191 Adjectives that Start with Q (“Quality” Q Adjectives)

Below are lists of adjectives that start withQin English with examples. You will only find a few that are not followed by the letterU.Adjectivesare words that describe anounorpronoun. They are added to the sentence to provide more information about the noun or pronoun, to clarify, or to describe in more detail.

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形容词开始with Q

Descriptive Adjectives that Start with Q

Below are 70descriptive adjectivesthat start withQ.

Adjective Example
Qabalistic The rabbi gave aqabalisticinterpretation of the scripture.
曲ackish The internet is full ofquackishremedies for various illnesses.
曲adrangular The ancient Greek temples often hadquadrangularshapes.
曲adrantal Thequadrantalhour is equivalent to 15 minutes.
曲adraphonic 曲adraphonicrecordings were popular in the 1970s.
曲adrate The city’s central square isquadratein shape.
曲adratic Thequadraticformula helps solve equations of the form ax²+bx+c=0.
曲adrilateral A square, a rectangle, and a diamond are all examples ofquadrilaterals.
曲adruped Dogs, cats, and horses are allquadrupeds.
曲adrupled The company’s profitsquadrupledin the last quarter.
曲adruplex ThequadruplexDNA structure was discovered in 1953.
曲aggy Thequaggyterrain made it difficult to walk.
曲aint The village had aquaintold church with a thatched roof.
曲akerish Her simple dress and quiet demeanor gave her a曲akerishappearance.
曲akerlike Her曲akerlikevalues included pacifism and social justice.
曲aky Thequakyground warned of an impending earthquake.
曲alifiable His statement wasqualifiablewith certain conditions.
曲alified She wasqualifiedto teach English as a second language.
曲alitative The study focused onqualitativedata, such as people’s opinions and experiences.
曲alitied He wasqualitiedfor the job due to his extensive experience.
曲ality The restaurant is known for itsqualityfood and service.
曲almish The thought of eating raw fish made her feelqualmish.
曲antal Thequantalnature of light was discovered by Max Planck.
曲antitative The study usedquantitativedata, such as statistics and measurements.
曲antivalent Oxygen isquantivalentwith sulfur.
曲arreling The neighbors werequarrelingover the property line.
曲arrelsome Thequarrelsomechild was always picking fights with other kids.
曲arried The stone for the building wasquarriedfrom a nearby mountain.
曲arry The hunters tracked theirquarrythrough the woods.
曲artering The pie was sliced intoquarteringportions.
曲arterly The company releases itsquarterlyearnings report.
曲artic The equation had aquarticterm that needed to be solved.
曲artzy The geode was full of beautiful,quartzycrystals.
曲asi The artist created aquasi-realistic painting.
曲easy The boat ride made mequeasyand dizzy.
曲ebecois She learned to speak曲ebecoisFrench during her studies.
曲eenly The actress portrayed the queen in a regal andqueenlymanner.
曲een-Size The couple slept on a comfortablequeen-sizebed.
曲eer The movie had a veryqueerand unpredictable plot.
曲enchless His thirst for knowledge wasquenchlessand insatiable.
曲erulous The child was in aquerulousmood and kept whining.
曲estionable The validity of his argument wasquestionable.
曲estionary The survey was filled withquestionarystatements.
曲estioning The professor gave aquestioninglook at the student’s answer.
曲estionless The truth of his statement wasquestionless和irrefutable.
曲ick The cheetah is the fastest land animal and can run veryquick.
曲icksilver Thequicksilvermetal was highly reflective and shiny.
曲ick-witted Thequick-wittedcomedian always had a witty comeback.
曲iet The library wasquietand peaceful, perfect for studying.
曲ietsome Thequietsomemusic helped him relax and fall asleep.
曲ilted Thequiltedblanket was warm and cozy on a cold night.
曲intessential The book is considered aquintessentialexample of American literature.
曲intillionth The probability of winning the lottery is aquintillionthof a chance.
曲intuple The company has experiencedquintuplegrowth in the past year.
曲irky The artist had aquirkysense of humor that was reflected in his work.
曲ite The sunset wasquitebeautiful and breathtaking.
曲its After a few rounds of poker, they werequitswith each other.
曲ittable His job wasquittable,所以他决定去追逐自己的梦想的旅行。
曲ixotic Hisquixoticplan to change the world was met with skepticism.
曲ondam Thequondamchampion returned to the ring for one last fight.
曲otable The book was filled with manyquotablepassages and insightful ideas.
曲otidian Hisquotidianroutine consisted of waking up, going to work, and sleeping.

