In this infographic, we share 16 boring adjectives and what to use instead.
Jennifer Frost writes:
Yesterday, I was sick. I was tired too. Today, I feel healthy.
You may feel sorry for me when reading those lines, but once you get past that, I sound a little boring, right? Don’t worry about being impolite, because I made it all up. But if you reread what I said, you’ll notice I didn’t actually tell you that much.
Did I have the sniffles or a serious infection? How tired was I? How “healthy” do I feel today? Could I compete in a triathlon, or did I only manage to get out of bed and shower?
Now, let’s try this:
Yesterday, I was feverish and sleepy. Today, I feel strong.
OK, now you’ve got some more details. I had a fever, but it doesn’t sound as if I was at death’s door. I wanted to sleep, which is natural with a fever, but I hadn’t worked myself to exhaustion. And today, I feel pretty decent, but I’m probably not bouncing around.
You too can transform your writing just by replacing 16 boring adjectives with more colourful alternatives. Just use GrammarCheck’s latest infographic, “16 Boring Adjectives & What to Use Instead,” to help yourself along:
16 Boring Adjectives & What to Use Instead
What do you think? Do you prefer plain language whatever the case? Or do you like it when people spice up their writing with more descriptive vocabulary? Let us know in the comments.
Source for ’16 Boring Adjectives & What To Use Instead’ infographic: Grammar Check
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