30 Words we Owe to Shakepseare

In honour of Shakespeare’s Birthday

Shakespeare was a genius. He singlehandedly shaped the English language as we know it today. Below are just thirty words that we owe to his brilliant, creative mind.

Addiction

Othello, Act II, Scene ii.

Assassination

Macbeth, Act I, Scene vii.

Dishearten.

Henry V, Act IV, Scene i.

Fashionable

Troilus And Cressida, Act III, Scene iii.

Image: Shakespeare's handwriting, Source: Wikipedia

Ladybird

Romeo And Juliet, Act 1, Scene iii.

Swagger

Henry V, Act II, Scene iv.

Laughable

The Merchant Of Venice, Act I, Scene i.

Outbreak

Hamlet, Act II, Scene i.

Moonbeam

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene i.

Unreal 

Macbeth, Act III, Scene iv.

Zany

Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene ii.

Negotiate

Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Scene i.

Image: Wikipedia

Uncomfortable

Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene v.

Bloodstained

Titus Andronicus, Act II, Scene iii.

Scuffle

Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene i.

Eventful

As You Like It, Act II, Scene Vii.

Arch-villain

Timon Of Athens, Act V, Scene i

Bedazzled

The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, Scene v.

Rant

Hamlet, Act V, Scene i.

Image: Wikipedia

Savagery

King John, Act IV, Scene iii.

Grovel

Henry IV, Part II, Act I, Scene iv.

Lonely

Coriolanus, Act Iv, Scene i

Pageantry

Pericles, Act V, Scene ii.

Inaudible

All's Well That Ends Well, Act V, Scene iii.

Belongings

Measure For Measure, Act 1, Scene i.

Epileptic

King Lear, Act II, Scene ii

Obscene

Love's Labours Lost, Act I, Scene i.

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Puking

As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii.

Eyeball

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene ii.

Eventful

As You Like It, Act II, Scene Vii.

Well done Shakespeare, the world really needed the word "Bedazzled"

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