This Infographic Lists 128 Words That Can Be Used Instead of “very”

Our English teachers advised us to avoid the word “very” because it is weak and vague. They were right, and many times we used the word “very” as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.

Using big words doesn’t always make you smarter. However, words have a reason and they can be powerful. Using the right words is not so much a clever imagery as it is descriptive. Chances are, if you are using the word “very” to describe something, there is a better word. For example, instead of saying that you are “very happy,” you can say that you are delighted. In the infographic below, lists 127 other examples.

Of course, context does matter, and these words may not accurately represent what you are trying to say (or write) depending on the context. However, they are useful to have on hand if you have a habit of saying “very” or often have a hard time finding the right word. Check it out at the link below.

128 words instead of “very” |


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