Adjectives starting with I- Their descriptions

“Adjectives starting with I”

“Adjectives starting with I”: Intricate, Instinctive, Infallible, Ironic, Invaluable, Insightful, Incisive, Incantatory, Immerse, Idyllic and more

‘Individualistic’? ‘Inept?’ What more ‘I’ adjectives that could be as interesting? Let us go ahead and instill in mind the thirty ‘intriguing’ words on this list.

“Idyllic”

Means “a pleasantly picturesque place or time.”

Origin of Word: from Greek “eidyllion”

Synonyms: blissful, ideal, perfect, utopian.

In a sentence: “To be in a ballet studio was always an idyllic situation for her.”

“Immersed”

Means “to be engrossed or deeply fascinated.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “immersus” or “mergere” means “to dip”

Synonyms: engaged, absorbed, busy, engulfed.

In a sentence: “I got immersed in playing tennis because my amusing pals were with me.”

“Increscent”

Means “slowly becoming great in size.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “increscens”

Synonyms: progressive, gradual, step-by-step.

In a sentence: “With practice and time, your coding skills will be increscent.”

“Influential”

Means “having a compelling influence on others.”

Origin of Word: from Medieval Latin “influentia”

Synonyms: noteworthy, prestigious, leading, strong. 

In a sentence: “He is known for his influential teen-fantasy novel.”

“Incantatory”

Means “like an incantation; an enchanting characteristic in utterance.”

Origin of Word: from Mid-English “incantacioun” and Latin “incantare”

Synonyms: allure, bewitching, captivating, folklorish. 

In a sentence: “Her current music style and dream wardrobe is incantatory.”

“Incessant”

Means “Continuous or endless flow”; usually to express vexation.

Origin of Word: from Mid-English “incessans”

Synonyms: ceaseless, perpetual, continual, uninterrupted. 

In a sentence: “I can still hear the incessant ringing of the alarm clock from my brother’s room.”

“Ineffable”

Means “to cause you to be speechless, in awe, or astonishment.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “effabilis”

Synonyms: Indescribable, inexpressible, uncommunicable.

In a sentence: “The Alice in Wonderland-themed surprise party was truly ineffable to me.”

“Inquisitive”

Means “Very questioning.”

Origin of Word: from old French “inquisitif”

Synonyms: curious, scrutinizing, intrusive, prying.

In a sentence: “The inquisitive detective made sure every detail is divulged from the sole witness and survivor of the crime scene.”

“Incandescent”

Means “glowing brilliantly because of heat”

Origin of Word: from Latin “incandescens”

Synonyms: shining, burning, passionate, white-hot.

In a sentence: “Jordan shows an incandescent passion for baking and decorating cakes.”

“Ingenious “

Means “showing clever inventiveness and skill in discovery.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “ingeniosus”

Synonyms: original, creative, innovative, enterprising, quick-witted.

In a sentence: “He is a young, dashing and ingenious detective.”

“Invigorating”

Means “enlivening” or energizing.

Origin of Word: from Latin “vigor”

Synonyms: refreshing, dynamism, drive.

In a sentence: “The conversation I had with Jim about veganism was invigorating.”

“Infinitesimal”

Means “too small to be calculated.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “infinitus”

Synonyms: minute, minuscule, tiny. 

In a sentence: “I seriously can’t have even an infinitesimal amount of alcohol as I am allergic to it.”

“Intriguing”

Means “causing to be drawn or fascinated.”

Origin of Word: from Italian “intrigo”

Synonyms: arresting, riveting, consuming.

In a sentence: “Alice in Borderland is an intriguing Netflix series for me.”

“Incensed”

Means “enraged or full of angry emotion.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “incendere” which means “set fire to”

Synonyms: Infuriated, inflamed, antagonize, madden, exasperate.

In a sentence: “Our manager was incensed when he found us chilling at the snack bar instead of working.”

“Iridescent”

Means “to perform and shine in different rainbow-like colors when irradiated by light.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “iris” and “irid-” meaning “rainbow”; English “-escent”

Synonyms: shimmering, prismatic, psychedelic, lustrous.

