Top 20 Most Beautiful English Words In The English Language

May 31, 2019English Vocabulary, Smart Brains Spotlight

 

20 Of The Most Beautiful English Words In The English Language

 

Swathi G (जी)

 

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20 Of The Most Beautiful English Words In The English Language

 

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“There are over a million words in the English language: some with simple definitions, some with beautifully precise meanings, and some that just simply sound more beautiful when spoken. Words are so much more than a meager compilation of letters; they form sentences, paragraphs, books, and stories. Words are a powerful form of communication for someone who wants to share their message with another person.” – Thank you, Grammarly – (Grammarly: Free Writing Assistant)

 

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It’s really hard to choose one from so many beautiful words.

So, let me introduce all the words of my interest.

 

PHILOMATH: One who loves learning

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Definition of Philomath

A lover of learning: SCHOLAR especially: a student of mathematics

Etymology 

 

Greek philomathēs, from phil- + -mathēs (from mathein, manthanein to learn)

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APRICITY: The warmth of the sun in winter.

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Definition of Apricity

The warmth of the Sun in winter.

Etymology 

 

From the Latin aprīcitās, noun of quality from aprīcus (warmed by the sun).

 

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AEONIAN: Eternal.

(Most Beautiful English Words #3)

 

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Definition of Aeonian

 Lasting for an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time.

Etymology 

 

aeonian, from Greek, aiṓnios “lasting an age, perpetual”

 

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ASTROPHILE: A star lover.

(Most Beautiful English Words #4)

 

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Definition of Astrophile

 One fond of star lore; an amateur astronomer.

Etymology 

 

English word astrophile comes from English -phile, English astro.

 

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NIXIE: A letter that is undeliverable because of faulty address.

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Definition of Nixie

A letter or parcel that is undeliverable by the post office because of a faulty or illegible address.

Etymology 

 

1810–20; < German Nixe (Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa; see nix2), perhaps construed at time of borrowing as nix2 + -ie

 

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PELLUCID : Lucid meaning.

(Most Beautiful English Words #6)

 

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Definition of Pellucid

Translucently clear; Easily understood; lucid ; (of music or other sound) clear and pure in tone.

Etymology 

 

Early 17th century: from Latin pellucidus, from perlucere ‘shine through’.

 

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PRATE: To talk excessively and pointlessly.

(Most Beautiful English Words #7)

 

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Definition of Prate

To talk stupidly, or about things that are not important, for a long time:

Etymology 

 

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German praten, probably of imitative origin.

 

Thank you,  Cambridge Dictionary, The most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.

 

EMACITY: Desire to buy things.

(Most Beautiful English Words #8)

 

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Definition of Emacity

Desire or fondness for buying

Etymology 

 

Latin emacitas.

 

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MOONGLADE: The track of moonlight on water.

(Most Beautiful English Words #9)

 

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Definition of Moonglade

The bright reflection of the moon’s light on an expanse of water.

Etymology 

 

“The track of moonlight on water,” 1860, American English,

 

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TREPIDATION : Feeling of fear that causes hesitation.

(Most Beautiful English Words #10)

 

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Definition of Trepidation

Fear or worry about what is going to happen:

Etymology 

 

Late 15th century: from Latin trepidatio(n- ), from trepidare ‘be agitated, tremble’, from trepidus ‘alarmed’.

 

Thank you,  Cambridge Dictionary, The most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.

 

ZENOSYNE: A feeling that time keeps going faster.

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Definition of ZENOSYNE

The sense that time appears to be moving faster and faster–especially as one grows older–speeding towards the inevitable conclusion that will arrive unexpectedly soon.

Etymology 

 

Late 15th century: from Latin trepidatio(n- ), from trepidare ‘be agitated, tremble’, from trepidus ‘alarmed’.

 

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DUENDE : The mysterious power of art to move a person deeply.

(Most Beautiful English Words #12)

 

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Definition of Duende

A duende is a creature from Iberian, Latin American, and Filipino folklore. The Spanish term duende originated as a contraction of the phrase dueño de casa or duen de casa, “possessor of a house”, and was originally conceptualized as a mischievous spirit inhabiting a house.

Etymology 

 

1920s: from Spanish, contraction of duen de casa, from dueño de casa ‘owner of the house’.

 

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PSITHURISM: The sound of wind and rustling of leaves.

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Definition of Psithurism

The sound of the wind whispering in the trees.

Etymology 

 

An adaptation of the Ancient Greek ψιθύρισµα (psithurisma) or ψιθυρισµός (psithurismos), from ψιθυρίζω (psithurizō, “I whisper”), from ψίθυρος (psithuros, “whispering”, “slanderous”).

 

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PLUVIOPHILE: A lover of rain.

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Definition of Pluviophile

Any organism that thrives in conditions of heavy rainfall; One who loves rain, a rain-lover.

Etymology 

 

The word itself is relatively new. Pluv- Pluvi- and Pluvio- are all Latin based words relating to rain and rainfall. And Phile- means a person having a fondness for a specific thing. So it’s pretty self-explanatory; a Pluviophile is someone with a fondness for rain.

 

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ANAGAPESIS: Falling out of love

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Definition of Anagapesis

Loss of feelings for someone who was formerly loved; falling out of love.

Etymology 

 

From Greek: an = without ; agape = love

 

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WERIFESTERIA: Wander through the forest in search of mystery

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Definition of Werifesteria

To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery

Etymology 

 

No record of it exists before then and there’s no root in Old English for forests or longing or wandering that matches anything in the word.

 

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ERUDITE: Containing a lot of knowledge

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Definition of Erudite

Having or containing a lot of knowledge that is known by very few people.

Etymology 

 

Late Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire ‘instruct, train’ (based on rudis ‘rude, untrained’).

 

Thank you,  Cambridge Dictionary, The most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.

 

AKRASIA: lack of self-control

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Definition of Akrasia

‘Lack of self-control’, but it has come to be used as a general term for the phenomenon known as weakness of will,

Etymology 

 

Early 19th century: from Greek, from a- ‘without’ + kratos ‘power, strength’. The term is used especially with reference to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

 

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ALEXITHYMIA: Describe emotions in the self

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Definition of Alexithymia

A personality constructs characterized by the subclinical inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.

Etymology 

 

The term alexithymia was coined by psychotherapists John Case Nemiah and Peter Sifneos in 1973. The word comes from Greek: ἀ- (a-, ‘not’) + λέξις (léxis, ‘words’) + θῡμός (thȳmós, ‘heart’ or ’emotions’ or ‘seat of speech’) (cf. dyslexia), literally meaning “no words for emotions”.

 

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INSOUCIANT: Lack of concern about something

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Definition of Insouciant

An insouciant action or quality shows someone’s lack of concern about something which they might be expected to take more seriously.

Etymology 

 

From French, from in-1 + souciant worrying, from soucier to trouble, from Latin sollicitāre; compare solicitous.

 

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 Reference: Swathi G (जी). “What is the most beautiful word in the English language and why?”  originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

 

 

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