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proper adjective

Proper adjectives, like all adjectives, modify nouns, but they are different from other adjectives because they are actually formed from proper nouns.
They are often made from the names of cities, countries, or regions to describe where something comes from, but they can also be formed from the names of religions, brands, or even individuals.
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proper adjective

n.
An adjective formed from a proper noun.

prop′er ad′jective



n.
an adjective formed from a proper noun, as American from America.
[1900–05]
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106) The majority used this approach to determine that the word "accurate" was the most common adjective "that refers to truth or falsity" located within four words of "information"; the words "false" and "inaccurate" were also commonly collocated with "information.
The skills of a diplomat are so distinct from any other that a form of the word has become a common adjective in English - diplomatic.
The meaning given for the common adjective sura-, rendered as "strong, heroic," is that of Classical Sanskrit sura-, but the older sense of the word is probably much closer to its etymological basis *cua-lcu-, which refers to swelling in nature, that is with the juices of fertility and fecundity (cf.
The most common adjective used to describe the Renaissance Dinners is "magical".
Now in its sixth series, the comedy drama has even become a common adjective to describe the workshy and feckless - earlier this month Communities Secretary Hazel Blears called for a crackdown on "Shameless families".
As great a ham as he was an artist - or, more likely, well aware that in the growing culture of personality the movies initiated, celebrity enhanced his power - Hitchcock became as familiar to the general public as ``Hitchcockian'' had become a common adjective for a certain style of filmmaking.
Besides the common adjective stert-naked, there are only two other, but much earlier occurrences of the word, both referring to tails of animals.
Common adjectives customers used to describe the apps were: "clean," "clear," and "consistent.
In fact, disruptive has come to be one of the most common adjectives for technology these days.
Mr Howard and Michael Heseltine both have roots in the Swansea area but "Welsh" is not among the most common adjectives used to describe either man, notwithstanding the former's love of Swansea City.
The Adjective Check List (Gough & Heilbrun, 1965), utilized here in the Italian version translated by Gough, Heilbrun, and Fioravanti (1980), is a test which is used to describe not only oneself, characters, or real or imaginary individuals, but also work activities, ideas, theories, and so on, attributing common adjectives from a choice of 300, creating a profile on 37 possible scales.
In the corpora, a number of common adjectives are frequent enough in the structure to present a variety of connotations.
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