Corruption Essay 200 Words Instead Of Said

200 Words Instead of ‘Said’

1. Exclaimed
2. Replied
3. Queried
4. Questioned
5. Murmured
6. Muttered
7. Screamed
8. Shouted
9. Whispered
10. Laughed
11. Cried
12. Whined
13. Yelled
14. Answered
15. Encouraged
16. Complained
17. Rasped
18. Whimpered
19. Barked
20. Giggled
21. Ordered
22. Implored
23. Insisted
24. Interrupted
25. Lectured
26. Mimicked
27. Uttered
28. Objected
29. Observed
30. Offered
31. Cowered
32. Sneered
33. Snarled
34. Remembered
35. Lied
36. Exaggerated
37. Cackled
38. Squealed
39. Fretted
40. Sobbed
41. Hollered
42. Persisted
43. Pestered
44. Pleaded
45. Pondered
46. Prattled
47. Prayed
48. Proclaimed
49. Proposed
50. Protested
51. Snapped
52. Added
53. Advised
54. Agreed
55. Allowed
56. Announced
57. Apologized
58. Argued
59. Began
60. Begged
61. Blurted
62. Started
63. Recalled
64. Remarked
65. Repeated
66. Responded
67. Revealed
68. Scolded
69. Simpered
70. Snobbed
71. Spluttered
72. Shrieked
73. Groaned
74. Sighed
75. Gurgled
76. Promised
77. Grumbled
78. Rumbled
79. Mumbled
80. Wondered
81. Thought
82. Told
83. Asked
84. Informed
85. Moaned
86. Breathed
87. Coaxed
88. Chanted
89. Howled
90. Spoke
91. Stammered
92. Sulked
93. Tattled
94. Teased
95. Threatened
96. Tormented
97. Urged
98. Wailed
99. Boasted
100. Called
101. Chatted
102. Chuckled
103. Concluded
104. Decided
105. Declared
106. Denied
107. Disagreed
108. Drawled
109. Inquired
110. Falted
111. Finished
112. Gasped
11. Gloated
113. Grunted
114. Hinted
115. Hissed
116. Warned
117. Wept
118. Wheezed
119. Yawned
120. Tempted
121. Reflected
122. Bellowed
123. Googled
124. Oogled
125. Burble
126. Commanded
127. Wheedled
128. Grizzled
129. Gripe
130. Sang
131. Twittered
132. Demanded
134. Wooed
135. Blasted
136. Bit
137. Chewed
138. Bawled
139. Toasted
140. Growled
141. Roasted
142. Hounded
143. Grimaced
144. Slurred
145. Joked
146. Prodded
147. Lamented
148. Mourned
149. Stuttered
150. Dribbled.
151. Pronounced
152. Spelled out
153. Reminisced
154. Warbled
155. Elocuted
156. Implied
157. Insinuated
158. Challenged
159. Countered
160. Countermanded
161. Bandied
162. Riposted
163. Deliberated
164. Communicated
165. Oozed
166. Assessed
167. Negated
168. Abnegated
169. Intonated
170. Cussed
171. Cursed
172. Caterwauled
173. Assured
174. Delivered
175. Bleated
176. Dripped
177. Flirted
178. Assented
179. Swore
180. Hesitated
181. Egged-on
182. Confessed
183. Chirped
184. Chirruped
185. Roared
186. Mewed
187. Rattled on
188. Harped on
189. Nattered on
190. Crapped on
191. Went on
192. Continued
193. Blathered
194. Blustered
195. Huffed
196. Nagged
197. Shouted down
198. Squeaked
199. Wished
200. Related

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200 Words Instead of 'Said'

200 words you can use instead of said...Although keep in mind that these are not synonyms for said. They can be used to give the correct expression to the sentence. Said is alright but using it over and over could create boredom. Us them with discretion as each word applies to a different situation.



