Adjectives That Start With B

Adjectives That Start With B

Interesting Adjectives

Bawdy

/ˈbɑː.di/

Definition: containing humorous remarks about sex

Example: She told stories that were bawdy and raucous and wise.

Bodacious

/boʊˈdeɪ.ʃəs/

Definition: very large or important, or something that people enjoy or admire

Example: It sounds bodacious.

Blissful

/ˈblɪs.fəl/

Definition: extremely or completely happy

Example: She had a blissful childhood.

Baffling

/ˈbæf.lɪŋ/

Definition: impossible for someone to understand or explain

Example: It was baffling even to me.

Bittersweet

/ˈbɪt̬.ɚˌswiːt/

Definition: containing a mixture of sadness and happiness

Example: That’s pleasant and it’s bittersweet.

Positive Adjectives that Start With B to Describe a Person

Blithe

/blaɪð/

Definition: happy and without worry

Example: He brought with him a blithe spirit.

Bouncy

/ˈbaʊn.si/

Definition: happy and energetic

Example: She’s always bouncy in the morning.

Bubbly

/ˈbʌb.li/

Definition: attractively full of energy and enthusiasm (especially of a woman or girl)

Example: She was bubbly and light all the time.

Bonny

/ˈbɑː.ni/

Definition: beautiful and healthy

Example: a bonny girl

Brainy

/ˈbreɪ.ni/

Definition: clever

Example: She was beautiful and brainy.

Positive Adjectives that Start With B to Describe an Event

Bewitching

/bɪˈwɪtʃ.ɪŋ/

Definition: so beautiful or attractive that you cannot think about anything else

Example: a bewitching debut album

Beatific

/ˌbiː.əˈtɪf.ɪk/

Definition: appearing happy and calm, especially in a holy way

Example: the other raised in a brave beatific farewell

Braw

/brɔː/

Definition: very good, pleasant, or attractive

Example: a pure braw legend!

Benefic

/bəˈnefik/

Definition: exerting a favorable or beneficent influence

Example: I hope that they can benefic from this meeting.

Positive Adjectives that Start With B to Describe a Place

Breathtaking

/ˈbreθˌteɪ.kɪŋ/

Definition: extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising

Example: The view from the top of the mountain is one of breathtaking beauty.

Botanical

/bəˈtæn.ɪ.kəl/

Definition: involving or relating to plants or the study of plants

Example: botanical gardens.

Bright

/braɪt/

Definition: full of light, shining

Example: Her room is bright and airy.

Breezy

/ˈbriː.zi/

Definition: with wind that is quite strong but pleasant

Example: It was a bright, breezy day.

Boundless

/ˈbaʊnd.ləs/

Definition: without limits; seeming to have no end

Example: Natures imagination is so boundless.

Negative Adjectives that Start With B to Describe a Person

Brutal

/ˈbruː.t̬əl/

Definition: cruel, violent, and completely without feelings.

Example: He is a brutal dictator.

Belligerent

/bəˈlɪdʒ.ɚ.ənt/

Definition: wishing to fight or argue.

Example: He is a belligerent person.

Barbaric

/bɑːrˈber.ɪk/

Definition: extremely cruel and unpleasant.

Example: He had carried out barbaric acts in the name of war

Bumptious

/ˈbʌmp.ʃəs/

Definition: unpleasantly confident

Example: a bumptious young man.

Benighted

/bɪˈnaɪ.t̬ɪd/

Definition: without knowledge or morals

Example: He’s economically benighted.

Negative Adjectives that Start With B to Describe an Event

Bland

/blænd/

Definition: not interesting

Example: Rock music these days is so bland.

Baleful

/ˈbeɪl.fəl/

Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Example: the baleful light casts trembling shadows.

Boring

/ˈbɔː.rɪŋ/

Definition: not interesting or exciting

Example: He finds opera boring.

Baneful

/ˈbeɪn.fəl/

Definition: causing harm or trouble

Example: They mixed baneful drugs into the food.

Burdensome

/ˈbɝː.dən.səm/

Definition: causing difficulties or work

Example: The burdensome responsibilities of professional life.

Negative Adjectives that Start With B to Describe a Place

Bedraggled

/bɪˈdræɡ.əld/

Definition: wet, dirty, and untidy

Example: The whole town became more and more bedraggled.

Bleak

/bliːk/

Definition: it is empty, and not welcoming or attractive

Example: She looked around the bleak little room in despair.

Barren

/ˈber.ən/

Definition: unable to produce plants or fruit

Example: Which is this barren rock off the coast of South America.

Bizarre

/bəˈzɑːr/

Definition: very strange and unusual

Example: He went to the encounter in a bizarre place.

Banal

 /bəˈnɑːl/

Definition: boring, ordinary, and not original

Example: The story is banal or is not compelling.

Heroic Adjectives

Butch

/bʊtʃ/

Definition: (of a woman) looking or behaving like a man

Example: A butch woman in a baseball cap

Bold

 /boʊld/

Definition: (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.

Example: He was a bold and fearless climber.

Burly

/ˈbɝː.li/

Definition: (of a person) large and strong; heavily built.

Example: A burly fireman.

Brave

/breɪv/

Definition: showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

Example: He is a brave soldier.

Beefy

/ˈbiː.fi/

Definition: looks strong, heavy, and powerful

Example: A beefy policeman.

Sporty Adjectives

Bruising

/ˈbruː.zɪŋ/

Definition: causing a bruise or bruises

Example: My legs took the bruising blows.

Beastly

/ˈbiːst.li/

Definition: unkind or unpleasant

Example: There are people behaving beastly to their neighbors and family.

Brisk

/brɪsk/

Definition: quick, energetic, and active

Example: A good brisk walk.

Brute

/bruːt/

Definition: A rough and sometimes violent man

Example: He was a cold-blooded brute.

Brawny

/ˈbrɑː.ni/

Definition: Physically strong and with big muscles

Example: He was a big brawny man with huge hands.

Romantic Adjectives

Beloved

/bɪˈlʌvd/

Definition: loved very much

Example: His beloved wife died last year.

Blessed

 /blest/

Definition: characterized by happiness and good fortune

Example: A blessed time.

Beguiling

/bɪˈɡaɪ.lɪŋ/

Definition: interesting or attractive, but perhaps not to be trusted

Example: That’s a beguiling argument, but I’m not convinced by it.

Benevolent

/bəˈnev.əl.ənt/

Definition: kind and helpful

Example: She was a benevolent old woman and wouldn’t hurt a fly.

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