Words I Learned from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Hello there,

    As part of my countdown to Beauty and the Beast movie, I am going to discuss the words I learned from the 1991 movie Beauty and the Beast. What I mean by this is English words that as a child I most diffidently did not know what they meant. Now on to the words! ( After adding all the pictures in I realized that a lot of the words revolve around Gaston. Interesting.) 


1)  Primeval: adj: of or relating to the first age or ages, especially of the world.

Line: Belle: Gaston you are positively primeval.   

Gaston: Why thank you, Belle.

-Um Gaston that is not a compliment lol


2) Boorish: adj: of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive.

Belle (Reprise)

Line: Is he gone?Oh, can you imagine?He asked me to marry him Me, the wife of that boorish, brainless.

-Belle coming in strong with the insults!


3) Provincial: noun: a person who lives in or comes from the provinces.

Belle (Reprise)

Line: No sir, not me, I guarantee it I want much more than this provincial life.


4) Paragon: noun: a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence.

Gaston (the song) 

Line: For there’s no man in town half as manly perfect, a pure paragon!


5) Expectorating: verb: to eject or expel matter, as phlegm, from the thrust or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting; spit.

Gaston (the song) 

Line: I’m especially good at expectorating! Ptoooie!

-Gross Gaston just gross. Why is that something to brag about?


6) Crackpots: noun: a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.

Gaston (Reprise)

Line: Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston

-Aw poor crazy old Maurice.


7) unnerving: verb: to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence; upset.

Be Our Guest

Line: Life is so unnerving. For a servant who’s not serving.


8) siege: noun: the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.

The Mob Song

Line: We’ll lay siege to the castle, and bring back his head.


9) bygone: adj: past; gone; earlier; former. 

the end

Line: Well Lumiere old friend, shall we let bygones be bygones?

That’s it, all the words that I learned from Beauty and the Beast. Which words on this list did you not know the meaning of as a child? Comment down below!

Until next time book nerds,


Disclaimer: I do not own these pictures. They were obtained from Google Images. 

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