Today we will continue our mini series on positive words. Next up is the letter Y, so we will talk about positive adjectives, verbs and nouns beginning with Y. In other words, we will talk about positive words that start with y. But before we start, a few more words on the crisis we are experiencing and the influence negative thoughts have on us.
In the last article we spoke about how the solidarity most of us felt at the beginning of the pandemic now makes room for negative emotions and actions, e.g. constantly asking who made which mistakes?
Looking for scapegoats is an often repeated pattern over the centuries. The general idea seems to be “punish the one who did wrong, so the rest can continue to live their lives as they did before.” Well, it rarely ever worked, especially not when the one found guilty isn’t guilty after all.
Having negative thoughts all day won’t help us. Instead they will make us feel worse and worse. Being negative is bad for your sleep and bad for your health. So we will try to give some advice on thinking positive in this mini series. But for today we will start with a list of positive words that start with the letter y. And the most used positive word that starts with y? Yes, it’s YES!
Positive Words that start with Y
|yabba-dabba-doo||interjection||Fred Flintstones cry of joy||hooray, whoopee|
|yahoo||interjection||exclamation of joy||hooray, yippee|
|yare||adjective||ready for action||apt, prepared|
|yay||interjection||outcry of excitement||hallelujah, hooray|
|yeah||adverb||expression of agreement||yes, sure|
|yearn||verb||to feel longing or compassion||to long for sb. or sth.|
|yearning||noun||a feeling of longing||craving, desire|
|yeehaw||interjection||cry of joy used by cowboys||yahoo, yippee|
|yellow||noun, adjective||the bright color of sunflowers||—|
|yep||adverb||expression of agreement||yes, of course|
Good Words that start with Y
|yes||adverb||expression of agreement||yep, sure|
|yield||noun||the amount of something that is produced||earning, gain, return|
|yippee||interjection||exclamation of joy||hooray, whoopee|
|yin and yang||noun||the balance of opposing sides||—|
|yo-yo||noun||a toy with a string attached to make it|
rewind up when it falls
|yoga||noun||physical exercises for well-being||—|
|YOLO||slang||You Only Live Once||better now than never|
|young||adjective||being at an early stage of live||adolescent, fresh, juvenile|
|young at heart||idiom||behaving like a young person, |
though being mature
|active, agile, full of energy|
|youngblood||noun||a young person||beginner, newbie|
Positive Words that start with the letter Y
|young gun||noun||young person who’s likely to be successful in his/her field||ambitious person|
|youngling||noun||a young human or animal||freshman, rookie|
|younker||noun||young man or child||youngster|
|youth||noun||the early stage of life||adolescence, boyhood, girlhood|
|youthful||adjective||like being young||juvenile, young|
|youthfulness||noun||with the characteristics of youth||adolescence, freshness|
|yum-yum||interjection||expression of being pleased by tasty food||delicious, tasty|
|yummy||adjective||very tasty or attractive||delicious, lush, sexy|
|yummilicious||adjective||extremely tasty or attractive||delicious, lush, sexy|
|yummy mummy||noun (informal)||an attractive young mother||hot mum|
|yup||adverb||expression of agreement, variant of yep||yes, of course|
Example Sentences for Positive Words that start with Y
“Shall we go to the pub tonight?”, “Yeah, sure.”
Did you see the younglings amongst the cattle? They are so cute!
That dessert was yummilicous!
My lottery ticket won, yippee!
My grandma is 83, but she’s still young at heart!
So, that was our list of encouraging words that start with y. Next in the series will be positive words that start with x.