Grammar Patterns

ADJ about n

The 'analytical' group

These adjectives indicate the way that someone thinks, or the way that they approach an issue. We include here adjectives such as clever and stupid, which indicate that the way that someone thinks is judged to be intelligent or unintelligent.
I wasn't yet analytical about gardens - I didn't understand what a grand garden like Bodnant told you about the social position of the people who built it.
The agency people are very clever about the way they question you.
She is highly intelligent about the industry she has made her own.
It was bad enough him being stupid about business matters, but the trouble was he was also stupid about real life.
  • ambitious
  • analytical
  • clear-eyed
  • clever
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • dumb
  • forgetful
  • gullible
  • idealistic
  • intelligent
  • inventive
  • literal
  • logical
  • naive
  • objective
  • perceptive
  • practical
  • pragmatic
  • puritanical
  • rational
  • realistic
  • reflective
  • reverential
  • rigid
  • romantic
  • sanguine
  • self-conscious
  • sentimental
  • shrewd
  • silly
  • smart
  • soppy
  • starry-eyed
  • stupid
  • subjective
  • thoughtful
  • unrealistic
  • wise
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