Master List of the 594 Words Shakespeare Invented

 
 
   

A

  1. a-billing
  2. abrook
  3. Academe
  4. acerb
  5. acture
  6. adoptedly
  7. adoptious
  8. affectioned
        (adj.2)
  9. agued
  10. a-hooting
  11. aidance
  12. airless
  13. allayment
  14. allicholly
    (adj. and noun)
  15. alligator
       
    (noun 2)
  16. allons
  17. allottery
  18. annexment
  19. anthropophaginian
  20. apathaton
  21. appearer
  22. appertainment
  23. a-repairing
  24. argal
  25. a-ripening
  26. aroint
  27. asinego
  28. assubjugate
  29. attask
  30. attemptable
  31. attributive

B

  1. barful
  2. barky
  3. basta
  4. bateless
  5. batler
  6. Bavian
  7. bawcock
  8. behowl
  9. belee
  10. bemadding
  11. bemock
  12. bemocked
  13. bemonster
  14. bepray
  15. bescreen
  16. besmirch
  17. besmirched
  18. besort 
    (noun and verb)
  19. betrim
  20. betumbled
  21. bewasted
  22. bewitchment
  23. biddy
  24. birthdom
  25. blastment
  26. boggler
  27. bosky
  28. bottled
  29. bragless
  30. brimfulness
  31. brisky
  32. bubukle
  33. budger
  34. buggle-boo

C

  1. canary (noun 4)
  2. cannibally
  3. canopied
  4. cardinally
  5. carlot
  6. cerement
  7. chaffless
  8. chaliced
  9. chapeless
  10. chapless
  11. characterless
  12. charneco
  13. childness
  14. chirurgeonly
  15. choppy
  16. cital
  17. climature
  18. cloyless
  19. cloyment
  20. codding
  21. cojoin
  22. collied
  23. comart
  24. combless
  25. comeddled
  26. comutual
  27. compulsative
  28. compulsatory
  29. compunctious
  30. conceptious
  31. concernancy
  32. confineless
  33. confirmity
  34. congree
  35. congreet
  36. conspectuity
  37. continuantly
  38. copataine
  39. correctioner
  40. corresponsive
  41. co-supreme
  42. crestless
  43. crimeful
  44. cubiculo
  45. cullionly
  46. cursorary
  47. cyme

D

  1. daisied
  2. dateless
  3. deceptious
  4. definement
  5. defunctive
  6. denotement
  7. deracinate
  8. derogately
  9. devotement
  10. diable
  11. dich
  12. directitude
  13. disbench
  14. discandy
  15. discandying
  16. discase
  17. disedge
  18. disinsanity
  19. disliken
  20. dislimn
  21. disorb
  22. dispraisingly
  23. disproperty
  24. dispurse
  25. disquantity
  26. distilment
  27. disvouch
  28. dotant
  29. dowerless
  30. drollery
  31. droplet
  32. dropsied
  33. dwindle

 E

  1. eanling
  2. effectless
  3. egma
  4. emballing
  5. embrasure
  6. empatron
  7. empiricutic
  8. enacture
  9. enclog
  10. encompassment
  11. encrimsoned
  12. end (verb 2)
  13. enfranched
  14. enfreedom
  15. engaol
  16. enguard
  17. enhearse
  18. enmesh
  19. enrapt
  20. enridged
  21. enschedule
  22. ensky
  23. enswathe
  24. entame (verb 2)
  25. entwist
  26. enwheel
  27. escot
  28. eventful
  29. evil (noun 2)
  30. exceptless
  31. excitement
  32. exion
  33. exposture
  34. exposure
  35. expressure
  36. exsufflicate
  37. extincture
  38. extolment

 

 

 

F

  1. fangless
  2. fap
  3. fascinorious
  4. fathomless
  5. fedarie
  6. felicitate
  7. fer
  8. festinately
  9. fill (noun 2)
  10. finless
  11. fishify
  12. fitful
  13. fitment
  14. fives (noun 1)
  15. fixture
  16. fleckled
  17. fleshment
  18. forbiddenly
  19. forgetive
  20. foutre
  21. fub
  22. fustilarian

