Do you have a favorite word in the English Language?

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  1. ytsenoh profile image60
    ytsenohposted 12 years ago

    Do you have a favorite word in the English Language?

    For example, mine is facetious because it uses all the vowels.

  2. Deep Metaphysical profile image68
    Deep Metaphysicalposted 12 years ago

    Floccinaucinihilipilification - plethora of syllable innit? Great for haiku. tongue

    P.S  It means estimating everything or something as worthless or not worth doing.

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is the longest word I have ever seen!

  3. Vegas Elias profile image59
    Vegas Eliasposted 12 years ago

    "Beautiful" is my most favorite word in the English language.

  4. shiningirisheyes profile image61
    shiningirisheyesposted 12 years ago

    "hemidemisemiquaver" - a fraction of musical timing

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That is another incredibly long word.  I have to say it slow several times.

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image90
    Georgie Loweryposted 12 years ago

    I really like the way discombobulated sounds. It makes me smile.

  6. RBJ33 profile image68
    RBJ33posted 12 years ago

    Yes, my word is yes - i love to hear yes - it is a positive - YES.

  7. A B Duncan profile image60
    A B Duncanposted 12 years ago

    I am fond of the word "caliginous." It simply means "dark, misty, gloomy." Such a simple definition and I already have chills running down my spine. It's not a word often used and the only time I've heard it used is in the Wizard of Oz (the movie), when the Great Oz is insulting the Tin Man. He calls him a "clanking collection of caliginous junk" or something like that. It would also fit the end of a line of poetry, because it fits the iambic pentameter I often use and proffers a nice rhyme. Anyhow, that's my favorite word.
    P.S. "Facetious" uses all the vowels in the right order too...pretty cool! (It's also just a great word.)

  8. MBAdomaitis profile image62
    MBAdomaitisposted 12 years ago

    I love the word, "conjugate!" Maybe because it has to do with grammar and writing..  but it sounds so positive!

  9. mandarmk9 profile image61
    mandarmk9posted 12 years ago

    My favorite word is 'Quintessential'
    That sound great.....
    (represents the most typical example of any quality)

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice word, indeed!

  10. Beata Stasak profile image78
    Beata Stasakposted 12 years ago

    Aesthete - art lover, person who is sensitive to beauty

  11. Beata Stasak profile image78
    Beata Stasakposted 12 years ago

    I read in a dictionary
    an old and wealthy
    hiding his priceless collection
    then lending it
    with a heavy heart
    to one of those arty places.
    Becoming a teacher
    of Art,
    an aesthete
    is suddenly
    an ordinary... read more

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Beata!

    2. Beata Stasak profile image78
      Beata Stasakposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome, hope I gave you a satisfying answer:)

  12. Maria-Arg profile image72
    Maria-Argposted 12 years ago

    I like the word Ennui. It means dissatisfaction or restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy. I think the reason I like the word so much is because I'm trying to avoid a life of ennui.

  13. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 12 years ago

    No, I don't have a favourite word.  However, I once read somewhere how a writer was shocked by hearing the usual, "Great!"  "Terrific" and 'Wonderful" to describe a panoramic view.  Then along came a lady and said the word "Sublime."   That one word, apparently, said it all.   So my advice as a writer would be, avoid the commonplace wherever you can.   The English Language Contains around half-a-million words, so don't insist on using the most common few hundred when you write or, for that matter, speak.   

    Words are the 'tools of thought,'  Wooly words, wooly thought.  So it behooves us to keep on improving our vocabulary all the days of our lives.

    1. A B Duncan profile image60
      A B Duncanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      While I agree with you wholeheartedly, I find it rather tragic that such words as "great," "terrific," and "wonderful" are considered commonplace, when each has a unique and poignant meaning beyond a simple, bland recognition of appreciation.

  14. Redberry Sky profile image88
    Redberry Skyposted 12 years ago

    Mellifluous, because it sounds exactly like it should mean what it does mean: sweet and smooth and flowing smile

    1. MickeySr profile image77
      MickeySrposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Do you know Ronald Colman (I don't mean personally, but know of his work)?

  15. amb1jer profile image59
    amb1jerposted 12 years ago

    I love the word "indeed" for it's ability to be used in multiple situations.

  16. profile image52
    sweetsakshi30posted 12 years ago

    Yes, I have a favorite word and it is 'announcement'. As a child it was very tough to spell for me. I learned the spelling like an-noun-cement. And till then announcement is my favorite word.

  17. sethpowers profile image60
    sethpowersposted 12 years ago

    By far, my favorite word is curlicue. It's spelled funky without a "y" and it just rolls off the tongue.

  18. MickeySr profile image77
    MickeySrposted 12 years ago

    I like words that can't really be replaced by any other word and still carry just the same meaning or specific flavor - like 'ludicrous' . . . 'ridiculous' or 'absurd' or 'foolish', etc, don't convey quite the same degree or manner of laughably incredulous nonsense as 'ludicrous'.

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I hear that word at least once a week...."that is just so ludicrous!"  Good word.

  19. Janine Huldie profile image78
    Janine Huldieposted 12 years ago

    I don't have a favorite word, but having 2 little girls I despise the word, "No!"  If I hear that word out of my 19 months mouth just one more time, lol!!!

    1. ytsenoh profile image60
      ytsenohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Janine. I don't like hearing the word "no" either.

  20. shimlahillstation profile image58
    shimlahillstationposted 12 years ago

    Pompous, Crack a roonie, Holy mother of God.

  21. Martinrichards profile image60
    Martinrichardsposted 12 years ago

    I think mine is 'mandibles' it just sounds creepy, yet I think it's also quite nice. Bit of a catch 22!

  22. kygirl89 profile image62
    kygirl89posted 12 years ago

    I'm not sure, maybe serendipity- "pleasant surprise," "happy accident."

  23. profile image0
    jlcustompcposted 12 years ago

    I can't say my favorite work in polite settings! lol

    It starts with an F and ends in a K

    do U C what I mean?

  24. sarahmoose profile image65
    sarahmooseposted 12 years ago

    Probably phallanges - finger or toe bones!

  25. neosymmetrical profile image60
    neosymmetricalposted 12 years ago

    I do have a favorite word; Kerfuffle which means a commotion or fuss. Its just fun to say. kerfuffle!

  26. Randy M. profile image72
    Randy M.posted 12 years ago

    Scrophulous - not a word you find in common use, but it relates to one having lack of clean habits.  Below is an screen shot of old essay relating to scrophulous disorders.  Old words are always a favorite of mine, words that fall out of favor in modern culture.

  27. Suzie HQ profile image90
    Suzie HQposted 12 years ago

    Maybe not strictly correct but i love it!! BUBBLELICIOUS!!!!!


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