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Adjectives Related To Art

1) Controversial: 

a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of

controversial plans to build a new motorway

a controversial issue/topic/proposal/decision:

We tried to stay away from controversial topics at the dinner party.

 

2) Average: 

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    around a usual or ordinary level or standard

    a child of average intelligence

    He’s about average height.

     

     

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      neither good nor bad

      The standard of the work overall was average.

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    2. b.

      like most others of the same type

      The average child spends around ten hours a week watching television.

       

       

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    not very good

    a decidedly average performance

     

 

3)Impressive: 

 

  1. if something is impressive, you admire it, for example because it is very good, large, or shows great skill

    The list of their achievements is pretty impressive.

    an impressive performance

    Freeman is impressive in the title role, playing a disillusioned cop.

 

4) Powerful: 

 

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    able to influence or control what people do or think

    The powerful farming lobby is pressurizing the government to change the law.

    Recent events are a powerful argument for gun control.

    a powerful man

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    Powerful:powerful, influential, formidable...

     

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    physically strong

    You need powerful muscles for this.

     Synonyms and related words

    Physically strong:strong, powerful, athletic...

     

    1. a.

      with a lot of physical force

      a powerful nuclear weapon

      a powerful punch

       Synonyms and related words

      Involving force and with a lot of force:strong, heavy, mightily...

       

    2. b.

      strong and working well

      They have installed a more powerful engine in the new model.

      a powerful fighting force

       Synonyms and related words

      Useful and effective and working correctly:useful, efficient, effective...

       

    3. c.

      a powerful drug or chemical has a strong effect

      Reports show that nicotine is more powerful than cocaine.

       Synonyms and related words

      Words used to describe medical treatments, appliances and medicines:antenatal, antibacterial, aseptic...

       

    4. d.

      very loud or bright, or with a strong smell

      a powerful rotten-egg smell

5) Subtle: 

 

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    not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice

    a subtle scent of lilacs

    I detected a subtle change in his attitude towards us.

     Synonyms and related words

    Not obvious:unclear, subtle, underlying...

     

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    indirect in a way that prevents people from noticing what you are trying to do

    He was being so subtle, I didn’t realize he liked me.

    subtle manipulation

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    Not clear to the senses:faint, invisible, subtle...

     

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    showing an ability to notice and understand small things that other people do not

    subtle observations

    It’s a subtle argument, but very convincing when you think about it.

     Synonyms and related words

    Words used to describe intelligent or wise people:genius, intelligent, wise...

     

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  5. delicate and complicated in an attractive way

    intricate and subtle patterns

     Synonyms and related words

    Words used to describe decoration:beaded, bedecked, bejewelled...

6) Dramatic: 

 

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    sudden and surprising or easy to notice

    a dramatic increase in sales

    The change in him was dramatic.

     Synonyms and related words

    Making you feel surprised or amazed:surprising, amazing, astonishing...

     

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    exciting and impressive

    a dramatic game

     Synonyms and related words

    Making you feel excited:exciting, alive, fast...

     

  3. dramatic behaviour is done to impress other people

    Don’t be so dramatic!

    She put a hand to her head with a dramatic gesture.

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    Describing behaviour that is intended to impress others:grand, flamboyant, grandly...

     

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    relating to the theatre or plays

    dramatic techniques

     Synonyms and related words

    Relating to theatre and acting:acting, amateur dramatics, dark.

7) Moving:

 

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making you feel emotional

His letter was deeply moving.

The film tells the moving story of a doomed love affair

 

8) Elaborate:

very detailed and complicated

The government’s new healthcare plan is the most elaborate yet.

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Words used to describe descriptions:101, blow-by-blow, broad...

 

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Complicated and difficult to understand:complicated, difficult, complex...

 

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    used about something that is more complicated than is practical or necessary

    I took no notice of John’s elaborate preparations for travel.

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    Complicated and difficult to understand:complicated, difficult, complex...

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    used about something that has a lot of extra details or features that make it special

    There are times when you need a more elaborate flower arrangement.

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    Unusual in an interesting way:unusual, special, unique...

 

9) Unique:

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    very special, unusual, or good

    You will be given the unique opportunity to study with one of Europe’s top chefs.

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    Unusual in an interesting way:unusual, special, unique...

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    not the same as anything or anyone else

    Each person’s DNA is unique.

    They have a totally unique approach to staff training.

     Synonyms and related words

    Unusual in an interesting way:unusual, special, unique...

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    only existing or happening in one place or situationunique to:

    The problem is not unique to British students.

     Synonyms and related words

    Words used to describe situations and circumstances:against a backcloth of something, all’s well that ends well, as it is/as it turns out...

10) Stunning:

 

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    very impressive or beautiful

    a stunning display of tropical plants

    The view from the top of the hill is stunning.

     Synonyms and related words

    Beautiful:beautiful, glorious, stunning...

     

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    Deserving praise, respect and admiration:sick, respected, praiseworthy...

     
    1. a.

      extremely attractive

      a stunning blonde

       Synonyms and related words

      Words used to describe attractive people or things:lovely, delightful, appealing...

    Collocates: stunning

    Nouns frequently used with stunning

    ▪ display, effect, performance, scenery, victory, view

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    [usually before noun] surprising, powerful, and effective

    These arrests have dealt a stunning blow to one of the major drug cartels.

     Synonyms and related words

    Making you feel surprised or amazed:surprising, amazing, astonishing...

11) Quirky: 

slightly strange

She has a quirky sense of humour.

 Synonyms and related words

Unusual in a strange way:strange, funny, weird...

12) Dull:

 

  1. boring, or not interesting

    Life in a small village can be very dull.

    a dull lecture

     Synonyms and related words

    Not interesting or exciting:boring, dull, tedious...

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    not bright or shiny

    hair that looks dull and lifeless

    a dull colour

     Synonyms and related words

    Not bright or shiny and not providing much light:dull, muddy, dim...

 

 

Fuente: Created by Susan Zilberstein
Fecha: 11/7/2018 | Creado por: Susana Beatriz
Categoria: Grammar Time
Etiquetas: Zilberstein, Susan, 2018 5, Teens, Inglés, Almagro