6 Creative Words To Inspire

6 Words to Inspire Creativity

Sometimes you just need a little something to inspire creativity. Here are six words guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

Words to Inspire

1. Meraki

(n.): The soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work.

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Often used to refer to cooking and design, this Greek word doesn’t have an English counterpart.

Use it: Although it’s not the prettiest and my food may not be 5-star, but I always cook with meraki.

2. Elysian

(adj.): Creative or beautiful; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.

In classical Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields refer to a paradise of heroes immortalized by the gods.

Use it: We’re getting married on a mountain with elysian views.

3. Palinoia

(n.): The obsessive repetition of an act until it’s mastered or perfect.

paint-nite-yaymakerBut, don’t let this word make you nervous. It’s more about passion than obsession.

Use it: She’s a skillful dancer thanks to years of training and intense palinoia.

4. Chimerical

(adj.): Created by unchecked inspiration; fantastically visionary or highly improbable.

Another Greek mythological term, the Chimera was a fire-breathing monster made from the parts of multiple animals.

Use it: The Nobel Prize-winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is a chimerical tale about the history of a mythical village and its founding family.

5. Eunoia

(n.): Beautiful thinking.

As it turns out, Eunioa is the shortest English word that contains all five vowels.
Use it: Because he keeps an open mind, his compassion and eunoia make him a fantastic candidate.

6. Selcouth

(adj.): Unfamiliar, rare, strange, and yet marvelous.

Selcouth, an Old English word, can be found in Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (1814).

flower-workshop-yaymakerUse it: Because my photography career takes me to selcouth locations around the world, I always capture something unique.

So, there you have it: six words to inspire you to further your making, creating, and imagining. See if you can use them all in a single sentence and leave it in the comments (we couldn’t do it!).

Now that you’re feeling inspired, use that creative energy and try something new.



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