1. Exclaimed
2. Replied
3. Queried
4. Questioned
5. Murmured
6. Muttered
7. Screamed
8. Shouted
9. Whispered
10. Laughed
11. Cried
12. Whined
13. Yelled
14. Answered
15. Encouraged
16. Complained
17. Rasped
18. Whimpered
19. Barked
20. Giggled
21. Ordered
22. Implored
23. Insisted
24. Interrupted
25. Lectured
26. Mimicked
27. Uttered
28. Objected
29. Observed
30. Offered
31. Cowered
32. Sneered
33. Snarled
34. Remembered
35. Lied
36. Exaggerated
37. Cackled
38. Squealed
39. Fretted
40. Sobbed
41. Hollered
42. Persisted
43. Pestered
44. Pleaded
45. Pondered
46. Prattled
47. Prayed
48. Proclaimed
49. Proposed
50. Protested
51. Snapped
52. Added
53. Advised
54. Agreed
55. Allowed
56. Announced
57. Apologized
58. Argued
59. Began
60. Begged
61. Blurted
62. Started
63. Recalled
64. Remarked
65. Repeated
66. Responded
67. Revealed
68. Scolded
69. Simpered
70. Snobbed
71. Spluttered
72. Shrieked
73. Groaned
74. Sighed
75. Gurgled
76. Promised
77. Grumbled
78. Rumbled
79. Mumbled
80. Wondered
81. Thought
82. Told
83. Asked
84. Informed
85. Moaned
86. Breathed
87. Coaxed
88. Chanted
89. Howled
90. Spoke
91. Stammered
92. Sulked
93. Tattled
94. Teased
95. Threatened
96. Tormented
97. Urged
98. Wailed
99. Boasted
100. Called
101. Chatted
102. Chuckled
103. Concluded
104. Decided
105. Declared
106. Denied
107. Disagreed
108. Drawled
109. Inquired
110. Falted
111. Finished
112. Gasped
11. Gloated
113. Grunted
114. Hinted
115. Hissed
116. Warned
117. Wept
118. Wheezed
119. Yawned
120. Tempted
121. Reflected
122. Bellowed
123. Googled
124. Oogled
125. Burble
126. Commanded
127. Wheedled
128. Grizzled
129. Gripe
130. Sang
131. Twittered
132. Demanded
134. Wooed
135. Blasted
136. Bit
137. Chewed
138. Bawled
139. Toasted
140. Growled
141. Roasted
142. Hounded
143. Grimaced
144. Slurred
145. Joked
146. Prodded
147. Lamented
148. Mourned
149. Stuttered
150. Dribbled.
151. Pronounced
152. Spelled out
153. Reminisced
154. Warbled
155. Elocuted
156. Implied
157. Insinuated
158. Challenged
159. Countered
160. Countermanded
161. Bandied
162. Riposted
163. Deliberated
164. Communicated
165. Oozed
166. Assessed
167. Negated
168. Abnegated
169. Intonated
170. Cussed
171. Cursed
172. Caterwauled
173. Assured
174. Delivered
175. Bleated
176. Dripped
177. Flirted
178. Assented
179. Swore
180. Hesitated
181. Egged-on
182. Confessed
183. Chirped
184. Chirruped
185. Roared
186. Mewed
187. Rattled on
188. Harped on
189. Nattered on
190. Crapped on
191. Went on
192. Continued
193. Blathered
194. Blustered
195. Huffed
196. Nagged
197. Shouted down
198. Squeaked
199. Wished
200. Related

Last edited by somesh; 11-06-2007 at 06:34 PM..
11-04-2007, 05:02 AM
 
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11-04-2007, 08:31 AM
 

Obviously it is necessary to use a varied vocabulary and avoid using bland words like "said" too much, but I think it important to note that it can be just as much a mistake to go out of one's way to use words other than "said."

Anyway, that list is interesting. It sort of showed me how limited my "said" vocabulary is. Even though I am familiar with many words that can stand in for "said," I find that it only occurs to me to use surprizingly few of them.
11-04-2007, 08:31 AM
 

Nice list, but said is practically invisible in prose. Use it more often than anything else. If it is a back and forth between two chatacters after a while you won't need to put anything after them, but said is the best thing to put most cases. You scan over it.
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11-06-2007, 09:38 AM
 

ya well there's nothing wrong with said.
But you need to add variety
If a conversation goes on too long you don't use "He said" or "He enunciated" anymore

You just put it in quotes

"Sir, accept my apologies. I could not save the city"
"Don't apologize. I should be the one who should apologize. I should be out there fighting but am forced to live inside these stone walls"
"It is not your fault master. You don't have a choice"
"Yes its an excuse I've been giving myself for the last 240 years"
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11-06-2007, 11:24 AM
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Not that anyone is asking me (but that has never stopped me before and it won't stop me now), but I do try to avoid using 'said' too much. It gets a tad tedious, I find. On the other hand, using a substitute simply for the sake of - well, using a substitute - can be ineffective.

