William Shakespeare Words

William Shakespeare Contributed Words

And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;

William Shakespeare Contributed Words

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Shakespeare words dictionary

All the World’s a stage

William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers and playwrights in English literature. He is considered as the ‘father of English literature’ because of his immense contribution to the language of English. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.

Shakespeare, as an eminent playwright, contributed plays of various categories like tragedy, comedy and history. Shakespeare discovered many words and phrases which is considered one of his major contributions to the language. Many of the words discovered were assimilated into the English language and are widely used today.

How many words did William Shakespeare create?

Shakespeare alone contributed around 1700 words to the English Language and used them in his plays and poems.

Shakespeare words
Shakespeare words list

The list of words given below is not exhaustive

What are some Shakespeare words?

A

accommodation

assassination

auspicious

academe

accused

addiction

advertising

amazement

arouse

assassination

aerial

amazement

apostrophe

B

Bloody

Bump

Baseless

backing

bandit

bedroom

beached

besmirch

birthplace

blanket

bloodstained

barefaced

blushing

bet

buzzer

C

Cold-blooded

castigate

changeful

clangor

Compromise

courtship

control (noun)

countless

cater

courtship

critic

chamipon

critical

Caked

Circumstantial

D

Dwindle

Discontent

Drugged

Dishearten

Dawn

Dishearten

Dislocate

Dauntless

Dwindle

E

Eyeball

Epileptic

Elbow

Exposure

Eventful

F

fitful

Frugal

Fashionable

Fixture

G

Green-eyed

Gossip

Gloomy

Generous

Gallantry

Gentlefolk

Glow

Grass plot

Grey-eyed

Gust

Grime

H

Hurry

Hint

Heartsore

Hedge-pig

Hobnail

Homely

Hostile

Hornbook

Howl

Hunchback

I

Impartial

Invulnerable

indistinguishable

invulnerable

Import

Ill-used

Indirection

Inauspicious

Informal

Inducement

Investment

Invitation

L

lapse

lonely

lower

luggage

laughable

Lackluster

Ladybird

Leaky

Lament

Leapfrog

Lustrous

Lustihood

M

Majestic

Marketable

Mimic

Monumental

Moonbeam

Malignancy

Misgiving

Misquote

Monumental

Mockable

Money’s worth

Mortifying

Mountaineer

N

Neglect

Noiseless

Never-ending

O

Ode

Obscene

Olympian

Offenceful

Outbreak

Oppugnancy

Overblown

Overgrowth

Overview

P

Passado

Pageantry

Paternal

Pendant

Pebbled

Pendulous

Pignut

Pious

Posture

Priceless

Q

Quarrelsome

R

Radiance

Rawboned

Reclusive

Reliance

Refractory

Reinforcement

Restrain

Resolve

Reprieve

Restoration

Retirement

Revolting

Revokement

Roadway

Roguery

S

Skim milk

Submerge

Scuffle

Secure

Savage

Satisfying

Sanctimonious

Scrubbed

Schoolboy

Seamy

Shooting-star

Self-abuse

Shipwrecked

Shudder

Silliness

Spectacled

Spilth

Sportive

Stillborn

Successful

Suffocating

T

Tardiness

Title page

Tanling

U

Unappeased

Unaccomodated

Unchanging

Unearthy

Ungoverned

Uneducated

Unclaimed

Unhelpful

Unmitigated

Unpolluted

Unreal

Unrivalled

Unsolicited

Useful

Useless

Upstairs

V

Varied

Vasty

Vulnerable

W

Water drop

Watchdog

Well-behaved

Well-educated

Well-bread

Worn out

Y

Yelping

Z

Zany

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