Top 13 Positive Words Starting With X (Adjectives, etc)

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“X” is one of the most interesting letters in the English alphabet.

Originating from a Phoenician letter meaning “fish,” the letter was incorporated by the Greeks and then the Romans before becoming the “X” we use today.[1]

Beyond its use in the English language, “X” also represents unknown values in math[2] and is used in several other forms of symbolism, like the roman numeral for the number 10.[2]

While “X” isn’t one of our most-used letters, there are some positive words that begin with the letter X.

We list them below, along with examples of them in sentences.

  1. Xenodochial
    friendly to strangers
  2. Xena
    a strong and confident woman
  3. XPer
    programmer who uses unusual and complicated programming techniques
  4. Xanadu
    a magnificent, beautiful place
  5. Xenophile
    a person interested in foreign cultures
  6. X-factor
    having a special talent or quality
  7. Xenial
  8. Xenacious
    yearning for change
  9. Xiexie
    “thank you” in Mandarin
  10. Xanthic
    yellow or golden
  11. Xyresic
    razor-sharp, as in smart or witty
  12. Xenagogy
    acting as a guide to other people
  13. Xenomania
    a passion for foreign things and cultures

Examples of Sentences Using Positive “X” Words

Below, we provide examples of sentences including some of the positive “X” words.

  • “She bought a gift for the party’s hosts as a xenodochial gesture.”
  • “He was a devoted XPer and enjoyed developing new tools.”
  • “The professor is a xenophile with a particular interest in Greece.”
  • “The owner of the third inn we visited was particularly xenial.”
  • “She was xenacious and ready to create great opportunities for her community.”
  • “The tree’s xanthic blooms were her favorite sight in spring.”
  • “He had a xyresic mind and made everyone laugh.”

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