An adjective is a word that belongs to a class whose members modify nouns. An adjective specifies the properties or attributes of a noun referent.
Some languages have no formally distinct category of adjectives. In such languages, property concepts are expressed as either nouns or verbs.
An adjective generally:
- occurs in a noun phrase or as a stative predicate
- may be intensified, and
- may take comparative and superlative degrees.
- That cat is big.
- We will not drive the old car.
- I am very encouraged!
- She is more agile than you.