Common Italian adjectives list

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Common Italian adjectives list – Alphabetical order

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Common Italian adjectives list – A

ItalianEnglish
abbronzatotanned
abileskilled, able
acidosour, acidic
adattosuitable
adorabileadorable
affamatohungry
affascinantecharming
affettuosoaffectionate
affidabilereliable
affollatocrowded
aggressivoaggressive
agilequick, agile
allegromerry, cheerful
allergicoallergic
altohigh, tall
amantefond (of)
amarobitter
ambiguoambiguous, dubious
ambiziosoambitious
amichevolefriendly
ammalatosick, unwell
ampiowide, large
annoiatobored
anonimoanonymous
ansiosoanxious
anticoancient
antipaticounpleasant, jerk
anzianosenior, elderly
apertoopen
arancioneorange
aridoarid, barren
arrabbiatoangry
asciuttodry
assenteabsent
assetatothursty
assolutoabsolute
assurdoabsurd
astutosly, cunning
atroceterrible, outrageous
attentoalert, attentive, careful
attivoactive
attraenteattractive
avarostingy, cheap
avidogreedy, eager
azzurrolight blue

Common Italian adjectives list – B

ItalianEnglish
bagnatowet
banaleordinary, trivial
barbarobarbaric
bassolow
bellonice, beautiful
benestantewealthy
benvenutowelcome
biancowhite
biecosinister, creepy
biennalebiennial
bigottochurchy, self-righteous
bilinguebilingual
biondoblonde
bizzarrobizarre, odd
blublue
bollenteboiling hot
bravogood, capable
brevebrief
brillantebrilliant
brizzolatostreaked with grey
bruscosudden, abrupt
brutalebrutal
bruttougly
buffofunny, amusing, odd
bugiardoliar
buiodark
buonogood, kind, honest

Common Italian adjectives list – C

ItalianEnglish
candidopure white, sincere, candid
caldohot, warm
calmocalm
calvobald
caoticochaotic
capaceable, skilled
capricciosofickle, whimsical
carentelacking
carinocute
carnivorocarnivorous
carodear, expensive
castanobrowned-haired
casualecasual
cattivobad, evil
cattolicocatholic
cautocareful, wary
celebrefamous, renowned
celestesky blue, celestial
celibebachelor
centralecentral
certocertain
chiaroclear
chiusoclosed
ciecoblind
cinicocynical
civilecivil
classicoclassic
cocciutostubborn, pig-headed
codardocowardly
coerentecoherent, cohesive
coloratocolored
colpevoleguilty
colpitostricken
coltocultivated, learned
comicofunny
commestibileedible
commoventemoving, touching
comodocomfortable
complessocomplex, problematic
completocomplete
complicatocomplicated
comunecommon
concentratofocused, concentrated
concretoconcrete, tangible
confusoconfused, vague, unclear
conosciutoknown
contentohappy, pleased
coraggiosobrave
correttocorrect
cordialecordial, friendly
corrottocorrupt
cortoshort
costosoexpensive
cottocooked, done (food)
creativocreative
cretinoidiot, imbecile
cristianoChristian
criticocritic
crudelecruel
crudoraw
cupodark, gloomy
curiosocurious
curvocurved

Common Italian adjectives list – D

ItalianEnglish
dannosoharmful
datatodated, old
deboleweak
decentedecent
decisodetermined, decided
deficienteinadequate, imbecile
definitivodefinite, permanent
degnoworthy
delicatodelicate
deliziosodelicious
deludentedisappointing
delusodisappointed
densothick
depressodepressed
determinatodetermined
difettosodefective, faulty
difficiledifficult, hard
diffusowidespread
dinamicodynamic
direttodirect
discretodiscreet, decent
disgustosodisgusting
disoccupatounemployed
disonestodishonest
disordinatomessy, cluttered
disperatodesperate
dispettosomischievous, spiteful
dispiaciutosorry, regretful
disponibileavailable
distantedistant
distrattodistracted, absent-minded
disubbidientedisobedient
diurnodaily
diversodifferent
divertentefunny, amusing
divinodivine
divorziatodivorced
dolcesweet
dolorosopainful
doppiodouble
dotatotalented, gifted, equipped
drasticodrastic
drittostraight
durohard (of surface)

