Strong Adjectives to Use in Your Writing

Strong Adjectives to Replace Very + Weak Adjective

  • happy -> jubilant, ecstatic, exuberant, thrilled, elated
  • angry, mad -> furious
  • tired -> exhausted (or you can easily replace with an action: “Her hand hid a jaw-popping yawn”)
  • big -> enormous, huge, immense
  • hot -> sweltering, scorching
  • difficult -> arduous, strenuous
  • cold -> freezing, icy (or replace with an action: “His red nose dripped in the frigid air, and he rubbed his hands together, trying to get back some feeling in his fingers.”)
  • pretty -> beautiful, gorgeous, stunning
  • thirsty -> parched
  • small -> tiny, diminutive, puny
  • slow -> sluggish, sedate
  • loud -> deafening
  • painful -> excruciating, torturous
  • sad -> miserable, depressed
  • careful, exact -> fastidious, meticulous
  • dirty -> filthy
  • smelly -> pungent, acrid, rank, putrid

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