Forthright's Forsoothery


Forthright's Forsoothery
Zounds! Whosoever shall gaze hither may find a trove of long-lost words and betimes cry, "Heyday!" or "Gramercy!" No, seriously, though: This word list exemplifies "forsoothery" (sometimes also known as "gadzookery"): archaic terms, especially as used in modern literature. These 134 words were formerly used as everyday adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections and other little words, but which now are only found in books, movies and other works of fiction that use them archaically, facetiously or knowingly. If you read a certain style of questionable fantasy or historical literature (as I have been known to do from time to time), you will no doubt have encountered examples of forsoothery.
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Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • abaft — toward or at the stern of a ship; further aft Forthright s Forsoothery Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • afore — before Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • agone — ago Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • alack — expression of sorrow or regret Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • alee — on or toward the lee Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • alow — below Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • amain — to a high degree; exceedingly; at full speed Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • an — if Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anent — about; concerning Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anon — at once; immediately Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary


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