Word Choice: Adjectives

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Adverbs

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Replacement for Overused Adjectives

  • Big
    huge, enormous, immense, massive, tremendous, large, colossal, vast
  • Bad
    mischievous, horrible, naughty, unpleasant, terrible, awful, dreadful, evil
  • Pretty
    attractive, enchanting, beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, handsome, stunning, fair
  • Little
    minute, tiny, petite, small, bantam, insignificant, slight
  • Fast
    quickly, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, snappily, hastily, promptly, expeditiously
  • Ugly
    vile, repulsive, squalid, sordid, grievous, unsightly, wretched, ghastly
  • Nice
    wonderful, marvelous, pleasant, good, terrific, agreeable, congenial, pleasing
  • Slow
    deliberate, laggardly, leisurely, sluggishly, patiently
  • Loud
    blaring, noisy, piercing, tumultuous, discordant, roaring, clamorous, bombastic
  • Quiet
    faint, soft, silent, still, lull, hush, mute
  • Funny
    hilarious, amusing, jolly, comical, enjoyable, merry, humorous, ridiculous
  • Hard
    severe, strong, firm, bleak, difficult, solid, harsh, arduous
  • Soft
    mild, cozy, gentle, weak, comfortable, faint, subdued
  • Smart
    brilliant, scintillating, clever, bright, sly, intelligent, ingenious, brainy
  • Good:  stupendous, phenomenal, magnificent

Adjectives Describing the Five Senses

Sight
blinding
bright
brilliant
colorful
dark
dim
dull
fluffy
foggy
fuzzy
glistening
flowing
hazy
pale
shadowy
sheer
opaque
shiny
sparkling
swirling
clear
twinkling
scarlet
crimson
bronze
taupe
emerald
amber
burgundy
tangerine
lime
coral
aqua
navy
Sound
bang
buzz
clatter
crash
thump
thud
groan
growl
hiss
fizz
hoarse
moan
rumble
snarl
snort
splash
squeak
squeal
snap
chirp
thunderous
whirl
wail
whine
scream
whisper
howl
rustle
whimper
sizzle
boom
crunch
Taste
bitter
peppery
salty
savory
sour
spicy
sweet
tangy
tart
delicious
tasty
appetizing
delightful
scrumptious
ambrosial
heavenly
palatable
luscious
exquisite
delectable
tasteless
Smell
acrid
clean
fragrant
fresh
choking
antiseptic
bland
putrid
smoky
stuffy
stink
foul
decayed
odor
aroma
scent
stench
reek
stale
moldy
spicy
Touch
bumpy
cold
cool
damp
frosty
gooey
hot
icy
rough
sand papery
sharp
silky
slick
smooth
sticky
soft
stinging
velvety
warm
wet
crisp
spongy
dull
dry

Adjectives for Describing

Abnormal
Action-packed
Active
Ailing
Appreciative
Arduous
Athletic
Attractive
Barren
Bashful
Boastful
Brilliant
Careful
Careless
Cautious
Challenging
Changeable
Charming
Cheery
Chilly
Choosy
Circular
Clear
Clever
Cluttered
Colorless
Content
Curious
Dainty
Darkened
Decisive
Dedicated
Definite
Doubtful
Dramatic
Efficient
Effortless
Elastic
Elated
Elegant
Elementary
Emotional
Empty
Endless
Energetic
Exhaustive
Expressive
Fearful
Feisty
Fiery
Flashy
Flimsy
Formal
Freckled
Friendly
Frozen
Gaunt
Gigantic
Gracious
Grassy
Grave
Grievous
Healthy
Heroic
Hoarse
Horrible
Humble
Immense
Impossible
Infinite
Informal
Intellectual
Intensive
Involved
Irritable
Jeweled
Joyful
Kindhearted
Knowledgeable
Lacking
Lame
Lanky
Legitimate
Lethal
Limited
Limitless
Lonely
Lopsided
Loud
Lovely
Luminous
Lumpy
Massive
Meandering
Mere
Messy
Methodical
Mighty
Moody
Muffled
Murky
Muscular
Mysterious
Normal
Numerous
Opposite
Oppressive
Original
Painful
Panoramic
Passive
Patient
Peaceful
Peculiar
Permanent
Persuasive
Petrified
Pleasant
Pleased
Practical
Precious
Predictable
Proficient
Prominent
Proud
Radiant
Ragged
Rapid
Realistic
Rectangular
Reliable
Relaxed
Reluctant
Remorseful
Respectful
Reverent
Ridiculous
Ruddy
Rude
Ruffled
Salty
Satisfying
Savory
Secure
Serene
Severe
Shabby
Shaggy
Shapeless
Sheepish
Shriveled
Sickly
Simultaneous
Slithery
Solemn
Sparkling
Speechless
Speckled
Spirited
Spiteful
Strange
Strenuous
Stern
Structured
Superb
Supportive
Suspenseful
Suspicious
Swollen
Tasteful
Tawny
Thick
Tiresome
Tranquil
Treacherous
Triangular
Tropical
Turbulent
Unbearable
Unhealthy
Unique
Unpleasant
Urgent
Vague
Violent
Wiry
wrinkled

Adjectives for Size

little     small     enormous     gigantic     titanic     astonomical     gargantuan     immense     mammoth     massive     tall     miniature     exaggerated     towering     lofty     extreme     short   scanty     insignificant     succinct     concise     diminutive     petite     trivial     slight  microscopic     minuscule     colossal

Adjectives for Describing Emotion

  • Happy
    cheerful, elated, delighted, esctatic, please, satisfied, contented, festive, ebullient
  • Sad
    glum, miserable, gloomy, depressed, unhappy, somber, grim, wretched, poignant, sorrowful
  • Shy
    bashful, timid, reluctant, meek, hesitate, insecure, unsure, uncertain
  • Confident
    certain, sure, secure, confident, assured, poised, sanguine, positive
  • Excited
    thrilled, moved, roused, avid, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, enthusiastic, stimulated
  • Angry
    furious, irate, infuriated, provoked, belligerent ferocious, vehement
  • Pleased
    satisfied, contented, amenable, euphoric
  • Surprised
    astonished, shocked, amazed, astounded, bewildered, stunned
  • Calm
    patient, placid, peaceful, easygoing, unmoved, still
  • Bored
    dull, weary, tired, bland, disgusted, uninterested
  • Embarrassed
    uneasy, ashamed, humiliated, mortified, chagrined, abashed
  • Proud
    satisfied, triumphant, smug, boastful
  • Afraid
    frightened, scared, terrified, petrified, aghast, apprehensive, fearful
  • Brave
    courageous, bold, daring, heroic, audacious, fearless, dauntless
  • Nice
    kind, gentle, considerate, sweet, thoughtful, congenial, agreeable, pleasant
  • Let Down
    disappointed, discouraged, disillusion, disenchant, frustrate, dissatisfy
  • Bothered
    annoyed, irritated, aggravated, vexed, antagonize, exasperate
  • Mean
    hateful, vile, wicked, vicious, evil, despicable
  • Loyal
    faithful, steadfast, staunch, true, ardent, constant
  • Disloyal
    faithless, unfaithful, untrue, perfidious, traitorous, treacherous
  • Silly
    giddy, absurd, hilarious, frivolous
  • Serious
    grave, earnest, solemn, somber
  • Nervous
    skittish, uncertain, fidgety, insecure, anxious
  • Poised
    confident, certain, secure, assured
  • Sorry
    regretful, remorseful, apologetic
  • Jealous
    envious, possessive, invidious
  • Stubborn
    determined, adamant, obstinate
  • Flexible
    cooperative, obedient, amenable