verbal adjective

  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.”

Origin of verbal adjective

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby verbal adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use verbal adjective in a sentence

  • This is the termination of the present participle and verbal adjective derived from verbs in -a.

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