G

  1. gally
  2. gar
  3. glib (verb 2)
  4. gnarled
  5. gratility
  6. greasily
  7. guardage
  8. guessingly
  9. guiltily

H

  1. hardock
  2. hay (noun 5)
  3. hearsed
  4. herblet
  5. hic jacet
  6. hillo
  7. hist
  8. hostessship

I

  1. illume
  2. immediacy
  3. immoment
  4. impaint
  5. impartment
  6. imperceiverant
  7. impeticos
  8. impleach
  9. implorator
  10. importless
  11. impress
        (both noun 2
         and
    verb 1)
  12. inaidable
  13. incardinate
  14. inclip
  15. incorpsed
  16. increaseful
  17. indistinguishable
  18. indistinguished
  19. infamonize
  20. infectiously
  21. inhoop
  22. injoint
  23. inscroll
  24. inshell
  25. insinew
  26. insisture
  27. instinctively
  28. insultment
  29. insuppresive
  30. intenible
  31. interchain
  32. intertangled
  33. intertissued
  34. intrenchant
  35. intrince
  36. inurn
  37. inventorially
  38. investment
  39. invised
  40. irregulous
  41. iterance

J

  1. jadery
  2. Joan
  3. joinder
  4. jointress
  5. juvenal

K

  1. keech
  2. keksyes
  3. kickie-wickie
  4. kingdomed

L

  1. labra
  2. languageless
  3. laughable
  4. law (int.)
  5. lewdster
  6. lifeling
  7. loo
  8. looped (adj. 2)
  9. lune (noun 2)
  10. lustihood

M

  1. malicho
  2. mansionry
  3. manus
  4. mappery
  5. marcantant
  6. meditance
  7. meered
  8. memento mori
  9. militarist
  10. millioned
  11. minimus
  12. misadventured
  13. misbecomingly
  14. misgraffed
  15. mis-sheathed
  16. missingly
  17. mistership
  18. mistreading
  19. mobled
  20. mockable
  21. Moorship
  22. moraller
  23. morris (noun 2)
  24. mose (verb 2)
  25. moulten
  26. moy (noun 2)

N

  1. nayword
  2. neglectingly
  3. niggarding
  4. noncome
  5. nonny
  6. nonregardance
  7. Norwejan

O

  1. oathable
  2. omittance
  3. oneyer
  4. operance
  5. opposeless
  6. oppugnancy
  7. ostent (noun 2)
  8. ouphe
 

  

P

  1. pajock
  2. pannell
  3. parkward
  4. parti-coated
  5. pash
        (noun 2)
  6. passado
  7. pauser
  8. pebbled
  9. pensived
  10. persistency
  11. persistive
  12. phantasim
  13. Philippan
  14. phraseless
  15. pibble-pabble
  16. pilcher
  17. pioned
  18. plantage
  19. plighter
  20. plumpy
  21. poppering
  22. portage
        (noun 2)
  23. posied
  24. preambulate
  25. preceptial
  26. precipit
  27. precurror
  28. predecease
  29. preformed
  30. pre-employ
  31. prenzie
  32. pre-surmise
  33. preyful
  34. priceless
    (shared credit)
  35. primogenitive
  36. primy
  37. printless
  38. prompture
  39. propertied
  40. pudency
  41. pugging
  42. pulsidge
  43. push
        (noun 3)

Q

  1. qualmed
  2. quatch
  3. questant
  4. questrist

R

  1. razorable
  2. reclusive
  3. recountment
  4. rejoindure
  5. relier
  6. relume /
    relumine
  7. remediate
  8. removedness
  9. reportingly
  10. reposure
  11. reprobance
  12. repured
  13. reputeless
  14. respeak
  15. restem
  16. resurvey
  17. revengive
  18. reverb
  19. reword
  20. ribaudred
  21. rondure
  22. rooky
  23. rootedly
  24. rubious
  25. rumourer
  26. runnion

