Tasty Words: Other
by Alan Carl Nicoll
Copyright (c) 2018 by Alan Carl Nicoll
All Rights Reserved
I can’t explain what “tasty words” are or say what they’re good for, if anything. These are words that I found “tasty,” in meaning, sound, or printed appearance. Take a look, and think about how this list might be useful to you. Sometimes I find it interesting, for a while, to simply and casually read the list. So far, nothing productive has come of this except one poem, but I think it might stimulate more poems if I give it a chance.
This file contains adjectives, adverbs, interjections, and a few other words, such as nouns, that might make interesting coinages as adjectives, e.g., “buttercream.” I’d appreciate being informed of errors in spelling, etc. This is the last list of Tasty Words that I had written out, and so will likely be the last published here.
Here’s a link to a five-column PDF version (which omits this introduction) for convenient printing and viewing.
abhorrent abject abominable abysmal accursed addled adenoidal adroit affable aghast agog al dente amok askew athwart awry barefaced barking (Br.) barnstorming beady (-eyed) beefy befuddled beggarly bellicose berserk besotted bibulous bijou bilious bleary blithering blood-curdling blotchy blowsy bogus Bohemian bombastic bonkers bookish born-again bossy bovine braying breakneck brindled brittle broody bubblegum bubbly buckaroo buck-toothed bucolic bug-eyed buggy bulbous bumbling bummer bumptious burgeoning butch buttercream Byronic Byzantine cadaverous cagey callow cantankerous caramba! catchpenny catty cheeky cheesy chess-playing chesty chinless chintzy chock-full chop-chop chunky ciao clammy clannish cloying coltish come-hither crikey crotchety crusty daffy daft dainty dastardly deadpan decadent decrepit Delphic devious dewy-eyed dicey diminuendo dinky dippy dirigible dishy disgruntled dismal dithering dodgy dogged dorky dotty doughty dowdy down at heel downcast drat droll droopy dumpy dunce cap dyspeptic earthy edgy eerie elephantine elfin Elmer Fudd epicene ersatz Fabian faddy (Br.) fair-weather fancy-free falsetto fandango faraway fed up feisty fetid fey fidgety fifteen filbert firecracker fizzy flambé flamethrower flashbulb flatulent flinty frail frantic freaky free-range freeze-frame frightful frisky frizzy froggy frothy frowzy fruit salad fruity funereal funny bone furtive fusty galore gamine garish gassy gatefold gauche gawky genteel ghastly ghoulish gimcrack glacial glam gleeful glib glitzy gnarled gnomic gravelly gringo grizzled gruesome gushy haggard hag-ridden ham-fisted hamster hangdog hapless hardbitten hell-bent henpecked heretical hidebound higgledy-piggledy highfalutin hobnailed hoity-toity holier-than-thou homegrown humdrum hunky-dory hydrophobic iffy insular itchy jaunty jiggly jovial jowly Kafkaesque kittenish knurled lackadaisical laconic laidback languid lanky lantern-jawed largo leafy left-field legato leggy lento lissome lithe loony loopy loosey-goosey lop-eared lovesick lumpen madcap makeshift manic mannish manqué mawkish meaty melting moist moldy molto money-grabbing moony morbid mossy motley mournful mousy mouth-breathing mouthy mucilaginous mucky mucous, or mucus mulish musky namby-pamby naughty nebular nefarious nervy nesting nevermore nifty niggling nimble nonce nonplussed noshing nosy nubby nubile nugatory nutcracker obnoxious obscene oceanic odious off-key oily operatic opulent oracular Orwellian ossified outré owlish painterly pallid parochial paunchy peacock peckish peeved peevish pell-mell pendulous penile penitent pensive perky pert pesky pettifogging petty petulant phallic phlegmatic phobic phony picky piddling piebald pigeon-toed piggy pissy pitiable pithy pizzicato placid plaintive plangent platonic plucky plunky pogostick pointillist poky politic pompous porky portentous post-humorous pouty preachy precious preen prickly priggish prim primp prissy puckish puffy punchy pungent puny pushy putrid quaint queasy quicksilver quirky quizzical rabid radiant radical raffish ragtag rakish ramshackle rancid rangy rank rapt raring rash ratty rancor raunchy raw red-handed reedy retro rheumy ribald rip-roaring risible ritzy roguish rollicking roly-poly Rorschach rough-hewn runny russet rustic sallow sappy sassy satanic saucy savage scabby scabrous scantily scathing scatterbrained schmaltzy scraggy scrappy scratchy scrawny scruffy sculpted scurvy scuzzy seamy seedy serene servile sharp sheer shifty-eyed shoddy shoo shrewd shrill silken silky silly simian sinewy sinful sing-song sinister sinuous skimpy skinny skittish slack slapdash sleazy sleek slender slinky slippery slovenly smarmy smitten smug smutty snaggle-toothed snaky snappish snappy snarky snazzy sneaky snide sniffling snippy snooty snot-sucking snotty snug soapy sodden softly-softly soggy solemn somber sonic sonorous sooty sordid sotto voce soulful soulless sour sozzled sparse special needs spicy spidery spiffy spiky spindly spineless spiny spiteful spongy sporty sprawling sprightly spry spunky squalid squeamish squidgy squiffy staccato stagnant stagy stalwart stark starry-eyed statuesque steadfast steady stealthy steamy steely stellar stenchy stentorian stern sticky stiff stingy stinky stir-crazy stirring stodgy stolid stoned stony stormy stout strapping stricken strident stringy stubborn stubby stuck-up stuffy stumpy succulent sugary sulky sun-kissed surly svelte swashbuckling sweaty sweet-and-sour syrupy tacky tactical tangerine tangy tardy tarnished tawny tectonic tedious teensy teeny teeny-weeny teensy-weensy telegenic telltale tensile tepid terse testy tetchy thematic thieving thorny throaty thunderstruck ticky-tack ticky tickly ticklish tidal tidy tinny toothless toothsome toothy topless topsy-turvy torpid torrid touchy touchy-feely tragicomic tranquil trapezoid tremulous trenchant trigger-happy trite truculent tumbledown tumescent turgid twee twitchy uber- ultra- unclean unisex upbeat uptight ursine vacuous vain vapid varicose vengeful venomous verbose verminous vestigial vibrant vice versa vicious vigilant vile vindictive virulent viscid viscous visionary vitriolic vivacious vociferous voila volatile volcanic voluble voluptuous voracious vulpine wacky wakeful wall-eyed wan wanton warped warty waspish waterlogged wavy waxy wayward weak-kneed wearisome weather-beaten wee weedy weeny weepy weighty weird well heeled wet whatever whatsoever wheezy whimsical whippy white-hot white-knuckle whoa whoopee Wiccan wicked wide-eyed wild willful willowy willy-nilly wily windswept windy winky winsome wintry wired wiry wishy-washy wispyh wistful withdrawn witless witty wizened woebegone wonky woolly woozy worldly world-weary wormy wrathful wrinkly wrought wry X-rated yeasty yonder yuck yummy zany zesty zigzag zilch zippy