Starting with IN

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The adjectives listed in the Interesting Adjectives category are those which can make your writing or speech more exciting to read or hear. Moreover, these words can also enhance the style of your writing. The Positive Adjectives lists are composed of descriptive words which refer to desirable characteristics, while the Negative Adjectives categories contain adjectives that refer to undesirable qualities. There are three categories for Positive Adjectives and three for Negative Adjectives because the words are sorted depending on whether they describe a person, an event or a place.






–          an 无穷小 暂停


–性传播疾病可能 阴险的 有时没有症状


–          an 临时的 安排


–他是一个 积习难改的 赌徒




–          his 显赫的 前任


–他正在 富有想象力的 计算机软件的使用


–她是 聪明的 努力工作


–          an 极宝贵的 团队成员


–她是最 创造性的 周围的油漆工




–发人深省, 提供有用信息的 研讨课


–      国际的 贸易


–      an 有趣的 辩论


–      an 鼓舞人心的 生活事件


–她的反应几乎是 瞬间的




–位于 田园诗般的 背景


–在餐厅用餐 极大的 餐馆


–      an 给人印象深刻的 山景


–      the waterfalls are incredible

inviting: offering the promise of an attractive or enjoyable experience

–      the sea down there looks so inviting


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person

insensitive: showing or feeling no concern for others’ feelings

–     he is always insensitive and insulting

irresponsible:  not showing a proper sense of responsibility

–      it would have been irresponsible just to drive on

irreverent: showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously

–      she is irreverent about the whole business of politics

irritable: having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or made angry

–      she was tired and irritable

irritating: causing annoyance, impatience, or mild anger

–      an irritating child


Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event

idle: without purpose or effect; pointless

–          idle negotiation

intractable: hard to control or deal with

–      intractable economic problems

irksome: irritating; annoying

–          an irksome experience

irrational: not logical or reasonable

–          an irrational discussion

irresolvable: impossible to solve or settle

–          irresolvable problem


Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place

icy: covered with or consisting of ice; very cold

–          there were icy patches on the roads

inscrutable: difficult to understand; causing people to feel curious or confused

–          an inscrutable site

insubstantial: lacking strength and solidity

–          an insubstantial hut

intolerable: unable to be endured

–          an intolerable workplace

isolated: far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote

–          isolated farms and villages


Heroic Adjectives

ideal: satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable

–          he is an ideal figure

immovable: not yielding to argument or pressure

–          he remained immovable, in spite of threats

intrepid: fearless; adventurous

–          an intrepid protector

invincible: too powerful to be defeated or overcome

–          an invincible warrior

invulnerable: impossible to harm or damage

–          the gladiator seemed invulnerable


Sporty Adjectives

impenetrable: impossible to pass through or enter

–          his impenetrable defense against the striker of the opposing team

impetuous: acting or done quickly and without thought or care; moving forcefully or rapidly

–          his impetuous shot selections

incalculable: too great to be calculated or estimated

–          his speed seems incalculable

incontestable: not able to be disputed

–          their victory against the defending champion is incontestable

intense: of extreme force, degree, or strength

–      an intense match between the teams


Romantic Adjectives

immaculate: perfectly clean

–          my immaculate love for you

impeccable: (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless

–          a woman of impeccable character

inseparable:  unwilling to be separated; usually seen together

–          we met 18 months ago and have been inseparable ever since

intimate: private and personal; closely acquainted; familiar, close

–          our intimate moments

irresistible: too attractive and tempting to be resisted

–          he finds her irresistible


Shortest Adjectives

in: currently fashionable

–        the in thing to do

icy: covered with or containing or consisting of ice

–        icy northern waters

ill: presaging ill fortune

–        ill omens

icky: soft and sticky

–        an icky insect

idle: without purpose or effect; pointless

–        an idle argument

iffy: subject to accident or chance or change

–        an iffy appeal at best

inky: of the color of black ink

–        an inky hair color

inst: in or of the present month

–        your letter of the 10th inst

iron: extremely robust

–        an iron constitution

ictal: of or relating to a seizure or convulsion

–        an ictal phase

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Longest Adjectives

interdenominational: occurring between or among or common to different churches or denominations

–        interdenominational cooperation

internationalistic: influenced by or advocating internationalism

–         an internationalistic outlook

immunocompromised: unable to develop a normal immune response usually because of malnutrition or immunodeficiency or immunosuppressive therapy

–        immunocompromised patients

免疫抑制剂: of or relating to a substance that lowers the body’s normal immune response and induces immunosuppression

–        免疫抑制剂 治疗


–各种 免疫疗法 技术


–这两个样本实际上彼此不同,但差异几乎 无法区分的


–希望恢复 制度化 少年犯


-歧视的危险 制度化的


–        跨部门 竞争


–        跨学科 学习