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.

Origin:
1880–85

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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'
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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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