Category Archives: Adjectives

Befuddled (Adjective)

completely confused:

Even in my befuddled state I could find my key.


1. Feeling extremely happy and excited:


An ecstatic welcome from the thousands who lined the streets.


2. Ecstatic review/praise/applause a review (=an opinion about a film, play etc that appears in a newspaper or magazine), praise etc. that say that something is very good:

The exhibition attracted thousands of visitors and ecstatic reviews.
—ecstatically /-kli/ adverb

Hulking (Adjective)

Very big and often awkward:


Two hulking figures guarded the entrance of the club.

Kerbobbled (Adjective)

Confused, mixed up, bewildered.

Impregnable adj.

1. A building that is impregnable is so strong that it cannot be entered by force.


An impregnable fortress.

2. Strong and impossible to change or influence.

Her impregnable obstinacy.

Creative (adj.) Creatively (adverb) Creativeness (noun) Creativity (noun)


Producing or using original and unusual ideas.


a creative person/artist/designer/programmer
creative talents/powers/abilities
creative thinking

Too many rules might deaden creativity.

Creativity, ingenuity, and flair are the songwriter’s real talents.

Assertive (adj.) Assertively (verb) Assertiveness (adverb)

Describes someone who behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe.


If you really want the promotion, you’ll have to be more assertive.

Prince Charles condemned the assertively modernist style of architecture.

Obliging (adj.) Oblige (verb) Obligingly (adverb)

Willing or eager to help.


He found an obliging doctor who gave him the drugs he needed.

Scrawny, scrawnier, scrawniest (adj.) scrawnily (adv.) scrawniness (n.)

Thin,  bony and wrinkled, excessively thin; meagre or stunted, scraggy.


He was such a scrawny boy, born one month prematurely, also jaundiced.

Brobdingnagian (adj.)

Brobdingnagian (adj.)

Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.  Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing. Colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic. After Brobdingnag, a country in Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, where everything was enormous.


Italy has always been described as ‘the brobdingnagian boot’.