12 synonyms that will make you a better writer
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Instead of using “really”
You don’t really need the word really. Really. Really is another fluff word that doesn’t add clarity to your writing. Rather, “really” can make your prose seem too laid-back, especially if you’re writing for your job or in a school setting. If you need a synonym to give what you’re describing an extra flourish, consider words like “genuinely,” “truly,” and “absolutely.” Try not overuse adverbs, they’re rarely necessary and often take more than they add.