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Of or resembling or containing yeast.  Synonym: yeastlike.
Marked by spirited enjoyment.  Synonyms: barmy, zestful, zesty.
Exuberantly creative.

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"Yeasty" Quotes from Famous Books

... when two hundred yards have to be traversed over waves that are nearly two inches high. The Rover steps into his boat, resolved to do or die. Now or never! He puts one cushion behind his athletic back, he lights a Regalia—so cool are genuine heroes in peril—and shoots away over the yeasty billows. For forty seconds the fierce struggle lasts; the bow of the boat is wetted to a height of four inches; but dauntlessness and skill conquer all difficulties, and in forty seconds and a half the unscathed ...
— Side Lights • James Runciman

... paradoxes of poetry? All this is very well, very intelligible, and very harmless, if we regard the rank excrescences of Mr. Southey's poetry, like the red and blue flowers in corn, as the unweeded growth of a luxuriant and wandering fancy; or if we allow the yeasty workings of an ardent spirit to ferment and boil over—the variety, the boldness, the lively stimulus given to the mind may then atone for the violation of rules and the offences to bed-rid authority; but not if our poetic libertine sets up for ...
— The Spirit of the Age - Contemporary Portraits • William Hazlitt

... old masters, I went among the English painters, and found myself more favorably inclined towards some of them than at my previous visits; seeing something wonderful even in Turner's lights and mists and yeasty waves, although I should like him still better if his pictures looked in the least like what they typify. The most disagreeable of English painters is Etty, who had a diseased appetite for woman's flesh, and spent his whole life, apparently, ...
— Passages From the English Notebooks, Complete • Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words linked to "Yeasty" :   creative, originative, spirited, yeast, zestful, zesty

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