Incredibly, there are more adjectives that start with "I" than you would think. If you're like most people there are many times that you search and search for the perfect descriptive word only to fumble around and come up with one much less powerful than you were hoping. The next time you're searching why not come up with an adjective that starts with "I?" There are plenty of them out there and most of them pack a powerful verbal punch.
20 Adjectives That Start with "I"
Here are a few to get you started:
- Idiotic - selling your friends bogus stocks in an attempt to make money to cover up bad investments
- Immoral - see above
- Indigenous - native to a certain area
- Irrelevant - not pertinent, like mentioning Pokemon during a golf game
- Indigo - the color on the electromagnetic spectrum between 420 and 450 degrees in wavelength, placing it between purple and blue
- Irreconcilable - differing beliefs that cannot be brought to agreement
- Inferior - lower in rank
- Inert - unable to move, like a rock right before it is thrown into a river
- Infernal - like all things that are of the netherworld of the dead or hellish, like a small child howling in a nice restaurant.
- Irate - describes someone who is really, really, really, mad
- Ironic - meaning the opposite of what is expressed
- Integral - something upon which all other components are based
- Inconceivable - describes something that cannot be imagined by natural means
English-speakers love the letter "I." Native English speakers are considered by the rest of the world to be rather individualistic, so it's no surprise.
Positive and Negative Aspects of "I"
"I" Words That Are Negative
- Infernal - "Infernal" is a rarely used, but highly underrated, expletive word. "Stop with that infernal racket" may have been a phrase your grandfather used, because it definitely made everyone be quiet.
- Irate - "Irate" is another good descriptor that surely gets a point across. "When we got there late our host was so irate he made us find another place to stay, but not before he showed us around." It's a word that makes mad sound tame.
- Icy - How about "icy?" "Jack really liked Mary, but her icy demeanor was a big deterrent when it came to taking their relationship to the next level."
"I" Words That Are Positive
There are many "I" words that can describe good things as well.
- Intelligent - "She was an undeniably beautiful girl, but her intelligent demeanor made her even more attractive." Describing someone as "intelligent" makes them sound even better than smart.
- Incredible - "The book we got our host was an incredible Irish cookbook." Finding something "incredible" makes you sound more intelligent than just saying it's cool.
- Impeccable - "When we looked at his house we realized that his tastes were impeccable" sounds more incredible than just saying he had good taste.
- Indigo - "His dining room was painted a deep shade of indigo that made the place seem kingly" works a lot better than just saying he painted the room blue.
"I" Word That Is Neither Negative or Positive
- Inconceivable - "Inconceivable" was a word that was frequently uttered in the fairy tail movie, The Princess Bride and it actually got the point across very well. Every time a challenge was posed to the male protagonist, Wesley, he inconceivably beat the odds to come out on top.
As you can see, "I" words are incredible!
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