As I remember from grammar lessons, adjectives are classified into regular and irregular (are totally different in their base form and comparative form, such as bad and worse), and into short (one syllable) and long (two syllables).

My question is if there is an irregular adjective which is also long? For now, I found short irregular adjectives (such as good and bad) only, and I'm not sure if something that I'm looking for, exists at all.

I found some lists of irregular adjectives and they don't have even one long irregular adjective, but I'm not sure if there's no an exception and it is not listed there.

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    I think the list of irregular adjectives is (fortunately) quite short: good, bad, little, much, and far. – Andrew Apr 25 '18 at 16:09
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    @Andrew there are a little bit more in this list:) bleemoo.com/wp-content/uploads/… Anyway by my words "short" and "long" I meant to short and long adjectives by the amount of the syllables, as @-Mary-LouA mentioned. – Judicious Allure Apr 25 '18 at 18:36
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    Why is "small" (in the link above) considered irregular? It perfectly follows the comparative and superlative pattern of one-syllable adjectives. – Mari-Lou A Apr 25 '18 at 19:32
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    @subtle_sibling That's an odd list since older and oldest are perfectly fine. Actually elder and eldest are unusual in that there is no root eld adjective, at least in modern English. Plus as Mari-Lou points out, other irregularities. But either way it's a short list with no "long" words – Andrew Apr 25 '18 at 19:43
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    @subtle_s - I don't mean to be "insulting," but mousing-over the downvote button reveals a tooltip that says, "This question does not show any research effort." The issue isn't about how much research you did, it's about how much research you have shown. That useful link in your comment merits a place in your question; if you edited your question to include the link (instead of only mentioning it in a comment), I'd happily reverse my downvote. Unfortunately, too many ELLers do two days of research only to ask a question 6 lines or less, and the whole community misses out. – J.R. Apr 25 '18 at 21:39

I found a relatively longer adj,


It's comparative is


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