Common Italian adjectives list – E

ItalianEnglish
eccellenteexcellent
economicocheap
educatopolite, well mannered
efficaceeffective
egoistaselfish
egocentricoself-centered, egocentric
eleganteelegant
elementarebasic, elementary
eloquenteeloquent, expressive
emozionatothrilled
enormehuge, enormous
equofair, just
eroicoheroic
esattoaccurate, exact
espertoexpert
espressivoexpressive, communicative
essenzialeessential
esternoexternal
estremoextreme
estroversoextrovert
evidenteevident, clear

Common Italian adjectives list – F

ItalianEnglish
facileeasy
facoltativooptional
falsofalse
famosofamous
fantasticofantastic
fastidiosoannoying
faticosotiresome
fedelefaithful
felicehappy
feritowounded
fermostill, firm
feroceferocious
fiduciosoconfident
fieroproud
finalefinal
flessibileflexible
fondamentalefundamental, very important
formalformale
fortestrong
fortunatolucky, fortunate
fradiciosoggy, soaking wet
fragilefragile, frail
freddocold
frequentefrequent
frescocool, fresh
frettolosohasty
frugalefrugal
furbocunning, sly

Common Italian adjectives list – G

ItalianEnglish
gelatofrozen
gelidoicy cold
gelosojealous
generosogenerous
gentilegentle
genuinogenuine
gialloyellow
gigantegiant
gioiosojoyful
giovaneyoung
giustocorrect, just, fair
graditoappreciated
grandebig, large
grassofat
gravegrave, serious
graziosolovely
grezzorough
grigiogrey
grossoburly
gustosotasty

Common Italian adjectives list – I

ItalianEnglish
idealeideal
identicoidentical
ignotounknown
illegaleillegal
illesounharmed
imbarazzanteembarrassing
immensohuge, immense
immortaleimmortal
impazienteimpatient
importanteimportant
improvvisosudden
inadattounfit
inadeguatoinadequate
inattesounexpected
incapaceincompetent
incertouncertain
incintapregnant
incompletoincomplete
incredibileincredible
indifferenteindifferent
inettoinept
infeliceunhappy
infinitoinfinite
ingenuonaive
ingiustounjust, not fair
ingratoungrateful
innocenteinnocent
insicuroinsecure
insopportabileunbearable
instabileunstable
intelligentesmart
intensointense
internointernal
interessanteinteresting
interoentire
intolleranteintolerant
intraprendenteresourceful
introversointroverted
inutileuseless
invisibileinvisible
irraggiungibileunattainable, out of reach

Common Italian adjectives list – L

ItalianEnglish
laceroripped, torn
laconicolaconic
lampanteblatant, obvious
languidolanguid
largowide
lateralelateral
lealeloyal
legalelegal
leggendariolegendary
leggerolightweight
lentoslow
lerciofilthy
letalelethal
liberofree
lietoglad, happy
lievesoft, delicate
limitatolimited
limpidolimpid, clear, pristine
liquidoliquid
lisciosmooth
logicological
logoroworn out, tired
logorroicolong-winded, verbose
lontanofar
lucidopolished, lucid
luminosoBright
lungolong

Common Italian adjectives list – M

ItalianEnglish
maggiorebigger, greater, elder
magicomagical
magnificomagnificent
magroskinny, thin
malatoill, sick
maleducatorude
malvagiowicked, evil
marciorotten
marronebrown
mattocrazy, mad, fool
maturomature, ripe
mediomedium
mensilemonthly
meravigliosowonderful, marvelous
migliorebetter, best
miliardariobillionaire
modernomodern
morbidosoft
mortaledeadly
mutomute

