Adjectives Starting with K
Kainozoic (a.) See Cenozoic.
Kaleidoscopic (a.) Alt. of Kaleidoscopical
Kaleidoscopical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.
Kalendarial (a.) See Calendarial.
Kaliform (a.) Formed like kali, or glasswort.
Kaligenous (a.) Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.
Kantian (a.) Of or pertaining to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher; conformed or relating to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of Immanuel Kant.
Karyokinetic (a.) Of or pertaining to karyokinesis; as, karyokinetic changes of cell division.
Katabolic (a.) Of or pertaining to katabolism; as, katabolic processes, which give rise to substances (katastates) of decreasing complexity and increasing stability.
Kathetal (a.) Making a right angle; perpendicular, as two
Kecklish (a.) Inc
Kecky (a.) Resembling a kecksy.
Keeled (a.) Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf.
Keeled (a.) Having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale.
Keld (a.) Having a kell or covering; webbed.
Keloid (a.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin.
Kempe (a.) Rough; shaggy.
Kenogenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to kenogenesis; as, kenogenetic processes.
Kenspeckle (a.) Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
Keramic (a.) Same as Ceramic.
Keramographic (a.) Suitable to be written upon; capable of being written upon, as a slate; -- said especially of a certain kind of globe.
Kerasine (a.) Resembling horn; horny; corneous.
Keratogenous (a.) Producing horn; as, the keratogenous membrane within the horny hoof of the horse.
Keratose (a.) Containing hornlike fibers or fibers of keratose; belonging to the Keratosa.
Kerchered (a.) Covered, or bound round, with a kercher.
Kerchiefed (a.) Alt. of Kerchieft
Kerchieft (a.) Dressed; hooded; covered; wearing a kerchief.
Kerned (a.) Having part of the face projecting beyond the body or shank; -- said of type.
Kerneled (a.) Alt. of Kernelled
Kernelled (a.) Having a kernel.
Kernelly (a.) Full of kernels; resembling kernels; of the nature of kernels.
Kerish (a.) Clownish; boorish.
Ketonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone; as, a ketonic acid.
Key-cold (a.) Cold as a metallic key; lifeless.
Keyed (a.) Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.
Kibed (a.) Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.
Kiby (a.) Affected with kibes.
Kickable (a.) Capable or deserving of being kicked.
Kicksy-wicksy (a.) Fantastic; restless; as, kicksy-wicksy flames.
Kiddyish (a.) Frolicsome; sportive.
Kidney-form (a.) Alt. of Kidney-shaped
Kidney-shaped (a.) Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; as, a kidney-shaped leaf.
Killing (a.) Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible.
Kilted (a.) Having on a kilt.
Kilted (a.) Plaited after the manner of kilting.
Kilted (a.) Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.
Kimbo (a.) Crooked; arched; bent.
Kimmerian (a.) See Cimmerian.
Kin (a.) Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
Kinaesodic (a.) Kinesodic.
Kincob (a.) Of the nature of kincob; brocaded.
Kind (a.) Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
Kind (a.) Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
Kind (a.) Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.
Kind-hearted (a.) Having kindness of nature; sympathetic; characterized by a humane disposition; as, a kind-hearted landlord.
Kindless (a.) Destitute of kindness; unnatural.
Kindness (a.) The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.
Kindness (a.) A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.
Kindred (a.) Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.
Kinematic (a.) Alt. of Kinematical
Kinematical (a.) Of or pertaining to kinematics.
Kinesodic (a.) Conveying motion; as; kinesodic substance; -- applied esp. to the spinal cord, because it is capable of conveying doth voluntary and reflex motor impulses, without itself being affected by motor impulses applied to it directly.
Kingdomed (a.) Having a kingdom or the dignity of a king; like a kingdom.
Kingless (a.) Having no king.
Kinic (a.) See Quinic.
Kinky (a.) Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl; as, kinky hair.
Kinky (a.) Queer; eccentric; crotchety.
Kipper (a.) Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.
Kirked (a.) Turned upward; bent.
Kirsome (a.) Christian; christened.
