Adjectives that start with s

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SA: sable, sacral, sacred, sacrificial, sacrosanct, sad, sadder, sadistic, safe, safekeeping, safer, safest, sailorly, salable, salacious, salaried, salient, saline, salivary, sallow, salty, salubrious, salutary, same, sanctimonious, sandy, sane, saner, sanest, sanguineous, sanitary, sappy, sarcastic, sarcolemmal, sardonic, sassy, satiric, satirical, satisfactory, satisfied, satisfying, saucy, sauterne, savory.

SC: scabrous, scalar, scandalizing, scandalous, scandinavian, scant, scanty, scarce, scarecrowish, scared, scarlet, scary, scatterbrained, scattered, scenic, sceptical, schematic, schizophrenic, schnabelian, scholarly, scholastic, schoolgirlish, scientific, scintillating, sclerotic, scoped, scoreless, scornful, scottish, scraggly, scratchy, scrawny, screeching, screechy, scriptural, scrub, scrumptious, scrupulous, sculptural, scurrilous.

SE: seafaring, seamless, seasonal, second, secondary, secret, secretarial, secretive, sectarian, secular, secularist, secure, sedate, sedentary, sedimentary, seditious, seductive, seedless, seeming, seemly, segmental, seismic, seismological, select, selected, selective, selfeffacing, selfish, selfless, selling, semantic, semiarid, semiautomatic, semicircular, semiempirical, seminal, semipublic, semiquantitative, semisecret, semitropical, senatorial, senile, senilis, senior, sensational, senseless, sensible, sensitive, sensory, sensual, sensuous, sentient, sentimental, separable, separate, septic, serbantian, serene, serial, serious, serological, serviceable, servile, severe.

SH: shabby, shadowy, shady, shaggy, shakespearean, shakespearian, shaky, shallow, shallower, shameful, shapeless, shapely, shared, sharp, sharper, sharpest, shatterproof, sheer, shiftless, shifty, shiny, shipshape, shivering, shivery, shocked, shocking, shoddy, shopworn, short, shorter, shortest, shortsighted, showy, shrewd, shrewdest, shrewish, shrill, shuddery, shut, shy, shylockian.

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SI: siamese, siberian, sibilant, sicilian, sick, sicker, sickish, sickly, side, sidelong, sideways, significant, silent, silicate, silken, silky, silly, silver, silvery, similar, similarly, simple, simpler, simplest, simplistic, simultaneous, sincere, sincerest, sinewy, sinful, single, singular, sinister, sinless, sinuous, sinusoidal, six, sizable, sizeable, sized.

SK: skeletal, skeptical, ski, skiddy, skilful, skilled, skillful, skimpy, skinless, skinny.

SL: slack, slanderous, slatted, slavic, slavish, sleek, sleepless, sleepy, slender, slenderer, slick, slight, slighter, slightest, slim, slimmer, slimy, slippery, slivery, sloppy, slothful, slovenly, slow, slower, slowest, sluggish, sly.

SM: small, smaller, smallest, smallish, smart, smarter, smelly, smiling, smoggy, smoky, smooth, smoother, smoothest, smug.

SN: snappy, snazzy, sneaky, snippy, snobbish, snotty, snowy, snug.

SO: soapy, sober, socal, sociable, social, socialist, socialistic, societal, socioeconomic, sociological, sodden, soft, softer, softest, soggy, soignee, solar, soldierly, sole, solemn, solicitous, solid, solitary, soluble, somatic, somber, sombre, somnolent, songful, sonic, sonorous, sophisticated, sophoclean, sopping, sordid, sore, sorest, sorrel, sorriest, sorry, soulful, sound, sounder, sounding, soundproof, sour, south, southbound, southeast, southeastern, southern, southward, southwestern, sovereign, soviet.

SP: spacious, spanish, spare, sparkling, sparse, spatial, spavined, special, specific, specified, specious, spectacular, spectral, spectrometric, spectrophotometric, speculative, speechless, speedy, spencerian, spenglerian, spherical, spic, spicy, spidery, spiffy, spiky, spineless, spirited, spiritual, spiteful, splashy, splendid, splenetic, splintery, spongy, spontaneous, spooky, sporadic, sportiest, sporting, spotless, spotted, spotty, sprightly, spurious.

SQ: squalid, square, squashy, squat, squeaky, squealing, squeamish.

