Academic Adjectives

Common Academic Adjectives


Relating to importance
important/ prominent / salient
necessary
significant

Examples
salient feature
significant subsidy

Relating to size/ amount
high / increasing
low / declining
intensity / frequency
adequate / sufficient
prime / main / primary / major
only / sole
annual / hourly
indiscriminate

Examples
sole indicator
primary consideration
only restriction
indiscriminate consumption
declining interest
increasing birthrate
annual evaluation

Relating to quality
new / innovative
economical
consistent
sustainable
abstract
hierarchical

Examples
innovative strategy
economical estimate
consistent representation
sustainable solution
abstract concept
hierarchical organization

Relating to variation
different / alternative
variable

Examples:
alternative options
variable dimensions