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adjectival

[aj-ik-tahy-vuh l] /ˌædʒ ɪkˈtaɪ vəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or used as an adjective.
2.
describing by means of many adjectives; depending for effect on intensive qualification of subject matter, as a writer, style, or essay.
Origin of adjectival
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; adjective + -al1
Related forms
adjectivally, adverb
nonadjectival, adjective
nonadjectivally, adverb
preadjectival, adjective
preadjectivally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adjectival
adj.

1797, from adjective + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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adjectival

adjective

Euphemistic substitute for an expletive adjective: You adjectival idiot! (1850+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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