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predicate adjective

noun, Grammar.
an adjective used in the predicate, especially with a copulative verb and attributive to the subject, as in He is dead, or attributive to the direct object, as in It made him sick.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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an adjective following a linking verb that describes the subject, such as 'roses are red''s 21st Century Lexicon
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