68 Negative Words Starting With J (With Definition)

  • By: Phil Taylor
  • Time to read: 4 min.

There are so many negative words in the English language it was hard to find the most negative one that starts with a J but we have done it. Here are 68 of the most popular negative words that start with a J.

Negative words starting with J include jaded, jealous, judgmental, jarring, and joyless. These words can be used to convey unpleasant or negative emotions in various situations. For example, if someone is constantly complaining and seems tired of everything, they could be referred to as jaded.

If someone is excessively envious of others, they could be described as jealous. If someone is making harsh or critical judgments, they could be labeled as judgmental. If something is causing an unpleasant or discordant reaction, it could be characterized as jarring.

Using them judiciously can help to avoid causing offense or inflicting pain.

68 Negative Words Starting With The Letter J 

Jabber: to talk rapidly and unintelligibly.
Jackass: a stupid or foolish person.
Jagged: having a rough, uneven or irregular edge.
Jaded: feeling tired, bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.
Jammed: stuck or unable to move freely.
Jarring: causing a shock or surprise because of being unexpected or out of place.
Jaundiced: having a bitter, prejudiced, or negative attitude.
Jealous: feeling or showing envy or resentment towards someone.
Jeering: mocking or taunting someone in a rude way.
Jerky: characterized by sudden, abrupt movements.
Jilted: abandoned or rejected suddenly and unexpectedly.
Jinxed: believed to bring bad luck or misfortune to someone or something.
Jobless: without work or employment.
Jocular: characterized by joking or jesting.
Joking: said or done in jest; not serious.
Jolted: given a sudden, violent shock or shake.
Joyless: lacking happiness or enjoyment.
Juddering: shaking or vibrating violently.
Judgmental: tending to judge people harshly or unfairly.
Jumbled: mixed up in a confused or disorderly way.
Jumpy: nervous, edgy or easily startled.
Junky: of poor quality or cheaply made.
Jurisdictional: relating to or affecting the authority of a particular jurisdiction.
Justified: shown or proven to be right or reasonable.
Jutted: projected outwards or protruded abruptly.
Juvenile: childish or immature in behavior or attitude.
Jowly: having loose flesh or fat around the lower jaw or cheeks.
Judgemental: tending to judge people harshly or unfairly.
Jactitation: restless tossing and turning in bed, often associated with mental or emotional disturbance.
Jaggy: having sharp projections or points; jagged.
Jargogle: to confuse or jumble.
Jargon: specialized language or vocabulary used by a particular group or profession, often difficult for outsiders to understand.
Jaw-dropping: extremely surprising or shocking.
Jeopardize: to put in danger or at risk.
Jeremiad: a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a litany of woes.
Jettison: to throw or drop something from a moving object, especially to lighten the load.
Jibe: to agree or fit together harmoniously; to make a cutting or sarcastic remark.
Jittery: nervous, anxious, or uneasy.
Jobbery: the corrupt practices of officials in granting jobs or favors for personal gain.
Jocose: characterized by joking or playful humor; not serious.
Joggle: to shake or jolt slightly; to be out of alignment or off balance.
Joiner: a person who seeks to join or associate with a group or organization in order to gain benefits.
Joltiness: the quality of being jolty or shaky; roughness or unevenness of motion.
Jotting: a brief or informal note or memorandum.
Jovial: cheerful and friendly; jolly.
Joyless: lacking joy, happiness, or pleasure.
Judder: to vibrate or shake with a rapid, irregular motion.
Judicious: having or showing good judgment; wise or sensible.
Jugular: relating to the throat or neck; critical or vital.
Juicy: having or showing a tendency to be scandalous or sensational.
Jumbo: very large, unwieldy, or cumbersome.
Jumpiness: the state of being easily startled or nervous.
Junkie: a person addicted to drugs, especially narcotics.
Junkyard: a place where old or discarded items are stored or sold.
Jurisprudence: the theory or philosophy of law; the study of legal systems and principles.
Justifiable: able to be justified or explained; defensible.
Justly: in a fair or morally upright way; deservedly.
Juxtapose: to place side by side for comparison or contrast.
Juxtaposition: the act or instance of placing things side by side for comparison or contrast.
Jab: a quick, sharp blow or poke, often with a pointed object.
Jailbreak: the act of escaping from jail or prison, often by illegal means.
Jangling: producing a harsh, discordant sound.
Jangle: to make a harsh, discordant sound; to be nervous or agitated.
Jar: to disturb or shake abruptly; to be out of harmony or agreement.
Jealousy: feeling or showing envy or resentment towards someone’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.
Jettatura: the supposed ability to cause harm or misfortune by looking at someone.
Jingoistic: characterized by extreme nationalism and aggressive foreign policy.
Jitterbug: a lively and energetic dance popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

Final Thoughts

We have listed the most commonly used negative words that start with a J in this post so you don’t have to figure it out yourself.  We hope you have found this list of adjectives useful. Thank you for taking the time to read.