[zest-fuh l]


full of zest.
characterized by keen relish, hearty enjoyment, etc.

Origin of zestful

First recorded in 1840–50; zest + -ful
Related formszest·ful·ly, adverbzest·ful·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for zestful

Historical Examples of zestful

  • 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

Word Origin and History for zestful

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper