[aj-ik-tahy-vuh l]


of, relating to, or used as an adjective.
describing by means of many adjectives; depending for effect on intensive qualification of subject matter, as a writer, style, or essay.

Origin of adjectival

First recorded in 1790–1800; adjective + -al1
Related formsad·jec·ti·val·ly, adverbnon·ad·jec·ti·val, adjectivenon·ad·jec·ti·val·ly, adverbpre·ad·jec·ti·val, adjectivepre·ad·jec·ti·val·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for adjectival

1797, from adjective + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper