Wherever you live, Probably among the subjects you studied at school was one of Shakespeare's plays. And also probably you have said that you would never need to know anything about this in real life. But you should also know that Shakespeare is credited for a large number of words used today in our everyday's english, like the word "Manager" and "Fashionable".
It is hard to determine wether Shakespeare was first to use a word or not, that is because the time he lived in the english language was getting bigger and even borrowing words from other languages. So in this article we picked 10 of a lot of words credited to Shakespeare and usable today, with their meaning in case you are not very good at english and the place they were first written in his plays in case you are not very interested in literature, and mostly you are.
1. The word "Gloomy"
Gloomy is the opposite of sunny or bright. The word existed only as a verb before Shakespeare converted it to an adjective in his plays.
Appearance: “Forced in the ruthless, vast, and gloomy woods?” - Titus Andronicus
2. The word "Laughable"
Laughable means too foolish or bad in a way that makes someone laugh. And it is derived clearly from the verb laugh.
Appearance: "Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.” - The Merchant of Venice
3. The word "Majestic"
Majestic means amazingly beautiful. Derived from "majesty" which appeared in the 1300's. The word "Majestical" also appeared in the 1500's.
Appearance: “This is a most majestic vision” - The Tempest
4. The word "Lonely"
Lonely is feeling sad as a result of being away from others. The word "Alone" waa first shortened to "Lone" in the 1400's.
Appearance: “Believe’t not lightly – though I go alone / Like to a lonely dragon that his fen" -Coriolanus
5. The word "Radiance"
Radiance is much happiness appearing on a person's face. The word is derived from the Latin “Radiantem,” that means “Beaming.”
Appearance: “For by the sacred radiance of the sun” - King Lear
6. The word "Generous"
Generous means freely giving money or any valuable thing. Derived From the Latin word “Generosus" that means “of noble birth.”
Appearance: "Free me so far in your most generous thoughts / That I have shot mine arrow o’er the house / And hurt my brother.” - Hamlet
7. The word "Hurry"
Hurry means move or act quickly. It is likely yo be derived from the verb "Harry".
Appearance: “Lives, honors, lands, and all hurry to loss.” - Henry VI Part 1
8. The word "Critical"
Critical means explaining criticism. Derived from the Latin word "Criticus".
Appearance: “For I am nothing if not critical” - Othello
9. The word "Rant"
To rant is to talk loudly expressing anger or to complain in a way that is unreasonable. Derived from the dutch word "Randten"
Appearance: “I’ll rant as well as thou.” - Hamlet
10. The word "Undress"
To undress means to take your clothes or someone's clothes off. The word "Dress" comes from the old frensh word " Dresser".
Appearance: “Madam, undress you and come now to bed.” - The Taming of the Shrew