Top 10 Most Overused Words

The Top Ten
1 Racist

Unfortunately most people that use this word as a label or insult for the littlest of things don't even know what it actually means. Similar to the word "F***" pretty much.

It is annoying when you are referring to someone's race (like "That black kid wrote it") and then people call you racist. Also, if someone asks you if you like the colors white or black more, people will call you racist if you pick either one.

Whenever I'm done speaking, I'm like "Just please count how many times I said like in that sentence, like" but come on it's natural for humans to say like!

Tell me about it even if you are talking about what your favorite color is and I'm not talking about skin color people will call you this word and it's so damn overused to the point where it has no meaning at all.

2 Gay

The correct word for a person who is not heterosexual is HOMOSEXUAL. Gay is a girl's name. It also means "happy".

Why do people use gay and racist so much. It offends me. I'm not a social justice warrior though

Some people use this word as an insult, which is super annoying.

It's so misused.

3 Swag

I don't even know what this means...

4 Overrated

Everywhere I go in TheTopTens, I see the word Overrated!
I can't go to one single list without seeing this word!

The word "overrated" is overrated.

I will always hate this word.

Especially on TheTopTens everything and everyone is either Overrated or Underrated

5 Retarded

The Hungarian version of the word retard is retardált. Maybe it's like that in a few other languages as well, and their speakers think there's a suffix in English as well.

I hate that word, autistic girl here can you please not use this!'

6 Like

Oh my gosh, so ANNOYING. I can't have a conversation with anyone with out hearing the word like every other word! It's actually rly distracting.
And I get it. Saying like is a bad habit that's hard to break. I used to constantly say like too, but then I realized how annoying it was to me when other people talked like that. So I cut the habit for the most part. And I encourage the rest of the world to break this habit too!

I went home she was like ugh and I was like oh my god and she's was like my life is so rough like literally like I'm like not joking. This word is the most overused and irritating word because they the word "like" meaning the same thing.

Like why do people like use word like every five seconds. Like it's getting like really annoying. Like it's not like you like have to like talk like how like I'm like doing it like right now. I mean like stop it!

Well, is it "like" something or is it really something? It's not definitive and extremely annoying. It reflects both indecision and immaturity.


Who even uses Yolo anymore?

8 Elitist
9 Cringe
10 Twerk

Someone turn Miley into a viral meme right now.

The Contenders
11 F***

Can't you say you hate someone without cursing?

Why isn't this #1?

12 Literally

I mean this is Literally the most overused word. I Literally hear this word every 2 seconds. I Literally wish there was a Literal law banning it. like trump has to litterally do something about it

This should be #2 after the word like.

It's the most overused word.

Why's it so overused?

13 Troll
14 Actually
15 Awesome

This word is used more than any word I have ever heard..Especially with the rise of Yoga Studios and their clothes. See how long it takes for someone to use this word..I do live in California by the beach if this matters as to the frequency of usuage.

It's very overused, but when thinking of 'limited vocabulary', remember that English if not the mother tongue of every English commenters.

Shows a very limited vocabulary. Listens, or rather absorbs, their children's use/overuse of words.

Overused by virtually everyone. Can no one think of another adjective?

16 So
17 Has
18 Autistic

This isn't an insult. This is a condition that affects social interactions.

19 Totally
20 Dude

Every time I watch a YouTube video made by teens:
"Dude, this is like dude so awesome dude come check this out dude! " And I hate it when it's said to me, since I'm a girl not a 'dude'.

This word is so dumb

21 N***a
22 Homophobe
23 Bigot
24 Badass

Especially for women this gets used so much and I feel like it is kind of losing meaning.

25 Transphobia

People are making up words for people they disagree with now.

No one is afraid of trans or gay but they like to change what words mean

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