However, because it is used so frequently, the positive meaning of “good” can be lost if you use it all the time. Furthermore, it can even sound boring if you use it too often, so it will lose its positive effect and the thing or person you describe will not be positive at all if you use it often.
Watch this video by TED-Ed explaining why you should avoid common English words like “good” and “bad” and instead challenge yourself to use a variety of words to describe the situation better.
So, how can you better say what you mean?
Remember, one of the keys to communicating better in English is to expand your vocabulary. By replacing the basic adjective “good” with another adjective that is even more positive and suitable for the situation you will use a bigger vocabulary. Try to use words that fit better to the situation!
Which words can you say instead of using “good”?
There are many other ways to say “good” when communicating in English that make you sound more convincing and fluent.
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Below is a list of my top 15 relevant adjectives you can use to better describe things and people at work and in business. These adjectives make your description more specific and interesting. Here is my selection of better ways to say that something or someone is “good” in different business situations.
Click the links on the words to see the full definition, pronunciation and more examples!
If you do not understand a word, you can also look it up by searching it in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary on the right side of this article ->
She is a great manager and also an inspiring leader.
What does it mean? The adjective “inspiring” comes from the verb “to inspire”. A person – but also for example in a book – can be inspiring when he/she/it gives you interesting ideas that motivate you to do something or have a better life.
What does it mean? The person is very charming and others admire him/her. The adjective “charismatic” comes from the noun “charisma”. A person attracts the attention of others and others see him as a leader.