I thought your list was interesting, Somesh (beware whenever anyone says something is interesting ), but I do think you have included some rather dubious options. Numbers 38 and 110 are misspelt, by the way. Number 70 is obsolete, so much so that I have never even come across it in the Victorian literature I read. Number 136 is tenuous and number 137 outlandish. Number 143 refers to facial expression and not communication. Similarly, Number 150 refers to an action, not language. Number 155 is not a real word (no matter how hard you try), and Number 190 is just plain silly.

On the other hand, you have missed many valid, useful and legal options, but I'm not going to tell you what they are because that's the way I am.

Thank you for an amusing post.

Cheers,
QW
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11-06-2007, 06:35 PM
 

thanks for the suggestion. I have struck off some of the words though I can't be sure 70
11-07-2007, 02:24 AM
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11-07-2007, 05:48 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kal
Nice list, but said is practically invisible in prose. Use it more often than anything else. If it is a back and forth between two chatacters after a while you won't need to put anything after them, but said is the best thing to put most cases. You scan over it.

Couldn't have said it better.

Pen wrote it beautifully as well.

In my research, several times I've come across the saying; use the invisible prose as much as possible. The other words come out beautifully if used sparsely.

Nice list by the way, alot better then I've come across.


By using the show don't tell method, the prose become even more invisible.

Meaning as the wording is written indicate the action that is happening at the same time.

Robert fixed his tie as he said. "Right, what ever you say!"
Lori pushed his hands away and said. "Your not listening to what I'm trying to convey."

instead of the steadfast

Robert said. "Right, what ever you say!"
Lori answered. "Your not listening to what I'm trying to convey."
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11-08-2007, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by somesh
I think snob's not so obsolete. I've heard it a couple of times :"He snobbed and stop snobbing" etc ...Its not that stupid btw.
Somesh,

I never used the word 'stupid', so I will thank you not to infer that I did. I have rather more consideration for people, in general, than to use such derogatory language.

As for snobbed, as someone interested in etymology, I am intrigued that the word is still used in your locality. Was it used in the sense defined? And may I ask where this is precisely? This is extremely interesting to me because the word was classed as obsolete in the 1970s. That it should still be in use, in its original sense, currently, is amazing.

Thank you for taking my curiostiy seriously, since that is what it is.

Yours sincerely,
QW
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11-08-2007, 05:34 PM
 

Even if a word is still used occasionally, you don't necessarily want to use it in your writing. If the word is likely to construe the wrong meaning even to well-educated readers and it is not entirely necessary to the text, it is probably not beneficial to use. I mean, if you're writing a book set in a time and place where that word would be used, it's one thing, but otherwise....
11-08-2007, 11:18 PM
 

Originally Posted by Queen of Wands
Somesh,

I never used the word 'stupid', so I will thank you not to infer that I did. I have rather more consideration for people, in general, than to use such derogatory language.

As for snobbed, as someone interested in etymology, I am intrigued that the word is still used in your locality. Was it used in the sense defined? And may I ask where this is precisely? This is extremely interesting to me because the word was classed as obsolete in the 1970s. That it should still be in use, in its original sense, currently, is amazing.

Thank you for taking my curiostiy seriously, since that is what it is.

Yours sincerely,
QW
After much struggle to save it from extinction, I acquiesce to your demonic endeavors towards ending the life of such a beautiful word.
May its soul find after its death, the respect that it never found in the hearts of those it entertained for years.
Amen
11-09-2007, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by somesh
After much struggle to save it from extinction, I acquiesce to your demonic endeavors towards ending the life of such a beautiful word.
May its soul find after its death, the respect that it never found in the hearts of those it entertained for years.
Amen
Oh, Somesh! I didn't kill 'snob'! The word, in that usage, is obsolete according to the fine folk who compile dictionaries. Just accept that obsolete words should not necessarily be resurrected, not least because language changes. For every word we lose, we probably gain two new ones. Of course, as Pen said earlier, if you are writing a historical piece and the word would suit your period, then go ahead and use it. But don't be surprised if your readers fail to understand the meaning.

By the way, I'd still like to know when and where you heard this used to mean 'sob violently'. Perhaps it still exists in dialect?

QW
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