List of Proper Adjectives
A complete list of every proper adjective that exists in the English language cannot truly exist.
Because even if someone spent thousand of hours compiling such a list, it would instantly become incomplete the moment a new proper adjective comes out.
Not only that, but just a list isn’t even all that useful; without some kind of explanation and examples, you can’t even understand what you’re reading.
I’m really not kidding. Some of these can get quite esoteric and downright weird.
Here are a few examples:
|Aalenian||Aalenian epoch||An Aalenian sea level drop|
|Abderian||People from Abdera||The Abderian laughter|
|Abecedarian||Part of the 16th-century Anabaptist cult||His Abecedarian poem|
|Abernethian||John Abernethy, the surgeon||An Abernethian, self-disciplined style|
|Abitibian||Abitibi, a region of Quebec||The Abitibian winter|
|Abkhazian||Abkhazia, a territory in Georgia||Her Abkhazian perspective|
|Acacian||The Acacians; or Acacius of Constantinople||An Acacian attitude|
|Acadian||Acadia (1604-1713), a colony of New France||The Acadian pride|
|Accadian||The Accadian population||Accadian belief|
|Achaemenian||The Achaemenid Empire||Achaemenian rulership|
|Acheronian||Acheron, a Greek god||The Acheronian lake|
|Actonian||Samuel Acton, the architect||An Actonian understanding|
|Adamsian||Douglas Adamas, the English writer||Adamasian style|
|Addisonian||Joseph Addison, the English writer; or Addison’s disease||Addisonian crisis|
You can’t tell me with a straight face that you knew what half of these were. That would be quite the Acacian pride.
Let’s move on; another kind of very common proper adjective can be born out of places.
On the next page is a list of two hundred forty-six countries with proper adjectives along with examples. It includes recently formed countries such as South Sudan and Serbia and Montenegro.
It’s basically a list of nationalities; country demonyms if you will.
Head on to page three to view the list.