attributive adjective
Definition - An adjective that precedes the word it modifies.

Notes:
1. As opposed to a predicative adjective which is part of the predicate.

Example -
The old dog is stupid.
(In the above old is an attributive adjective and stupid is a predicative adjective.)

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from circa 1840:
"Attributive adjectives are those which express the quality of an object, as, a kind friend."
(Douglas Eng. Gram. (1876) 16 )



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