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Top 500 Adjectives

Out of the 2265 most frequently used words, 528 were identified as adjectives. However, 393 words were primarily used as adjectives, while the remaining 135 words were different types but could be used as an adjective. For example, the word "gold" is a noun, such as, "The price of gold is very high right now." However, it can also be an adjective, "The gold trims are beautiful."

Because of the multiple meaning of words, the ordering of words were conducted by 1) taking the frequency of only adjective types, then 2) taking the frequency of (adjectives + other type), then finally 3) taking the frequency of (other type + adjectives).

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WordFrequencyType
different215 (adjective)
used204 (adjective)
important160 (adjective)
every95 (adjective)
large95 (adjective)
available94 (adjective)
popular81 (adjective)
able74 (adjective)
basic61 (adjective)
known60 (adjective)
various59 (adjective)
difficult58 (adjective)
several55 (adjective)
united55 (adjective)
historical52 (adjective)
hot50 (adjective)
useful49 (adjective)
mental47 (adjective)
scared45 (adjective)
additional41 (adjective)
emotional35 (adjective)
old34 (adjective)
political34 (adjective)
similar32 (adjective)
healthy30 (adjective)
financial29 (adjective)
medical29 (adjective)
traditional29 (adjective)
federal28 (adjective)
entire27 (adjective)
strong27 (adjective)
actual26 (adjective)
significant24 (adjective)
successful24 (adjective)
electrical23 (adjective)
expensive23 (adjective)
pregnant23 (adjective)
intelligent20 (adjective)
interesting20 (adjective)
poor20 (adjective)
happy19 (adjective)
responsible19 (adjective)
cute18 (adjective)
helpful18 (adjective)
recent18 (adjective)
willing18 (adjective)
nice17 (adjective)
wonderful17 (adjective)
impossible16 (adjective)
serious16 (adjective)
huge15 (adjective)
rare15 (adjective)
technical15 (adjective)
typical15 (adjective)
competitive14 (adjective)
critical14 (adjective)
electronic14 (adjective)
immediate14 (adjective)
aware13 (adjective)
educational13 (adjective)
environmental13 (adjective)
global13 (adjective)
legal13 (adjective)
relevant13 (adjective)
accurate12 (adjective)
capable12 (adjective)
dangerous12 (adjective)
dramatic11 (adjective)
efficient11 (adjective)
powerful11 (adjective)
foreign10 (adjective)
hungry10 (adjective)
practical10 (adjective)
psychological10 (adjective)
severe10 (adjective)
suitable10 (adjective)
numerous9 (adjective)
sufficient9 (adjective)
unusual9 (adjective)
consistent8 (adjective)
cultural8 (adjective)
existing8 (adjective)
famous8 (adjective)
pure8 (adjective)
afraid7 (adjective)
obvious7 (adjective)
careful6 (adjective)
latter6 (adjective)
unhappy6 (adjective)
acceptable5 (adjective)
aggressive5 (adjective)
boring5 (adjective)
distinct5 (adjective)
eastern5 (adjective)
logical5 (adjective)
reasonable5 (adjective)
strict5 (adjective)
administrative4 (adjective)
automatic4 (adjective)
civil4 (adjective)
former4 (adjective)
massive4 (adjective)
southern4 (adjective)
unfair4 (adjective)
visible4 (adjective)
alive3 (adjective)
angry3 (adjective)
desperate3 (adjective)
exciting3 (adjective)
friendly3 (adjective)
lucky3 (adjective)
realistic3 (adjective)
sorry3 (adjective)
ugly3 (adjective)
unlikely3 (adjective)
anxious2 (adjective)
comprehensive2 (adjective)
curious2 (adjective)
impressive2 (adjective)
informal2 (adjective)
inner2 (adjective)
pleasant2 (adjective)
sexual2 (adjective)
sudden2 (adjective)
terrible2 (adjective)
unable2 (adjective)
weak2 (adjective)
wooden2 (adjective)
asleep1 (adjective)
confident1 (adjective)
conscious1 (adjective)
decent1 (adjective)
embarrassed1 (adjective)
guilty1 (adjective)
lonely1 (adjective)
mad1 (adjective)
