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    awesome

    'Awesome' seems to be used in the meaning of 'very good' in the US.
    I wonder if there is any similar informal word in BrE.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: awesome

    Wicked


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    #3

    Re: awesome

    Thank you, tdol.

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    #4

    Re: awesome

    Always welcome.


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    Re: awesome

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    wicked
    informal : very good ▪ He throws a wicked fastball.

    Do not only BE speakers but AE speakers use the word "wicked" in the sense of "very good"?

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    #6

    Re: awesome

    I don't get it, 'awesome' is used in both UK and US, isn't it?

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    #7

    Re: awesome

    It is also used (a lot) in Canada. "Brilliant" is catching up quickly also as "very good".

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    #8

    Re: awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    It is also used (a lot) in Canada. "Brilliant" is catching up quickly also as "very good".
    "Fully sick" is used here with the same meaning.

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    #9

    Re: awesome

    Personally I don't like the current use of brilliant as very good, and fully sick doesn't appeal to me either, but c'est la vie!

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    Re: awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    Personally I don't like the current use of brilliant as very good, and fully sick doesn't appeal to me either, but c'est la vie!
    I don't think anyone on the thread has actually admitted to liking these phrases.

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