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90+ Old English Words That Are Worth Reviving!

old english words
1. Bedight (adjective)
2. Besmirch (verb)
3. Brabble (verb)
4. Cockalorum (noun)
5. Ditty (noun)
6. Xerostomia (noun)
7. Uhtceare (noun)
8. Woofits (noun)
9. Twattling (verb)
10. Snecklifter (adjective)
11. Philogrobolized (adjective)
12. Lanspresado (adjective)
13. Stalwart (adjective)
14. Leper juice (noun)
15. Sublime (adjective)
16. Somber (adjective)
17. Vivacious (adjective)
18. Magnanimous (adjective)
19. Sallow (adjective)
20. Clinomania (noun)
21. Billingsgate (noun)
22. Jargogle (verb)
23. Sloom (verb)
24. Banloca (noun)
25. Grufeling (verb)
26. Folde (noun)
27. Ides (noun)
28. Neorxnawang (noun)
29. Lyft (noun)
30. Sawol (noun)
31. Lufu (noun)
32. Wlanc (adjective)
33. Acennan (verb)
34. Clipian (verb)
35. Gnornian (verb)
36. Dreogan (verb)
37. Onginnan (verb)
38. Willan (verb)
39. Forhtian (verb)
40. Swincan (verb)
41. Amyrran (verb)
42. Baldlice (adjective)
43. Eald (adjective)
44. Fæger (adjective)
45. Beorht (adjective)
46. Aright (adjective)
47. Arleas (adjective)
48. Andsaca (noun)
49. Bearn (noun)
50. Brim (verb)
51. Deofol (noun)
52. Fudgel (verb)
53. Erstwhile (adjective)
54. Hugger-Mugger (adjective)
55. Mumpsimus (noun)
56. Grubble (verb)
57. Hum durgeon (noun)
58. Quomodocunquize (verb)
59. Wyrd (noun)
60. Capul (noun)
61. Rowtyng (verb)
62. Poke (noun)
63. Grucche (verb)
64. Bishrewe (verb)
65. Shende  (verb)
66. Wexen (verb)
67. Pyned (verb)
68. Swevene (noun)
69. Clennesse (adjective)
70. Quelle (verb)
71. Seethe (verb)
72. Hals (noun)
73. Mien (noun)
74. Assuage (verb)
75. Whet (verb)
76. Sentinel (noun)
77. Liege (noun)
78. Hasten (verb)
79. Quyken (verb)
80. Helm (noun)
81. Peril (noun)
82. Bulwark (noun)
83. Dire (adjective)
84. Throng (noun)
85. Hevynesse (noun)
86. Wantrust (noun)
87. Volage (adjective)
88. Dillydoun (noun)
89. Famelicose (verb)
90. Fopdoodle (noun)
91. Trumpery (adjective)
92. Egrophobia (noun)

English has more than 170,000 vocabulary words!

What’s more surprising is that... many old ancient English words have been swept out of modern English, thus eliminating most mind-blowing words from today's modern dictionaries and leaving us with just a handful of words.

We can’t deny the fact that ancient English words are hard to master, but on the flip side, they have the potential to captivate people. Old words add energy to the mix and help in crafting a heavy-hitting context for language.

Go ahead and discover some-amazing old English words that should be revived…

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Here is the Old English Words list…

1. Bedight (adjective)

Bedight

What does it mean? To decorate something to make it more fascinating.

How to use it? The bride was wearing a magnificent bedlighted red-floral dress with enthralling pearls.

2. Besmirch (verb)

Besmirch

What does it mean? To Hurt someone’s reputation.

How to use it? He tried his level best to besmirch her reputation.

3. Brabble (verb)

Brabble

What does it mean? To stubbornly argue about useless things.

How to use it? Why are you both still brabbling about who left the towel wet?

4. Cockalorum (noun)

Cockalorum

What does it mean? An unworthy man with a high-standard opinion of himself.

How to use it? What a cockalorum he is! Always busy picking up faults in others but never focusing on his own!

5. Ditty (noun)

Ditty

What does it mean? A light-hearted, short, and simple song.

How to use it? The band played a breathtaking ditty about life and love.

6. Xerostomia (noun)

Xerostomia

What does it mean? Dry mouth (lack of saliva)

How to use it? Xerostomia is killing his taste buds!