Common Italian adjectives list – N

ItalianEnglish
nascostohidden
nativonative
naturalenatural
necessarionecessary
negativonegative
neroblack
nervosonervous
nitidosharp, clear
noiosoboring
normalenormal
nostalgicohomesick
notofamous, notorious
notturnonocturnal
nudonaked
nuovonew
nuvolosocloudy

Common Italian adjectives list – O

ItalianEnglish
obbligatoobliged, forced
obesoobese
occupatobusy, taken
odiosohateful, unpleasant
offensivooffensive
onestohonest
oppostoopposite
ordinatoorderly
orgogliosoproud
originaleoriginal
orribilehorrible
oscuroobscure, dim
ostilehostile
ottimistaoptimist
ottimoexcellent, great
ovvioobvious

Common Italian adjectives list – P

ItalianEnglish
pallidopale
passivopassive
pazientepatient
pazzocrazy
peggioreworse, worst
perdutolost
perfettoperfect
pericolosodangerous
personalepersonal
perspicaceperceptive
pesanteheavy
piacevolepleasant, likeable
pianolevel, plane
piattoplain, flat
piccantespicy
piccolotiny, small, little
pienofull
pigrolazy
popolarepopular
positivopositive
possibilepossible
potentepowerful
poveropoor
precisoprecise
preferitofavorite
preziosoprecious
privatoprivate
probabilelikely
profondodeep
prontoready
prossimonext
prudentecautious
pubblicopublic
pulitoclean
puzzolentestinky

Common Italian adjectives list – Q

ItalianEnglish
quadratosquared
qualchesome
qualcunoanyone
qualewhich
qualsiasiany
qualunqueanyone
quellothat
questothis
quietoquiet
quotidianodaily

Common Italian adjectives list – R

ItalianEnglish
rapidorapid, fast
rarorare, very uncommon
recenterecent
rettangolarerectangular
ribellerebellious
riccorich
ridicoloridiculous
rigidostiff, rigid
rilassanterelaxing
robustorobust, sturdy
rosapink
rossored
rottobroken
roventescorching hot
rozzorough
rumorosonoisy
ruvidocoarse, uneven, unrefined

Common Italian adjectives list – S

ItalianEnglish
sacrosacred
salatosalty
sanohealthy
scadutoexpired
sceltochosen
scioccofoolish
scivolososlippery
scomodouncomfortable
sconosciutounknown
scopertouncovered
scorteseunkind, impolite
scurodark
seccodry
selvaggiowild
sensibilesensible
serenoserene
severostrict, stern
sfortunatounlucky
sgradevoleunpleasant
sicurosure, secure
silenziososilent
similesimilar, alike
simpaticofriendly, nice, likable
sincerosincere
soddisfattosatisfied
solitariolonely
sordodeaf
sorpresosurprised
sottilesubtle, thin
spaventososcary, dreadful
spaziosospacious
specialespecial
sporcodirty
stabilestable
stancotired
stortocrooked
stranostrange
strettotight, narrow
stupendogorgeous, amazing
stupidostupid
sudiciofilthy
sveglioalert
sveltoquick

Common Italian adjectives list – T

ItalianEnglish
tenerotender
terribileterrible
terrificanteterrifying
terrorizzatoterrified
testardostubborn
timidoshy
tollerantetolerant
totaletotal
tranquilloquiet, peaceful
toccantetouching
tristesad
turbatoupset, troubled

Common Italian adjectives list – U

ItalianEnglish
ubbidienteobedient
ubriacodrunk
ufficialeofficial
ugualesame, even
ultimolast
umilehumble
unicounique, only
unitounited
untooily, greasy
urgenteurgent
usatoused
utileuseful

Common Italian adjectives list – V

ItalianEnglish
vagovague
validovalid
vanovain
variabilechangeable
vastovast, large
vecchioold
velenosopoisonous, venomous
velocefast
verdegreen
verotrue
vicinonear
vigliaccocoward
visibilevisible
vivacelively
volanteflying
volgarevulgar
vulnerabilevulnerable
vuotoempty

Common Italian adjectives list – Z

ItalianEnglish
zeppopacked, crammed
zoppocrippled
zuppodrenched

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