Luckily we are no longer in the Middle Ages, when the letter "v" was interchanged with the letter "u." Generally, the letter "v" came at the beginning of a word and the letter "u" was used within a word. For example, "up" was written "vp" and "have" was written "haue."
It wasn't until the mid-1500s that the letter "v" started to be used as its very own consonant. Interesting, right? Nowadays, we have a veritable vault of adjectives that start with "v." Let's take a look, shall we?
There's a bit of a twist with the "v" adjectives listed below. You'll notice that many of them end with the suffix -ous, which means "full of" or "having qualities of." Keep this in mind as you continue to add to your own personal list of adjectives!
Here are our top 20 V-adjectives:
Now that you have a list of adjectives that start with V in your back pocket, you can practice using these adjectives with our quick test. Simply select from the adjectives above to complete the sentence or answer the question.
Answer Key: 1. virtuous; 2. victorious; 3. venomous and vicious; 4. vigorous or voluptuous; 5. venomous; 6. voluptuous; 7. vociferous; 8. veracious; 9. vivacious; 10. vainglorious.