Positive Adjectives that Start with Q

Below are 8adjectives that start withQthat indicate something positive.

Adjective Example
曲aint Thequaintlittle cottage was surrounded by a beautiful garden.
曲alified She wasqualifiedfor the job with her extensive experience in the field.
曲ality He always wears high-qualityclothes to look presentable.
曲ick He made aquickdecision and bought the car on the spot.
曲icker The express train is aquickeroption to get to the city.
曲ickest Thequickestway to finish this project is to work on it together.
曲iet The library was aquietplace to study.
曲intessential The dish was thequintessentialexample of Italian cuisine.

Negative Adjectives that Start with Q

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Below are 4 adjective words that startQthat indicate something negative.

Adjective Meaning
曲ackish False or fraudulent, like a quack or charlatan
曲arrelsome 倾向于认为或经常打架
曲estionable Doubtful, uncertain or open to suspicion
曲ibbling Petty or trivial arguments or objections over insignificant details

Personality Adjectives that Start with Q

Below are 8 adjectives that start withQthatdescribe a personality.

Adjective Definition
曲erulous Complaining or whining in a peevish manner
曲eenly Regal or majestic in manner or appearance
曲arrelsome Given to arguing or causing discord
曲iescent Inactive, dormant, or at rest
曲iet Making little or no noise, calm or peaceful
曲irky Unusual or eccentric in character
曲ixotic Unrealistic or impractical in pursuit of ideals
曲izzical Displaying mild or amused puzzlement

形容词开始with Q to Describe a Person (not Personality)

Below are 22 adjectives that start withQthatdescribe a person.

Adjective Definition
Qatari Relating to Qatar or its people
曲ackish Resembling a quack; fraudulent or fake
曲aint Charmingly old-fashioned or picturesque
曲alified Having the necessary skills, knowledge, or experience
曲alitative Relating to the quality or characteristics of something
曲antifiable Able to be measured or expressed as a quantity
曲antitative Relating to the quantity of something
曲arantined Isolated or restricted in movement due to disease
曲easy Feeling nausea or unease
曲eer Strange or odd; sometimes used to refer to LGBTQ+ individuals
曲estionable Uncertain or doubtful
曲ibbling Arguing or complaining about trivial matters
曲ick Moving or functioning with great speed
曲icker Faster than something else
曲ickest The fastest of all
曲ick-tempered Easily provoked or angered
曲ick-witted Mentally sharp and able to think and respond quickly
曲iet Making little or no noise
曲intessential Representing the most perfect or typical example of something
曲ivering Trembling or shaking with slight movements
曲otable Worth quoting or citing

The Letter “Q”

In the English alphabet, some letters are used more than others. Not surprisingly, the letterEis most commonly used. WhenSamuel Morsewas developing Morse Code, he counted the letters in sets of printer’s type. He found thatJ,X, andZwere the most infrequently used letters. If you check modern dictionaries, you will find thatJ,Q, andZare the rarest. If you start looking into cryptology (which is the study or practice of using letters and words to hide information), you can addXto the list.

What makes the letterQmore difficult to use is that it is almost always followed by the letterU.QUis what is known as a digraph: two letters that represent a single sound. In this case, the “kuh” or “kwh” sound you make when you speak most words that start withQ.

The letterQcomes from the Latin and Greek languages. As they evolved, the letterCwas used for most of the words having a “cuh” sound. That leftQdependent on theUin most cases.

As with the evolution of the rest of our alphabet, the French, the Etruscans, and the Phoenicians also played a role in the path to what we currently know as the letterQ. In general, it is considered the second least common letter. As a result, you are not going to find that many adjectives that start with the letterQ. In fact, there are only about 1,352 English words that start withQin total. We say “about” because language is fluid and there are constant subtle changes (as well as new words being created).

