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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Alternatives for Better

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: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

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

valuable, vary

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... :


  1. Say it really fast and it starts to sound like 'butter.'
    This is a really good list. Better is one of those words that it's difficult to think of a word that replaces it.

  2. Improve would've been my first thought but you came up with a lot more.

  3. Now that is an impressive list, far bet...more diverse than any I could've come up with.

  4. I love The Who.

    This is a great list of alternatives.

  5. One of my cats loves butter. :) I don't know what I'd do without Your list is fantastic.

  6. Holy thesaurus, that's a whole lot of better alternates.

  7. A great list of alternatives. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love this feature of yours, Bish!

    You better, you better, you bet I do! :)

  9. I like the biblical phrase "exceedingly abundantly above." :)

  10. This is great! I'll probably be checking in her often to see if you have a word I need :)

    Enjoyed listening to The Who!

  11. Great list. Not sure why but all my brain came up with for 'alternative' was Robert Frost's 'The Road Less Travelled'.

  12. Definitely an impressive list!


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