I have written about word choice before and the importance of its preciseness. Now again, I will be sharing the types of synonyms that are better and much more exciting. Because let’s face it, some words we are all tired of speaking, reading, and writing. Right now, there are many words that fall upon that category for me.
Using a website found here, I selected words from their list of “3000 Most Common Words in English” and added them into this blog. Don’t worry though, I didn’t pick all 3,000 words. Instead, I picked one from each letter of the alphabet with the exception of X. For each word, I made recommendations of other words a writer may want to take advantage of.
Of course, using the thesaurus on thesaurus.com is also a fabulous resource. I use it all of the time.
So, without further ado, let the list begin!
Again / Repeatedly – Additionally – Recurrently
Beautiful / Dazzling – Exquisite – Marvelous
Cold / Frigid – Glacial – Bleak
Different / Contrasting – Peculiar – Mismatched
End / Outcome – Result – Expiration
Fun / Lively – Amusing – Playful
Good / Satisfactory – Superior – Wonderful
Hot / Blazing – Sweltering – Torrid
Interesting / Alluring – Unusual – Fascinating
Journey / Expedition – Voyage – Quest
Keep / Sustain – Continue – Maintain
Long / Boundless – Limitless – Towering
More / Exceed – Conjunction – Surplus
New / Revived – Modern – Topical
Okay / Certify – Condone – Endorse
Perfect / Utopian – Splendid – Impeccable
Quiet / Hushed – Muffled – Muted
Remember / Memorized – Retained – Recollection
See / Observe – Inspect – Peep
Tell / Announce – Report – Proclaim
Up / Apex – Boost – Skyward
View / Vision – Seascape – Panorama
Way / Progression – Direction – Course
Yes / Undoubtedly – Affirmative – Certainly
Zone / Sector – Realm – Territory
Which words did you like most? Which words do you plan to incorporate into your writing?
If you have better synonyms to use for any of the listed words, comment them below! I would love to hear your list and gain new ideas for my poems, short stories, and longer novels as well!
Thanks for reading!