Adjective of Quality

Understanding Adjectives of Quality

Such adjectives include, white, nice, large, beautiful, excellent, kind, tall, etc. They answer the question ‘What kind of?’

Examples
  • Gretchen is beautiful lady.
  • The elephant is a large land animal.
  • The forest is green.
  • It is an excellent story.
  • Chinua Achebe was a great writer.

In the examples above, the adjectives beautiful, large, green, excellent, and great are adjectives of quality because they indicate the quality of nouns—lady, elephant, forest, story, and writer respectively.

Adjectives of quality are also called descriptive adjectivesOpens in new window.