verb (used with object), ad·jec·tiv·ized, ad·jec·tiv·iz·ing.
- Grammar. to make into an adjective, as by adding a suffix: The noun mirth can be adjectivized by adding -ful or -less to form the adjectives mirthful and mirthless.
- to apply adjectives to; describe: He tends to adjectivize himself as loyal and trustworthy, but that is far from accurate.
verb (used without object), ad·jec·tiv·ized, ad·jec·tiv·iz·ing.
- to overdescribe: She adjectivizes in agonizing detail, using three adjectives where even one would be superfluous.