Adjectives ending in y (1,000)

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  • early
  • likely
  • only
  • necessary
  • easy
  • happy
  • sorry
  • military
  • ready
  • heavy
  • primary
  • key
  • ordinary
  • very
  • lovely
  • unlikely
  • daily
  • dry
  • tiny
  • empty
  • bloody
  • elderly
  • busy
  • grey
  • contemporary
  • secondary
  • funny
  • parliamentary
  • guilty
  • angry
  • lucky
  • voluntary
  • temporary
  • statutory
  • friendly
  • healthy
  • tory
  • literary
  • holy
  • extraordinary
  • monetary
  • silly
  • pretty
  • dirty
  • steady
  • revolutionary
  • weekly
  • nearby
  • satisfactory
  • everyday
  • monthly
  • unhappy
  • unnecessary
  • hungry
  • preliminary
  • nasty
  • okay
  • crazy
  • compulsory
  • lonely
  • advisory
  • contrary
  • gay
  • lively
  • wealthy
  • ugly
  • worthy
  • regulatory
  • lengthy
  • costly
  • evolutionary
  • arbitrary
  • disciplinary
  • shy
  • supplementary
  • noisy
  • mandatory
  • sunny
  • mighty
  • uneasy
  • day-to-day
  • handy
  • lay
  • luxury
  • complementary
  • bodily
  • solitary
  • lazy
  • sticky
  • customary
  • deadly
  • wary
  • petty
  • unsatisfactory
  • honorary
  • imaginary
  • sandy
  • tidy
  • dietary
  • elementary
  • dusty
  • veterinary
  • contradictory
  • shiny
  • binary
  • inflammatory
  • naughty
  • legendary
  • fancy
  • risky
  • cosy
  • weary
  • gloomy
  • filthy
  • sexy
  • tricky
  • icy
  • sensory
  • glossy
  • explanatory
  • rocky
  • muddy
  • discretionary
  • one-day
  • proprietary
  • subsidiary
  • away
  • introductory
  • coronary
  • faulty
  • speedy
  • merry
  • respiratory
  • floppy
  • unlucky
  • orderly
  • privy
  • multiparty
  • fatty
  • budgetary
  • greedy
  • fiery
  • scholarly
  • sturdy
  • hereditary
  • clumsy
  • slippery
  • jolly
  • shaky
  • quarterly
  • windy
  • unitary
  • wry
  • inner-city
  • sleepy
  • witty
  • supervisory
  • curly
  • shabby
  • stationary
  • preparatory
  • ghastly
  • hairy
  • timely
  • contributory
  • tertiary
  • almighty
  • present-day
  • greasy
  • shadowy
  • untidy
  • dizzy
  • creamy
  • hardy
  • stately
  • tasty
  • involuntary
  • kindly
  • inflationary
  • stormy
  • biliary
  • two-way
  • heavenly
  • ancillary
  • messy
  • rusty
  • heady
  • yearly
  • chilly
  • hefty
  • cheeky
  • obligatory
  • bulky
  • stray
  • leisurely
  • hasty
  • predatory
  • complimentary
  • sly
  • stony
  • grassy
  • exploratory
  • skinny
  • patchy
  • dodgy
  • reactionary
  • bony
  • momentary
  • watery
  • rotary
  • poorly
  • sanitary
  • grubby
  • interdisciplinary
  • milky
  • unhealthy
  • high-quality
  • earthly
  • misty
  • thirsty
  • cloudy
  • noteworthy
  • planetary
  • rosy
  • rudimentary
  • lofty
  • paramilitary
  • oily
  • shady
  • dreary
  • discriminatory
  • smelly
  • fiduciary
  • homely
  • airy
  • ghostly
  • silvery
  • exemplary
  • auxiliary
  • needy
  • urinary
  • culinary
  • silky
  • visionary
  • woolly
  • trendy
  • inhibitory
  • one-way
  • chunky
  • flimsy
  • hourly
  • rainy
  • worldly