nervous1 (adjective)
odd1 (adjective)
remarkable1 (adjective)
substantial1 (adjective)
suspicious1 (adjective)
tall1 (adjective)
tiny1 (adjective)
more597 (adjective,adverb)
some501 (adjective,pronoun,adverb)
one441 (adjective,noun,pronoun)
all438 (adjective,pronoun,noun)
many397 (adjective,noun,pronoun)
most378 (adjective,noun,adverb)
other369 (adjective,noun,pronoun)
such236 (adjective,adverb)
even223 (adjective,verb,adverb)
new210 (adjective,adverb)
just208 (adjective,adverb)
good201 (adjective,noun,adverb)
any190 (adjective,adverb)
each173 (adjective,adverb)
much165 (adjective,adverb)
own130 (adjective,verb)
great126 (adjective,noun,adverb)
another123 (adjective,pronoun)
same120 (adjective,pronoun,adverb)
few117 (adjective,noun,pronoun)
free115 (adjective,adverb,verb)
right113 (adjective,adverb,noun)
still112 (adjective,noun,adverb)
best108 (adjective,adverb,noun)
public97 (adjective,noun)
human92 (adjective,noun)
both91 (adjective,adverb)
local90 (adjective,noun)
sure90 (adjective,adverb)
better86 (adjective,adverb,noun)
general85 (adjective,noun)
specific83 (adjective,noun)
enough82 (adjective,adverb,interjection)
long82 (adjective,noun,adverb)
small81 (adjective,adverb)
less75 (adjective,adverb,preposition)
high74 (adjective,noun,adverb)
certain71 (adjective,pronoun)
little71 (adjective,adverb)
common69 (adjective,noun)
next64 (adjective,adverb,noun)
simple63 (adjective,noun)
hard61 (adjective,adverb)
past60 (adjective,noun,preposition)
big59 (adjective,noun)
possible59 (adjective,noun)
particular58 (adjective,noun)
real58 (adjective,adverb,noun)
major53 (adjective,noun,verb)
personal53 (adjective,noun)
current52 (adjective,noun)
left52 (adjective,adverb)
national52 (adjective,noun)
least50 (adjective,adverb)
natural50 (adjective,noun,adverb)
physical50 (adjective,noun)
short48 (adjective,adverb,noun)
last47 (adjective,adverb,noun)
single45 (adjective,noun,verb)
individual44 (adjective,noun)
main42 (adjective,noun)
potential42 (adjective,noun)
professional42 (adjective,noun)
international41 (adjective,noun)
lower41 (adjective,adverb)
open41 (adjective,verb,noun)
according40 (adjective,verb)
alternative39 (adjective,noun)
special39 (adjective,noun)
working39 (adjective,noun)
true38 (adjective,adverb,verb)
whole38 (adjective,noun,adverb)
clear35 (adjective,adverb,verb)
dry35 (adjective,verb,noun)
easy35 (adjective,adverb,interjection)
cold34 (adjective,noun,adverb)
commercial34 (adjective,noun)
full34 (adjective,adverb,noun)
low34 (adjective,noun,adverb)
primary33 (adjective,noun)
worth33 (adjective,noun)
necessary31 (adjective,noun)
positive31 (adjective,noun)
present30 (adjective,noun,verb)
close29 (adjective,adverb,verb)
creative29 (adjective,noun)
green28 (adjective,noun,verb)
late28 (adjective,adverb,noun)
fit27 (adjective,verb,noun)
glad27 (adjective,noun)
proper27 (adjective,adverb,noun)
complex26 (adjective,noun,verb)
content26 (adjective,verb,noun)
due26 (adjective,noun,adverb)
effective26 (adjective,noun)
middle26 (adjective,noun)
regular26 (adjective,noun)
fast25 (adjective,adverb,verb)
independent25 (adjective,noun)
original25 (adjective,noun)
wide25 (adjective,adverb)
beautiful24 (adjective,noun,interjection)
complete24 (adjective,verb)
active23 (adjective,noun)
negative23 (adjective,noun,interjection)
safe23 (adjective,noun)
visual23 (adjective,noun)
wrong23 (adjective,adverb,noun)
ago22 (adjective,adverb)
quick22 (adjective,adverb,noun)
ready22 (adjective,verb)
straight21 (adjective,adverb,noun)
white21 (adjective,noun,verb)
direct20 (adjective,adverb,verb)
excellent20 (adjective,interjection)
extra20 (adjective,adverb,noun)
junior20 (adjective,noun)
pretty20 (adjective,adverb,noun)
unique20 (adjective,noun)
classic19 (adjective,noun)
final19 (adjective,noun)
overall19 (adjective,adverb,noun)
