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What is a verbal adjective?

 

Definition
 

A verbal adjective is an adjective which is similar to a verb in form and meaning.

Examples (English)
 
  • A very arguable case
  • A much argued case
  • A trying set of circumstances
Generic
  A verbal adjective is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 165, 249

 

Crystal 1985 326

 

Mish 1991 858, 1309

 

Crystal 1980 258

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 160


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