Kirtled (a.) Wearing a kirtle.
Kitcat (a.) Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.
Kitcat (a.) Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-right or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcat Club.
Kitish (a.) Like or relating to a kite.
Kittenish (a.) Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition.
Kittle (a.) Ticklish; not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable.
Kittlish (a.) Ticklish; kittle.
Knackish (a.) Trickish; artful.
Knack-kneed (a.) See Knock-kneed.
Knacky (a.) Having a knack; cunning; crafty; trickish.
Knagged (a.) Full of knots; knaggy.
Knaggy (a.) Knotty; rough; figuratively, rough in temper.
Knappish (a.) Snappish; peevish.
Knappy (a.) Having knaps; full of protuberances or humps; knobby.
Knarled (a.) Knotted. See Gnarled.
Knarred (a.) Knotty; gnarled.
Knarry (a.) Knotty; gnarled.
Knavish (a.) Like or characteristic of a knave; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick.
Knavish (a.) Mischievous; roguish; waggish.
Kneadable (a.) That may be kneaded; capable of being worked into a mass.
Knee-crooking (a.) Obsequious; fawning; cringing.
Kneed (a.) Having knees;- used chiefly in composition; as, in-kneed; out-kneed; weak-kneed.
Kneed (a.) Geniculated; forming an obtuse angle at the joints, like the knee when a little bent; as, kneed grass.
Knee-deep (a.) Rising to the knees; knee-high; as, water or snow knee-deep.
Knee-deep (a.) Sunk to the knees; as, men knee-deep in water.
Knee-high (a.) Rising or reaching upward to the knees; as, the water is knee-high.
Kneejointed (a.) Geniculate; kneed. See Kneed, a., 2.
Knight-er-ratic (a.) Pertaining to a knight-errant or to knight-errantry.
Knightless (a.) Unbecoming a knight.
Knightly (a.) Of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous; as, a knightly combat; a knightly spirit.
Knobbed (a.) Containing knobs; full of knobs; ending in a nob. See Illust of Antenna.
Knobby (a.) Full of, or covered with, knobs or hard protuberances.
Knobby (a.) Irregular; stubborn in particulars.
Knobby (a.) Abounding in rounded hills or mountains; hilly.
Knockdown (a.) Of force sufficient to fell or completely overthrow; as, a knockdown blow; a knockdown argument.
Knock-kneed (a.) Having the legs bent inward so that the knees touch in walking.
Knopped (a.) Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons.
Knotless (a.) Free from knots; without knots.
Knotted (a.) Full of knots; having knots knurled; as, a knotted cord; the knotted oak.
Knotted (a.) Interwoven; matted; entangled.
Knotted (a.) Having intersecting
Knotted (a.) Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface; as, knotted rocks.
Knotted (a.) Entangled; puzzling; knotty.
Knowable (a.) That may be known; capable of being discovered, understood, or ascertained.
Knowing (a.) Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog.
Knowing (a.) Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal.
Knuckled (a.) Jointed.
Knurled (a.) Full of knots; gnarled.
Knurled (a.) Milled, as the head of a screw, or the edge of a coin.
Knurry (a.) Full of knots.
Kolarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kolarians.
Komenic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, an acid derived from meconic acid.
Krameric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Krameria (rhatany); as, krameric acid, usually called ratanhia-tannic acid.
Kreatic (a.) See Creatic.
Krumhorn (a.) A reed stop in the organ; -- sometimes called cremona.
Kufic (a.) See Cufic.
Kurdish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurds.
Kurilian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurile Islands, a chain of islands in the Pacific ocean, extending from the southern extremity of Kamschatka to Yesso.
Kymographic (a.) Of or pertaining to a kymograph; as, a kymographic tracing.
Kynurenic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from the urine of dogs. By decomposition the acid yields a nitrogenous base (called kynurin) and carbonic acid.
Kyriological (a.) Serving to denote objects by conventional signs or alphabetical characters; as, the original Greek alphabet of sixteen letters was called kyriologic, because it represented the pure elementary sounds. See Curiologic.
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