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verbal adjective

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noun Grammar.
  1. an adjective derived from a verb, as, in English, smiling in smiling eyes, or, in Greek, batós “going,” “moving,” derived from baínen “to go,” “to move.”
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Origin of verbal adjective

First recorded in 1810–20
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