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Be More Descriptive

Add zing to your language by using words that describe exactly what you want to say. Some words that can be used instead of words we normally and ordinarily use are given below.

Say
Call, cry, respond, demand, ask, state, shout, whisper, remark, question, reply, exclaim.

Laugh
Snicker, giggle, roar, chuckle, guffaw, cackle, titter, bellow

Run
Hurry, race, scurry, dash, gallop, trot, bolt, dart, speed, jog, sprint, rush

Walk
Stagger, travel, trudge, march, hike, shuffle, saunter, lumber, parade, amble, stroll

See
Glimpse, notice, observe, sight, spot, stare at, glance at, eye, gaze at, spy, examine, watch

Like
Love, admire, appreciate, fancy, adore, idolize, prefer, care for, enjoy, treasure

Sad
Downcast, depressed, gloomy, miserable, sorrowful, unhappy, dejected, melancholy, crestfallen

Pretty
Beautiful, lovely, glamourous, attractive, elegant, cute, exquisite, gorgeous, stunning, handsome, striking, fair

Good
Great, pleasant, marvelous, delightful, superior, wonderful, splendid, grand, amazing, excellent

Little
Diminutive, compact, microscopic, small, tiny, minuscule, slight, minute

Nice
Kind, benevolent, thoughtful, gracious, considerate, decent, congenial, agreeable, warm, cordial

Funny
Jocular, amazing, humorous, witty, comical, hilarious, laughable

Big
Towering, huge, large, great, gigantic, enormous, tremendous, massive, giant, colossal, immense

Happy
Glad, jovial, jubilant, joyful, cheerful, merry, contented, pleased, delighted, jolly

Smart
Witty, bright, knowledgeable, intelligent, clever, ingenious, sharp, brainy, brilliant, gifted, wise

Useful adjectives for describing places

Fantastic
Mysterious
Interesting
Transparent
Small
Interesting
Peaceful
Imposing
Romantic
Infinite
Distinctive
Unique
Famous
ancient
Singular
Incredible
Enormous
High
Magnificent
Old
Picturesque
Authentic
Quiet
Perfect
Modern
Colourful
Good
Clear
Special
Luxurious
Spectacular
Incomparable
Gorgeous
Elegant
Important
Rare
Colonial
Exceptional
Pleasant
Expensive
Attractive

Useful adjectives for describing people: positive

Warm
Friendly
Kind
Nice
Cordial
Funny
Good
Generous
Obedient
Cheerful
Helpful
Happy
Relaxed
Sincere
Honest
Innocent
Hardworking
Kind hearted
Optimistic
Loyal
Constant
Quiet
Calm
Peaceful
Patient
Active
Lively
Artistic
Reasonable
Balanced
Tolerant
Cheerful
Reliable
Spontaneous
Ingenious
Self-confident
Good sense of humour
Understanding
Tenacious

Useful adjectives for describing people: negative

Proud
Arrogant
Restless
Emotional
Dreamer
Boastful
Messy
Shabby
Tardy
Clumsy
Careless
Inconsiderate
Thoughtless
Insensitive
Uncaring
Cold
Unfriendly
Mean
Selfish
Lazy
Distant
Heartless
Nasty
Miserable
Tense
Nervous
Dishonest
Greedy
Jealous
Envious
Solitary
Insincere
Sleepy
Boring
Capricious
Impulsive
Demanding
Impatient
Moody
Stubborn

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