“Awesome” is one of those words that the more you say it, the less meaning it tends to have. Interestingly enough, it is also one of the most used words in the English language right now. To further understand this phenomenon, I did a simple Google search and these were the results.
Awesome – extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear:
“The awesome power of the atomic bomb”
I must admit, my favorite part of the entire search is the sentence they chose to use as an example.
“The awesome power of the atomic bomb.”
It’s not even a complete sentence. Someone [I assume the Google gods] chose to write that purely to stress that for something to qualify as ‘awesome’, it does not have to be positive. (That or they really love atomic bombs, and should probably be investigated for ties to North Korea.)
Below are the synonyms provided by Google, and they are all superior and far more situation specific.
breathtaking · awe-inspiring · magnificent · wonderful · amazing · stunning · staggering · imposing · stirring · impressive · formidable · fearsome · dreaded · mind-boggling · mind-blowing · jaw-dropping · excellent · marvelous · wondrous · awful
Please review all of your posts, tweets, snaps, texts, pins, and whatever other social media verbs there you have. When you do this, try to count the number of times you said “awesome”. Now replace every “awesome” with the superior synonym.
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