adjectival

[ UK /ˌæd‍ʒɪktˈa‍ɪvə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to or functioning as an adjective
    adjectival syntax
    an adjective clause
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  • Sunday Book Review cover: Walter Kirn on How Fiction Works by James Wood: The heroes of this great artistic labor tend to be semimonastic intro­verts who, like Wood’s beloved Henry James and Gustave Flaubert, toil with the doors shut and locked, in soundproof splendid isolation, attentive to the subtle frictions among nouns and adjectival phrases .... An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.
  • Its plural is catachreses, its adjectival forms catachrestic and catachrestical. Catachresis and the amusing, awful and artificial cathedral
  • However, it also ends in the letters -ss, suggesting that the adjectival form should be "passible. Metropolis movie poster and clip in German
  • BALANCE (derived through the Fr. from the Late Lat. _bilantia_, an apparatus for weighing, from _bi_, two, and _lanx_, a dish or scale), a term originally used for the ordinary beam balance or weighing machine with two scale pans, but extended to include (with or without adjectival qualification) other apparatus for measuring and comparing weights and forces. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • The place was packed; Tony Woodcock, the new president of the New England Conservatory (a concert co-sponsor, with the BSO and the Celebrity Series), gave an effusive introduction with a record-high incidence of the adjectivally-modifying "absolutely". Archive 2007-11-01
  • Work in progress is “dread” used adjectivally, as in “the dread manuscript.” Poison Pen
  • Luc Sante, the NYRB and Rigney translated, allowed, and recoiled at the word preventative used adjectivally in Novels in Three Lines after which they embarked on a book tour, made back their initial investment, and threw up a previously delicious croque-monsieur. A Different Stripe:
  • Luc Sante, the NYRB and Rigney translated, allowed, and recoiled at the word preventative used adjectivally in Novels in Three Lines after which they embarked on a book tour, made back their initial investment, and threw up a previously delicious croque-monsieur. A Different Stripe:
  • Political correctness adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC is a term used to describe language, ideas, policies, or behavior seen as seeking to minimize offense to gender, racial, cultural, disabled, aged or other identity groups. Quote of the Day, 2008-06-11 « Lean Left
  • It works well adjectivally, too: "Are you enviro-nuts?" accompanied by raised eyebrows is worth a thousand IPCC reports. Archive 2007-02-01
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