​Improving Boring Vocabulary


On this page I will try and offer alternatives to overused and boring vocabulary from compositions or speaking activities.

Word
nice
very good
the best
Other options
enjoyable (time)
lovely (time, place, person, thing)
pleasant (time, place, person)
delightful (time, place, person, thing)
charming (place, person)
amiable (person)
friendly (person, place)
considerate (person)
kind (person)
inviting (person, place)
well-mannered (person)
splendid (time, place, thing)
brilliant (time, place, person, thing)
divine (luxury: food drink etc.)
first-class (place)
great (time, place, person, thing)
impressive (place, thing)
renowned {famous} (place, person, thing)
exquisite (food / drink / art)
wonderful (place / person / time / thing)
excellent (place / person / time / thing)
fantastic (place / person / time / thing)
exceptional (place / thing)
superb (place / person / time / thing)
second to none
top notch
crème de la crème (french expression used in English)
the pick of the crop
the best of the best
the very best
the dog's bollocks (very informal use)
the bee's knees (informal use)
top-drawer

Word
beautiful
Other options
attractive (person)
good-looking (person)
angelic (person)
appealing (person / thing)
cute (person / animal)
elegant (person)
foxy (person, informal)
handsome (man)
stunning (person / thing)
lovely (person / thing)
dazzling (person / thing)
pretty (girl / woman)
graceful (woman)
gorgeous (person / thing)

beautiful [byoo-tuh-fuhl]
PartofSpeech:
adjective
Definition:
physicallyattractive
Synonyms:
admirable, alluring, angelic, appealing, beauteous,bewitching,charming, classy, comely, cute, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, enticing, excellent, exquisite, fair, fascinating, fine, foxy*, good-looking,gorgeous, graceful, grand, handsome, ideal, lovely, magnificent, marvelous, nice, pleasing, pretty, pulchritudinous, radiant, ravishing, refined, resplendent, shapely,sightly,splendid, statuesque, stunning, sublime, superb, symmetrical,taking, well-formed,wonderful