The letter X is very unusual as an initial letter in English and other foreign languages. You can find a lot of positive words that begin with X in Chinese or Greek, but when it comes to English, the words you can use regularly are less than the fingers on both of your hands.
I personally like the shape of this letter and how it sounds in different languages. X is so unusual and mysterious yet so beautiful!
Below, you will find a list of 80+ X words that are positive, beautiful, or that can be used in a positive context or to describe a person positively, with definitions and images. Some words may sound foreign, and that’s why their meaning is sitting right next to them.
|Xenial (adjective)||Extremely hospitable.|
|Xesturgy (noun)||Process of polishing.|
|Xenium (noun)||A gift (usually in the form of food) given by Ancient Greeks.|
|Xaern (verb)||Loving and enjoying so much that you begin to hate the fact you love it so much.|
|Xoanon (noun)||A beautiful yet simple image carved into the wood.|
|Xper (noun)||An abbreviation for an extreme programmer.|
|Xylographic (adjective)||An act of engraving on wood.|
|Xany (adjective)||Vigorous or forceful.|
|Xenagogue (noun)||A Greek word that means one who leads foreigners or one who guides foreigners.|
|X-factor (noun)||A term used to describe the combination of talent, drive, and personality that makes an artist successful.|
|XOXO (abbreviation)||An abbreviation for hugs and kisses or a kiss and a hug.|
|Xanadu (noun)||A stylish or luxurious place.|
|Xenial (adjective)||A hospitable and welcoming person, especially towards guests or strangers.|
|Xylographer (noun)||A person that makes xylographs (engravings on wood.)|
|Xylophone (noun)||A musical instrument consisting of wooden bars.|
|Xiexie||A common Chinese word that is used to express thanks, apology, and appreciation.|
|Xenismos (noun)||A ritualistic offering of a meal in Ancient Greece.|
|Xbox (noun)||A video game console produced by Microsoft.|
|Xmas (abbreviation)||Abbreviation of the word Christmas, used in slang.|
|Xenodochy (noun)||Hospitability toward strangers.|
|X-ray (noun)||A type of electromagnetic radiation that is used to image the body.|
|Xmas tree (noun)||Christmas tree.|
|Xenolith (noun)||A piece of rock found in another type of rock.|
|Xylitol (noun)||Sugar alcohol that is found in plants and some foods (ideal for diabetics.)|
|XL||Extra large size.|
|Xiphias (noun)||A swordfish.|
|Xanthic (adjective)||Something of a yellow or yellowish color.|
|Xenas (noun)||Tough, confident, and fearless women.|
|Xerox (noun)||Duplication of documents.|
|Xeroxed (adjective)||Duplicated or copied documents.|
|Xanthous (adjective)||Relating to or having yellow-brownish hair.|
|Xenomorphic (adjective)||Something having an unusual or strange form or shape.|
|Xerocopy (noun)||Xerographic copy.|
|Xanthus (noun)||An ancient city in Turkey with important antiquities.|
|Xenomania (noun)||A preference for foreigners or anything related to foreign cultures.|
|Xenomaniac (noun)||A person with a preference for foreigners or things related to foreign cultures.|
|Xylotomous (adjective)||Capable of cutting or boring into woods (insect, for instance.)|
|Xiphoid (adjective)||A sword-shaped thing.|
|Xerosis (noun)||Dryness of a certain body part.|
|X-division (noun)||A high-flying style of wrestling.|
|Xystus (noun)||A covered walkway or portico where athletic exercises were performed in ancient Greece.|
|Xenodochial (adjective)||Similar to xenial, xenodochial means being hospitable or welcoming to strangers.|
|Xero (adjective)||Dry or dryness.|
|Xyresic (adjective)||Sharp or acerbic in tone or manner (a positive trait or a person.)|
|Xalam (noun)||A traditional African instrument.|
|Xanthippe (noun)||Someone physically beautiful (typically a woman.)|
|Xerophilous (adjective)||Able to withstand dry conditions or drought.|
|Xeriscape (verb)||To design a landscape that conserves water through drought-resistant plants.|
|X-out (verb)||To mark or cross out something to indicate it should be ignored.|
|Xclaim (verb)||To express excitement or surprise.|
|Xplode (verb)||A short version of the word “explode”.|
|X-celerate (verb)||A playful term for speeding up or accelerating something.|
|Xpress (verb)||To communicate your thoughts.|
