Definitions

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  • adverb With zest or enthusiasm.

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  • adverb with zest

Etymologies

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zestful +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Bill Holden came out of the lock, his expression zestfully surprised.

    Operation: Outer Space

  • "And when Stephen gets to acting up, just shake the window curtain real hard and I'll drop everything to come over and settle him," said Mrs. Anderson zestfully.

    Are We Still Neighbors?

  • Trust me, you don't have to be zestfully clean to venture out in the world .

    Tamar Haspel: Save the Planet: Wash Less

  • Preaching mutant pride with endearing fervor, "X-Men: First Class" proves to be a mutant in its own right—a zestfully radical departure from the latter spawn of a sputtering franchise.

    Surprise: A Newly Exhilarating 'X-Men'

  • Trust me, you don't have to be zestfully clean to venture out in the world .

    Tamar Haspel: Save the Planet: Wash Less

  • Many of these establishments are zestfully described in "How Italian Food Conquered the World," an entertaining and fact-filled chronicle by Esquire magazine food-and-wine correspondent John F. Mariani.

    Italy's Table Dominance

  • Sticklin also plunges zestfully into the play's other characters, including a blustering band leader, a bragging army veteran and a social worker whose fondness for trendy theories "It's what's termed as a Jesus-Judas complex" blinds her to Speedy's real nature.

    Theater review: Keegan Theatre's world premiere of 'Basra Boy'

  • "And when Stephen gets to acting up, just shake the window curtain real hard and I'll drop everything to come over and settle him," said Mrs. Anderson zestfully.

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  • Meanwhile, more zestfully to greet December, here are a few gladdening also‑rans to note for your Christmas wishlist:The trickle of books to mark next summer in east London will soon become a flood but so far easily the most vivid and exuberant is Martin Polley's The British Olympics 1612‑2012 £17.99, latest impeccable and glistening little gem from Simon Inglis's occasional and lustrous English Heritage series.

    William Hill must be brought to book for sport prize's lack of joy | Frank Keating

  • When it comes to life experience, the movie's star is no slouch either, and he couches it in zestfully comic terms.

    New 'Grit': Precocious Kid, Repurposed Style

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  • A particular type of 'clean'.

    October 23, 2008