Words to Use Instead of Awesome

 In Grammar, Vocabulary Words

AwesomeWhile you would have thought we have introduced other words to use instead of awesome, the word is still very much the default expression for anything nice, beautiful, great, wonderful … But if you think about its official meaning, indeed the word awesome is dead.   We killed it. We took a word that literally meant “awe-inspiring” – a word used to describe Mount Everest and other true wonders of nature and life – and applied it to – well, a video of a child catching a ball. Not that awesome.

Words change meaning over time, and that is the way language lives. But “awesome,” in its current state, has stopped meaning anything.

Let’s give awesome a break.  The next time you feel like using awesome for something really good, give another word a chance instead:

Synonyms for Awesome

As you’re learning English in the USA, try using these words instead of awesome

  1. Outstanding
  2. Astounding
  3. Staggering
  4. Breathtaking
  5. Stunning
  6. Prodigious
  7. Stupendous
  8. Righteous
  9. Wicked
  10. Superb
  11. Sublime
  12. Indomitable
  13. Transcendent
  14. Marvelous
  1. Resplendent
  2. Phenomenal
  3. Remarkable
  4. Funkadelic*
  5. Magnificent
  6. Virtuosic
  7. Rapturous
  8. Flawless
  9. Majestic
  10. Splendiferous
  11. Badass
  12. Kickass
  13. Legendary

This is a very small list of synonyms and words you can use to say amazing.  Check out this website: http://positivewordsresearch.com/list-of-positive-words/ and you will find hundreds, if not thousands of fantastic words that you can choose to use instead of awesome, and use that word strictly for occasions when you really do mean that something is awesome!


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