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11 Charming Words to Use to Un-Clich Your Compliments ...

By Holly

Instead of calling someone ‘hot’ or even ‘beautiful,' you should use more charming words to make your compliments stand out. No one wants to hear the same things uttered over and over again. If you give someone a compliment that they’ve never heard before, they’re going to remember it. Here are a few charming words to throw into your sentences the next time you’re praising someone:

1 Wondrous

It sounds and means the same thing that ‘wonderful' does, except it has a bit of a twist. It’s not used all that often, which makes it sound special. Wouldn’t you love someone to describe you by using it? ‘Wondrous’ is one of the charming words that will get a smile out of anyone. There’s just something sweet about it.

2 Breathtaking

Save this one for special occasions. You don’t want to overuse it, and make it appear meaningless. When you see someone adorned in their best clothes, ready to head to an important event, telling them they’re breathtaking will give them extra confidence. It’ll be just what they need.


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3 Enticing

Entice means to lead on by exciting hope or desire. So the next time your crush asks you to hang out, tell them that you’re enticed by their offer. It might not feel like a compliment, but it’s telling them that you’re interested. What’s nicer than that?

4 Elegant

Calling someone ‘beautiful’ doesn’t always do their appearance justice. Calling someone elegant makes them think that they look like royalty. It suggests that they’re not only classy, but gorgeous as well.

5 Stunning

This is an intense word that announces how great someone looks. Since it's not used often, it hasn't lost its kick. That's why you should only use it when you really mean it. Just like the rest of the words listed, you don't want it to lose its meaning.

6 Angelic

You wouldn't use this on someone dressed for the club, but it's perfect for a bride on her wedding day. It's a great word to describe someone who looks conservative and cute.

7 Fetching

Instead of telling someone they look attractive, say that they look fetching. It's an old-timey word that they've probably never heard used to describe them before.

8 Sensuous

Sometimes, you want to tell someone how sexy they are. Instead of using that word, you can try saying 'sensuous.' It means the same thing, but it sounds a bit more classy.

9 Striking

Striking means unusual or extreme in a way that attracts attention. If someone is wearing a new style that you can't get enough of, tell them how striking they look.

10 Lovely

When you tell someone that they’re lovely, watch their smile grow. It's such a sweet, innocent word that shows how much you value them. If you love someone's personality, and think they're just plain adorable, tell them how lovely they are.

11 Majestic

You may think of mermaids when you hear the word 'majestic,' but it really means that one is showing lofty dignity or nobility. Use this word when you stumble across someone that has all of those classy traits.

Everyone loves to be praised, so you should give out compliments as much as you can. Just make sure that they're always genuine. What's the greatest compliment that anyone has ever given you?

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