adjectival

adjective
ad·jec·ti·val | \ˌa-jik-ˈtī-vəl \

Definition of adjectival 

1 : adjective

2 : characterized by the use of adjectives

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Other Words from adjectival

adjectivally \-və-lē \ adverb

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Unfortunately, we are often forced by clients to engage in adjectival warfare, superfluous tech-headese and gratuitous garble. Wired Blogs, WIRED, "Rants & Raves," 24 Oct. 2000

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First Known Use of adjectival

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adjectival

adjective entry 1 + -al entry 1

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The first known use of adjectival was in 1647

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adjectival

adjective
ad·jec·ti·val | \ˌa-jik-ˈtī-vəl \

Kids Definition of adjectival

: of, relating to, or functioning as an adjective an adjectival phrase

Other Words from adjectival

adjectivally adverb The word “happy” acts adjectivally in the phrase “happy children.”

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