Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or functioning as an adjective.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to or like an adjective; having the import of an adjective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to the relating to the adjective; of the nature of an adjective; adjective.

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  • adjective law Of or relating to procedure, especially to technicalities thereof.
  • noun An adjectival phrase or clause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or functioning as an adjective

Etymologies

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From adjective +‎ -al.

Examples

  • Gonzales apparently thought no one would read beyond the overly clever, first-word adjectival euphemism in the memo's title: Humane Treatment of al-Qaeda and Taliban Detainees.

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  • To do that, you need either these intensifiers (hen3, zhen1 etc.) or a so-called adjectival verb (don't worry ...) like gao1 (tall) gui4 (expensive) or xiao3 (small).

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  • Intransitive verbs may similarly be formed from "adjectival" roots, and indicate the acquiring of the characteristic or quality expressed in the root: lacigxi, to become tired, to get tired. varmigxi, to become warm, to get warm. maljunigxi, to become old, to age.

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  • American dictionaries usually tilt in the other direction, giving the concept as a one-word adjective, deluxe, and noting the French adjectival phrase from which it arose.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In Irish, the adjectival phrase go leόr, meaning “enough,” comes after the words it modifies.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In Irish, the adjectival phrase go leόr, meaning “enough,” comes after the words it modifies.

    The English Is Coming!

  • American dictionaries usually tilt in the other direction, giving the concept as a one-word adjective, deluxe, and noting the French adjectival phrase from which it arose.

    The English Is Coming!

  • [I] t seems self-evident that any adjectival phrase in the form “A or B” necessarily encompasses a broader sweeep than a phrase in the form “A and B.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » La Société, C’est Moi

  • Its title, a statement in its own right and an adjectival phrase, is a typical Emin reflexive.

    Tracey Emin: 'What you see is what I am'

  • Note about descriptions: I much prefer adjectival descriptions, rather than numerical.

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  • A favorite nonce of mine, intended to stand in for synonyms which do not come to mind.

    November 9, 2010