1,000+ Cool, Short English Words [Unique, Rare, Aesthetic]

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1,000+ of the Coolest, Most Unique Words in the English Language

In this article, we’re going to cover cool English words.

In the first section, we have a list of nearly 70 awesome sounding words for story-telling, novels, or just plain everyday use.

We also have a list of misused words, ones that sound funky, awkward ones too.

We have lots of categories including:

  • cool English words
  • rare English words
  • short English words
  • cool-sounding words
  • short cool words
  • cool words with cool meanings
  • words with deep meanings (deep English word with meaning)
  • aesthetic words
  • awkward words
  • unique English words
  • rare words with beautiful meanings
  • cool English words for usernames
  • cool English words for gamertags
  • cool English words to use in conversation
  • cool English words for company name
  • new cool English words (slang words, trendy words)

This is a longer post, so feel free to choose a category of interest in the Table of Contents.

Or just browse casually.

Let’s dive in!

Cool English Words

We have the following list of cool English words.

For a native English speaker, you’ve probably heard of all or almost all of these words.

We think they’re some of the coolest words in the English language.

Take a look and see if you agree.

Apocalyptic
Apocrypha
Bamboozled
Bizarre
Blandishments
Blasphemy
Bumblebee
Capricious
Clandestine
Cognizant
Conundrum
Corrosion
Crestfallen
Dastardly
Diabolical
Dwindling
Effervescent
Equilibrium
Exquisite
Flippant
Gerrymandering
Hoary
Hoity-toity
Hyperbolic
Hypnosis
Incognito
Indigo
Insidious
Kaleidoscope
Kleptomania
Languish
Luminescence
Melancholy
Mercurial
Mitigate
Nefarious
Onomatopoeia
Persnickety
Phosphorous
Picturesque
Plebeian
Quadrinomial
Quintessential
Rambunctious
Reptilian
Sabotage
Sanctimonious
Scrupulous
Scurrilous
Serendipity
Serpentine
Silhouette
Sinister
Statuesque
Stoicism
Synergistic
Tectonic
Totalitarian
Trapezoid
Ubiquitous
Vermillion
Villainous
Wanton
Whimsical
Wizardry
Zigzag

 

Rare English words

Let’s take a look at some rare English words.

You may have also heard of all of these or some of these.

But these are some of the most unique English words we’ve run across.

Check out and see how many you’ve heard of and can define.

Betwixt
Alfresco
Amok
Atingle
Bailiwick
Ballistic
Bedlam
Bugbear
Bulbous
Calliope
Convivial
Cornucopia
Demitasse
Derecho
Doohickey
Doppelganger
Earwig
Elixir
Ersatz
Finagle
Flimflam
Fracas
Fuddy-duddy
Gambit
Gossamer
Haboob
Halcyon
Hokum
Hullabaloo
Interrobang
Jabberwocky
Jalopy
Jitney
Kaput
Kerfuffle
Kismet
Kvetch
Lampoon
Lollapalooza
Lugubrious
Lummox
Mnemonic
Nabob
Noctambulist
Oxymoron
Quibble
Quiddle
Quixotic
Raconteur
Rendezvous
Riffraff
Rigmarole
Ruffian
Rumpus
Saudade
Scalawag
Schmooze
Scofflaw
Scofulous
Scuttlebutt
Shenanigans
Skedaddle
Skullduggery
Slapdash
Spaghettification
Spitchcock
Stiction
Supercilious
Syzygy
Taradiddle
Telekinesis
Tintinnabulation
Turducken
Ulu
Umlaut
Vamoose
Verve
Vicinal
Wabbit
Widget
Windbag
Wittol
Xanthic
Xyloid
Zaftig
Zeppelin
Ziggurat
Zorro

 

Silly English words

If you’re looking for silly English words, we’ve got several for you.

Some of these are bizarre, some are funny, some you probably even know or use regularly.

Let’s take a look.

Aardvark
Akimbo
Balderdash
Bologna
Cooties
Gibberish
Hifalutin
Jibber-jabber
Knickerbocker
Lollygag
Noggin
Pantaloons
Pickleweasel
Pitter-patter
Pumpernickle
Snickerdoodle
Spaghettification
Squelch
Stupendous
Thesaurus
Whatnot
Whippersnapper
Whittle

 

Short English words

Here are some of the best short English words or best short cool words.

We’d say most of them are aesthetic and some you might use from time to time in conversation.

Some are short and unique.

If you’re a native English speaker you’ll probably recognize all or almost all.

Audible
Befog
Beget
Bosom
Chasm
Effuse
Fervor
Hustle
Lingo
Lucid
Misty
Nomic
Phonic
Purl
Ravine
Rend
Robust
Sassy
Scythe
Virtu
Zephyr

 

Cool-sounding words

How about some cool-sounding words?

These are what you might call some badass words as well.

If you don’t use these already, what are you waiting for? 🙂

akimbo
annunciate
aplomb
blunderbuss
circuitous
colloquium
compunction
conflagration
dangle
dichotomy
dribbler
drivel
escutcheon
fecundity
fetid
foil
fondue
gigabyte
glockenspiel
harbinger
instupituous
inveterate
kleptomaniac
loquacious
maestro
marsupial
obsolescence
obstreperous
panache
perpendicular
polyglot
quadrangle
quandary
ribald
ribald
soiree
solipsism
solpysis
spatchcock
spunk
spunk
suppurate
svengali
tenacious
thwart
vivisection
whittle

 

Cool words with cool meanings

Looking for cool words with cool meanings?

These are all words you probably know the meaning of.

