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.




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

  1. Pingback: Word of the Week Wednesday: homely « On Language

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