In a sentence: “She was iridescent when she danced.”

“Indelible”

Means “Impossible to forget.”

Origin of Word: from French of Latin “indelebilis” when “in-” means “not” and “dellebis” comes from “delere” meaning “delete”

Synonyms: haunting, persisting, indestructible, ingrained, memorable.

In a sentence: “He has indelible green eyes.”

“Impeccable”

Means “flawless” or free from inconsistency.

Origin of Word: from Latin “impeccabilis”

Synonyms: ideal, picture-perfect, unblemished, absolute.

In a sentence: “Her final term paper was neat and impeccable.”

“Illuminating”

Means “providing clarity and much information” or “light” in a discussion.

Origin of Word: from Latin “lumen” meaning “light”

Synonyms: enlightening, educational, informative.

In a sentence: “Stories about child poverty are illuminating.” 

“Insightful”

Means “to ‘see’ deeply within a situation.”

Origin of Word: from old English “gesiht”

Synonyms: sagacious, perceptive, discerning, wise.

In a sentence: “She is a quiet, insightful, young woman.”

“Incisive”

Means “Clear-minded and direct”, in style and presentation.

Origin of Word: from Latin “incindere” meaning “to cut”

Synonyms: sharp-witted, intelligent, clever.

In a sentence: “She beat the game of chess with the use of her incisive tactics.”

“Infallible”

Means “Not liable to make a mistake”; free from errors.

Origin of Word: from late Latin “fallibilis”

Synonyms: certain, accurate, precise, true.

In a sentence: “He is known for being an excellent researcher, about ninety-nine percent infallible.”

“Innocuous”

Means “mild and harmless”; not offensive.

Origin of Word: from Latin “in-” meaning “not” and “nocuus” meaning “injurious”

Synonyms: Innocent, wholesome, gentle.

In a sentence: “My new puppy has such a round and innocuous face.”

“Intricate”

Means “consisting of a complex weave of interconnected parts.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “intricatus”, a past-participle of “intricare” which means “to entangle”

Synonyms: sophisticated, elaborate, complicated, high-detail.

In a sentence: “Her sketches are intricate and masterful.”

“Instinctive”

Means “tending to go for natural gut feeling.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “instinctus” meaning Impulse and “instinguere” to incite.

Synonyms: impulsive, unconscious, intrinsic, intuitive.

In a sentence: “After 4 grueling hours of interrogation, she instinctively became in need of food.” 

“Integral”

Means “an essential component to completion.”

Origin of Word: from late Latin “integralis”

Synonyms: constitutional, fundamental, ingrained, built-in.

In a sentence: “A pair of fairy wings is an integral part to your costume in order to shine in an enchanted forest-themed party.”

“Invincible”

Means “too great and potent to be defeated or subdued.” 

Origin of Word: from Latin “invicibilis”

Synonyms: Indomitable, dauntless, secured.

In a sentence: “Our heroes may seem invincible to us, but they’re also only human like us.”

“Immense”

Means “transcendently great”; by scale or caliber.

Origin of Word: from Latin “immensus” meaning immeasurable.

Synonyms: beautiful, fine, fantastic, massive.

In a sentence: “The universe is immense.”

“Ironic”

Means “an odd, inexplicable and humorous turn of event, can be serendipitous and causing wonder or occasionally meaningless.”; “a sharp and sarcastic remark constituting irony.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “ironia”

Synonyms: paradoxical, peculiar, weird; satirical, double-edged, scalding.

In a sentence: “It is ironic that roses have thorns.” ; “What an ironic remark.”

“Inimitable”

Means “cannot be imitated.”

Origin of Word: from Latin “inimitabilis”

Synonyms: unparalleled, unsurpassed, only, incomparable.

In a sentence: “Her unique talent in figure skating is inimitable.”

“Invaluable”

Means “beyond appreciated.”

Origin of Word: from “value” and “able”

Synonyms: crucial, vital, key, priceless, indispensable.

In a sentence: “I gain a lot of invaluable insight from watching a lot of cooking shows online.”

Adjectives starting with I- Their descriptions

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