What is the adjective from the noun "Tinder"? and what is more appropriate to use the adjective of "Tinder" or to use "Flammable" instead?

P.S: do you know any website that can convert any noun I put into it into an adjective and vice versa? I tried, but couldn't find one, if you know please mention it below.

  • Did you try a (monolingual) dictionary?
    – Em.
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 9:17

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Not every noun has an "adjective form". There are some adjectives that are formed from nouns: For example Bump -> Bumpy or Ocean -> Oceanic. Creating adjectives like "tindery" is possible but there are better options.

Many words don't have an adjective form. "Tinder", which means "the very light stuff that you can light with sparks from a flint", doesn't have a adjective that is closely related to it. A piece of wood is flammable, but it is not tinder.

You can always say "It is like tinder", or "as dry as tinder".

  • tindery is in this dictionary, but I would prefer something like "tinder-like".
    – user3169
    Commented Apr 2, 2018 at 1:04
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    Tindery and even tinder-like won't mean flammable, but that it looks and feels like tinder. Tinder has multiple qualities other than being flammable, such as dry, disposable, etc. and tindery will carry all those qualities.
    – LawrenceC
    Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 16:55

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