Words That Start with Short I: List & Examples

Looking for words that start with a short “i”? This article lists an extensive collection to help you expand your vocabulary.

  1. Ill- sick or unwell.
  2. Ink- colored fluid for writing or printing.
  3. Inn- a small hotel providing lodging and food.
  4. Is- third person singular present of “be.”
  5. If- a conditional particle or conjunction.
  6. It- a pronoun used to refer to a thing or animal.
  7. Inch- a unit of length.
  8. Itch- an irritation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch.
  9. In- expressing a situation inside something.
  10. Imp- a small mischievous devil or sprite.
  11. Its- belonging to or associated with a thing previously mentioned.
  12. Islet- a small island.
  13. Ills- problems or issues.
  14. Ibis- a type of wading bird.
  15. Idol- an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.
  16. Ire- anger or rage.
  17. Isle- an island or peninsula, especially a small one.
  18. Inch- to move slowly and carefully.
  19. Into- expressing movement or action with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else.
  20. Icy- covered with or consisting of ice.
  21. Irk- to annoy or irritate.
  22. Item- an individual article or unit.
  23. Iris- a membrane controlling the diameter of the pupil.
  24. Icky- unpleasant or disgusting.
  25. Inky- resembling ink, especially in color; dark.
  26. Idle- avoiding work; lazy.
  27. Iron- a strong, hard magnetic silvery-gray metal.
  28. Icon- a symbol or representation.
  29. Irish- relating to Ireland or its people.
  30. Issue- an important topic or problem.
  31. Imbue- inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality.
  32. Ingot- a block of metal, typically oblong in shape.
  33. Inlay- embed pieces of a material into the surface of an object.
  34. Input- data provided to a computer or system.
  35. Initial- existing or occurring at the beginning.
  36. Invite- make a polite, formal, or friendly request to (someone) to go somewhere or to do something.
  37. Indict- formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime.
  38. Infirm- not physically or mentally strong.
  39. Injure- do physical harm or damage.
  40. Imbibe- drink (alcohol).
  41. Infant- a very young child.
  42. Inane- silly or stupid.
  43. Induce- succeed in persuading or influencing someone to do something.
  44. Insect- a small arthropod animal.
  45. Inspire- fill with the urge or ability to do or feel something.
  46. Invoke- call earnestly for.
  47. Immerse- dip or submerge in a liquid.
  48. Inject- introduce a substance into a body.
  49. Inside- the inner part or interior of an object.
  50. Impact- the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
  51. Indent- start a line of text further from the margin than the main part of the text.
  52. Inter- place a corpse in a grave.
  53. Ingest- take food or drink into the body.
  54. Intact- not damaged or impaired in any way.
  55. Interest- the state of wanting to know or learn about something.
  56. Inform- give someone facts or information.
  57. Ignite- catch fire or cause to catch fire.
  58. Infuse- fill; pervade.
  59. Intone- say or recite with a rise and fall of the voice.
  60. Involve- include as a necessary part or result.
  61. Inquire- ask for information.
  62. Indigo- a deep blue-purple color.
  63. Inflate- fill with air or gas.
  64. Inspect- look closely at.
  65. Illume- light up or brighten.
  66. Ingrain- firmly fix or establish.
  67. Inverts- turn upside down.
  68. Intuit- understand or work out by instinct.
  69. Incorrect- not in accordance with fact; wrong.
  70. Incident- an event or occurrence.
  71. Introduce- make someone known by name to another in person.
  72. Intrepid- fearless; adventurous.
  73. Impacted- tightly packed.
  74. Inkpot- a small container for holding ink.
  75. Infamy- the state of being well known for a bad quality or deed.
  76. Instill- gradually but firmly establish an idea in a person’s mind.
  77. Insight- the capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding.
  78. Inferno- a large fire that is dangerously out of control.
  79. Inhabit- live in or occupy.
  80. Initial- the first letter of a name or word.
  81. Icehouse- an outbuilding for storing ice.
  82. Ideate- form an idea of; imagine.
  83. Illusive- deceptive or illusory.
  84. Incense- a substance that is burned for its aromatic smoke.
  85. Incisor- a narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth.
  86. Incubus- a male demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women.
  87. Inflect- change the form of a word to express a particular grammatical function.
  88. Ignoble- not honorable in character.
  89. Incite- encourage or stir up violent behavior.
  90. Inquest- a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident.
  91. Indebt- owe money or gratitude.
  92. Ingrown- growing inward or into the flesh.
  93. Intrude- put oneself deliberately into a place or situation.
  94. Inhouse- done or existing within an organization.
  95. Insipid- lacking flavor.
  96. Interpol- an international police organization.
  97. Inflict- cause suffering or harm.
  98. Incisor- a front tooth adapted for cutting.
  99. Instate- set up in position; install.

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