I love finding new ways to describe looks. Yesterday, I told you about using words to show and not tell. I shamelessly plugged the Emotional Thesaurus books also, because well they show you how to do just that! (Really you need these books. They will make you a better writer. I digress)
This particular word is one that I love because it does just that. It is a wonderful way to avoid the words dull and or stupid. I mean it gets hard sometimes to come up with ways to express common words. While I am not a fan of calling an individual stupid, I do recognize that actions can sometimes display stupidy. I really like this particular word because it can be used as a descriptor for actions and in the example a look. This look can help our readers learn a new word! That is even more fun! It is not terribly common, according to Merriam Webster its popularity is in the bottom 20% of words. It may be a fun word to revive. Share some of your favorite less common words.