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Infographic: 200 Good Words to Use Instead of “Good”

Do you find yourself using the word “good” to describe just about anything?

I will confess that I find myself falling back on the use of the word "awesome" far too often, and that is why I was pleased to find the following infographic.

It lists two hundred colorful words and phrases that you can use in place of the word "good", better, best, or great (which is probably as stale as "good").

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Allen F August 7, 2017 um 3:12 pm

I’ll add it to my list of 300 ways to say 'said' … 😛

Nate Hoffelder August 7, 2017 um 3:29 pm


vrf August 7, 2017 um 5:14 pm

Good post.

Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt August 7, 2017 um 5:55 pm

Bookmarked. Faster than the Scrivener built-in thesaurus.

Now, if you wouldn’t mind creating one quickly for 'get,' my worst sin…

Reader August 7, 2017 um 10:55 pm

Good posting.

Frank August 8, 2017 um 1:32 pm

Excellent list

BDR August 8, 2017 um 1:48 pm

Sometimes good is good enough. Often/most often, if you need to go further, explaining *why* it’s good is probably a better option than substituting a ridiculously superlative synonym.

When it comes to writing, 'what would Hemingway do' is a good — but certainly not exquisite — guiding principle.

Nate Hoffelder August 8, 2017 um 1:53 pm

good point

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