For me, this word was 'Awesome'. Yes, that's right. Awesome. I used this word for everything it seemed like. In comments on social media, in conversations, and even in my writing. Did I know this? Not at all! It wasn't until a complete stranger remarked that my phrase of 'awesome' was way overused.
Talk about an eye opener. Nothing slaps you in the face harder than someone you've never met before criticizing a simple comment. Ha!
Now that I've pointed this out, has that overly used word popped into your mind? I bet it has.
Since this has been brought to my attention and I've done some research on commonly overused words. This week and next week I will be sharing my findings. Feel free to comment with words you've seen overused and repeated.
A lot: Copious, Myriad, Several, Plentiful, Countless, Numerous.
Amazing/Awesome: Fascinating, Incredible, Wonderful, Stunning, Marvelous, Astonishing
Angry: Irate, Enraged, Touchy, Mad, Cross, Resentful, Indignant, Infuriated, Wound up, Worked up, Seething
Also: In addition to, Besides, Moreover, As well as, Furthermore, Additionally
Awesome: Breathtaking, Awe-inspiring, Magnificent, Wonderful, Amazing, Stunning, Staggering, Imposing, Stirring, Impressive
Bad: Awful, Appalling, Rotten, Mean, Dreadful, Nasty, Wicked, Wretched, Deficient, Inferior, Dreadful, Atrocious, Unacceptable, Erroneous
Big: Considerable, Vast, Colossal, Extensive, Substantial, Immense, Ample, Copious
Change: Transform, Modify, Revise, Switch, Transition, Adjust, Alter, Rework
Definitely: Absolutely, Undeniably, Positively, Doubtless, Plainly, Surely, Specifically
Difficult: Thorny, Acute, Pressing, Hot-button, Deep-seated, Puzzling, Challenging, Tricky, Mind-boggling, Complicated, Complex
Easy: Uncomplicated, Effortless, Straightforward, Adept, Amiable, Responsive
Good: Excellent, Amazing, Sensational, Marvelous, Terrific, Splendid, Outstanding, Fantastic, Exceptional, Legendary
Happy: Cheerful, Delighted, Pleased, Ecstatic, Content, Amused, Thrilled, Elated
Interesting: Exciting, Captivating, Engaging, Engrossing, Thrilling, Gripping, Fascinating, Absorbing, Mind-blowing, Invigorating, Electrifying
Nice: Amicable, Amiable, Courteous, Likeable, Gracious, Considerate, Agreeable, Approachable, Charming, Cute
Pretty: Gorgeous, Stunning, Exquisite, Handsome, Dazzling, Sensational, Appealing, Delicious, Mesmerizing
Sad: Miserable, Frustrated, Distraught, Downcast, On edge, Gloomy, Despondent, Distressed, Dispirited
Scared: Spooked, Agitated, Tense, Apprehensive, Harassed, Concerned, Bothered, Edgy, Unnerved, Petrified, Alarmed
Shocked: Taken aback, Lost for words, Tongue-tight, Flabbergasted, Staggered, Outraged, Astounded, Astonished, Speechless, Stunned, Appalled
To be continued.....