Word of the Week Wednesday: lovely


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: lovely.

For a change this week’s word is not a rare one.

In fact, I use this word in conversation all the time.  Lovely is more subdued than beautiful or gorgeous.  However, I find it to be much more meaningful.

More than just attractive, lovely talks of something pleasant and pleasing and often has nothing to do with looks.

You can have a lovely spring day (which is what today felt like), a lovely evening with friends or a lovely dinner.

The difference is that lovely refers to appealing not just to the eyes, but to the heart.  It’s the quality that makes you feel good.

And that’s lovely.

 

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

One Response to Word of the Week Wednesday: lovely

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