Adjectives Starting with V

Starting with VA

Starting with VE

Starting with VI

Starting with VO

Starting with VU

Interesting Categories for the Adjectives Starting with V

The Interesting Adjectives category consists of adjectives which can make the speech or text more enjoyable to read or hear. This article also has Positive Adjectives and Negative Adjectives lists which are composed of words that describe the favorable and unfavorable qualities of a person, event or place.

Additionally, a Heroic Adjectives category is also included which lists out some of the descriptive words that are commonly used to refer to a hero/heroine, as well as their heroic deeds. For the Sporty Adjectives list, the adjectives included are those which describe an athletic or sporty person.


Adjectives that Start with V

Interesting Adjectives

vagabond: having no settled home

  • a vagabond tribe

vagrant: characteristic of, relating to, or living the life of a vagrant

  • vagrant beggars

vague: of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning

  • many patients suffer vague symptoms

vehement: showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense

  • her voice was low but vehement

vociferous: vehement or clamorous

  • he was a vociferous opponent of the takeover


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

venturesome: willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action

  • a venturesome investor

vigilant: keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

  • the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbors

virtuous: having or showing high moral standards

  • she considered herself very virtuous because she neither drank nor smoked

vocal: expressing opinions or feelings freely or loudly

  • he was vocal in condemning the action

voluble: characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words

  • avoluble spokesman for the cause


Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

valuable: extremely useful or important

  • my time is valuable

variable: not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change

  • the process is variable

varied: incorporating a number of different types or elements; showing variation or variety

  • a little effort to make life pleasant and varied

veridical: coinciding with reality

  • a veridical dream

viable: capable of working successfully; feasible

  • a viable plan

vital: absolutely necessary or important; essential

  • secrecy is of vital importance


Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

vast: of very great extent or quantity; immense

  • a vast plain of buffalo grass

verdant: green with grass or other rich vegetation

  • a verdant countryside

vibrant: full of energy and enthusiasm

  • a vibrant cosmopolitan city

virgin: not yet touched, used, or exploited

  • acres of virgin forests

varicolored: consisting of several different colors

  • a varicolored room


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

vain: having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth

  • their flattery made him vain

vengeful: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury

  • a vengeful ex-con

vicious: deliberately cruel or violent

  • a vicious leader

villainous: relating to, constituting, or guilty of wicked or criminal behavior

  • his group of villainous accomplices are wreaking havoc on the city

voiceless: lacking the power or right to express an opinion or exert control over affairs

  • the voiceless minority

volatile:  liable to display rapid changes of emotion

  • a volatile personality


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

valueless: having no value; worthless

  • a valueless discussion

vexatious: causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry

  • the vexatious inquiries

vindictive: having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge

  • the criticism was both vindictive and personalized

violent: using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something

  • a violent confrontation with riot police

vitriolic: filled with bitter criticism or malice

  • vitriolic attacks on the politicians


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

vile: extremely unpleasant

  • a vile neighborhood

vulgar: lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined

  • the decor was lavish but vulgar

virulent: bitterly hostile

  • a virulent village

volatile: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse

  • a volatile country


Heroic Adjectives
: possessing or showing courage or determination

  • the valiant knight

venerable: accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character

  • a venerable statesman

virile: having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive

  • the strong, virile hero


Sporty Adjectives

versatile: able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities

  • a versatile player

victorious: having won a victory; triumphant

  • a victorious team

vigorous: strong, healthy, and full of energy

  • a vigorous team play


Romantic Adjectives

velvety: having the character of velvet as in being soft, smooth, thick, or richly hued

  • her velvety hair

vivacious: (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated

  • his vivacious wife

vivid: producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind

  • memories of that evening were still vivid

volcanic: (especially of a feeling or emotion) bursting out or liable to burst out violently

  • the kind of volcanic passion she’d felt last night

voluptuous: curvaceous and sexually attractive

  • his voluptuous girlfriend


Length: Shortest/Longest Adjectives

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Shortest Adjectives

vain:having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth

  • vain lady

vast: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

  • vast country estates

very: precisely as stated

  • the very center of town

vile: morally reprehensible

  • vile crimes

void: containing nothing

  • the earth was without form, and void

vagal: of or relating to the vagus nerve

  • vagal response

vague: not clearly expressed or understood

  • a vague statement

valid: still legally acceptable

  • the license is still valid

vaned: equipped with feathers

  • vaned arrow

vapid: lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

  • a vapid conversation


Longest Adjectives

valetudinarian: of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian

  • a valetudinarian virtue

varicelliform: resembling the rash of chickenpox

  • varicelliform rash

verticillated: forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)

  • verticillated fungus

viscosimetric: of or relating to the measurement of viscosity

  • viscosimetric method

volatilisable: (used of substances) capable of being volatilized

  • volatilisable solvent

volatilizable: (used of substances) capable of being volatilized

  • a volatilizablecompound

voyeuristical: of or relating to voyeurs or voyeurism

  • his voyeuristical pleasures

vainglorious: feeling self-importance

  • vainglorious attitude

valetudinary: of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian

  • a valetudinarydebauchee

vanquishable: susceptible to being defeated

  • a vanquishable foe
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