Nouns, Adjectives and Examples of Nouns formed from Adjectives

len Alfred Ajibola - Thu, 05th September, 2019 @ 18:11: PM

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Academic Questions in English

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Idioms are best defined as _____.

  • A. Sentences that are logically reversed
  • B. Words that relate to a specific sentence
  • C. A clause containing two or more phrases
  • D. Phrases whose meaning does not contain the individual words it contain
  • E. Illogical words with logical meanings
  • Rational words with partial meaning as used in the sentence

Her followers on social media considered her to be reprobate unlike her twin sister whom many see as being _____.

From the options below, which word correctly fills the gap and is also opposite to the underlined word.

  • A. godly
  • B. morally upright
  • C. prudent
  • D. conservative
  • E. cautious
  • F. diligent

Words with same spelling, same sound and different meanings are referred to as _____.

  • A. Homonyms
  • B. Homographs
  • C. Homophones
  • D. Synonyms
  • E. Antonyms
  • F. Homophobes

A man who writes a book is called an author. A woman who writes a book is called an _____.

  • A. author
  • B. authoress
  • C. authorite
  • D. authority
  • E. authress
  • F. auther

The teacher was so vague that we could barely comprehend the _____ details of the topic.

From the options below, which word correctly fills the gap and is also opposite to the underlined word.

  • A. transparent
  • B. minute
  • C. hidden
  • D. explanatory
  • E. main
  • F. specific

Nouns formed from Adjectives

Nouns and Adjectives are among the Parts of Speech. Let’s begin by understanding what nouns and adjectives are. In this way, we will better understand nouns formed from adjectives.



A noun is defined as the name of any person, animal, place, thing or activity.

Think of it as a name to anything.

Please read on Relative Pronouns here

Please read on Transitive and Intransitive Verbs here

Within a sentence, a noun can take a variety of roles. The major two are:

1. SubjectThe subject of a sentence is always the doer of something.

The term “subject” in a sentence is only one part of the sentence; the other part being the predicate

Note: A predicate is the part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject.

The instance below shows a noun acting as a subject:

The boy ate some rice.

Noun: Boy

Subject: The boy

Predicate: ate some rice


2. Object: The object of a sentence is the entity that is acted upon by the subject.

An object can be direct or indirect.

  • Direct objects are nouns or pronouns that receive an action from a subject. Consider the instance below:

Ade bought a car

Object: Car

Car as used in the sentence is a direct object because that was the goal of Ade’s action.

Note: The action of any sentence is a verb. In fact, a verb is a action word or a doing word.


  • Indirect Objects are nouns or pronouns affected by the action received. Consider the instance below:

Ade bought a car for Loveth.

Indirect Object: Loveth

Loveth as used in the sentence is an indirect object because it is the receiver of Ade’s action.



They are words that qualify or describe a noun. Consider the instance below.

Cynthia is a beautiful girl.

The Adjective "beautiful" helps us to further describe Cynthia.

We can therefore conclude that an adjective gives more description about a noun.


Nouns formed from Adjectives


Adjective: Anxious

He showed a lot of anxiety at yesterday’s game

The anxious man died of hypertension


Noun: Anger

Adjective: Angry

The gentle boy expressed his anger for the first time

The angry mob killed the animal ravaging their crops


Noun: Curiosity

Adjective: Curious

Curiosity kills the cat

The young girl is always curious about everything


Noun: Depth

Adjective: Deep

The depth of God’s love is immeasurable

The deep well generates clean water

Please read on God's Attribute here


Noun: Excellence

Adjective: Excellent

Lagos is the centre of excellence

He is an excellent student


Noun: Freedom

Adjective: Free

After many years of colonialism, Nigeria gained her freedom

He became a free man after serving twenty years in the penitentiary

Please read on your Fundamental Human Rights here


Noun: Honesty

Adjective: Honest

Honesty is one of the best policies in business

She is an honest woman

You can read on the true meaning of Honesty here


Noun: Wisdom

Adjective: Wise

Alfred is a man of great wisdom

A wise man does the right thing at the right place and time


Noun: Truth

Adjective: True

The truth of the matter has finally been revealed

The innocent girl is indeed a true Muslim


Noun: Strength

Adjective: Strong

Samson is a man of great strength

According to the bible, Samson is a strong man


Noun: Pride

Adjective: Proud

The pride of Catherine is her husband

A proud man considers himself first in all thing


Noun: Length

Adjective: Long

The length of her hair is amazing

They were able to kill the snake with the long stick


Noun: Justice

Adjective: Just

The justice of the law came upon him

He is a faithful and just man

You can read on the Arms of Government here


Noun: Humility

Adjective: Humble

His humility made him die for sinners

The humble man died for a good course


Noun: Holiness

Adjective: Holy

His Holiness is currently in Nigeria

It is a holy act to pray for your enemies

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Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.

Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings

  • Keen

We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.

Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.
Keen: Very interested in something.


  • Tear

Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.

Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.
Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.


  • Jot

There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot  anything down.

Jot: A very small amount of somethin

Jot: To write something quickly

Please read more on Homonyms here

Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.

The table below shows some examples











You can check out the difference in meanings of the words above.

Note: Synonyms are different words with similar meanings. Please read on synonyms here.