What is an Adjective? A List of Adjectives for Kids

An adjective is a word that describes a noun.  Words that describe sounds, shapes, sizes, times, numbers/quantity, textures/touch,weather are all examples of adjectives.

Common Adjectives

First Grade

Colors:

blue, green, purple, orange, black, white, pink, red etc…

Size:

big, small, short, tall, fat, thin

Sounds:

loud, quiet

Shapes:

round, square, oval, triangular

Numbers:

one, two, many, few

Touch/Texture

rough, smooth, soft, hard

Weather

sunny, rainy,windy, dark, light, cloudy

2nd-3rd grade

angry
busy
brave
bumpy
cheerful
chilly
crispy
cruel
dangerous
fat
fluffy
freezing
funny
furry
fuzzy
huge
juicy
kind
lazy
long
lumpy
mean
messy
naughty
new
nice
plump
pretty
proud
quick
short
simple
slimy
sloppy
slow
spiky
spoiled
sticky
stiff
still
stinky
strong
swollen
thin
tiny
tricky
weak
wise

grades 4th-6th

adventurous
absurd
alert
amusing
ancient
annoyed
anxious
apologetic
bashful
beautiful
bitter
brilliant
bulky
capable
cautious
challenging
charming
clever
compassionate
cozy
cranky
creative
creepy
cruel
curly
damp
daring
delicate
delicious
disrespectful
dreadful
dull
ecstatic
endless
enormous
entertaining
exhausted
fantastic
foolish
frightened
furious
fussy
gentle
gigantic
gorgeous
graceful
lousy
loyal
marvelous
naive
nervous
nimble
optimistic
petite
pleasant
polite
precise
prickly
salty
shocking
slick
slippery
sour
sparkling
straight
stubborn
stunning
temporary
terrified
timid
tricky
truthful
whimsical