- Grammar. to make into an adjective, as by adding a suffix: The noun mirth can be adjectivized by adding -ful or -less to form the adjectives mirthful and mirthless.
- to apply adjectives to; describe: He tends to adjectivize himself as loyal and trustworthy, but that is far from accurate.
- to overdescribe: She adjectivizes in agonizing detail, using three adjectives where even one would be superfluous.
Also especially British, ad·jec·tiv·ise.
Origin of adjectivize
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