Adjectives That Start With F

Interesting Adjectives

Furtive

/ˈfɜː.tɪv/

Definition: (of people) behaving secretly and often dishonestly

Example: She made one or two furtive phone calls.

Friable

/ˈfraɪ.ə.bəl/

Definition: easily broken into small pieces

Example: The soil should be in a friable condition.

Foolproof

/ˈfuːl.pruːf/

Definition: (of a plan or machine) is so simple and easy to understand, or easy to use.

Example: This new recipe is supposed to be foolproof.

Foolhardy

/ˈfuːlˌhɑː.di/

Definition: brave in a silly way, taking unnecessary risks

Example: a foolhardy decision

Frigid

/ˈfrɪdʒ.ɪd/

Definition: (of a woman) having difficulty in becoming sexually excited

Example: She turned her frigid gaze on him.

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person

Fortunate

/ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/

Definition: lucky

Example: She was fortunate in her choice of an assistant.

Forthright

/ˈfɔːθ.raɪt/

Definition: (too) honest or direct in behavior

Example: I admire his forthright way of dealing with people.

Friendly

/ˈfrend.li/

Definition: behaving in a pleasant, kind way towards someone

Example: Are they friendly with your classmates?

Frank

/fræŋk/

Definition: honest, sincere, and telling the truth

Example: A long and frank discussion.

Forgiving

/fəˈɡɪv.ɪŋ/

Definition: willing to forgive

Example: He’s very forgiving.

Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event

Festive

 /ˈfes.tɪv/

Definition: offering fun and gaiety

Example: The square looked very festive with its Christmas tree

Felicitous

/fəˈlɪs.ɪ.təs/

Definition: suitable or right and expressing well the intended thought or feeling

Example: A felicitous phrase.

Fruitful

/ˈfruːt.fəl/

Definition: producing good results

Example: The three days of talks had been fruitful.

Fateful

/ˈfeɪt.fəl/

Definition: having an important and usually negative effect on the future

Example: This was a fateful mistake.

Fun

/fʌn/

Definition: pleasure, entertainment, or enjoyment

Example: He’s great fun to be with

Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place

Flowery

/ˈflaʊ.ə.ri/

Definition: decorated with pictures of flowers

Example: A flowery room.

Fecund

/ˈfek.ənd/

Definition: producing or creating a lot of new things, ideas, etc

Example: His fecund imagination

Folksy

/ˈfəʊk.si/

Definition: having the characteristics of traditional culture and customs

Example: The shop’s folksy, small-town image.

Fancy

/ˈfæn.si/

Definition: elaborate in structure or decoration

Example: The furniture was very fancy.

Futuristic

/ˌfjuː.tʃəˈrɪs.tɪk/

Definition: strange and very modern

Example: A futuristic car was on display at the auto show.

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

Fractious

/ˈfræk.ʃəs/

Definition: easily upset or annoyed

Example: A fractious child.

Forlorn

/fɚˈlɔːrn/

Definition: alone and unhappy

Example: He looked a forlorn figure standing at the bus stop.

Forgetful

/fɚˈɡet.fəl/

Definition: often forgetting things

Example: He was soon forgetful of the time.

Fretful

/ˈfret.fəl/

Definition: nervous and unable to relax

Example: The child was crying with a fretful whimper.

Frail

/freɪl/

Definition: weak or unhealthy, or easily damaged, broken, or harmed

Example: A frail old lady.

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

Frivolous

/ˈfrɪv.əl.əs/

Definition: behaving in a silly and foolish way

Example: She’s very frivolous –She just likes to have fun.

Frightening

/ˈfraɪ.tən.ɪŋ/

Definition: making someone afraid or anxious; terrifying

Example: A frightening experience.

Fruitless

 /ˈfruːt.ləs/

Definition: failing to achieve the desired results

Example: Her fruitless attempts to publish poetry

Freakish

/ˈfriː.kɪʃ/

Definition: very unusual or unexpected

Example: Freakish weather.

Futile

/ˈfjuː.t̬əl/

Definition: (of actions) having no effect or achieving nothing

Example: It’s futile to go on

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

Freezing

/ˈfriː.zɪŋ/

Definition: extremely cold

Example: It’s freezing outside.

Frozen

/ˈfroʊ.zən/

Definition: past participle of “freeze”

Example: We skated over the frozen lake.

Frosty

/ˈfrɑː.sti/

Definition: (of the weather) very cold, with frost forming on surfaces

Example: It was a cold and frosty yesterday.

Fusty

/ˈfʌs.ti/

Definition: smelling stale, damp, or stuffy

Example: This room smells slightly fusty – I think I’ll open a window.

Frowzy

/ˈfraʊ.zi/

Definition: not attractive, new, or fashionable

Example: A frowzy nightclub.

Heroic Adjectives

Fierce

/fɪrs/

Definition: strong and powerful

Example: He’s in a fierce mood today.

Fearless

/ˈfɪr.ləs/

Definition: having no fear

Example: A fearless defender of freedom.

Forceful

/ˈfɔːrs.fəl/

Definition: expressing opinions strongly and demanding attention or action

Example: He was a forceful personality.

Ferocious

/fəˈroʊ.ʃəs/

Definition: frightening and violent

Example: A  ferocious dog.

Formidable

 /fɔːrˈmɪd.ə.bəl/

Definition: strong and powerful, and therefore difficult to deal with if opposed to you

Example: A formidable opponent.

Sporty Adjectives

Fleet

 /fliːt/

Definition: able to run quickly

Example: He was slight and fleet of foot.

Frenetic

/frəˈnet̬.ɪk/

Definition: involving a lot of excited movement or activity

Example: A frenetic pace of activity.

Flexible

/ˈflek.sə.bəl/

Definition: able to bending easily without breaking

Example: Athletes have flexible bodies.

Fast

/fæst/

Definition: moving or happening quickly

Example: A fast swimmer.

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