Positive Words That Start With Z

, Staff Writer
Updated July 12, 2021
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Looking for a few zany or zippy positive Z words to really add a bit of zest to your life. Give your vocabulary a zing with good words that begin with Z. You might even find a few positive words with Z that you never heard like zarf or zephyr.

Words Beginning With Z That Have 5 or Fewer Letters

There are a lot of zazzy Z words that won’t kill your zen. Dive into positive words five letter or fewer z words like zesty, zizz, and zoom.




zany (adj.)

silly or amusing

eccentric, weird, quirky

zappy (adj.)

energetic, lively

lively, cheerful, amusing

zap (v.)

move quickly or rapidly

hurry, race, dash, bolt

zarf (n.)

ornamental cup holder made of metal


zawn (n.)

narrow sea inlet cut by erosion in the British Isles


zazzy (adj.)

shiny or flashy

flashy, shiny, gaudy, zippy

zeal (n.)

energy or passion when pursuing something

passion, love, fervor

zen (adj.)

the feeling of being peaceful or relaxed

calm, peaceful, serene

zep (n.)

large stuffed sandwich

bomber, hoagy, sub

zest (n.)

excitement or interest

gusto, relish, enthusiasm

zesty (adj.)

lively or pleasing

zingy, pert, poignant

zif (acronym)

zero insertion force

ic socket, electrical connector

zing (n.)

enjoyable quality

zest, enthusiasm

zingy (adj.)

striking, attractive, appealing

appealing, attractive

zippy (adj.)

bright or lively

peppy, lively

zion (n.)

heavenly kingdom or city

utopia, wonderland, bliss

zip (n.)

vigor, energy, enthusiasm

gusto, zest

zizz (n.)

nap, sleep

catnap, nap

zoom (v.)

move quickly

race, speed, hurry

zooty (adj.)

flamboyant appearance

flashy, showy

zowie (inj.)

showing or expressing astonishment



Words Beginning With Z That Have 6 or More Letters

The short nice Z words were zestful! But now it is time to dive into six or more letter zany Z words like zaftig and zeugma.




zaftig (adj.)

full figure; plump

curvy, busty, well-endowed

zander (n.)

type of pike; European fish

pike, perch

zealed (adj.)

full of, having zeal

zestful, ardorous

zealful (adj.)

having zeal

fervent, enthusiastic

zealous (adj.)

showing passion or zeal

passionate, fervent

zenith (n.)

most powerful or successful time

height, top, high point

zephyr (n.)

soft breeze

air, breeze, gust

zeppole (n.)

cream puff donut

italian pastry, donut

zestful (adj.)

full of a lot of enthusiasm

jazzy, lively, zippy

zeugma (n.)

literary device, figure of speech with two senses

figure of speech, trope

zinger (n.)

remark that is amusing, striking

one-liner, witticism, gag

zipless (adj.)

uncomplicated; brief, lack of complications

brief, uncomplicated

zirconia (n.)

white mineral used for substitute diamonds

gem, jewel, ice

zither (n.)

specialized musical instrument

stringed instrument

zoetic (adj.)

pertaining to life

awake, viable

zoster (n.)

belt worn by men in Greece


zounds (int.)

surprised expression

egad, gadzooks

zydeco (n.)

popular music found in Louisiana

jib, jive


Example Sentences Using Positive Z-Words

Zounds! That was a lot of Z words. But it isn’t finished yet. Enjoy watching how zippy positive Z words are used in a sentence or ten!

  1. Zounds! That car was zippy!
  2. Her ring was made of cubic zirconia.
  3. Zowie! That is a nice engagement ring.
  4. I’ve never seen a zither before.
  5. The zen yoga teacher really helped us with our breathing.
  6. That car just zooms across the track.
  7. My girlfriend is a bit zany!
  8. We found a zarf at the antique shop.
  9. His zeal for the project was hard to match.
  10. The zinger from my Grandma had me laughing.

Keeping It Positive

When it comes to positive words, you might not think beyond happy or cheerful. But you might add fun positive words with Z when you talk about that zaftig blonde or have a zany friend. Don’t let your journey with the letter Z end by checking out kids’ words with X, Y or Z or adjectives with Z. You might find a zealous new word you want to add to your vocabulary.