7. Uhtceare (noun)

Uhtceare

What does it mean? To stay awake until dawn because of anxiousness

How to use it? Whenever John suffers from uhtceare, he keeps on lying on his bed wondering about his past.

8. Woofits (noun)

Woofits

What does it mean? Depression

How to use it? That poor girl suffering from woofits is going to crash her car one day!

9. Twattling (verb)

Twattling

What does it mean? To talk in an idly way.

How to use it? Can you please stop twattling and jump right to the point?

10. Snecklifter (adjective)

Snecklifter

What does it mean? The person who always expects others to buy him a drink and never buys one for himself/herself.

How to use it? I’ve not seen a snecklifter like Lina. She keeps visiting the pub but never buys a drink!

11. Philogrobolized (adjective)

Philogrobolized

What does it mean? Having a hangover without realizing it.

How to use it? He fell off the bike yesterday when he was Philogroblized.

12. Lanspresado (adjective)

Lanspresado

What does it mean? Someone who conveniently shows up without a wallet.

How to use it? When will you stop being a Lanspresado? You make me pay every time we visit this store.

13. Stalwart (adjective)

Stalwart

What does it mean? Committed; faithful; hardworking

How to use it? Rina has been a stalwart follower of her religious campaigns.

14. Leper juice (noun)

Leper juice

What does it mean? A person with whom nobody wants to talk because of his sinful history.

How to use it? He has done nothing, but still, everybody treats him like he is a leper juice.

15. Sublime (adjective)

Sublime

What does it mean? Majestic or unparalleled

How to use it? The most sublime act is to help others.

16. Somber (adjective)

Somber

What does it mean? Gloomy or dark

How to use it? Why is he always in a somber mood?

17. Vivacious (adjective)

Vivacious

What does it mean? An energetic character who is full of life.

How to use it? Lina, the vivacious little girl, is always ready to go out for a ride!

18. Magnanimous (adjective)

Magnanimous

What does it mean? Showing majestic spirit.

How to use it? Despite what she did to him last year, Oliver was still magnanimous enough to forgive her.

19. Sallow (adjective)

Sallow

What does it mean? Unhealthy or pale complexion

How to use it? His boney and sallow face is reflecting how much pain has this disease caused him.

20. Clinomania (noun)

Clinomania

What does it mean? A strong desire to stay in bed.

How to use it? You are always on time! It seems like you never suffer from clinomania.

21. Billingsgate (noun)

Billingsgate

What does it mean? Abusive words

How to use it? Throwing billingsgate out of his mouth has become his daily ritual!

22. Jargogle (verb)

Jargogle

What does it mean? To confuse things

How to use it? Statistics have always succeeded in jargogling me.

23. Sloom (verb)

Sloom

What does it mean? A state of sleepiness.

How to use it? Olivia lay slooming wondering when the guests will leave.

24. Banloca (noun)

Banloca

What does it mean? The state of being tired

25. Grufeling (verb)

Grufeling

What does it mean? To lie in a relaxing position

How to use it? After years of her daughter’s death, finally, her mother had the privilege to see him grufeling like this!

26. Folde (noun)

Folde

What does it mean? Earth/ground

27. Ides (noun)

Ides

What does it mean? Woman

How to use it? The alluring Ides was walking down the stage like a majestic queen!

28. Neorxnawang (noun)

Neorxnawang

What does it mean? Heaven

How to use it? This place looks like Neorxnawang!

29. Lyft (noun)

Lyft

What does it mean? Air; Cloud; Wind

30. Sawol (noun)

Sawol

What does it mean? Soul

How to use it? His sawol was calling out for help, but he was too busy to respond back.

31. Lufu (noun)

Lufu

What does it mean? Feeling of strong affection; Love

32. Wlanc (adjective)

Wlanc

What does it mean? Proud

33. Acennan (verb)

Acennan

What does it mean? Produce

34. Clipian (verb)

Clipian

What does it mean? To cry out for help

35. Gnornian (verb)

Gnornian

What does it mean? To feel sad or to mourn.

36. Dreogan (verb)

Dreogan

What does it mean? Experience something unpleasant or bad; to suffer

37. Onginnan (verb)

Onginnan

What does it mean? To start something; to begin

38. Willan (verb)

Willan

What does it mean? To have a desire to get something; to want

39. Forhtian (verb)