predicate adjective

noun Grammar.
an adjective used in the predicate, especially with a copulative verb and attributive to the subject, as in He is dead, or attributive to the direct object, as in It made him sick.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  predicate adjective
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an adjective following a linking verb that describes the subject, such as 'roses are red''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Print without a hyphen a compound predicate adjective the second element of which is a past participle.
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