|Xtrapolate (verb)||To estimate or predict something based on existing information.|
|Xpand (verb)||To make something larger.|
|Xyloid (adjective)||Pertaining to wood or having characteristics of wood.|
|Xiphoid (adjective)||Referring to a sword or sword-like shape.|
|Xeroxify (verb)||A playful or informal term for making photocopies.|
|Xtra (adjective)||A commonly used version of the word “extra.”|
|Xecute (verb)||Another version of the word “execute”.|
|Xercise (verb)||Performing physical activity for health or fitness.|
|Xylopolist (noun)||A person that sells wood or wooden products.|
|X-axis (noun)||One of the two perpendicular axes commonly used in a Cartesian coordinate system.|
|Xeromorphy (noun)||The condition or state of being xeromorphic, which is the adaptation of plants to arid or dry conditions.|
|Xeromorphic (adjective)||It describes plant adaptations or characteristics that enable them to thrive in arid or dry environments.|
|Xeroxing (verb)||The act of making photocopies using a photocopier machine.|
|Xenograft (noun)||A surgical transplantation of tissue from one species to another.|
|Xenocryst (noun)||A foreign crystal found within an igneous rock|
|Xylophilan (noun)||A tribe of beetles.|
Interesting fact: Did you know that the letter X is the symbol for a kiss in Western cultures? This tradition dates back to medieval times when people who couldn’t read or write would sign a document with an “X” and then kiss the mark to show their sincerity.
There really aren’t too many X words, positive or not. However, if you want to expand your vocabulary and grow an extra wrinkle on your brain, I recommend digging through Greek dictionaries and looking for connections between Greek and English words. Some words may sound familiar to you.
Words To Describe A Person
If you want to describe a person with X, use the following words: xenial, xanthic, xylary, xenogenic, xylotomous, or xeric.
Xenial – “She is so xenial, always welcoming to new people and making an effort to make them feel at home.”
Xanthic – “The lady had xanthic hair that fitted her overall look.”
Xylary – “I would describe him as a xylary person. He’s so down-to-earth and natural.”
Xenogenic – “One of my friends is super xenogenic; he’s unique, eccentric, or unconventional.”
Xylotomous – “My uncle is xylotomous; he’s one of the best and most skilled workers in woodworking and carpentry.”
Xeric – “A xeric person may be careful with their money, time, or energy and may be seen as someone who doesn’t waste anything.”
Skills That Start With X
Skills that start with X include xylography, xenobiology, xenoglossy, xeriscaping, x-ray technology, and xenotransplantation.
Xylography – The art of engraving on wood, typically used to create prints or illustrations. Xylography requires a steady hand and an eye for detail.
Xenobiology – The study of life beyond Earth, including the potential for extraterrestrial life and the search for habitable planets. It requires a strong background in biology and astronomy, as well as an understanding of scientific research methods.
X-ray technology – This skill involves the use of X-rays to produce images of the inside of objects or bodies. It is often used in medical settings but also has applications in fields such as engineering and materials science.
Xenoglossy – The ability to speak or even understand a language that one has never learned or studied before. While rare, some people claim to have this skill, and it has been studied by researchers in the field of parapsychology.
Xeriscaping – A landscaping technique that involves using drought-tolerant plants and other strategies to conserve water. It requires a lot of knowledge of local climates and soil conditions, as well as an understanding of sustainable gardening practices.
XML – A programming language used for creating and sharing data on the web.
Xenotransplantation – While this is still an experimental procedure, xenotransplantation is the transplantation of organs (in some cases, tissues) from one species to another.
Verbs That Start With X
Some of the commonly used verbs that start with X include xpand, x-celerate, xeroxify, xerox, x-ray, cxaim, or xile.
A List of All Positive Words
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|U words||V words||W words||Y words||Z words|