Let us discuss proper adjectives in the English language. This type of adjective always begins with a capital letter, because it describes a proper noun: the name of a place, the name of a person, or the name of a thing.
It is the principle of the English language that proper nouns always start with a capital letter; this is why proper adjectives also begin with a capital letter. They are formed by adding an ending to the naming word they are derived from. Each of the following words is added at their end; ic, ian, an, i, n, or ese.
For example, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Pakistani, Iraqi, Victorian, Elizabethan, Yeastian, etc.
Scroll down to read 43 simple descriptive words starting with the letter Y to understand the adjectives of the English language more comprehensively.
Definition: a person who is exceptionally creative, a person who is characterized by spirited enjoyment
Synonyms: barmy, zesty, zestful, pleasant
Example: Everyone enjoys the company of a yeasty person.
Definition: a person who has lived for a very brief period of time
Synonyms: adolescent, teenager, immature, child-like
Example: He is a young man
or the young one of the cow was killed in the fire.
Definition: a person who is young or seems younger than his/her real age
Synonyms: sprightly, vigorous, active, juvenile
Example: She appeared youthful in the black dress.
Definition: a person who belongs to the northern states of the USA, especially New England
Synonyms: American, yank
Example: He is Yankee, so he travels towards the warm Southern States for the snowbird season.
Definition: someone who is interested in yoga
Example: Her yogic routine helped her lose a lot of weight.
Definition: a person who has a deeply colorless or pale skin
Synonyms: faint, fair
Example: They have yellowish complexions, which means they belong to a European country.
Definition: someone who has a strong desire to get something
Synonyms: distressing, mournful
Example: He is a yearnful person.
Definition: someone who has a youthful appearance in spite of his/her biological age.
Synonyms: youthful, beautiful,
Example: Even after retirement, she is a young-at-heart woman.
Definition: someone who has no courage
Synonyms: cowardly, timid
Example: The traitor was yellow-bellied who sold our country’s confidential information for a few bucks.
Definition: someone who speaks the language of Jewish people
Synonyms: the language of Jews
Example: It is difficult to understand a Yiddish person
Definition: someone who sings in a special manner
Synonyms: melodious, sweet-sounding
Example: He is a yodeling boy.
Definition: someone who has appears young or resembles a young man or woman, the junior of an animal
Synonyms: immature, juvenile
Example: There are special caretakers at the youngling nursery.
Definition: someone or a group of people who belong to an Arabic country, Yemen
Synonyms: from Yemen
Example: Many Yemeni children were orphaned and many Yemeni women were widowed during the war.
Definition: someone or a group of people who belong to a European country, Yugoslavia
Synonyms: from Yugoslavia
Example: Yugoslavian people find good jobs in London.
Definition: an event that happens only once (old English)
Synonym: yan, former
Example: A person’s 25th birthday comes yance a lifetime.
Definition: an event that happens throughout a year or lasts for a year
Example: The patient finally won a year-long battle against breast cancer.
Definition: an event that is happening or a crop that is grown annually or after every 12 months
Synonyms: seasonal, yearlong
Example: They held a yearly parent-teacher meeting.
Definition: an event that resembles the works of the great poet William Butler Yeats, or an event that is organized to celebrate the memory of the great poet William Butler Yeats
Synonyms: poetic, dramatic
Example: We all enjoy reading Yeastian works.
Definition: something eatable which is very tasty, delicious, sweet-smelling, and mouth-watering
Synonyms: fragrant, appetizing, inviting, tempting
Example: I cannot control myself from over-eating when I see yummy food.
Definition: something or an event that happens throughout a year or lasts for a year
Synonyms: year long
Example: You can swim in an indoor swimming pool year-round.
Definition: something or the event of cruising in a ship’s small boat.
Synonyms: boating, kayaking
Example: When the Titanic sank, people were saved by yawling rescuer teams.
Definition: a period of a lifetime which is leading towards youth
Synonyms: pre-planned, orderly
Example: 15 years is a youthward age.
Definition: something that is similar to the other thing
Example: This anniversary was ylike the previous one.
Definition: toward the remainder of the year or in the direction of the year as a whole.
Synonyms: forward, ahead
Example: In looking yearward at this time, it is impossible to predict the end of the pandemic.
Definition: something or an event the took place in a time long past
Synonyms: gone, done, over, dead, buried, past
Example: There were dinosaurs living on the earth in yore ages.
Definition: that or those (used to refer to something situated at a distance)
Example: Yon side of the hill, there is a valley.
Definition: at some distance in the direction indicated
Synonyms: over there
Example: Light through yonder lighthouse breaks.
Definition: (of an opening or space) very large and wide
Synonyms: broad, extensive, spacious,
Example: This is a yawning apartment.
Definition: a petty officer concerned with signaling; a member of the yeomanry force
Synonyms: employee, worker
Example: He was respectful in a yeomanly way.
Definition: have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
Synonyms: desire, want, wish, lust
Example: The yearning passengers returned home.
Definition: a person badly lacking grace and refinement
Synonyms: dishonor, shame, discredit, degradation, disrepute
Example: He is a yokelish person, so no one wants to spend time with him.
Definition: a person who is disgusting and messy
Synonyms: repellent, repulsive, revolting, sickening, uninviting
Example: He is a yucky person which is obvious from his dirty clothes and unshaven face.
Definition: a person who shouts or shrills sharply
Synonyms: yell, cry, call, roar, bawl, clamor, bellow, cheer, squawk, screech, caterwaul, whoop, holler, wail, yelp
Example: It is difficult to toilet train the yapping children.
Definition: giving a product or generating a financial return of a specified amount; (of a substance or object) giving way under pressure; not hard or rigid
Example: The companies should hire only higher-yielding employees.
Definition: an event that is full of noise
Synonyms: noisy, clamorous
Example: It is difficult to understand each other in a yawped environment.
Definition: a place that becomes yellow with the passage of time
Synonyms: fading, discoloration
Example: I have decided to whitewash my yellowing bedroom this weekend.
Definition: a place haunted by screams, cries, shrieks, and shouts
Synonyms: noisy, unsilent, rowdy, clamorous, turbulent, brash
Example: No one can sleep in a yowling place.
Definition: a place that has lost its original color and complexion because of old age
Synonyms: bleached, sun-beaten, weather-beaten
Example: The yellowed walls of the resort look uninviting to the tourists, so I need to fix them as soon as possible.
Definition: (especially of a young person) rude, noisy, and aggressive
Synonyms: hostile, violent, quarrelsome, argumentative, war-like
Example: The teachers must never tolerate yobbish behavior in the classrooms and strictly punish such students.
The above descriptive words starting with Y, which is the second last alphabet of the English language, are commonly used in our daily communication.
Sometimes we make mistakes of using the same adjective in the wrong sense, which makes the reader and the listener face difficulty in understanding what we are trying to convey. This article will be helpful to improve your vocabulary and communication skills to a great extent.