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45 words to use instead of “very”

Posted by / June 2, 2014

Writing very creatively can be very hard. And even though it’s very difficult to vary your vocabulary, it’s also very necessary to do so. As you are by now very aware, the word “very” gets very annoying if you use it too much. Very, very annoying.

With the help of this handy-dandy chart, though, you can avoid using that silly word. Take a peek:


Full story at Writers Write.

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  • and for “Very annoying”? 🙂 good post.

  • Try infuriating perhaps?

  • Wow, this is [very] awesome!

  • Mik Pazula

    I Really really like this

    • Josh Urich

      That’s very kind of you!

  • “So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys—to woo women—and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.”
    -Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society