Indefinite Adjectives

What Are Indefinite Adjectives? (with Examples)

An indefinite adjective is used to describe a noun in a non-specific sense.

The most common indefinite adjectives are any, each, few, many, much, most, several, and some.

They are often used to describe a noun to show an element of uncertainty.

Indefinite adjectives should not be confused with indefinite pronouns. Indefinite adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. Indefinite pronouns are standalone pronouns. For example:

Examples of Indefinite Adjectives

Here are some examples of indefinite adjectives:

More Examples of Indefinite Adjectives

Here are some indefinite adjectives that feature in witty quotes:

  • Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes. (Edgard Varese, 1883-1965)
  • Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. (Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970)
  • I bought some batteries, but they weren't included. (Steven Wright)
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    What are adjectives? Compound adjectives Demonstrative adjectives Enumeration of adjectives Interrogative adjectives Predicate adjectives Participles Possessive adjectives