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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Alternatives for Amaze/Amazing

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words. Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Today's word is:  Amazing

It is inconceivable how many other words and phrases there are that can be used instead of amaze or amazing. 

Have fun!

agape, aghast, agog, alarming, astonishing, awesome,
bewildering, blind-siding, blow away, blow one’s mind, bowl over, burst,
confounding, cool,
daze, dazzling, drop from the clouds, dumbfounding,
electrifying, extraordinary, eye-opening,
fabulous, far out, fascinating, flabbergasting, flash,
give one goose bumps,
impress/impressive, inconceivable, incredible
jarring, jaw-dropping, jolting,
make one’s hair stand on end, marvelous, miraculous,
not believe one’s ears/eyes/sense,
open mouthed, out of the blue,
perplexing, petrifying, portentous, prodigious,
shocking, spellbound, staggering, startling, strike dumb, striking, stunning, stupefying, stupendous, sublime, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, surprising,
take one’s breath away, thunderbolt, touching, turn up
unbelievable, unheard of,
wonderful, wondrous

Fascinating, isn't it?

Say it enough times and it starts to sound... funny. Just how did those particular letters and syllables get combined to form a word that means what it does?

What's your favorite alternative for amazing?


  1. I'll just go with one word - whoa! These posts are so helpful, Bish.

  2. What an excellent post! I know that amazing is a word I tend to overuse- especially when I am excited about something. I think the list that you provided is great. When I notice that I am overusing it I try to use other words. I like fabulous or outstanding instead of amazing.

    I agree with you- saying a word a lot makes it start to sound funny. :)

  3. Fantastic post! That's another word for amazing. Hehehe!

  4. Agog. What a funny word.

    I love these posts and (BONUS!) Princess Bride to boot.

  5. i loved this--hmmmm marvelous, awesome, glorious, fantastic---i know not very good huh:)

  6. I remember reading in a book when I was a child: "stupendous super-super colossal."

  7. I have to tell you- since I read this yesterday I have realized that I use amazing even more than I thought I did. I keep trying to substitute another word now and I keep thinking of this post!

  8. This is amazing, Bish! :)

    I do love the word amazing, I must admit. I always end up deleting about 100 of them!

  9. I use amazing in my vocabulary all the time. It ceases to mean it after a while and I have to switch it up.

  10. I'm not sure if I overuse "amazing." I know I use "awesome" a lot.

  11. I love your clips! Inconthivably fascinating! And thanks for the long list of alternative words.

  12. Hi Bish
    What a list! I think you covered it all. Amazing!

  13. I used to like to use amazing once in a while BUT now I think of it as a "kid word " and then I feel silly using it. It's like wearing a mini-skirt at my age.

    Kids change their buzz words so with time, it will become a meaningful word again.

    This is a useful post.... I have to check out your posts while I was away. I always learn something.


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