With his adjectives, his body language, and so on, he can signal to people, well, I don't really care about this all that much.
Cruel, nasty, and scary are the adjectives commonly used to describe him by the friends, colleagues, and relatives Shields quotes.
You might hear a couple of words that you might not hear publicly, but those are only adjectives to describe maybe some of you.
Pinker notes that roughly a fifth of English verbs began life as nouns or adjectives.
The adjectives used to describe these women— “difficult,” “condescending,” “shrill”—have sexism baked right into them.
The adjectives are remarkable, for they seem to suggest a contrast.
For I see now that man is a collection of adjectives loaned to a phallus.
Remember these adjectives are nouns when they do the work of nouns.
This termination is the only one used for the plural of adjectives.
The profuse family use of adjectives and verbs, which they unearth for themselves, was very entertaining.
late 14c., as an adjective, "adjectival," in noun adjective, from Old French adjectif (14c.), from Latin adjectivum "that is added to (the noun)," neuter of adjectivus "added," from past participle of adicere "to throw or place (a thing) near," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Also as a noun from late 14c. (adjectives not clearly distinguished from nouns in Middle English). In 19c. Britain, the word itself often was a euphemism for the taboo adjective bloody.
They ... slept until it was cool enough to go out with their 'Towny,' whose vocabulary contained less than six hundred words, and the Adjective. [Kipling, "Soldiers Three," 1888]