I Am Stepher

July 28, 2010

I am not going to use the word AMAZING any more!

Filed under: Uncategorized — iamstepher @ 5:38 pm

I have noticed that I use the word amazing far too much in my daily vocabulary.  I realized this morning while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I refered to as being amazing.  This is when I decided that not only has the word lost all meaning to me, but it has completely stifled my vocabulary.   The peanut butter and jelly was good, but not amazing.  It was tasty, delightful, delectable, palatable, yummy and even delicious, but not amazing. 

Adj. 1. amazing – surprising greatly; “she does an amazing amount of work”; “the dog was capable of astonishing tricks”

surprising – causing surprise or wonder or amazement; “the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data”; “leaped up with surprising agility”; “she earned a surprising amount of money”
  2. amazing – inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; “New York is an amazing city”; “the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight”; “the awesome complexity of the universe”; “this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath”- Melville; “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent”

impressive – making a strong or vivid impression; “an impressive ceremony”

I am going to try my best to use the following synonyms in place of amazing for one week:  astonishing, astounding, remarkable, wonderful, incredible, startling, marvelous, miraculous, surprising, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, staggering.

Wish me luck!


  1. oh my. i’m the same way! what’s worse is that i’ve lately replaced amazing with amazeballs, which is even more ludicrous. this is a huge sign that i haven’t been reading enough lately. my vocab is shot.

    Comment by lc — July 29, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    • I blame most of this on not reading too. Since getting the ipad I have stopped reading books and replaced them with perezhilton.com and other celeb websites. I am hoping to read my most recent book club book this weekend and hopefully that will get me back into the groove.

      Comment by iamstepher — July 29, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

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