  • baggy
  • pulmonary
  • scruffy
  • murky
  • fluffy
  • auditory
  • lowly
  • hazy
  • lousy
  • runaway
  • uncanny
  • sickly
  • frosty
  • scary
  • tawny
  • snowy
  • moody
  • spicy
  • sweaty
  • leafy
  • illusory
  • sloppy
  • disorderly
  • smoky
  • compensatory
  • husky
  • conciliatory
  • sedimentary
  • fussy
  • melancholy
  • juicy
  • fragmentary
  • fuzzy
  • antislavery
  • sundry
  • unruly
  • glassy
  • weighty
  • prickly
  • concessionary
  • multidisciplinary
  • stocky
  • unfriendly
  • hearty
  • stuffy
  • gritty
  • furry
  • fleshy
  • cheery
  • lumpy
  • spiky
  • salty
  • wobbly
  • burly
  • pecuniary
  • soggy
  • cross-country
  • unsteady
  • salutary
  • crafty
  • cursory
  • unworthy
  • classy
  • ruddy
  • shaggy
  • bumpy
  • gaudy
  • phoney
  • cuddly
  • grimy
  • slimy
  • low-key
  • nightly
  • coy
  • arty
  • fruity
  • unsightly
  • trustworthy
  • multi-party
  • drowsy
  • steely
  • participatory
  • princely
  • interlocutory
  • nutty
  • northerly
  • cowardly
  • sedentary
  • secretory
  • wavy
  • dreamy
  • savoury
  • shapely
  • dainty
  • dingy
  • hilly
  • canny
  • shoddy
  • crusty
  • earthy
  • precautionary
  • thorny
  • foggy
  • spooky
  • bushy
  • transitory
  • soapy
  • unwary
  • rickety
  • batty
  • trusty
  • chubby
  • funky
  • musty
  • seedy
  • wintry
  • breakaway
  • flashy
  • domiciliary
  • modern-day
  • unwieldy
  • user-friendly
  • sultry
  • courtly
  • manly
  • beastly
  • quirky
  • edgy
  • clammy
  • wiry
  • tacky
  • bonny
  • plenary
  • marshy
  • capillary
  • sooty
  • paltry
  • bubbly
  • westerly
  • unsavoury
  • cocky
  • steamy
  • celebratory
  • priestly
  • craggy
  • lacy
  • migratory
  • masterly
  • third-party
  • grisly
  • defamatory
  • three-way
  • bossy
  • fishy
  • comfy
  • haughty
  • spotty
  • mouldy
  • rowdy
  • sketchy
  • scanty
  • bouncy
  • wacky
  • stubby
  • perfunctory
  • motley
  • fizzy
  • weedy
  • giddy
  • desultory
  • derogatory
  • tatty
  • flowery
  • unholy
  • ambulatory
  • funerary
  • shifty
  • godly
  • feathery
  • foolhardy
  • flabby
  • touchy
  • roomy
  • southerly
  • gentlemanly
  • wily
  • grumpy
  • peaty
  • cautionary
  • untimely
  • crunchy
  • puny
  • saintly
  • kinky
  • springy
  • frothy
  • saucy
  • frilly
  • puffy
  • innovatory
  • draughty
  • jaunty
  • dusky
  • woody
  • choppy
  • surly
  • pearly
  • squeaky
  • pushy
  • sugary
  • snappy
  • barmy
  • circulatory
  • jerky
  • sulky
  • cross-party
  • wispy
  • counter-revolutionary
  • runny
  • incendiary
  • scrappy
  • breezy
  • nosey
  • self-explanatory
  • retaliatory
  • mucky
  • spiny
  • derisory
  • high-technology
  • loony
  • chalky
  • salivary
  • mercenary
  • latter-day
  • peremptory
  • horny
  • recessionary
  • froggy
  • excitatory
  • brotherly
  • meaty
  • sporty
  • ungainly
  • easterly
  • multi-storey
  • anticipatory
  • quaternary
  • dotty
  • panicky
  • deathly
  • spindly
  • olfactory
  • blustery
  • lanky
  • scrawny
  • leaky
  • gutsy
  • thrifty
  • tawdry
  • accessory
  • itchy
