It is not the adjective, but the substantive, which is of real importance.
I was raked in by that adjective fool with the unwashed face.
He boggled slightly as he came to the "adjective," but got over it safely.
"Striking" was perhaps the one adjective which would best describe her.
The participle may also have the character of an adjective, the adverb either of an adjective or of a preposition.
An adjective is like an infant in leading strings—it cannot go alone.
Observe how close the concord is between substantive and adjective.
He feels like Napoleon, "that impossible is the adjective of fools."
At least, it was probably as near to deserving that adjective as at any time before or since.
As an adjective, it embraces the idea of supernatural as well as remedial.