If you’re looking for cool words that start with S, you’ve come to the right place!
The letter S is responsible for loads of cool-sounding, cool-meaning, awesome, fun, and interesting words. Just take a look at the list below and you’ll see what I mean.
I hope you find what you’re looking for, at least some in’S’piration!
Cool Words That Start With S
Savvy – shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgements.
Scalawag – a person, typically a child, who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal.
Scatterbrain – a person who tends to be disorganized and lacking in concentration.
Schadenfreude – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
Schlep – haul or carry (something heavy or awkward).
Schmooze – talk intimately and cozily; gossip.
Schmutz – dirt or a similar unpleasant substance.
Scintillating – sparkling or shining brightly.
Scuttlebutt – rumor; gossip.
Serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Sesquipedalian – (of a word) polysyllabic; long.
Shenanigans – secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.
Skedaddle – depart quickly or hurriedly; run away.
Skirmish – an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
Skullduggery – underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behavior or activities.
Slapdash – done too hurriedly and carelessly.
Slapstick – comedy based on deliberately clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events.
Sleek – (of hair, fur, or skin) smooth and glossy.
Slipshod – characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization.
Smithereens – small pieces.
Smorgasbord – a range of open sandwiches and delicacies served as hors d’oeuvres or a buffet.
Snollygoster – a shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician.
Sobriquet – a person’s nickname.
Sojourn – a temporary stay.
Spellbind – hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate.
Spiritual – relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Splendiferous – splendid.
Squeegee – a scraping implement with a rubber-edged blade set on a handle, typically used for cleaning windows.
Staccato – performed with each note sharply detached or separated from the others.
Stupefaction – the state of being stupefied.
Succotash – an American dish of maize and lima beans boiled together.
Supercilious – behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
Svengali – a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose.
Swashbuckler – a swashbuckling person.
Swell – (especially of a part of the body) become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid.
Switcheroo – a change, reversal, or exchange, especially a surprising or deceptive one.
Synchronicity – the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
Syzygy – a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.
Are there any cool words you like that didn’t see on this list? Drop me a comment below and I’ll be happy to add them, thanks!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.