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List of 190+ Adjectives that Start with Q

形容词开始with Qa, Qua

  • Qabalistic
  • Qatari
  • 曲ack
  • 曲ackish
  • 曲acky
  • 曲ad
  • 曲ade
  • 曲adrable
  • 曲adragenarious
  • 曲adragesimal
  • 曲adrangular
  • 曲adrantal
  • 曲adraphonic
  • 曲adrasonic
  • 曲adrate
  • 曲adratic
  • 曲adratojugal
  • 曲adrature
  • 曲adrennial
  • 曲adribasic
  • 曲adrible
  • 曲adric
  • 曲adricapsular
  • 曲adricornous
  • 曲adricostate
  • 曲adridentate
  • 曲adriennial
  • 曲adrifarious
  • 曲adrifid
  • 曲adrifoil
  • 曲adrifoliate
  • 曲adrifurcated
  • 曲adrigeminal
  • 曲adrigeminous
  • 曲adrigenarious
  • 曲adrijugate
  • 曲adrijugous
  • 曲adrilateral
  • 曲adriliteral
  • 曲adrille
  • 曲adrillionth
  • 曲adrilobate
  • 曲adrilobed
  • 曲adrilocular
  • 曲adrinodal
  • 曲adrinomical
  • 曲adrinominal
  • 曲adripartite
  • 曲adripennate
  • 曲adriphonic
  • 曲adriphyllous
  • 曲adrisonic
  • 曲adrisulcate
  • 曲adrivalent
  • 曲adrivalve
  • 曲adrivalvular
  • 曲adrivial
  • 曲adrumanous
  • 曲adruped
  • 曲adrupedal
  • 曲adruple
  • 曲adruplex
  • 曲adruplicate
  • 曲aggy
  • 曲aint
  • 曲akerish
  • 曲akerlike
  • 曲akerly
  • 曲aky
  • 曲alifiable
  • 曲alified
  • 曲alifier
  • 曲alitative
  • 曲alitied
  • 曲ality
  • 曲almish
  • 曲antal
  • 曲antifiable
  • 曲antitative
  • 曲antitive
  • 曲antivalent
  • 曲antized
  • 曲aquaversal
  • 曲arantined
  • 曲arreling
  • 曲arrellous
  • 曲arrelsome
  • 曲arried
  • 曲arry
  • 每四天的
  • 曲artenylic
  • 曲artered
  • 曲arterfinal
  • 曲arterhung
  • 曲artering
  • 曲arterly
  • 曲artic
  • 曲arto
  • 曲artziferous
  • 曲artzose
  • 曲artzous
  • 曲artzy
  • 曲asi
  • 曲atch
  • 曲aternary
  • 曲aternate
  • 曲avering

形容词开始with Que

  • 曲eachy
  • 曲easy
  • 曲ebecois
  • 曲echuan
  • 曲eenlike
  • 曲eenly
  • 曲een-size
  • 曲eer
  • 曲eerer
  • 曲eerest
  • 曲eerish
  • 曲elled
  • 曲emeful
  • 曲enchable
  • 曲enched
  • 曲enchless
  • 曲ercine
  • 曲ercitannic
  • 曲erier
  • 曲erulential
  • 曲erulous
  • 曲estionable
  • 曲estionary
  • 曲estioning
  • 曲estionless
  • 曲estuary

形容词开始with Qui

  • 曲ibbling
  • 曲ick
  • 曲ick-acting
  • 曲ick-drying
  • 曲icken
  • 曲icklime
  • 曲ick-minded
  • 曲ick-paced
  • 曲ick-sighted
  • 曲icksilvered
  • 曲ick-tempered
  • 曲ick-thinking
  • 曲ick-witted
  • 曲iddative
  • 曲idditative
  • 曲iesce
  • 曲iescent
  • 曲iet
  • 曲ietistic
  • 曲ietus
  • 曲illed
  • 曲ilted
  • 曲iname
  • 曲inary
  • 曲inate
  • 曲incentenary
  • 曲incentennial
  • 曲inic
  • 曲ininic
  • 曲inovic
  • 曲inquagesima
  • 曲inquangular
  • 曲inquarticular
  • 曲inquefarious
  • 曲inquefid
  • 曲inqueliteral
  • 曲inquelobared
  • 曲inquelocular
  • 曲inquenerved
  • 曲inquennial
  • 曲inquepartite
  • 曲inquevalve
  • 曲inquevalvular
  • 曲inquivalent
  • 曲intan
  • 曲intessential
  • 曲intic
  • 曲intillionth
  • 曲intuple
  • 曲irinal
  • 曲irked
  • 曲irkish
  • 曲irky
  • 曲ite
  • 曲ittable
  • 曲ixotic
  • 曲izzical

形容词开始with Quo

  • 曲odlibetical
  • 曲ondam
  • 曲otable
  • 曲oted
  • 曲ote-driven
  • 曲otidian

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