16 Boring Adjectives & What to Use Instead

16 Boring Adjectives & What to Use Instead


In this infographic, we share 16 boring adjectives and what to use instead.

Jennifer Frost writes:

Dear Reader:

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

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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This article has 3 comments

  1. Joyce Derenas

    Love this article, and many of your wonderful articles, suggestions and advice. You help to strengthen my writing. Thank you.

  2. John

    An infographic should basically be a poster, something you’d want to hang on your wall, and this one’s definitely one of those posters. Well done GrammarCheck, my sincere compliments!

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