or sordid

–          they spent a furtive day together


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

forgiving: inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

–          forgiving father

forthright: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

–          The administration is quite forthright in this matter.

fortunate: favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky

–          she’d been fortunate to escape more serious injury

frank: open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters

–          frank leader

friendly: kind and pleasant

–          they were friendly to me


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

fateful:controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

–          fateful series of events

felicitous: pleasing and fortunate

–          felicitous outcome

festive: cheerful and jovially celebratory; of or relating to a festival

–          festive occasion

fruitful: producing good or helpful results; productive

–          fruitful discussion

fun: amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable

–          fun dinner date


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

fancy: elaborate in structure or decoration

–          fancy restaurant

fecund: producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile

–          lush and fecund garden

flowery: full of, resembling, or smelling of flowers

–          flowery meadow

folksy: having the characteristics of traditional culture and customs, especially in a contrived or artificial way

–          the shop’s folksy, small-town image

futuristic: having or involving very modern technology or design

–          a swimming pool and futuristic dome


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

forgetful: apt or likely not to remember

–          I’m a bit forgetful these days.

forlorn: pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely

–          forlorn victims

fractious: irritable and quarrelsome;  difficult to control; unruly

–          they fight and squabble like fractious children

frail: weak and delicate

–          frail old man

fretful: feeling or expressing distress or irritation

–          fretful spinster


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

freakish: bizarre or grotesque; abnormal

–          freakish costume party

frightening: making someone afraid or anxious; terrifying

–          frightening incident

frivolous: not having any serious purpose or value

–          frivolous court trial

fruitless: failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless

–          fruitless efforts

futile: incapable of producing any useful result; pointless

–          a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

freezing: very cold

–          freezing plains

frosty: very cold with frost forming on surfaces

–          frosty mountain trail

frowzy: dingy and stuffy

–          frowzy nightclub

frozen: treated, affected, or crusted over by freezing; subject to long and severe cold

–          the frozen north

fusty: full of dust and unpleasant smells

–          fusty attic


Heroic Adjectives

fearless: oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing

–          fearless officials

ferocious: marked by extreme and violent energy

–      ferocious gladiator

fierce: violently agitated and turbulent

–      fierce combatant

forceful: strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful

–      forceful strike

formidable: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

–          formidable fighter

Sporty Adjectives

fantastic: extremely good

–          fantastic player

fast: moving or capable of moving at high speed

–          fast runner

fleet: moving very fast

–          fleet footwork

flexible: bending and snapping back readily without breaking; ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstance

–          flexible gymnast

frenetic: fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way

–          frenetic boxer


Romantic Adjectives

faithful: marked by fidelity to an original

–          a faithful wife

fervent: having or displaying a passionate intensity

–          fervent lover

flamboyant: (of a person or their behavior) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness

–          flamboyant fashion sense

flashy: ostentatiously attractive or impressive; (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

–          flashy outfit

fond: having a strong preference or liking for

–          I’m very fond of Mike.


Shortest Adjectives

fab: extremely pleasing

–          a fab lifestyle

far: located at a great distance in time or space or degree

–          we come from a far country

fat: having an (over)abundance of flesh

–          he hadn’t remembered how fat she was

few: a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a’; a small but indefinite number

–          few weeks ago

fey: suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness

–          his mother was a strange, fey woman

fit: physically and mentally sound or healthy

–          keeps fit with diet and exercise

fly: (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

–          a fly observer

fain: pleased or willing under the circumstances; obliged

–          the traveler was fainto proceed

fair: very pleasing to the eye; in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate

–          fair lady

fake: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

–          fake designer clothing


Longest Adjectives

fibrocartilaginous: of or relating to fibrocartilage

–          fibrocartilaginous embolism

fundamentalistic: of or relating to or characteristic of Protestant fundamentalism or its adherents

–          fundamentalistic principles

featherbrained: lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

–          is a featherbrained girl

forethoughtful: thoughtful of the future

–          forethoughtful planning

fundamentalist: of or relating to or characteristic of Protestant fundamentalism or its adherents

–          fundamentalist perspective

familiarising: serving to make familiar

–          a familiarising workshop

familiarizing: serving to make familiar

–          familiarizing metaphor

ferromagnetic: relating to or demonstrating ferromagnetism

–          ferromagnetic resonance

fibrocalcific: involving or resulting from calcification of fibrous tissue

–          fibrocalcific plaque

flabbergasted: as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

–          the flabbergasted aldermen

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