ST: stable, staggering, stagnant, stainless, staking, stale, stalwart, staminate, stanch, stanchest, standard, standby, standing, starboard, starchy, stark, startling, stateless, stately, statesmanlike, statewide, static, stationary, statistical, statuesque, statutory, staunch, staunchest, steadfast, steadier, steady, steely, steep, steeper, steepest, stellar, stepwise, stereo, stereophonic, stereotyped, sterile, sterling, stern, sternal, sticky, stiff, stiffer, still, stilted, stimulating, stimulatory, stingy, stirling, stirring, stochastic, stocky, stodgy, stolid, stony, storied, stormbound, stormy, stout, straight, straightforward, strange, strangest, strapping, strategic, stray, strenuous, stressful, strict, strictest, striking, stringy, striped, strong, stronger, strongest, structural, stubborn, stubby, stuck, studious, stuffy, stumpy, stunning, stupendous, stupid, stupidest, sturdy, stylish, stylistic.

SU: suable, suave, subatomic, subconscious, subdued, subgross, subject, subjective, sublime, subliterary, sublunary, submachine, submarine, submissive, subnormal, subordinate, subsequent, subservient, subsidiary, subsistent, substantial, substantive, substerilization, substitute, substitutionary, subsurface, subtle, subtler, suburban, suburbanite, subversive, succeeding, successful, successive, succinct, such, sudanese, sudden, sufficient, suggested, suggestive, suhthuhn, suitable, sulky, sullen, sultry, sumptuous, sunbaked, sundry, sunken, sunny, sunshiny, super, superb, supercilious, supercritical, superficial, superfluous, superhuman, superior, superlative, superlunary, supernatural, supernormal, supersensitive, supersonic, superstitious, supervisory, supine, supplemental, supplementary, supporting, supportive, supposed, supranational, supreme, sure, surface, surgical, surly, surplus, surprise, surprised, surprising, surrealist, surreptitious, surrounding, surviving, susceptible, suspect, suspicious.

SV: svelte.

SW: swampy, swank, swanky, swanlike, swart, swarthy, sweaty, swedish, sweet, sweeter, sweetest, sweetish, swell, sweltering, swift, swiftest, swingy, swiss, swivel, swollen.

SY: sycophantic, sylvan, symbolic, symbolical, symmetric, symmetrical, sympathetic, symphonic, symptomatic, synchronous, synergistic, synonymous, syntactic, syntactical, synthetic, syrian, syrupy, systematic, systemic.

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3: sad, shy, six, ski, sly

4: safe, same, sane, shut, sick, side, slim, slow, smug, snug, soft, sole, sore, sour, spic, such, sure

5: sable, safer, salty, sandy, saner, sappy, sassy, saucy, scant, scary, scrub, shady, shaky, sharp, sheer, shiny, short, showy, silky, silly, sized, slack, sleek, slick, slimy, small, smart, smoky, snowy, soapy, sober, socal, soggy, solar, solid, sonic, sorry, sound, south, spare, spicy, spiky, squat, stale, stark, steep, stern, stiff, still, stony, stout, stray, stuck, suave, sulky, sunny, super, surly, swank, swart, sweet, swell, swift, swiss

6: sacral, sacred, sadder, safest, saline, sallow, sanest, savory, scalar, scanty, scarce, scared, scenic, scoped, second, secret, secure, sedate, seemly, select, senile, senior, septic, serene, serial, severe, shabby, shaggy, shared, shifty, shoddy, shrewd, shrill, sicker, sickly, silent, silken, silver, simple, sinewy, sinful, single, skiddy, skimpy, skinny, slavic, sleepy, slight, sloppy, slower, smelly, smoggy, smooth, snappy, snazzy, sneaky, snippy, snotty, social, sodden, softer, solemn, somber, sombre, sordid, sorest, sorrel, soviet, sparse, speedy, spiffy, spongy, spooky, spotty, square, stable, stanch, static, steady, steely, stereo, sticky, stingy, stocky, stodgy, stolid, stormy, strict, strong, stubby, stuffy, stumpy, stupid, sturdy, suable, subtle, sudden, sullen, sultry, sundry, sunken, superb, supine, svelte, swampy, swanky, sweaty, swingy, swivel, sylvan, syrian, syrupy

