Do you have a favorite word in the English Language?
For example, mine is facetious because it uses all the vowels.
Floccinaucinihilipilification - plethora of syllable innit? Great for haiku.
P.S It means estimating everything or something as worthless or not worth doing.
"Beautiful" is my most favorite word in the English language.
I really like the way discombobulated sounds. It makes me smile.
Yes, my word is yes - i love to hear yes - it is a positive - YES.
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.)
I love the word, "conjugate!" Maybe because it has to do with grammar and writing.. but it sounds so positive!
My favorite word is 'Quintessential'
That sound great.....
(represents the most typical example of any quality)
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
an ordinary... read more
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.
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.
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.
Mellifluous, because it sounds exactly like it should mean what it does mean: sweet and smooth and flowing
I love the word "indeed" for it's ability to be used in multiple situations.
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.
By far, my favorite word is curlicue. It's spelled funky without a "y" and it just rolls off the tongue.
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'.
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!!!
I think mine is 'mandibles' it just sounds creepy, yet I think it's also quite nice. Bit of a catch 22!
I'm not sure, maybe serendipity- "pleasant surprise," "happy accident."
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?
I do have a favorite word; Kerfuffle which means a commotion or fuss. Its just fun to say. kerfuffle!
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.
Maybe not strictly correct but i love it!! BUBBLELICIOUS!!!!!
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