+ 45 Ways to Avoid the Word “Very”

How to avoid the word “very” when you write, according to the “Writers Write” site:

  • Instead of very afraid … say terrified
  • Instead of very angry… say furious
  • Instead of very bad… say atrocious
  • Instead of very beautiful… say exquisite
  • Instead of very big… say immense
  • Instead of very bright… say dazzling
  • Instead of very capable… say accomplished
  • Instead of very clean… say spotless
  • Instead of very clever… say brilliant
  • Instead of very cold… say freezing
  • Instead of very conventional… say conservative
  • Instead of very dirty… say squalid
  • Instead of very dry… say parched
  • Instead of very eager… say keen
  • Instead of very fast… say quick
  • Instead of very fierce… say ferocious
  • Instead of very good… say superb
  • Instead of very happy… say jubilant
  • Instead of very hot… say scalding
  • Instead of very hungry… say ravenous
  • Instead of very large… say colossal
  • Instead of very lively… say vivacious
  • Instead of very loved… say adored
  • Instead of very neat… say immaculate
  • Instead of very old… say ancient
  • Instead of very poor… say destitute
  • Instead of very pretty… say beautiful
  • Instead of very quiet… say silent
  • Instead of very risky… say perilous
  • Instead of very roomy… say spacious
  • Instead of very rude… say vulgar
  • Instead of very serious… say solemn
  • Instead of very small… say tiny
  • Instead of very strong… say unyielding
  • Instead of very stupid… say idiotic
  • Instead of very tasty… say delicious
  • Instead of very thin… say gaunt
  • Instead of very tired… say exhausted
  • Instead of very ugly… say hideous
  • Instead of very valuable… say precious
  • Instead of very weak… say feeble
  • Instead of very wet… say soaked
  • Instead of very wicked… say villainous
  • Instead of very wise… say sagacious
  • Instead of very worried… say anxious

Source: Writers Write at http://writerswrite.co.za

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