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The Collaborative Dictionary

Yeasty \Yeast"y\, a. Frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

yeasty adj
1 marked by spirited enjoyment [syn: zestful, zesty, barmy]
2 exuberantly creative [also: yeastiest, yeastier]

Moby Thesaurus

agog, airy, aquiver, aroused, atingle, atwitter, barmy, bubbly, bursting, carried away, diastatic, dizzy, downy, ebullient, effervescent, enzymic, ethereal, excited, exhilarated, featherbrained, feathery, fermenting, fired, flighty, fluffy, foam-flecked, foamy, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, giddy, gossamery, harebrained, heady, high, hopped up, impassioned, imponderous, inflamed, keyed up, lathered up, lathery, leavening, leger, light, light as air, light-headed, lighter than vanity, manic, mousse, moved, raising, ready to burst, roused, scatterbrained, soapsuddy, soapsudsy, soapy, souffle, spumose, spumous, spumy, steamed up, stimulated, stirred, stirred up, suddy, sudsy, thrilled, tingling, tingly, turned-on, unheavy, volatile, weightless, whipped up, worked up, working, wrought up

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

yeasty
  1. having or resembling yeast.
  2. foamy and frothy.
  3. emotionally bubbling over (as with exuberance)
  4. trivial

Quotations

*1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 2
  • Thus has he, and many more of the same breed that I
    now the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of the
    time and, out of an habit of encounter, a kind of
    yeasty collection, which carries them through and
    through the most profane and winnowed opinions

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