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45 Quick Word Replacements for Good, Great, Awesome and Other Boring Superlatives

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Great, excellent, amazing, awesome (our personal favorite); these are just a few stale superlatives stymying your writing.

As the Wise, Ink team were working on our own book project, we were shocked to find the obscene number of “really greats” and “very goods” that peppered our precious book content. The overuse of words like terrific, amazing, and awesome are boring and pedestrian.

We’re among friends, so we’ll admit that it was not only embarrassing, but downright lazy on our part to rely so heavily on “great” and other past-its-prime word choices. Thus, we sought several resources to help eliminate this and developed a list of words we’re committed to using from now on.

Use powerful superlatives that enhance your blogs, tweets, press releases, and manuscripts. These 45 foolproof words will color your writing with punch and pizzazz. So get rid of that musty good and great and use these instead:

  1. Astounding

  2. Bedazzling

  3. Brilliant

  4. Breathtaking

  5. Classy

  6. Compelling

  7. Dazzling

  8. Eclipsing

  9. Elite

  10. Enriching

  11. Epic

  12. Flawless

  13. First-rate

  14. Gripping

  15. Groundbreaking

  16. Gut-wrenching

  17. Headline-worthy

  18. Iconic

  19. Impeccable

  20. Insightful

  21. Inspired

  22. Kick-Ass

  23. Laudable

  24. Legendary

  25. Luminous

  26. Masterful

  27. Notable

  28. Pioneering

  29. Pitch-Perfect

  30. Pivotal

  31. Prime

  32. Provocative

  33. Refined

  34. Rich

  35. Riveting

  36. Sensational

  37. Stellar

  38. To Die For

  39. Trailblazing

  40. Thought-Provoking

  41. Touching

  42. Transcendent

  43. Unforgettable

  44. Vibrant

  45. World class

Need more word ideas? Check out Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives by Arthur Plotnik. You won’t regret it!

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  1. my principal word of the day today was Stellar it is #37 on the list and he said Monday he is coming up with a word that is positive for me because he is trying to get me to be positive and not so negative to myself

  2. This was Very useful. Thank you 😊! You just have to know when and where to use these wonderful words. They all replace and come in beautifully. 😉