Quick: What’s your favorite word? If you don’t have one, get ready to adopt one of these super fun words to read and say.
1: The Phobia That Keeps Giving
Hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia may look like a cat walked across our keyboard, but it’s a real word that’s one person’s favorite word in the English language. Their reason? hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
2: Order Is Everything
“Facetious” is one person’s favorite word in an online forum asking users to share their favorite words. Their reason? “It has all the vowels in alphabetical order.”
As for another English speaker, “queue” is their favorite word because it has “so many unnecessary vowels.”
4: Finger Flex
“Power” is one commenter’s favorite word for keyboard reasons alone. “It’s just really fun to type b/c the P and O are next to each other as well as the W, E and R so you just kind of roll your hands inward to type it.”
5: Wait For It
“Plethora” is one person’s favorite word. “It means a lot to me.”
Several people agreed that “discombobulated” is their favorite word. One even commented, “I want to start using the word ‘Combobulated’ when everything is in a state of calm.”
7: Come Again?
“Sesquipedalian” is the obvious choice for a favorite word, according to one commenter. If you’re among the many needing to look up the definition, they explain sesquipedalian is “used to describe someone or something that overuses big words.”
8: Ah Ha!
“Epiphany” is one forum user’s favorite word in the English language. “It’s a pretty word,” they say.
9: Phonetic Imitations
Several commenters said that “onomatopoeia” is their favorite word. “A word that describes certain words or sounds. Beautiful,” says one person.
10: Practically Not English
“Schadenfreude,” one person’s favorite word, is when someone’s misfortune gives another person pleasure. They say, “Seems oddly too German for an English word, but it’s so pleasurable to use it.”
11: Spirituality in a Word
“Latibulate,” is one commenter’s favorite word. Before explaining it means to hide in a corner, they say they “relate to it on [in] a spiritual way.”
12: Need I Say More?
Flabbergasted is one English speaker’s favorite word. “What a wonderful word to say.”
13: Choose Your Version
“Literature” is a commenter’s favorite word, but they advise against saying it in three syllables. “The 4 syllable version is fun to say fast.”
14: A Mouth Full
“Susurration” is one forum user’s favorite word because it “sounds exactly like what it is.” Which is what, you might wonder? A murmuring, whispering, or rustling sound.
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