5 of the Most Hated English Words

We all have that one word that really gets under our skin – a word that just sounds weird or makes us think of something unpleasant when we hear it. There are so many words in the English language that you’re bound to have a few that you just really don’t like. But did you realize that some words are collectively more hated than others? There are certain English terms that pretty much everyone hates, whether that is because they're associated with something gross or they just sounds a bit unusual when you hear them.


So which words are the most universally hated?

We got our team together and had them take a look at some of the most hated words in the English language, seeing how they might react. Take a look at their response below. How many of these words make your list of the worst words ever?



Words featured in the video:

Phlegm: a thick, sticky substance secreted by the mucous membranes, especially when you have a cold

Hurl: to throw with great force

Squelch: to make a soft, sucking sound

Slobber: saliva drooled from one’s mouth

Moist: to be slightly wet

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most hated words moist
Even just reading the definition can leave you cringing


Some other hated words that didn’t quite make our list:

Chunky: something that is thick and bulky

Bulbous: bulging, fat, or round

Fester: to become rotten; to become worse over time

Slurp: to drink or eat something with a loud sucking noise

Slacks: casual trousers


Have any other English words you’d like to like to complain about? Let us know which ones really just get on your nerves in the comment section below.

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