Adjectives That Start With S: Enhance Your Vocabulary Today

Discover an array of adjectives starting with the letter “S” to enhance your vocabulary and spice up your sentences!

  1. Sacred- connected with God or dedicated to a religious purpose.
  2. Sagacious- showing keen mental discernment and good judgment.
  3. Salient- most noticeable or important; prominent.
  4. Salty- tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt.
  5. Sanguine- optimistic or positive, especially in a seemingly bad situation.
  6. Sapid- having a strong, pleasant taste.
  7. Sarcastic- marked by or given to using irony to mock or convey contempt.
  8. Sartorial- relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
  9. Satiated- satisfied to the full; satiated.
  10. Satirical- containing or using satire.
  11. Saucy- impudent; flippant.
  12. Savory- morally wholesome or acceptable.
  13. Scalding- very hot; burning.
  14. Scant- barely sufficient or adequate.
  15. Scarce- (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand.
  16. Scenic- providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.
  17. Schematic- (of a diagram or other representation) symbolic and simplified.
  18. Scheming- given to or involved in making secret and underhanded plans.
  19. Scholarly- involving or relating to serious academic study.
  20. Scintillating- sparkling or shining brightly.
  21. Scorching- very hot.
  22. Scornful- feeling or expressing contempt or derision.
  23. Scraggly- irregular; ragged.
  24. Scrappy- determined, argumentative, or pugnacious.
  25. Scratchy- rough; harsh to the touch.
  26. Screaming- making a loud, high-pitched sound.
  27. Scrupulous- diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details.
  28. Sculptural- relating to or resembling sculpture.
  29. Seamless- smooth and continuous, without seams or obvious joins.
  30. Seasonal- relating to or occurring at a particular time of the year.
  31. Secluded- (of a place) not seen or visited by many people; sheltered and private.
  32. Secondary- coming after, less important than, or resulting from someone or something else that is primary.
  33. Secretive- inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information.
  34. Sedate- calm, dignified, and unhurried.
  35. Sedentary- (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.
  36. Seductive- tempting and attractive; enticing.
  37. Seedy- sordid and disreputable.
  38. Seemly- conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous.
  39. Selective- relating to or involving the selection of the most suitable or best qualified.
  40. Selfish- (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
  41. Sensational- causing great public interest and excitement.
  42. Sensible- chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit.
  43. Sensitive- quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
  44. Sensual- relating to or involving gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure.
  45. Sentimental- prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
  46. Serene- calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.
  47. Serial- consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series.
  48. Serious- (of a subject, state, or activity) demanding careful consideration or application.
  49. Severe- (of something bad or undesirable) very great; intense.
  50. Shabby- in poor condition through long use or lack of care.
  51. Shadowy- filled with or characterized by shadows.
  52. Shaky- not firm; trembling.
  53. Shallow- of little depth.
  54. Sharp- (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something.
  55. Sheer- nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).
  56. Shimmering- shining with a soft tremulous light.
  57. Shiny- reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished.
  58. Shocking- causing indignation or disgust; offensive.
  59. Short- measuring a small distance from end to end.
  60. Showy- making an impressive display; flashy.
  61. Shrewd- having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  62. Shrill- (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
  63. Shy- being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.
  64. Sibilant- making or characterized by a hissing sound.
  65. Sickly- often ill; in poor health.
  66. Significant- sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.
  67. Silent- not making or accompanied by any sound.
  68. Silky- having a smooth, soft, and lustrous surface or texture.
  69. Silly- having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish.
  70. Silver- made of, related to, or resembling silver.
  71. Simmering- staying just below boiling while being heated.
  72. Simple- easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.
  73. Sincere- free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.
  74. Sinewy- consisting of or resembling sinews; muscular and strong.
  75. Sinister- giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
  76. Sizzling- extremely hot.
  77. Skeletal- relating to or functioning as a skeleton.
  78. Sketchy- not thorough or detailed.
  79. Skillful- having or showing skill.
  80. Skinny- very thin.
  81. Sleek- (especially of hair, fur, or skin) smooth and glossy.
  82. Sleepy- needing or ready for sleep.
  83. Slender- gracefully thin; slim.
  84. Slick- done or operating in an impressively smooth and efficient way.
  85. Slimy- covered by or exuding a slimy substance.
  86. Sloppy- carelessly and unsystematically performed.
  87. Slothful- lazy.
  88. Sluggish- slow-moving or inactive.
  89. Sly- having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature.
  90. Small- of a size that is less than normal or usual.
  91. Smart- having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.
  92. Smoggy- full of or characterized by smog.
  93. Smooth- having an even and regular surface; free from noticeable projections, lumps, or indentations.
  94. Smug- having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
  95. Snappy- (of a reply) quick and brisk.
  96. Snarling- (of an animal such as a dog) making an aggressive growl with bared teeth.
  97. Sneaky- furtive; deceitful.
  98. Snug- comfortable, warm, and cozy; well protected from the weather or cold.
  99. Sober- not affected by alcohol; not drunk.
  100. Sociable- willing to talk and engage in activities with other people; friendly.

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