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qualifying adjective

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n qualifying adjective an adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun (e.g., `a nervous person' or `a musical speaking voice')
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Usage

In literature:

Even there he would have been forced to qualify his adjectives.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
I could not deny the logic of this statement, impious as were the qualifying adjectives which were used thereupon.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
On second thoughts the adjective must be qualified.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Arthakaman is an adjective qualifying Gurun.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The adjective always follows the noun which it qualifies, and takes the suffix of the noun.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
Suspense is gained by placing a Participle or Adjective, that qualifies the Subject, before the Subject.
"How to Write Clearly" by Edwin A. Abbott
Sometimes the word "liars" was qualified by a profane adjective.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
The adjective agrees in number and case with the noun which it qualifies.
"Esperanto Self-Taught with Phonetic Pronunciation" by William W. Mann
The term is usually coupled with a qualifying adjective.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The adjective he used to qualify the previous rug showed that his experiences had been peculiar, and disagreeable.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Others would have qualified this by the adjective romantic.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Please note the qualifying adjective, duly italicised, and do not attempt to misunderstand me.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
Adjectives follow the nouns they qualify.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Trevor started forward; for the remark was unpleasantly made, and qualified with offensive adjectives.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
The adjective is placed after the noun it qualifies, whilst the genitive, on the contrary, precedes the governing noun.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
The unacademical "ish" with which Mr. Smith had qualified the adjective was quite unnecessary.
"The Doctor's Wife" by M. E. Braddon
Your statement is perfectly true, and it would have been equally true if you had omitted the qualifying adjective 'hot.
"A Man of Honor" by George Cary Eggleston
I could not help qualifying her name with a pretty adjective from the first moment I saw her.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
Strong adjectives agree with the nouns they qualify in gender, number and case, as in the examples of the genitive above.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Be able to distinguish between the use of the qualifying adjective and the noun expressing quality.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In science:

Relativistic or Einstein causality, where specified is qualified by the adjective "relativistic" or "Einstein".
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
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