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[zest-fuh l] /ˈzɛst fəl/
full of zest.
characterized by keen relish, hearty enjoyment, etc.
Origin of zestful
First recorded in 1840-50; zest + -ful
Related forms
zestfully, adverb
zestfulness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They seemed to convey an impression of enormous, zestful excitement.

    Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
  • First of all, let us agree that boyhood is the least zestful part of a mans life.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
  • For Boone the approaching summer was no longer a period of zestful anticipation.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck
  • His interest in her was merely a part of his intense, zestful interest in life.

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • On those afternoons the lake was a pretty sight, zestful, alive with color.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • After prison walls, this rushing through the night was like a zestful game.

    Daughter of the Sun

    Jackson Gregory
  • At Ballyards, he had seen his mother quickening into zestful life because of Eleanor's desire to be informed of things.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • A hearty, zestful woman, savouring life with gusto, undiminished by child-bearing and hard work.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • When Brink hung up, Fitzgerald had a look of zestful anticipation on his face.

    The Ambulance Made Two Trips William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Cool, odorous with pines and with the breath of the mountains, it was like a zestful draught of iced summer.


    Susan Coolidge
Word Origin and History for zestful

1797, from zest + -ful. Related: Zestfully; zestfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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