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.
Today's word is:
I better tell you right now, that more isn't always better. Still, sometimes it's nice to have some better words to use. Better now than never. Say better many time really fast and it starts to sound funny.
Depending on how you use it, this list (which is not complete) may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
above, acceptable, accommodate, acculturate, ace, a cut above, adapt, adjust, admirable, advance, advantage, agreeable, ahead, alter/altered, ameliorate, amend, ascendant
bad (slang), beat, best, better for, better off, bigger, boost, boss, brass hat, bully
cap, capital, choice/chosen, civilize, commendable, congenial, control, convert, correct, crack
defeat, deluxe, desirable, distinguished
eclipsing, edify, educate, elder, elevate, emend, eminent. enhance, enlighten, enrich, exceed/exceeding, excel/excelling, excellent, exceptional, extraordinary
fatten, favor/favorable, finer, first-class, first-rate, fit/fitter, forward, foster, further
get the upper hand, gnarly, gratifying, great/greater
happier, help, higher-up, higher quality, honorable
improve/improved, improve on/upon, improvement, is greater in a more excellent manner, in a superior way, is superior to
marked, marvelous, mastery, meliorate, mend, metamorphosed, mitigate, modified/modify, modulate, more, more advantageous, more appropriate, more attractive, more competent, more complete, more desirable, more effective, more expert, more fitting, more select, more suitable, more thorough, more useful, more valuable, most
neat, nice, nurture
of choice, one up on, outdo, outshine, outsmart, outstanding, outstrip, outweigh, outwit, over, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overthrow, overtop
perfect, pleasing, positive, precious, predominate, preferable, preferred, prevail over, prime, prominent, promote
rad, raise, rare, realign, rebuild, recherche, reconsider, reconstruct, recover, recreate, rectify, redesign, refine, refit, reform, reputable, remake, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, revolutionize, richer
satisfactory, satisfying, score off, select, senior, shipshape, sound, spanking, splendid, sterling, streets ahead, stupendous, super, superior, surpass/surpassing
the bees knees, tip-top, to a greater degree, to be preferred, top/topping, top drawer, top shelf, tower above/over, transform, transcend, translated, triumph over, trump, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down
unhoped-for, unmitigated, upgrade, uplife, upper, up to snuff
wealthier, welcome, well-advised, win, wiser, wonderful, work a change, worthier/worthy
I think this list is the bees knees myself. Got a favorite alternative?
And because I couldn't think of a more gnarly song... :)