Here I will discuss with you three different types of adjectives used commonly in the English language.
- Compound adjective is also known as compound modifier and phrasal adjective. This type of adjective is created by the combination of two words that together describe a noun. This type of adjective always appears before the noun, and the words are joint using hyphens. For example, full-time job, part-time job, high-spirited man, heat-stricken land, etc.
- Conditional adjectives describe the physical condition and emotions of a person or thing. For example, wet room, zealous man, etc.
- Past principle adjectives end with “ed”. These words can be used both as adjectives and adverbs because they are always used in a passive sentence. For example, he was annoyed; I was entertained, she is a married woman, he is a well-dressed man; in this specific example, the adjective is both compound and past principled at the same time.
Scroll down to read the examples of descriptive words starting with the letter Z.
Definition: a person who is amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic
Synonyms: nutty, comical, clownish
Example: She is a zany person.
Definition: a person who is able or willing to show zeal
Synonyms: ardent, fervent, passionate
Example: He is pretty zealous in the application of rules and laws.
Definition: a person who is characterized by great energy and enthusiasm
Synonyms: energetic, vigorous
Example: She is always zestful at everything she does, which is why others can’t easily compete with her.
Definition: a person who is bright, fresh, and lively
Synonyms: active, dynamic, spirited
Example: He is zippy so that he can work well with either of his offices.
Definition: someone who is (especially a woman) exceptionally full and round-figured
Synonyms: plump, healthy, beautiful, fact
Example: Her beauty is so zaftig that no one can take his eyes off her.
Definition: an alternate spelling for zaftig
Synonyms: curvaceous, rounded
Example: She is a zoftig lady.
Definition: a place that is located at or near the zenith
Synonyms: parallel, above
Example: The resort is zenithal by the road.
Definition: a place that is preceding even the first one in a specific series
Example: The zeroth building on this street is a warehouse.
Definition: a place that is having the abrupt alternate right and left turns and twists
Synonyms: winding, curvy
Example: When the predator is trying to attack, the prey takes a zigzag path to escape.
Definition: a place that is related to the study of animal or experiments on animals
Synonyms: zoo, sanctuary, reserve
Example: The zoological park in our town is crowded on the weekends
Definition: about a small inflatable boat powered by an outboard motor or a place related to the zodiac, which is a belt of the heavens within about 8° on either side of the ecliptic, including all apparent positions of the sun, moon, and most familiar planets. It is divided into twelve equal divisions or signs
Example: We are planning to go for a zodiacal ride today.
Definition: Divided into zones
Synonyms: regional, territorial
Example: The BDA plans to display large maps and zonal regulations contained in this CDP at a central location for public viewing.
Definition: something or a place related to the nature of zones
Synonyms: zonal, departmental
Example: We have to follow the zonary restrictions when parking a car.
Definition: a flower having bilaterally symmetrical planes
Synonyms: regular, uniform, consistent, equal, balanced
Example: I like to take pictures of zygomorphic plants.
Definition: an extremely large number of people or things
Example: He is capable of looking after zillions of birds.
Definition: something that is relating to a particular geologic era or a particular manner of animal existence
Example: The library is full of books related to zoic history.
Definition: something that in the manner of Emile Zola
Example: This is a zolaesque French novel.
Definition: something that is related to the cheek region of the face
Example: People who have sensitive skin must protect their zygomatic part against cosmetics
Definition: an animal that feeds on the flesh of the other animals
Example: The tourist is busy staring at zoophagous animals
Definition: something that produced after the fertilization of sperm with an egg
Synonyms: embryo, fetus
Example: I am really excited to look at my zygote’s image on the screen of the ultrasound machine.
Definition: something that resembles an enzyme
Synonyms: biochemical, bio-substance
Example: I have been taking medication for zymoid for a long time now.
Definition: something that causes fermentation
Synonyms: zymolytic, yeast
Example: The chemistry students are studying zymotic reactions.
Definition: a person who is related to zoonosis, a person suffering from a disease transmitted from animals such as anthrax or rabies
Synonyms: diseased, ill
Example: There are vaccination and treatment for most of the zoonotic viruses.
At the beginning of this article, I have explained the difference between three different types of common adjectives in a very simple and conversational tone. The above-given (a compound adjective) descriptive words starting with the letter Z, which is the last alphabet of the English language, will further elaborate your understanding of adjectives.
By reading and understanding such articles, the learning and teaching of the English language especially for foreign students both at school and college level, become really easy. It is essential to practice them in your daily verbal communication and written formal letters.