“That was a nice waited pass”

In soccer, if a player waits for another player to get into a proper position before passing the ball to him then can I say “That was a nicely waited pass” or would that be grammatically correct? Answer A phrase which is used in British English is nicely-weighted pass — that is, a pass which … Read more

Adjective defining a property of an object that is possessed by many of those objects

Is there a word defining an object’s property possessed by many similar objects? Something like this: Tommy bought a red balloon at the circus. Many kids have red balloons there. Hence ballon’s color is <the word I am looking for>. Answer I think you might be thinking of ubiquitous, which means that it is found … Read more

What is the adjectival form of “turmoil”?

What is the adjectival form of “turmoil”? Might it be “turbulent”? I have a feeling that that isn’t it, though. Answer As simchona said, there is no adjective derived from turmoil, nor any adjective with a related etymology. So in the strict sense, there is no adjective form of the word turmoil. For a word … Read more

single word adjective for ‘temperature-related’

As temporal is the adjective which describes things relating to time, is there such a (non-hyphenated) word for temperature? The hyphenated ‘temperature-related’ works, but I’m curious about non-hyphenated ones. For context, I’m looking for an equivalent phrase to: “one’s culinary preferences” but with the word as described above. Google has thus far been unhelpful in … Read more

When to use obsolete or redundant when referring to something that is no longer required? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question I was sending a message to one of our developers internally referring to an element on a page querying … Read more

For people, can you say “a British” like you can say “an Australian”?

According to Wiktionary, you can’t use “a British” to refer to individual British people, though you can use it to refer to a race of people as a whole, but you can use “an Australian“, and this matches what I already suspect. I can’t think of a good Google Ngram query to confirm this. Is … Read more

An adjective to describe a substance consisting of smaller-size grains

What adjective you would use to describe a substance consisting of grains of smaller size compared to those of another substance? For example, “Milk powder is ______er than sugar”. Addition: And if it’s possible, please, come up with an antonym of that word. Answer I would simply use “finer“ “Milk powder is finer than sugar”. … Read more

A single word adjective for “having only one interpretation; leaving no doubts”

I am looking for an adjective with a meaning: this is definite, clear, and there’s no room for misinterpretation; nothing’s left variadic. For example: logical statements have only one, very strict interpretation. The purpose of the word is similiar: to be used for a mathematical model thoroughly describing a real object. The real object comes … Read more