10 Over Used Eng­lish Words and What You Can Use Instead

Here’s a great list for overused words!

                                          

  •  Lit­tle- small, insuf­fi­cient, minute, tiny, mea­gre, slight, mini, petite, brief, lim­it­ed 💡
  • Pret­ty- attrac­tive, beau­ti­ful, cute, ele­gant, good-look­ing, love­ly, pleas­ant, hand­some (for a male)
  • Saw- glimpsed, spied, gazed, looked, watched, observed, glanced 🙄
  • Com­fort­able- appro­pri­ate, com­pla­cent, con­ve­nient, cozy, easy, loose, pleas­ant, relaxed, use­ful, snug
  • Nice- like­able, agree­able, love­ly, friend­ly, kind, thought­ful, decent 🙂
  • Inter­est­ing- engag­ing, exot­ic, fas­ci­nat­ing, impres­sive, intrigu­ing, stim­u­lat­ing, unusu­al, strik­ing, love­ly, com­pelling 😯

And More Overused Eng­lish Words

  • Good- fine, excel­lent, great, mar­velous, won­der­ful, sat­is­fy­ing, ter­rif­ic, delight­ful 😀
  • Said- told, respond­ed, stat­ed, remarked, com­ment­ed, replied, exclaimed, men­tioned
  • Awe­some- amaz­ing, alarm­ing, aston­ish­ing, awful, awe-inspir­ing, dread­ful, breath­tak­ing, impos­ing, impres­sive, mag­nif­i­cent, won­der­ful 😛
  • Like- love, pre­fer, appre­ci­ate, fan­cy, enjoy, favour, want, adore 😉
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Thesaurus for the Word of the Day!

Thesaurus for
innocuous
adjective
harmless
Synonyms: banal, bland, flat, innocent, innoxious, inobnoxious, inoffensive, insipid, jejune, kind, painless, safe, sapless, unobjectionable, unoffending, weak
Antonyms: bad, damaging, destructive, harmful, hurtful, injurious

Word of the Day!

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! Here’s your Word of the Day! 🙂

lese majesty
[ LEZ MAJ-uh-stee, LEEZ- ]
Definition: an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people.
– noun
Law. a. a crime, especially high treason, committed against the sovereign power. b. an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler.
an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people: Her speech against Mother’s Day was criticized as lese majesty.

Examples:
Little brother, if you’re going to commit lese majesty , never do it by messenger. I’d have to execute him too, and it’s wasteful.
– Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion , 1987
His father was what you call an agitator, and his father was in jail for lese majesty —what you call speaking the truth about the Emperor.
– Jack London, The Iron Heel , 1908

Thesaurus for the Word of the Day!

formidable
adjective
horrible, terrifying
Synonyms: appalling, awful, dangerous, daunting, dire, dismaying, dreadful, fearful, fierce, frightful, horrific, imposing, impregnable, intimidating, menacing, redoubtable, shocking, terrible, terrific, threatening
Antonyms: feeble, friendly, harmless, nice, pleasant, powerless, weak
formidable
adjective
difficult, overwhelming
Synonyms: all-powerful, arduous, awesome, ballbuster, challenging, colossal, dismaying, effortful, great, hard, impressive, indomitable, intimidating, labored, laborious, mammoth, mighty, murder*, onerous, overpowering, powerful, puissant, rough go, rough*, staggering, strenuous, tall order, toilsome, tough proposition, tough*, tremendous, uphill
Antonyms: easy, not hard, pleasant, trivial
* = informal/non-formal usage

Thesaurus for apropos

apropos

adjective
relevant, suitable
Synonyms: applicable, apposite, appropriate, apt, befitting, belonging, correct, fit, fitting, germane, kosher*, legit, material, on the button, on the nose, opportune, pertinent, proper, related, right, right on, seemly
Antonyms: inappropriate, irrelevant, unsuitable

apropos
adverb
relevantly, suitably
Synonyms: appropriately, aptly, opportunely, pertinently, suitably, timely
Antonyms: inappropriately, irrelevantly, unsuitably

apropos
preposition
in respect of
Synonyms: about, against, as for, as regards, as to, concerning, on the subject of, regarding, respecting, touching, toward, with reference to, with respect to

Thesaurus for the WOD

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Thesaurus
efficacy
noun
efficiency; productiveness
Synonyms: ability, adequacy, capability, capableness, capacity, competence, effect, effectiveness, efficaciousness, energy, force, influence, performance, potency, power, strength, success, sufficiency, use, vigor, virtue, weight
Antonyms: failure, inefficacy, inefficiency, unproductiveness, uselessness, weakness

Thesaurus for the WOD

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Thesaurus for Visceral
visceral
adjective
instinctive
Synonyms: accustomed, automatic, congenital, habitual, inborn, ingrained, inherent, innate, instinctual, intrinsic, intuitional, intuitive, knee-jerk, natural, reflex, rooted, second-nature