  • cockney
  • racy
  • gory
  • probationary
  • leathery
  • anti-inflammatory
  • starry
  • rubbery
  • pricey
  • groovy
  • fiddly
  • swarthy
  • velvety
  • sneaky
  • glitzy
  • scaly
  • balmy
  • bawdy
  • randy
  • mossy
  • skimpy
  • motherly
  • newsworthy
  • waxy
  • refractory
  • gray
  • boggy
  • dowdy
  • self-regulatory
  • lordly
  • heavy-duty
  • queasy
  • sleazy
  • unearthly
  • deflationary
  • spongy
  • foxy
  • sinewy
  • pithy
  • stipendiary
  • creepy
  • dumpy
  • mushy
  • tipsy
  • lusty
  • knobbly
  • promissory
  • jumpy
  • powdery
  • nosy
  • showy
  • catchy
  • classificatory
  • nervy
  • epoxy
  • unseemly
  • untrustworthy
  • inky
  • high-energy
  • sprightly
  • portly
  • crispy
  • expansionary
  • plucky
  • knightly
  • throaty
  • chatty
  • jittery
  • leggy
  • stringy
  • shitty
  • expeditionary
  • tangy
  • testamentary
  • nifty
  • perky
  • beefy
  • airworthy
  • scratchy
  • streaky
  • pituitary
  • inter-agency
  • fatherly
  • dozy
  • tinny
  • praiseworthy
  • corny
  • grotty
  • cagey
  • brainy
  • no-fly
  • brassy
  • beady
  • zany
  • honourary
  • trippy
  • unworldly
  • knotty
  • hunky
  • downy
  • choosy
  • bitchy
  • environment-friendly
  • slovenly
  • cranky
  • crinkly
  • grainy
  • comely
  • soppy
  • articulatory
  • stodgy
  • insanitary
  • expiratory
  • diversionary
  • hoary
  • stimulatory
  • miserly
  • buttery
  • gusty
  • neighbourly
  • burgundy
  • alimentary
  • womanly
  • bleary
  • potty
  • poxy
  • iffy
  • crappy
  • top-heavy
  • bristly
  • chirpy
  • grizzly
  • bloodthirsty
  • starchy
  • goodly
  • all-day
  • stealthy
  • stripy
  • flaky
  • poky
  • nippy
  • wonky
  • teeny
  • yummy
  • horsey
  • ritzy
  • tubby
  • scrubby
  • investigatory
  • high-frequency
  • jazzy
  • gooey
  • snooty
  • exclusionary
  • gravelly
  • happy-go-lucky
  • termly
  • top-quality
  • jokey
  • raunchy
  • boozy
  • reedy
  • kingly
  • painterly
  • hallucinatory
  • slinky
  • punchy
  • swampy
  • musky
  • breathy
  • congratulatory
  • interplanetary
  • spidery
  • ex-directory
  • straggly
  • dilatory
  • crumbly
  • ungodly
  • silver-grey
  • wordy
  • stroppy
  • natty
  • rogatory
  • willowy
  • indy
  • shivery
  • frizzy
  • confirmatory
  • topsy-turvy
  • silty
  • stumpy
  • big-money
  • podgy
  • tardy
  • ziggy
  • mousy
  • world-weary
  • glittery
  • dastardly
  • chewy
  • ratty
  • snotty
  • frisky
  • stingy
  • finicky
  • fidgety
  • unlovely
  • loopy
  • groggy
  • threepenny
  • slippy
  • pointy
  • twice-weekly
  • coppery
  • pygmy
  • wimpy
  • summery
  • other-worldly
  • doughty
  • ozone-friendly
  • valedictory
  • peaky
  • sisterly
  • plenipotentiary
  • creaky
  • goofy
  • sparkly
  • warty
  • brawny
  • blurry
  • uppity
  • toothy
  • bendy
  • blotchy
  • rough-and-ready
  • flighty
  • fifty-fifty
  • revelatory
  • filmy
  • sparky
  • twitchy
  • throw-away
  • cardiopulmonary
  • snazzy
  • gingery
  • jammy
  • fly
  • bandy
  • gossipy
  • flinty
  • anti-inflationary
  • south-westerly
  • many-to-many
