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Adjectives are words that describe nouns or give information about the noun. A native English speaker uses various adjectives while communicating in English. Using adjectives in a sentence means enhancing the language by making it interesting. In our day to day life, we use many adjectives while speaking and writing in English. For e.g. If someone asks, how are you? You say, I am fine or I am doing good. However, an English learner would use the basic words whereas there are many words that can make your dull looking sentence very interesting. If you are an English learner, then below are some replacement words which will help you improve your English.

Daily-adjectives

5 replacement words everyone must know

1. Good

Good can be replaced with pleasant, impeccable, astounding, stunning, stupendous.


Examples

What a pleasant weather it is!

You speak impeccable English. Where did you learn from?
The trek to the Himalayas was astounding.
Hey Mia, how are you? Thanks, Sean. I am stunning as always.
Your performance was stupendous.

2. Bad

Bad can be replaced with terrible, awful, dreadful, nasty, wicked


Examples

How was your first trek? It was terrible, we didn’t have proper sports shoes and other trekking equipment.

What an awful movie it was! I lost interest in the first half itself.
The area, where I went yesterday, was very dreadful.
Don’t you think that dress will look nasty on you?
You think wicked.

3. Pretty

Pretty can be replaced with attractive, appealing, good-looking, gorgeous, stunning,


Examples

This place is very attractive, isn’t it?

The food looks appealing.
I don’t want a good-looking groom, I just want someone who’s good at heart.
In this attire, you look very gorgeous.
You are a stunning beauty.

4. Happy

Happy can be replaced with delighted, cheerful, tickled pink, glad, overjoyed


Examples
When the winner’s name was announced, everyone seemed delighted.

She’s always a cheerful girl. I have never seen her so upset.
You look tickled pink. What is the matter?
I am glad to know you are getting married.
I am overjoyed for our newborn.

5. Sad

Sad can be replaced with gloomy, upset, cheerless, blue, depressed


Examples

What’s the matter? Why are you so gloomy?

Why is she upset?
You seem to be cheerless today.
Has anyone said something? You look blue.
This is not the reason you look depressed. Come on, now tell me the truth.

The above words are some common words that are used daily while communicating in English. There are many replacement words which can be applied to enlighten our English speaking skills. Join an online Spoken English course to improve your spoken English and train yourself to speak like a pro.

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