My granddaughter told me the other day, “Grandma, you think everything is ‘cute’.” To me, that indictment was a clear indication I had become word lazy and adjective deficient. The fact that a 7th grader called me out was embarrassing. So, I did some research and came up with these alternatives to the word ‘cute.’
lovable ambrosial appealing attractive captivating charming
darling dear delectable delicious delightful dishy dreamy fetching heavenly hot luscious pleasing precious sexy suave nice looking striking
Now, when I look at this list, I can’t imagine these words were meant to substitute for ‘cute’ in every instance. However it’s a good start.
What I learned from @lettergirl aka Dawn Cole at the #blogitsatx conference was a lesson taken to heart. She encouraged us to find new words, write them down and use them. Get out the Thesaurus and dictionaries and, above all, read.
Next time my granddaughter and I talk, I’ll ‘wow’ her with my new words.
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