Word Power: Words To Use Instead of Good (A CAFE)

Do you ever find yourself using the word “good” to describe just about anything? Good weather, good movies, good music, good life, good this, good that…good grief but that can be repetitive. The constant re-use of particular words (especially vague ones) can call attention to itself, taking the reader right out of the narrative.

It might be time-efficient to use one word repeatedly, but does it really express the exact meaning you’d like to convey?

Don’t wrack your brain looking for other words for “good”—just choose the one you like from this handy infographic created by Jack Milgram.


There are more than 200 synonyms that we can use to express the meaning of the word “good.” Check out the full infographic that this is derived from to see all 200 words to help you express the exact meaning you’d like to convey for virtually any situation.

One comment

  • Sounds good and true. I have come to realise that if you use other descriptive words that are far above the word good, some people tend to be offended because they will think you are grandiose, arrogant and full of yourself. They are used to the mild word “good.” I also believe that when you go past good, you get what is better and then you attain what is best. Different descriptive words are powerful and appealing in any written works. I would love to believe that they have to touch the hearts of readers and they have to prove to be true or come true to the reader or to the object being described….I once called “arrogant” when I described my book as brilliant even before it was read….catchy!

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