Adjectives Starting with J
Jacent (a.) Lying at length; as, the jacent posture.
Jacketed (a.) Wearing, or furnished with, a jacket.
Jacobean (a.) Alt. of Jacobian
Jacobian (a.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England.
Jacobin (a.) Same as Jacobinic.
Jacobinic (a.) Alt. of Jacobinical
Jacobinical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism.
Jacobite (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
Jacobitic (a.) Alt. of Jacobitical
Jacobitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites; characterized by Jacobitism.
Jacquard (a.) Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834.
Jaculable (a.) Fit for throwing.
Jaculatory (a.) Darting or throwing out suddenly; also, suddenly thrown out; uttered in short sentences; ejaculatory; as, jaculatory prayers.
Jadish (a.) Vicious; ill-tempered; resembling a jade; -- applied to a horse.
Jadish (a.) Unchaste; -- applied to a woman.
Jagged (a.) Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided; as, jagged rocks.
Jaggy (a.) Having jags; set with teeth; notched; uneven; as, jaggy teeth.
Jalapic (a.) Of or pertaining to jalap.
Jalousied (a.) Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.
Jamaican (a.) Of or pertaining to Jamaica.
Jangling (a.) Producing discordant sounds.
Janizarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the janizaries, or their government.
Janty (a.) See Jaunty.
Janus-faced (a.) Double-faced; deceitful.
Janus-headed (a.) Double-headed.
Japan (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.
Japanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.
Japanned (a.) Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.
Japannish (a.) After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.
Japhetic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.
Jargonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the mineral jargon.
Jarring (a.) Shaking; disturbing; discordant.
Jasperated (a.) mixed with jasper; containing particles of jasper; as, jasperated agate.
Jaspery (a.) Of the nature of jasper; mixed with jasper.
Jaspidean (a.) Alt. of Jaspideous
Jaspideous (a.) Consisting of jasper, or containing jasper; jaspery; jasperlike.
Jaspoid (a.) Resembling jasper.
Jatrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to physic nuts, the seeds of plants of the genus Jatropha.
Jaundiced (a.) Affected with jaundice.
Jaundiced (a.) Prejudiced; envious; as, a jaundiced judgment.
Javanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java.
Jawed (a.) Having jaws; -- chiefly in composition; as, lantern-jawed.
Jaw-fallen (a.) Dejected; chopfallen.
Jawy (a.) Relating to the jaws.
Jealous (a.) Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.
Jealous (a.) Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.
Jealous (a.) Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.
Jealous (a.) Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
Jeering (a.) Mocking; scoffing.
Jeffersonian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson or his policy or political doctrines.
Jehovistic (a.) Relating to, or containing, Jehovah, as a name of God; -- said of certain parts of the Old Testament, especially of the Pentateuch, in which Jehovah appears as the name of the Deity. See Elohistic.
Jejunal (a.) Pertaining to the jejunum.
Jejune (a.) Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.
Jejune (a.) Void of interest; barren; meager; dry; as, a jejune narrative.
Jellied (a.) Brought to the state or consistence of jelly.
Jemmy (a.) Spruce.
Jeopardous (a.) Perilous; hazardous.
Jerky (a.) Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.
Jerry-built (a.) Built hastily and of bad materials; as, jerry-built houses.
Jessant (a.) Springing up or emerging; -- said of a plant or animal.
Jessed (a.) Having jesses on, as a hawk.
Jestful (a.) Given to jesting; full of jokes.
Jesting (a.) Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
Jesuited (a.) Conforming to the principles of the Jesuits.
Jesuitic (a.) Alt. of Jesuitical
Jesuitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.
Jesuitical (a.) Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word.
Jet-black (a.) Black as jet; deep black.
Jetty (a.) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
Jewish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish.
Jiggish (a.) Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.
Jiggish (a.) Playful; frisky.
Jigjog (a.) Having a jolting motion.
Jimp (a.) Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp.
Jobbing (a.) Doing chance work or add jobs; as, a jobbing carpenter.
Jobbing (a.) Using opportunities of public service for private gain; as, a jobbing politician.
Jocose (a.) Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
Jocoserious (a.) Mingling mirth and seriousness.
Jocular (a.) Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.
Jocular (a.) Sportive; merry.
Joculary (a.) Jocular; jocose; sportive.
Joculatory (a.) Droll; sportive.
Johannean (a.) Of or pertaining to John, esp. to the Apostle John or his writings.
Johnsonian (a.) Pertaining to or resembling Dr. Johnson or his style; pompous; inflated.
Joinant (a.) Adjoining.
Joint (a.) Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.
Joint (a.) Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.
Joint (a.) United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc.
Joint (a.) Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.
Jointed (a.) Having joints; articulated; full of nodes; knotty; as, a jointed doll; jointed structure.
Jointless (a.) Without a joint; rigid; stiff.
Jointureless (a.) Having no jointure.
Jolif (a.) Joyful; merry; pleasant; jolly.
Jolty (a.) That jolts; as, a jolty coach.
Jonesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Jones.
Journal (a.) Daily; diurnal.
Journal (a.) A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.
Journal (a.) A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily transactions.
Journal (a.) A daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage, etc.
Journal (a.) The record of daily proceedings, kept by the clerk.
Journal (a.) A newspaper published daily; by extension, a weekly newspaper or any periodical publication, giving an account of passing events, the proceedings and memoirs of societies, etc.
Journal (a.) That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey.
Journal (a.) That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft, axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See Illust. of Axle box.
Journalistic (a.) Pertaining to journals or to journalists; contained in, or characteristic of, the public journals; as journalistic literature or enterprise.
Journey-bated (a.) Worn out with journeying.
Jovial (a.) Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.
Jovial (a.) Sunny; serene.
Jovial (a.) Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem.
Jovian (a.) Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet).
Jovicentric (a.) Revolving around the planet Jupiter; appearing as viewed from Jupiter.
Joyful (a.) Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful heart.
Joyless (a.) Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable.
Joyous (a.) Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.
Joysome (a.) Causing joyfulness.
Jubate (a.) Fringed with long, pendent hair.
Jubilant (a.) Uttering songs of triumph; shouting with joy; triumphant; exulting.
Jubilar (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a jubilee.
Judaic (a.) Alt. of Judaical
Judaical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews.
Judaistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Judaism.
Judas (a.) Treacherous; betraying.
Judas-colored (a.) Red; -- from a tradition that Judas Iscariot had red hair and beard.
Judean (a.) Of or pertaining to Judea.
Judicative (a.) Having power to judge; judicial; as, the judicative faculty.
Judicatory (a.) Pertaining to the administration of justice; dispensing justice; judicial; as, judicatory tribunals.
Judicial (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale.
Judicial (a.) Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind.
Judicial (a.) Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive.
Judicial (a.) Judicious.
Judiciary (a.) Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding.
Judicious (a.) Of or relating to a court; judicial.
Judicious (a.) Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.
Jugal (a.) Relating to a yoke, or to marriage.
Jugal (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the malar, or cheek bone.
Jugated (a.) Coupled together.
Juggling (a.) Cheating; tricky.
Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein.
Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.
Jugular (a.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.
Jugular (a.) One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein.
Jugular (a.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).
Juiceless (a.) Lacking juice; dry.
Julaceous (a.) Like an ament, or bearing aments; amentaceous.
Julian (a.) Relating to, or derived from, Julius Caesar.
Juliform (a.) Having the shape or appearance of a julus or catkin.
Jump (a.) Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.
Juncaceous (a.) Of. pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Juncaceae), of which the common rush (Juncus) is the type.
Juncous (a.) Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous.
Jungly (a.) Consisting of jungles; abounding with jungles; of the nature of a jungle.
Junior (a.) Less advanced in age than another; younger.
Junior (a.) Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.
Junior (a.) Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2.
Jural (a.) Pertaining to natural or positive right.
Jural (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.
Jurassic (a.) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, Oolite, and Wealden; -- named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains.
Juratory (a.) Relating to or comprising an oath; as, juratory caution.
Juridic (a.) Alt. of Juridical
Juridical (a.) Pertaining to a judge or to jurisprudence; acting in the distribution of justice; used in courts of law; according to law; legal; as, juridical law.
Jurisdiction (a.) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.
Jurisdiction (a.) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.
Jurisdiction (a.) Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.
Jurisdictional (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisdiction; as jurisdictional rights.
Jurisdictive (a.) Having jurisdiction.
Jurisprudence (a.) The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice.
Jurisprudent (a.) Understanding law; skilled in jurisprudence.
Jurisprudential (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.
Jurist (a.) One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law.
Juristic (a.) Alt. of Juristical
Juristical (a.) Of or pertaining to a jurist, to the legal profession, or to jurisprudence.
Jury (a.) For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
Jury (a.) A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.
Jury (a.) A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize.
Jury-rigged (a.) Rigged for temporary service. See Jury, a.
Just (a.) Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.
Just (a.) Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.
Just (a.) Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
Justice (a.) The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.
Justice (a.) Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.
Justice (a.) The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.
Justice (a.) Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
Justice (a.) A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
Justiceable (a.) Liable to trial in a court of justice.
Justiciable (a.) Proper to be examined in a court of justice.
Justifiable (a.) Capable of being justified, or shown to be just.
Justificative (a.) Having power to justify; justificatory.
Justificatory (a.) Vindicatory; defensory; justificative.
Justify (a.) To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
Justify (a.) To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
Justify (a.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
Justify (a.) To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
Justify (a.) To make even or true, as
Justinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Institutes or laws of the Roman Justinian.
Justly (a.) In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately.
Jutlandish (a.) Of or pertaining to Jutland, or to the people of Jutland.
Jutting (a.) Projecting, as corbels, cornices, etc.
Juvenescent (a.) Growing or becoming young.
Juvenile (a.) Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance.
Juvenile (a.) Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.
Junold (a.) See Gimmal.
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