Characteristic adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun characteristic in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing CHARACTERISTIC.
additional, basic, central, certain, chief, common, conspicuous, constant, critical, crucial, cultural, curious, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, dominant
eminent, enduring, especial, essential, fifth, final, first, formal, fourth, frequent, fundamental, general, grand, great, human, important
individual, inherent, innate, interesting, intrinsic, invariable, key, last, latter, little, main, major, mental, moral, national, natural
negative, new, next, normal, notable, outstanding, particular, peculiar, permanent, personal, physical, positive, predominant, primary, prime, principal
prominent, proper, psychological, real, remarkable, salient, same, second, significant, single, singular, special, specific, striking, strong, strongest
structural, supreme, third, true, typical, unfailing, unique, universal, unusual, usual, valuable, vital
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