S

  1. s'
  2. sanctuarize
  3. savagery
  4. scaffoldage
  5. scamel
  6. scarfed
  7. scrimer
  8. scrippage
  9. sect (noun 2)
  10. sedged
  11. semblative
  12. sessa
  13. sharded
  14. shelvy
  15. sherris
  16. silverly
  17. sistering
  18. skimble-skamble
  19. skyish
  20. sledded
  21. sleided
  22. slickly
  23. slippered
  24. slish
  25. sluggardize
  26. smell-less
  27. smirched
  28. sneap and
    sneaping
  29. soiled (adj. 2)
  30. sola
  31. soldieress
  32. solidare
  33. sonance
  34. sortance
  35. soundless
  36. sowl (verb 3)
  37. spectacled
  38. spectatorship
  39. spelling
  40. spilth
  41. spleenful
  42. sprag
  43. sprightfully
  44. squinny
  45. startingly
  46. stelled
  47. sternage
  48. stigmatic
  49. stichery
  50. strewment
  51. stricture
        (noun 2)
  52. stringless
  53. stuck (noun 2)
  54. subcontract
  55. subduement
  56. subtractor
  57. successantly
  58. sumless
  59. superdainty
  60. superflux
  61. superpraise
  62. superscript
  63. superserviceable
  64. suppliant
        (adj. 2)
  65. suraddition
  66. suum
  67. swoltery
  68. sympathize
    (shared credit)
 

  

T

  1. tanling
  2. tardily
  3. temperality
  4. Tibert
  5. tirrit
  6. toged
  7. torcher
  8. tortive
  9. trash
        (verb 1)
  10. trippingly
  11. truncheoner
  12. twilled
        (adj. 2)

U

  1. umbered
  2. unaching
  3. unaneled
  4. unauspicious
  5. unbated
  6. unbless
  7. unbloodied
  8. unblowed
  9. unbonneted
  10. unbookish
  11. unbraided
  12. unbreeched
  13. uncandied
  14. uncape
  15. unchary
  16. uncheck
  17. unclaimed
  18. unclog
    (shared credit)
  19. unclue / unclew
  20. uncolted
  21. uncomprehensive
  22. unconfinable
  23. uncuckolded
  24. uncurbable
  25. uncurl
  26. uncurrent
  27. uncurse
    (shared credit)
  28. undeaf
  29. undeeded
  30. undeserver
  31. undinted
  32. undistinguishable
  33. unearthly
  34. uneducated
  35. unexperient
  36. unexpressive
  37. unfamed
  38. unfathered
  39. unfilial
  40. unfool
  41. unforfeited
  42. ungalled
  43. ungenitured
  44. ungored
  45. ungravely
  46. ungrown
  47. unhaired
  48. unhand
  49. unhardened
  50. unimproved
        (adj. 2)
  51. unkinglike
  52. unmeritable
  53. unmitigable
  54. unmitigated
  55. unnerved
  56. unowed
  57. unpanged
  58. unpathed
  59. unpay (verb 2)
  60. unpeg
  61. unpinked
  62. unplausive
  63. unpolicied
  64. unpregnant
  65. unprevailing
  66. unprofited
  67. unprovoke
  68. unpruned
  69. unqualitied
  70. unrecalling
  71. unrecuring
  72. unseduced
  73. unseminared
  74. unsex
  75. unshout
  76. unshrubbed
  77. unshunned
  78. unsisting
  79. unslipping
  80. unsmirched
  81. unsolicited
  82. unsphere
  83. unstooping
  84. unsullied
  85. unswayable
  86. unswayed
  87. untempering
  88. untender
  89. untent
  90. untented
  91. untimbered
  92. untread
  93. untreasure
  94. untutored
  95. unvenerable
  96. unwappered
  97. unwedgeable
  98. unweighing
  99. unwept
  100. unwrung
  101. ushering

V

  1. vagrom
  2. varletto
  3. vastidity
  4. vastly
  5. ventage
  6. via
  7. viewless
  8. villagery
  9. visitating
  10. vizament

W

  1. wafture
  2. wappened
  3. week
  4. wenchless
  5. windring
  6. wrinch

X

Y

  1. yellowing

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