45 Ways to avoid using the word “very”

“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.”

Here are the 45 ways to avoid using the word “very”:

Avoid saying very:

Rather say:

Avoid saying very:

Rather say:

afraid

terrified

neat

immaculate

angry

furious

old

ancient

bad

atrocious

poor

destitute

beautiful

exquisite

pretty

beautiful

big

immense

quiet

silent

bright

dazzling

risky

perilous

capable

accomplished

roomy

spacious

clean

spotless

rude

vulgar

clever

brilliant

serious

solemn

cold

freezing

small

tiny

conventional

conservative

strong

unyielding

dirty

squalid

stupid

idiotic

dry

parched

tasty

delicious

eager

keen

thin

gaunt

fast

quick

tired

exhausted

fierce

ferocious

ugly

hideous

good

superb

valuable

precious

happy

jubilant

weak

feeble

hot

scalding

wet

soaked

hungry

ravenous

wicked

villainous

large

colossal

wise

sagacious

lively

vivacious

worried

anxious

loved

adored

 

 

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