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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that one's right up my alley!

klahanie said...

Hey Patsy,

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

Yep, consider your post shared.

Gary

Mark Noce said...

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

Patsy said...

I hope you'll have a go then, Alex.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Gary!

Patsy said...

It needs the right sort of context, Mark.

Susan A Eames said...

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

Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

Carolb said...

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

Patsy said...

Living life with gusto sounds excellent, Susan!

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

I hope it comes back soon, Carol.