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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