Term: Resultative Adjective


A resultative adjective is an adjective that is placed postpositively (after the noun it modifies) and reflects a change that occurs by action of the verb on the noun. Hence result +ative.

He cooked the meat rare.
She painted the fence white.
She rinsed the glass clean.


See Also: Comparative; Superlative; Predicative Adjective; Attributive Adjective 

Category: Adjectives and Adverbs