classifying adjective


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Noun1.classifying adjective - an adjective that classifies its noun (e.g., `a nervous disease' or `a musical instrument')
adjective - a word that expresses an attribute of something
pertainym - meaning relating to or pertaining to
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For example, a classifying adjective does not admit an intensifier (7), comparison (8), or predicative position (9): (6)
The argument is the weakest with certain standardly classifying adjectives which rather freely take predicative position.