The origin of the letter "L" can be traced back to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Egyptian symbol for "L" was represented by the figure of a lion. Maybe that explains why the capital letter "L" has such a majestic quality. It then went through many different forms with the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, only to evolve into its present angular shape.
From labyrinthine to lyrical, the letter "L" can settle into words with a wealth of different meanings. Let’s get ready to lollygag through a long list and see which ones stick in your memory bank.
Here are our top 20 adjectives that start with "L":
Now that you have a lovely list of adjectives that start with "L" in your back pocket, you can practice using these adjectives in a sentence with our quick practice test. Simply select from the adjectives above to complete the sentences.
Please note that it is possible for more than one word to fit.
Since Marta broke up with her boyfriend she has been feeling very __________. She needs some cheering up!
I'm so mad at Joe because he forgot to pick me up at the airport. When I asked him why, he made some ___________ excuse.
Everyone loves Mr. York because he is quite ___________ when it comes to giving homework.
The play got bad reviews in the paper, mostly because of the main actor's ___________ performance.
Although Tim comes across as ______________, he is not always silly and is actually very smart.
I don't go to that cafe anymore because the waiters are so ______________. It is like they do not want to be working.
My friend spared no expense on her ______________ wedding reception.
Michelle has a ______________ artistic side. She used to paint 10 years ago.
Answer Key: 1. languid or lugubrious; 2. lame; 3. lax or lenient; 4. lackluster; 5. loopy; 6. lackadaisical; 7. lavish; 8. latent