Adjectives Starting with A: Enhance Your Vocabulary with Descriptive Words

Discover a variety of adjectives starting with the letter “A” to enhance your vocabulary and enrich your descriptions.

  1. Able- having the power, skill, or means to do something.
  2. Abrasive- showing little concern for the feelings of others; harsh.
  3. Abrupt- sudden and unexpected.
  4. Absolute- not qualified or diminished in any way; total.
  5. Absurd- wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.
  6. Abundant- existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
  7. Academic- relating to education and scholarship.
  8. Acceptable- able to be agreed on; suitable.
  9. Accessible- able to be reached or entered.
  10. Accurate- correct in all details; exact.
  11. Accused- charged with a crime or wrongdoing.
  12. Aching- causing a feeling of physical pain or discomfort.
  13. Acidic- having the properties of an acid; sharp or sour in taste.
  14. Acoustic- relating to sound or the sense of hearing.
  15. Acrid- having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.
  16. Active- engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits.
  17. Actual- existing in fact; typically as contrasted with what was intended, expected, or believed.
  18. Acute- present or experienced to a severe or intense degree.
  19. Adaptable- able to adjust to new conditions.
  20. Adept- very skilled or proficient at something.
  21. Adequate- satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity.
  22. Adhesive- sticky; able to stick fast to a surface or object.
  23. Admirable- arousing or deserving respect and approval.
  24. Adorable- inspiring great affection; very attractive.
  25. Adventurous- willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
  26. Adverse- preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.
  27. Affable- friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
  28. Affluent- having a great deal of money; wealthy.
  29. Aggressive- ready or likely to attack or confront.
  30. Agile- able to move quickly and easily.
  31. Agitated- feeling or appearing troubled or nervous.
  32. Agnostic- believing that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
  33. Agonizing- causing great physical or mental pain.
  34. Agreeable- quite enjoyable and pleasurable; pleasant.
  35. Ailing- in poor health.
  36. Airy- giving an impression of light gracefulness and elegance.
  37. Alert- quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances.
  38. Alien- belonging to a foreign country or nation.
  39. Alive- living, not dead.
  40. Alluring- powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.
  41. Aloof- not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
  42. Altruistic- showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
  43. Amazing- causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.
  44. Ambitious- having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
  45. Ambivalent- having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  46. Amiable- having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
  47. Ample- enough or more than enough; plentiful.
  48. Amused- finding something funny or entertaining.
  49. Analogous- comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
  50. Ancient- belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
  51. Angelic- of or relating to angels; very good and kind.
  52. Angry- feeling or showing strong annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
  53. Animated- full of life or excitement; lively.
  54. Annoying- causing irritation or annoyance.
  55. Anxious- experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness.
  56. Apathetic- showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  57. Apt- appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.
  58. Arbitrary- based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
  59. Arcane- understood by few; mysterious or secret.
  60. Arid- having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.
  61. Aristocratic- of, belonging to, or typical of the aristocracy.
  62. Artful- clever or skillful, especially in a cunning way.
  63. Articulate- having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
  64. Artificial- made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural.
  65. Artistic- having or revealing natural creative skill.
  66. Ashamed- embarrassed or guilty because of one’s actions, characteristics, or associations.
  67. Aspiring- directing one’s hopes or ambitions toward becoming a specified type of person.
  68. Assertive- having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
  69. Assorted- of various sorts put together; miscellaneous.
  70. Astonishing- extremely surprising or impressive; amazing.
  71. Astute- having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage.
  72. Athletic- physically strong, fit, and active.
  73. Atmospheric- relating to the atmosphere of the Earth or another planet.
  74. Atrocious- horrifyingly wicked; of a very poor quality.
  75. Attentive- paying close attention to something.
  76. Attractive- pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  77. Auburn- of a reddish-brown color.
  78. Audacious- showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
  79. Austere- severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.
  80. Authentic- of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.
  81. Authoritative- able to be trusted as being accurate or true; reliable.
  82. Autonomous- having the freedom to act independently.
  83. Available- able to be used or obtained; at someone’s disposal.
  84. Avaricious- having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
  85. Average- constituting the result obtained by adding together several amounts and then dividing this total by the number of amounts.
  86. Avid- having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something.
  87. Awesome- extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.
  88. Awful- very bad or unpleasant.
  89. Awkward- causing difficulty; hard to deal with.
  90. Awe- inspiring** – causing awe or wonder.
  91. Awestruck- filled with awe.
  92. Awful- very unpleasant or bad.
  93. Artless- without effort or pretentiousness; natural and simple.
  94. Ascending- increasing in size or importance.
  95. Assignable- able to be allocated to someone.
  96. Asymmetrical- having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry.
  97. Atheistic- disbelieving or lacking belief in the existence of God or gods.
  98. Atrophic- suffering from atrophy; wasting away.
  99. Aural- relating to the ear or the sense of hearing.
  100. Auspicious- conducive to success; favorable.

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