from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An adjective used as a noun, such as merciful in Blessed are the merciful.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In grammar, an adjective or attributive word; an adjunct to a noun; specifically, according to some grammarians, an adjective used substantively, as the good, the true, and the beautiful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Gram.), rare An adjective, or attribute.
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- noun grammar An
adjectiveused as a noun.
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- noun an adjective used as a noun
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[ad– + noun (modeled on adverb).]
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It is not, in all cases, easy to determine to which of these classes an adnoun should be referred.
English Grammar in Familiar Lectures Samuel Kirkham
Logophile77 commented on the word adnoun
Pejorative is my favorite adnoun.
November 29, 2017