private19 (adjective,noun)
separate19 (adjective,verb,noun)
western19 (adjective,noun)
alone18 (adjective,adverb)
familiar18 (adjective,noun)
official18 (adjective,noun)
perfect18 (adjective,verb,noun)
bright17 (adjective,adverb,noun)
broad17 (adjective,noun)
comfortable17 (adjective,noun)
flat17 (adjective,adverb,noun)
rich17 (adjective,noun)
warm17 (adjective,verb)
young17 (adjective,noun)
heavy16 (adjective,noun,adverb)
valuable16 (adjective,noun)
correct15 (adjective,verb)
leading15 (adjective,noun)
slow15 (adjective,adverb,verb)
clean14 (adjective,adverb,verb)
fresh14 (adjective,adverb)
normal14 (adjective,noun)
secret14 (adjective,noun)
tough14 (adjective,noun)
brown13 (adjective,noun,verb)
cheap13 (adjective,adverb)
deep13 (adjective,noun,adverb)
objective13 (adjective,noun)
secure13 (adjective,verb)
thin13 (adjective,adverb,verb)
chemical12 (adjective,noun)
cool12 (adjective,adverb,noun)
extreme12 (adjective,noun)
exact11 (adjective,verb)
fair11 (adjective,adverb,noun)
fine11 (adjective,adverb,verb)
formal11 (adjective,noun,adverb)
opposite11 (adjective,noun,preposition)
remote11 (adjective,noun)
total11 (adjective,noun,verb)
vast11 (adjective,noun)
lost10 (adjective,verb,idiom)
smooth10 (adjective,adverb,verb)
dark9 (adjective,noun,idiom)
double9 (adjective,noun,verb)
equal9 (adjective,noun,verb)
firm9 (adjective,verb,adverb)
frequent9 (adjective,verb)
internal9 (adjective,noun)
sensitive9 (adjective,noun)
constant8 (adjective,noun)
minor8 (adjective,noun,verb)
previous8 (adjective,idiom)
raw8 (adjective,noun,idiom)
soft8 (adjective,noun,adverb)
solid8 (adjective,noun)
weird8 (adjective,noun)
amazing7 (adjective,verb)
annual7 (adjective,noun)
busy7 (adjective,verb)
dead7 (adjective,noun,adverb)
false7 (adjective,adverb,idiom)
round7 (adjective,noun,adverb)
sharp7 (adjective,verb,adverb)
thick7 (adjective,adverb,noun)
wise7 (adjective,verb,idiom)
equivalent6 (adjective,noun)
initial6 (adjective,noun,verb)
narrow6 (adjective,verb,noun)
nearby6 (adjective,adverb)
proud6 (adjective,idiom)
spiritual6 (adjective,noun)
wild6 (adjective,adverb,noun)
adult5 (adjective,noun)
apart5 (adjective,adverb)
brief5 (adjective,noun,verb)
crazy5 (adjective,noun,idiom)
prior5 (adjective,noun,idiom)
rough5 (adjective,noun,adverb)
sad5 (adjective,noun)
sick5 (adjective,noun,idiom)
strange5 (adjective,adverb)
external4 (adjective,noun)
illegal4 (adjective,noun)
loud4 (adjective,adverb)
mobile4 (adjective,noun)
nasty4 (adjective,noun)
ordinary4 (adjective,noun)
royal4 (adjective,noun)
senior4 (adjective,noun)
super4 (adjective,adverb,noun)
tight4 (adjective,adverb)
upper4 (adjective,noun)
yellow4 (adjective,noun,verb)
dependent3 (adjective,noun)
funny3 (adjective,noun)
gross3 (adjective,adverb,verb)
ill3 (adjective,adverb,noun)
spare3 (adjective,noun,verb)
sweet3 (adjective,noun)
upstairs3 (adjective,noun)
usual3 (adjective,noun)
brave2 (adjective,noun,verb)
calm2 (adjective,noun,verb)
dirty2 (adjective,verb)
downtown2 (adjective,adverb,noun)
grand2 (adjective,noun)
honest2 (adjective,adverb)
loose2 (adjective,verb)
male2 (adjective,noun)
quiet2 (adjective,noun,verb)
brilliant1 (adjective,noun)
dear1 (adjective,noun,adverb)
drunk1 (adjective,noun)
empty1 (adjective,verb,noun)
female1 (adjective,noun)
inevitable1 (adjective,noun)
neat1 (adjective,noun)
ok1 (adjective,adverb,noun)
representative1 (adjective,noun)
silly1 (adjective,noun)
slight1 (adjective,verb,noun)
smart1 (adjective,verb,noun)
stupid1 (adjective,noun)
temporary1 (adjective,noun)
weekly1 (adjective,adverb,noun)
that1743 (pronoun,adjective,adverb)
this864 (pronoun,adjective,adverb)
what461 (pronoun,adjective,adverb)
which449 (pronoun,adjective)
time369 (noun,adjective,verb)
these344 (pronoun,adjective)
work224 (noun,adjective,verb)
no213 (adverb,adjective,noun)
