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 😉

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

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 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 for Proverbial
proverbial
adjective
conventional, traditional
Synonyms: accepted, acknowledged, archetypal, axiomatic, current, customary, famed, familiar, famous, general, legendary, notorious, self-evident, time-honored, typical, unquestioned, well-known
Antonyms: abnormal, atypical, different, unconventional, unknown, untraditional

Thesaurus for the WOD

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Thesaurus for Detritus
detritus
– noun
debris
Synonyms: deposit, fragments, grains, leavings, rubble, scree, sediment, shavings

Thesaurus for the WOD

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Thesaurus for Vacillate
vacillate
– verb
go back and forth
Synonyms: alternate, be indecisive, be irresolute, change, change mind, dither, fence-straddle, fluctuate, hedge, hem and haw, hesitate, hover, oscillate, pause, pussyfoot around, reel, rock, run hot and cold, seesaw, shilly-shally, stagger, straddle, sway, swing, waffle, waver, whiffle, yo-yo
Antonyms: remain, stay

Thesaurus for the Word of the Day

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Thesaurus for the Word of the Day
anathema
– noun
something hated
Synonyms: abomination, bane, bugbear, detestation, enemy, hate, pariah
Antonyms: love
– noun
denouncement
Synonyms: ban, censure, commination, condemnation, curse, damnation, denunciation, excommunication, execration, imprecation, malediction, proscription, reprehension, reprobation, reproof, taboo

Thesaurus for the Word of the Day

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Thesaurus for Precocious
precocious
– adjective
exceptionally smart, ahead of age in understanding
Synonyms: advanced, aggressive, ahead of time, beforehand, bold, brassy, bright, cheeky, cocky, developed, early, flip, flippant, forward, fresh, intelligent, mature, nervy, premature, presumptuous, pushy, quick, sassy, smart-alecky
Antonyms: stupid