Adjectives That Start With D

200 Common English Phrases

Adjectives That Start With D

Interesting Adjectives

Daffy

/ˈdæf.i/

Definition: strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way

Dulcet

/ˈdʌl.sət/

Definition: (especially of sound) sweet and soothing

Draconian

 /drəˈkoʊ.ni.ən/

Definition: (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.

Dubious

 /ˈduː.bi.əs/

Definition: hesitating or doubting

Doltish

 /ˈdəʊltɪʃ/

Definition: (of a person) stupid; idiotic

Adjectives That Start With D to Describe a Person

Dependable

 /dɪˈpen.də.bəl/

Definition: trustworthy and reliable

Devoted

 /dɪˈvoʊ.t̬ɪd/

Definition: very loving or loyal

Docile

 /ˈdɑː.səl/

Definition: ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.

Desirable

 /dɪˈzaɪr.ə.bəl/

Definition: sexually attractive

Devout

/dɪˈvaʊt/

Definition: believing strongly in a religion

Adjectives That Start With D to Describe an Event

Diplomatic

/ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt̬.ɪk/

Definition: involving the management of relationships between countries

Dramaturgical

/draməˌˈtəːdʒɪk(ə)l/

Definition: relating to the technical aspects of drama

Diverse

/dɪˈvɝːs/

Definition: showing a great deal of variety; very different

Dreamlike

/ˈdriːm.laɪk/

Definition: having the qualities of a dream; unreal

Dramatic

/drəˈmæt̬.ɪk/

Definition: (of an event or circumstance) sudden and striking

Adjectives That Start With D to Describe a Place

Delightful

/dɪˈlaɪt.fəl/

Definition: full of pleasure

Democratic

/ˌdem.əˈkræt̬.ɪk/

Definition: based on the principles of democracy

Domestic

/dəˈmes.tɪk/

Definition: relating to the running of a home or to family relations

Deluxe

/dɪˈlʌks/

Definition: very comfortable and of very high quality

Developed

/dɪˈvel.əpt/

Definition: stronger, larger, or more advanced

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

Disruptive

/dɪsˈrʌp.tɪv/

Definition: causing trouble

Deceitful

/dɪˈsiːt.fəl/

Definition: dishonest or hiding the truth

Domineering

/ˌdɑː.məˈnɪr.ɪŋ/

Definition: trying to control other people without thinking about their feelings

Dogmatic

/dɑːɡˈmæt̬.ɪk/

Definition: (of a person or a group) strongly expressing your beliefs as if they were facts

Dumb

/dʌm/

Definition: unable to speak

Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

Destructive

/dɪˈstrʌk.tɪv/

Definition: causing great and irreparable harm or damage

Dull

/dʌl/

Definition: lacking interest or excitement

Dreadful

/ˈdred.fəl/

Definition: causing fear, shock, or suffering

Distressing

/dɪˈstres.ɪŋ/

Definition: upsetting or worrying

Dreary

/ˈdrɪr.i/

Definition: boring and making you feel unhappy

Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

Dank

/dæŋk/

Definition: (especially of buildings and air) wet, cold, and unpleasant

Dusty

/ˈdʌs.ti/

Definition: covered in dust

Disorderly

/dɪˈsɔːr.dɚ.li/

Definition: untidy and badly organized

Disgusting

/dɪsˈɡʌs.tɪŋ/

Definition: extremely unpleasant or unacceptable

Drafty

/ˈdræf.t̬i/

Definition: full of currents of cold air

Heroic Adjectives

Dauntless

/ˈdɑːnt.ləs/

Definition: showing determination and no fear

Dogged

/ˈdɑː.ɡɪd/

Definition: very determined to do something, even if it is very difficult

Decisive

/dɪˈsaɪ.sɪv/

Definition: making choices quickly and surely, without having any doubts

Debonair

/ˌdeb.əˈner/

Definition: (especially of men) attractive, confident, and carefully dressed

Determined

/dɪˈtɝː.mɪnd/

Definition: showing the strong desire to follow a particular plan of action even if it is difficult

Sporty Adjectives

Deft

/deft/

Definition: skillful, clever, or quick

Dynamic

/daɪˈnæm.ɪk/

Definition: having a lot of ideas and enthusiasm

Dextrous

/ˈdek.strəs/

Definition: having the ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skillfully with the hands

Deserving

/dɪˈzɝː.vɪŋ/

Definition: worthy of being treated in a particular way

Distinguished

/dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃt/

Definition: used to describe a person, especially an older person, who looks formal, stylish, or wise

Romantic Adjectives

Dainty

/ˈdeɪn.t̬i/

Definition: delicately small and pretty

Dazzling

/ˈdæz.əl.ɪŋ/

Definition: extremely attractive or exciting

Darling

/ˈdɑːr.lɪŋ/

Definition: a person who is very much loved or liked

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