only208 (adverb,adjective,conjunction)
then179 (adverb,adjective)
first176 (adverb,adjective)
money174 (noun,adjective)
over170 (preposition,adjective,noun)
business127 (noun,adjective)
his125 (pronoun,adjective)
game117 (noun,adjective,verb)
think116 (verb,adjective,noun)
after110 (preposition,adjective,adverb)
life107 (noun,adjective)
day98 (noun,adjective)
home72 (noun,adjective,adverb)
economy71 (noun,adjective)
away59 (adverb,adjective)
either57 (conjunction,adjective)
fat54 (noun,adjective,verb)
key54 (noun,adjective,verb)
training54 (noun,adjective)
top53 (noun,adjective,verb)
level51 (noun,adjective,verb)
far46 (adverb,adjective)
fun46 (noun,adjective,verb)
house46 (noun,adjective,verb)
kind43 (noun,adjective)
future40 (noun,adjective)
action37 (noun,adjective)
live35 (verb,adjective,adverb)
period35 (noun,adjective)
subject34 (noun,adjective,adverb)
mean33 (verb,adjective,noun)
stock32 (noun,adjective,verb)
chance31 (noun,adjective,verb)
beginning30 (noun,adjective,verb)
upset30 (verb,adjective)
chicken29 (noun,adjective)
head29 (noun,adjective,verb)
material29 (noun,adjective)
salt29 (noun,adjective,verb)
car28 (noun,adjective)
appropriate26 (verb,adjective)
inside26 (noun,adjective,preposition)
outside26 (noun,adjective,preposition)
standard26 (noun,adjective)
medium22 (noun,adjective)
choice21 (noun,adjective)
north19 (noun,adjective,adverb)
square19 (noun,adjective,adverb)
born17 (verb,adjective,past particple)
capital17 (noun,adjective)
shot17 (noun,adjective)
front16 (noun,adjective,verb)
living16 (noun,adjective)
plastic16 (noun,adjective)
express15 (verb,adjective,adverb)
feeling14 (noun,adjective)
otherwise14 (adverb,adjective)
plus14 (preposition,adjective,noun)
savings14 (noun,adjective,preposition)
animal13 (noun,adjective)
budget13 (noun,adjective,verb)
minute13 (noun,adjective,verb)
character12 (noun,adjective,verb)
maximum12 (noun,adjective)
novel12 (noun,adjective)
plenty12 (noun,adjective,adverb)
select12 (verb,adjective)
background11 (noun,adjective)
forward11 (adverb,adjective,noun)
glass11 (noun,adjective,verb)
joint11 (noun,adjective,verb)
master11 (noun,adjective,verb)
red11 (noun,adjective,idiom)
vegetable11 (noun,adjective)
ideal10 (noun,adjective)
kitchen10 (noun,adjective)
mother10 (noun,adjective,verb)
party10 (noun,adjective,verb)
relative10 (noun,adjective)
signal10 (noun,adjective,verb)
street10 (noun,adjective,idiom)
connect9 (verb,adjective)
minimum9 (noun,adjective)
sea9 (noun,adjective,idiom)
south9 (noun,adjective,adverb)
status9 (noun,adjective)
daughter8 (noun,adjective)
hour8 (noun,adjective,idiom)
trick8 (noun,adjective,verb)
afternoon7 (noun,adjective)
gold7 (noun,adjective)
mission7 (noun,adjective)
agent6 (noun,adjective,verb)
corner6 (noun,adjective,verb)
east6 (noun,adjective,adverb)
neither6 (conjunction,adjective,pronoun)
parking6 (noun,adjective)
routine6 (noun,adjective)
swimming6 (noun,adjective)
winter6 (noun,adjective,verb)
airline5 (noun,adjective)
designer5 (noun,adjective)
dress5 (noun,adjective,verb)
emergency5 (noun,adjective)
evening5 (noun,adjective)
extension5 (noun,adjective)
holiday5 (noun,adjective,verb)
horror5 (noun,adjective)
mountain5 (noun,adjective,idiom)
patient5 (noun,adjective)
proof5 (noun,adjective,verb)
west5 (noun,adjective,adverb)
wine5 (noun,adjective,verb)
expert4 (noun,adjective)
native4 (noun,adjective)
opening4 (noun,adjective)
silver4 (noun,adjective,verb)
waste4 (verb,adjective,noun)
plane3 (noun,adjective,verb)
leather2 (noun,adjective,verb)
purple2 (noun,adjective,verb)
specialist2 (noun,adjective)
bitter1 (noun,adjective)
incident1 (noun,adjective)
motor1 (noun,adjective,verb)
pretend1 (verb,adjective)
prize1 (noun,adjective,verb)
resident1 (noun,adjective)


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