  • cheesy
  • one-to-many
  • placatory
  • expository
  • clingy
  • reversionary
  • dewy
  • mind-body
  • dicky
  • residuary
  • precatory
  • broody
  • tarty
  • dishy
  • possessory
  • chintzy
  • bitty
  • syrupy
  • supernumerary
  • dippy
  • wheezy
  • pudgy
  • muggy
  • read-only
  • self-contradictory
  • cushy
  • corky
  • crummy
  • emancipatory
  • chancy
  • yucky
  • pasty
  • declamatory
  • snobby
  • footy
  • muzzy
  • lemony
  • bay
  • smutty
  • prissy
  • ducky
  • each-way
  • gawky
  • floury
  • seaworthy
  • gangly
  • blocky
  • stretchy
  • mangy
  • scraggy
  • illocutionary
  • weeny
  • droopy
  • twice-yearly
  • roly-poly
  • chummy
  • trigger-happy
  • picky
  • scatty
  • flyaway
  • ropey
  • feisty
  • peppery
  • boney
  • non-monetary
  • axillary
  • constabulary
  • folksy
  • wishy-washy
  • showery
  • scabby
  • tetchy
  • gimmicky
  • twisty
  • epistolary
  • sassy
  • extra-statutory
  • weepy
  • stubbly
  • boxy
  • mealy
  • scummy
  • dopey
  • rangy
  • bluey
  • ropy
  • cozy
  • designatory
  • non-empty
  • missionary
  • freaky
  • seely
  • trashy
  • yellowy
  • wrinkly
  • porky
  • squashy
  • wiggly
  • chesty
  • legionary
  • geostationary
  • self-congratulatory
  • chary
  • curvy
  • justificatory
  • qwerty
  • papery
  • ungentlemanly
  • maxillary
  • off-key
  • horsy
  • north-westerly
  • punky
  • writerly
  • blameworthy
  • shrubby
  • intimidatory
  • extra-sensory
  • oscillatory
  • tweedy
  • smarmy
  • nitty
  • genitourinary
  • slabby
  • bluesy
  • heathery
  • zippy
  • swanky
  • south-easterly
  • gummy
  • peachy
  • soldierly
  • unmanly
  • pebbly
  • slushy
  • frumpy
  • improvisatory
  • deregulatory
  • spry
  • sludgy
  • roadworthy
  • amatory
  • uncomplimentary
  • nugatory
  • hydroxy
  • beaky
  • accusatory
  • contractionary
  • dressy
  • tussocky
  • seemly
  • masturbatory
  • airy-fairy
  • beery
  • ashy
  • plummy
  • declaratory
  • sixpenny
  • busty
  • unparliamentary
  • muscly
  • eco-friendly
  • drippy
  • depositary
  • holey
  • tough-guy
  • gauzy
  • twiggy
  • sumptuary
  • insurrectionary
  • huggy
  • gassy
  • infinitary
  • ventilatory
  • faddy
  • whacky
  • phony
  • unfunny
  • satiny
  • ternary
  • kooky
  • mediatory
  • chappy
  • multistorey
  • slithery
  • smudgy
  • leery
  • signatory
  • joky
  • wormy
  • wifely
  • sniffy
  • antisecretory
  • ferny
  • minty
  • namby-pamby
  • admonitory
  • girly
  • prefatory
  • vinegary
  • drizzly
  • foamy
  • unfussy
  • economy
  • fusty
  • shelly
  • laudatory
  • intercalary
  • condemnatory
  • seamy
  • hummocky
  • clumpy
  • power-hungry
  • transboundary
  • unsanitary
  • huffy
  • north-easterly
  • barbary
  • tutelary
  • rheumy
  • blobby
  • saggy
  • paunchy
  • touristy
  • creditworthy
  • loamy
  • accretionary
  • formulary
  • spunky
  • snoopy
  • justiciary
  • squelchy
  • 'appy

Note: these words have been obtained from Wiktionary and have been classified and improved through automated computer linguistics processes.

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