Cool Adjectives

170 Cool Adjectives That Will Add Color To Any Sentence

Never underestimate the power of cool adjectives. These words will sprinkle color on the greyest sentence, so quit being craven and start reading through this lengthy list of super cool adjectives.

1. Aback: by surprise

2. Abaft: at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

3. Abashed: feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious

4. Aberrant: markedly different from an accepted norm

5. Abhorrent: offensive to the mind

6. Abiding: unceasing

7. Abject: most unfortunate or miserable

8. Abortive: failing to accomplish an intended result

9. Abounding: existing in abundance

10. Abrasive: sharply disagreeable

11. Abstracted: taken out of or separated from

12. Acrid: harsh or corrosive in tone

13. Adamant: unyielding; a very hard substance

14. Adhoc: done for a specific purpose, without regard for larger or future issues

15. Adjoining: having a common boundary or edge

16. Adroit: clever, resourceful

17. Aloof: remote in manner

18. Amatory: sexual

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20. Animistic: quality of recurrence or reversion to earlier form

21. Antic: clownish, frolicsome

22. Arcadian: serene

23. Auspicious: tending to favor or bring good luck

24. Axiomatic: evident without proof or argument

25. Baleful: deadly, foreboding

26. Barbarous: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

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28. Bellicose: quarrelsome (its synonym belligerent can also be a noun)

29. Bilious: unpleasant, peevish

30. Boorish: crude, insensitive

31. Brash: presumptuously daring

32. Cagey: characterized by great cautious and wariness

33. Calamitous: disastrous

34. Capricious: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

35. Caustic: corrosive, sarcastic; a corrosive substance

36. Cerulean: sky blue

37. Cloistered: providing privacy or seclusion

38. Comely: attractive

39. Concomitant: accompanying

40. Contumacious: rebellious

41. Corpulent: obese

42. Crapulous: immoderate in appetite

43. Craven: lacking even the rudiments of courage

44. Dapper: marked by smartness in dress and manners

45. Debonair: gentle, courteous

46. Decorous: characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

47. Defamatory: maliciously misrepresenting

48. Didactic: conveying information or moral instruction

49. Dilatory: causing delay, tardy

50. Direful: causing fear or dread or terror

51. Divergent: diverging from another or from a standard

52. Dowdy: shabby, old-fashioned; an unkempt woman

53. Draconian: of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

54. Efficacious: producing a desired effect

55. Effulgent: brilliantly radiant

56. Egregious: conspicuous, flagrant

57. Elated: exultantly proud and joyful

58. Endemic: prevalent, native, peculiar to an area

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60. Erratic: liable to sudden unpredictable change

61. Ethereal: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality

62. Execrable: wretched, detestable

63. Exultant: joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

64. Fallacious: containing or based on a fallacy

65. Fastidious: meticulous, overly delicate

66. Feckless: weak, irresponsible

67. Fecund: prolific, inventive

68. Friable: brittle

69. Fulsome: abundant, overdone, effusive

70. Furtive: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

71. Garrulous: wordy, talkative

72. Guileless: naïve

73. Gustatory: having to do with taste or eating

74. Heady: extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic

75. Heuristic: learning through trial-and-error or problem solving

76. Histrionic: affected, theatrical

77. Hubristic: proud, excessively self-confident

78. Incandescent: emitting light as a result of being heated

79. Incendiary: inflammatory, spontaneously combustible, hot

80. Innate: not established by conditioning or learning

81. Insidious: subtle, seductive, treacherous

82. Insolent: impudent, contemptuous

83. Intransigent: uncompromising

84. Inveterate: habitual, persistent

85. Invidious: resentful, envious, obnoxious

86. Irate: angry; enraged

87. Irksome: annoying

88. Jejune: dull, puerile

89. Jocular: jesting, playful

90. Judicious: discreet

91. Lachrymose: tearful

92. Languid: lacking spirit or liveliness

93. Limpid: simple, transparent, serene

94. Loquacious: talkative

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96. Luminous: clear, shining

97. Macabre: shockingly repellent

98. Mannered: artificial, stilted

99. Mendacious: deceptive

100. Meretricious: whorish, superficially appealing, pretentious

101. Minatory: menacing

102. Mordant: biting, incisive, pungent

103. Munificent: lavish, generous

104. Nebulous: lacking definition or definite content

105. Nefarious: wicked

106. Nondescript: lacking distinct or individual characteristics

107. Noxious: harmful, corrupting

108. Obsequious: attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

109. Obtuse: blunt, stupid

110. Onerous: not easily borne

111. Ossified: set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs, changed into bone

112. Overwrought: deeply agitated especially from emotion

113. Parsimonious: excessively unwilling to spend

114. Pendulous: suspended, indecisive

115. Penitent: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

116. Pernicious: injurious, deadly

117. Pervasive: widespread

118. Petulant: rude, ill humored

119. Picayune: (informal terms) small and of little importance

120. Piquant: stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

121. Placid: pleasantly calm or peaceful

122. Platitudinous: resembling or full of dull or banal comments

123. Plucky: showing courage in the face of danger

124. Precipitate: steep, speedy

125. Propitious: auspicious, advantageous, benevolent

126. Puckish: impish

127. Querulous: cranky, whining

128. Quiescent: inactive, untroublesome

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130. Rebarbative: irritating, repellent

131. Recalcitrant: resistant, obstinate

132. Recondite: difficult to penetrate

133. Redolent: aromatic, evocative

134. Rhadamanthine: harshly strict

135. Risible: laughable

136. Ruminative: contemplative

137. Sagacious: wise, discerning

138. Salubrious: healthful

139. Sartorial: relating to attire, especially tailored fashions

140. Sclerotic: hardening

141. Serpentine: snake-like, winding, tempting or wily

142. Sordid: morally ignoble or base; vile

143. Spasmodic: having to do with or resembling a spasm, excitable, intermittent

144. Spurious: not genuine, authentic, or true

145. Squalid: morally degraded

146. Strident: harsh, discordant; obtrusively loud

147. Succinct: briefly giving the gist of something

148. Taciturn: closemouthed, reticent

149. Tawdry: cheap and shoddy

150. Tenacious: persistent, cohesive,

151. Tenuous: having little substance or significance

152. Torpid: slow and apathetic

153. Tremulous: nervous, trembling, timid, sensitive

154. Trenchant: sharp, penetrating, distinct

155. Truculent: defiantly aggressive

156. Turbulent: restless, tempestuous

157. Turgid: swollen, pompous

158. Ubiquitous: being present everywhere at once

159. Uxorious: inordinately affectionate or compliant with a wife

160. Vacuous: devoid of significance or point; complacently or inanely foolish

161. Verdant: green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass

162. Vivacious: vigorous and active

163. Voluble: glib, given to speaking

164. Voracious: excessively greedy and grasping

166. Waggish: witty or joking

167. Wheedling: flattering

168. Wistful: showing pensive sadness; full of longing or unfulfilled desire

169. Withering: devastating

170. Zealous: eager, devoted Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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