[Grammar] Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

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Hello,

When we talk about the Royal Order of Adjectives (opinion > size > quality > age > shape > colour > origin > material > purpose), what category does adjectives like "hairy" and "spiky" fall into?

I sometimes see "participle" too. But I'm not sure where it is supposed to go in the order.

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Nawee
 

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The Royal Order of adjectives is not an Order. There are tendencies that are commonly used. But each sentence is different.
 

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So...

Rambutan is a red hairy fruit.

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Rambutan is a hairy red fruit.
 

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I would probably use "hairy red fruit" because there are many other red fruits.
 

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You would also say "a fluffy green monster" too, right?
 

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Probably. Are there many green monsters?
 

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Well, that's a problem. :lol:
 
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