And these words often sound like their meaning.

aesthete
bloviate
brouhaha
cattywampus
comeuppance
donnybrook
fetid
flummox
gobbledygook
halfpace
howdy
ineffable
lollygag
malarkey
mellifluous
nincompoop
polyglot
scrumptous
serendipity

 

Words with deep meanings (deep English words with meaning)

How about some words with deep meanings?

Deep English words with meaning are complex and often have more than one definition.

Let’s check out some examples.

ephemeral
epiphany
epoch
ethereal
incandescence
ineffable
luminescence
mellifluous
nefarious
oblivion
solitude
sonorous
supine

 

Commonly Misused Words

We’re all guilty of misusing some words.

In fact, some words don’t even exist – i.e., irregardless.

Let’s check out some of the most commonly misued words in English.

Accept / Except
Adverse
Affect / Effect
Cue
Enervate
Etc / Et cetera
Gibe
Ironic
Like
Literally
Parameter
There / their / they’re

 

Aesthetic words

Looking for aesthetic words?

There are lots of beautiful words in the English language, so let’s check out some examples of aesthetic English words.

aesthetic
ambivalence
aurora
cynosure
demure
diaphonous
dissemble
ebullience
ephemeral
fusillage
idyllic
incandescent
incendiary
ineffable
infatuation
labyrinth
petrichor
propinquity
serendipity
sinecure
supine

 

Awkward words

There are some words that are awkward, or ripe for double entendres, to the point that you don’t really like using them.

“Condiments” is one such word because phonetically it’s very close to something else. The first two syllables are essentially the same.

“Pianist” is another that sounds close to something related to copulation (another cool English word!).

Let’s take a look at some awkward English words.

Bottom
Cockamamy
Cumbersome
Curd
Gurgle
Lugubrious
Moist
Slurp
Spelunking
Squatting

 

Unique English words

How about some unique English words?

These English words are unique to the point where they definitely would stand out on a written page or if said in conversation.

How many of these unique words do you use?

agastopia
baloney
dowdy
flummox
gobbledygood
halfpace
howdy
impignorate
jentacular
myopic
nincompoop
nudiustertian
phlegm
scrumptious
serendipity

 

Rare words with beautiful meanings

Let’s take a gander at some rare words with beautiful meanings.

These might not be your everyday words you’ll use, but they’re kind of cool on their own.

And have some pretty cool meanings.

You’ll recognize a lot of these.

aura
cromulent
eclipse
effervescent
euphoria
ineffable
odyssey
peregrinate
peripatetic
saunter
serendipity
sonder
wanderlust
zephyr

 

Cool English words for usernames

We’ve got plenty of articles as it pertains to cool English words for usernames.

Here’s a sample.

 

Cool English words for Gamertags

And the same with gamertags.

We’ve got lots of articles as it pertains to the best game names.

 

Cool English words to use in conversation (+ speaking and writing)

What are some cool English words to use in conversation?

Everyone could spice up their vocabulary some to make their points more articulate and precise.

Let’s take a look at some that might be worth including.

acquiesce
amenable
autonomy
benevolent
bombast
caveat
cogent
consent
contemplate
deliberate
elegant
elicit
elucidate
elusive
essentially
malaise
moniker
non sequitur
nuance
obfuscate
perfunctory
perpsective
peruse
quid pro quo
quintessentially
scope
skedaddle
sustainable
tact
tenacious
transcendent
vacillate
zealous

 

Cool English words for company name

It doesn’t get much better than Google – a play on googol (number with 100 zeros).

Then you have companies like Apple.

Many company names are a mash-up of two different words.

Microsoft, Snapchat, and Facebook (now Meta) come to mind.

Company name generator

A company name generator is also a useful tool to find great ideas for a company name.

Weshare  caters more toward a professional username generator, helping you generate cool and aesthetic usernames.

company name generator

Not only are the usernames good, but the fonts and logos are very professional-looking as well.

For that reason, Weshare could definitely be used as a random logo generator as well.

 

New cool English words (slang English words)

Lots of words are always added to the English language.

New words often come from foreign words or by combining one or more words (“chillax” as an example).

We often call these words slang, as they tend to be en vogue or trendy for a while then drop out.

Even “cool” has stayed cool for a long time.

But 100 years ago, if you said something was cool they probably would’ve thought it was cold.

Just like 100 years ago if you heard someone say something was “the cat’s pajamas” (“cool” in the 1920s) you probably wouldn’t understand what they’re talking about.

If something was “tight” in the early-to-mid 2000s (the aughts), it also meant cool. But no one says that anymore. Toward the latter 2010s and into the 2020s, “dope” became the new “tight.”

Let’s look at some new cool trendy English words.

chillax
whatevs
freegan
hellacious
awesomesauce
cinge
stan / to stan
sober-curious
weak sauce
SJW (social justice warrior)
mic drop
hangry
sriracha
ghost (to disappear)
manspread
facepalm
froyo
photobomb
binge watch
fitspiration
mansplain
staycation
baecation

 

Conclusion

In this article, we covered some cool English words.

And beyond that we went into the following categories:

  • cool English words
  • rare English words
  • short English words
  • cool-sounding words
  • short cool words
  • cool words with cool meanings
  • words with deep meanings (deep English word with meaning)
  • aesthetic words
  • awkward words
  • unique English words
  • rare words with beautiful meanings
  • cool English words for usernames
  • cool English words for gamertags
  • cool English words to use in conversation
  • cool English words for company name
  • new cool English words (slang words, trendy words)

We hope you found this article helpful and can use some of these words going forward!

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