Adjectives Words to Describe Animals and Pets

Adjectives for animals is not something new to English vocabulary. But yes it can be the best thing if you are trying to help your kids learn new words. Have you ever wondered how will you describe a baby meerkat? You would be describing it as cute or chubby.

Generally, to describe animals we should be knowledgeable about their characteristic features. These features help us in using the correct adjectives for the specific animals. For example, you can describe a Fox as wild, cunning, and carnivorous but you cannot use the same adjectives for a Rabbit. Rabbit is an innocent animal. 

Therefore you can easily see that there are many ways you can describe a particular animal.

Adjective Words to Describe Animals

You can see the entire list of cute adjectives that can be used to describe animals.

Transgenic Amphibious Androgynous
Anthropoid Aquatic Arboreal
Articulate Asexual Caged
Captive Cold-blooded Diurnal
Domestic Wild Drowny
Extinct Feathered Feral
Fluffy Furred Giant
Gregarious Horned Pet
Indigenous Juvenile Lesser
Lop-eared Man-Eating Mangy
Migratory Native Nocturnal
Omnivorous Parasitic Petrified
Pigmy Poisonous Polymorphous
Predatory Purebred Rabid
Rogue Savage Scaly
Spineless Tame Temperate
Territorial Tolerant Webbed

In the list given you can observe the adjectives used for dogs. In a contextual way you can also symbolize them as “Canine loyalty” this becomes the perfect adjective. Moreover, the word or adjective asinine as used to refer to the characters a donkey posses. 

With these adjectives, you would also be able to understand the characteristic features of the animals.

Adjective Animal
accipitrine hawk
anserine goose
aquiline eagle
asinine ass
avine bird
bovine cow
bubaline buffalo
cameline camel
cancrine crab
canine dog
caprine goat
corvine deer
corvine crow, raven
crocodiline crocodile
elephantine elephant
equine horse
falconine falcon
feline cat
ferine any wild animal
hippopotamine hippopotamus
hircine goat
hirundine swallow
hystricine porcupine
lacertine lizard
larine gull
leonine lion
leporine hare
lumbricine earthworm
lupine wolf
murine mouse
ovine sheep
pardine leopard, panther
passerine sparrow
pavonine peacock
picine woodpecker
piscine fish
porcine pig
pteropine bat
ranine frog
scolopendrine centipede
serpentine serpent
soricine shrew
struthionine ostrich
suilline swine
taurine bull
tigrine tiger
ursine bear
vespine wasp
viperine viper
vituline calf
viverrine mongoose
vulpine fox
vulturine vulture
zebrine zebra
zibeline Sable
acciptrine Falcon
anguine snake
arachnoid spider
batrachian toad
bovine bison
cervine elk
cetacean whale
cygnine swan
delphine dolphin
dipterous fly
eusuchian alligator
formic ant
galline chicken
gastropodian snail
vermian worm
murine rat
musteline badger
ostracine oyster
otarine seal
pieridine butterfly
scyphozoan jellyfish
simian monkey
testudine tortoise
vespine hornet

These adjectives would also be helpful to you while narrating descriptions for content or drafting a storyline.

With these adjectives, you would be able to distinguish between the generic adjectives that can be used for animals and the specific one. The specific adjectives are basically used for particular animals only as they describe the characteristic features.

If you have some different adjectives then share your thoughts in our comment section. Till then stay tuned to Englishbix.

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