7: salable, salient, satiric, scarlet, scrawny, secular, seeming, seismic, selfish, selling, seminal, senilis, sensory, sensual, serious, servile, shadowy, shallow, shapely, sharper, shivery, shocked, shorter, siamese, sickish, silvery, similar, simpler, sincere, sinless, sinuous, sizable, skilful, skilled, slatted, slavish, slender, slimmer, slivery, slowest, smaller, smarter, smiling, softest, soignee, soluble, somatic, songful, sopping, soulful, sounder, spanish, spatial, special, spidery, splashy, spotted, squalid, squashy, squeaky, staking, standby, starchy, stately, staunch, steeper, stellar, sterile, sternal, stiffer, stilted, storied, strange, stringy, striped, stylish, subdued, subject, sublime, subtler, supreme, surface, surplus, suspect, swarthy, swedish, sweeter, swollen

8: sadistic, sailorly, salaried, salivary, salutary, sanitary, sardonic, sauterne, scabrous, scornful, scottish, scraggly, scratchy, screechy, seamless, seasonal, seedless, selected, selfless, semantic, semiarid, sensible, sensuous, sentient, separate, shameful, sharpest, shocking, shopworn, shortest, shrewish, shuddery, siberian, sibilant, sicilian, sidelong, sideways, silicate, simplest, singular, sinister, sizeable, skeletal, skillful, skinless, slighter, slippery, slothful, slovenly, sluggish, smallest, smallish, smoother, snobbish, sociable, societal, solitary, sonorous, sorriest, sounding, southern, spacious, spavined, specific, specious, spectral, spirited, spiteful, splendid, sporadic, sporting, spotless, spurious, stagnant, stalwart, standard, standing, steadier, steepest, stepwise, sterling, stirling, stirring, straight, striking, stronger, stubborn, studious, stunning, subgross, suburban, succinct, sudanese, suhthuhn, suitable, sunbaked, sunshiny, superior, supposed, surgical, surprise, swanlike, sweetest, sweetish, swiftest, symbolic, systemic

9: salacious, sarcastic, satirical, satisfied, scattered, sceptical, schematic, scholarly, sclerotic, scoreless, seafaring, secondary, secretive, sectarian, sedentary, seditious, seductive, segmental, selective, senseless, sensitive, separable, shallower, shapeless, shiftless, shipshape, shivering, shrewdest, similarly, sincerest, skeptical, sleepless, slenderer, slightest, smoothest, socialist, soldierly, somnolent, southeast, southward, sovereign, sparkling, specified, spherical, spineless, spiritual, splenetic, splintery, sportiest, sprightly, squealing, squeamish, stainless, staminate, stanchest, starboard, startling, stateless, statewide, statutory, steadfast, strangest, strapping, strategic, strenuous, stressful, strictest, strongest, stupidest, stylistic, subatomic, sublunary, submarine, subnormal, suggested, sumptuous, surprised, surviving, symmetric, symphonic, syntactic, synthetic

10: sacrosanct, salubrious, satisfying, scandalous, scholastic, scientific, screeching, scriptural, scrupulous, sculptural, scurrilous, secularist, semipublic, semisecret, senatorial, serbantian, shylockian, simplistic, sinusoidal, slanderous, solicitous, sophoclean, soundproof, southbound, speechless, spencerian, staggering, stationary, statuesque, staunchest, stochastic, stormbound, structural, stupendous, subjective, submachine, submissive, subsequent, subsidiary, subsistent, substitute, subsurface, subversive, succeeding, successful, successive, sufficient, suggestive, superhuman, supersonic, supporting, supportive, surprising, surrealist, suspicious, sweltering, symbolical, synonymous, systematic

11: sacrificial, safekeeping, sanguineous, sarcolemmal, schnabelian, scrumptious, secretarial, sedimentary, sensational, sentimental, serological, serviceable, significant, socialistic, spectacular, speculative, spenglerian, spontaneous, statistical, stereotyped, stimulating, stimulatory, subliterary, subordinate, subservient, substantial, substantive, suburbanite, superficial, superfluous, superlative, superlunary, supernormal, supervisory, surrounding, susceptible, sycophantic, symmetrical, sympathetic, symptomatic, synchronous, synergistic, syntactical

12: satisfactory, scandalizing, scandinavian, scarecrowish, selfeffacing, semicircular, semitropical, shatterproof, shortsighted, simultaneous, sociological, southeastern, southwestern, stereophonic, subconscious, supercilious, supernatural, supplemental

13: sanctimonious, schizophrenic, schoolgirlish, scintillating, seismological, semiautomatic, semiempirical, shakespearean, shakespearian, socioeconomic, sophisticated, spectrometric, statesmanlike, supercritical, superstitious, supplementary, supranational, surreptitious

14: scatterbrained, supersensitive

15: straightforward, substitutionary

16: semiquantitative, substerilization


18: spectrophotometric



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