Definition of adjunct


  • furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump", "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism", "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other". Synonyms: accessory, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary.
  • of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another. Synonyms: assistant.


  • something added to another thing but not an essential part of it.
  • a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another.
  • a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence.

Related words

accompaniment, complement, parenthetical.

Start with adjunct

adjunctly, adjunction, adjuncts, adjunctions, adjunctive.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • adjunct is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 17 points
  • adjunct is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 17 points
  • adjunct is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 22 points
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