20+ Adjectives That Start with Y: a List of Useful Words, Definitions and Examples

Adjectives beginning with Y are familiar to many of you. They’re full of life and character. Here are our ‘yummy’ words to spice up your writing.

Adjectives That Start with YA, YE (9 Words)

yankeeUsed by southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the united states (especially a union soldier) This direction was continued in the 1976 release clang of the yankee reaper.
yearlongLasting through a year Ruhle died in houston, texas after a yearlong battle with multiple myeloma.
yearlyOccurring or payable every year Anyone know the stand of the ohio yearly meeting
yeatsianIn the manner of william butler yeats
yelledIn a vehement outcry The troops yelled for his appearance.
yellowEasily frightened Magenta is the complement of green, and yellow the complement of blue.
yellowedChanged to a yellowish color by age The parchment is coarse and yellowed by age.
yellowishChanged to a yellowish color by age Magenta is the opposite of green, and yellow the opposite of blue.
yemeniOf or relating to or characteristic of yemen or its inhabitants Reported to be in yemeni custody.

Adjectives That Start with YI, YO (7 Words)

yieldingInclined to yield to argument or influence or control He demands that wotan fill the crack by yielding the ring.
yogisticOf or relating to yoga
yonDistant but within sight (`yon’ is dialectal) Yon oasis is actually a virtual image.
yonderDistant but within sight (`yon’ is dialectal) At the bottom of yonder cliff would please you better,
youngBeing in its early stage From a young age, o’reilly was a tall and gangly player.
youngerNot tried or tested by experience At a young age, harold was found to exhibit the power to transmute into energy.
youngishHarvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity He moved to the united states at a young age and was naturalized in 1880.

Adjectives That Start with YU (5 Words)

yuckyHighly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust As for the vaporings, yes it does sound kinda yucky.
yugoslavOf or relating to or characteristic of the former country of yugoslavia or its people or languages See yugoslav dinar for an example.
yugoslavianOf or relating to or characteristic of the former country of yugoslavia or its people or languages The camouflage was not yugoslavian at all.
yumanOf or relating to the language or culture of the yuma people It is part of the yuman language family.
yummyExtremely pleasing to the sense of taste Kept forgetting to thank you for the yummy icecream.

We hope you enjoyed our list of Y adjectives. You can use them in crosswords, scrabble games or even in your lyrics or poems.

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