Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Gusto

Gusto means enjoyment or vigour in doing something. For example, the wildflowers in Patsy's mini meadow seem to grow with gusto.

When gusto is followed by for it means relish or liking. Patsy has gusto for cake. It is also an old term for a form of artistic execution.













If you write sci-fi, horror or fantasy stories with gusto, you may be interested in this short story competition – you have up to 17,000 words to play with.  As usual for those I feature on this blog, it's free to enter and there's a prize. In this case $1,000 for first place (then $750 and $500).

12 comments:

  1. Hey Patsy,

    Thanks for the definition. I thought "gusto" was Italian for a sudden, strong burst of wind.

    Yep, consider your post shared.

    Gary

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  2. Not a word I use too much, but I'll try to work it into my vocabulary:)

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    1. It needs the right sort of context, Mark.

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  3. Great word. I like to think I live my life with gusto! :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Living life with gusto sounds excellent, Susan!

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  4. I do like that word, Patsy. The comp sounds interesting!

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    1. It's a good word isn't it, Rosemary – I think it has gusto itself.

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  5. Gusto, not heard that word for a while. But sadly my gusto has got up and gone for the moment. ;)

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