Emojies have made our lives easier than ever before. We save a lot of time in writing words and expressing ourselves. But then, at times we need to 'write' our expression due to limitations of software.

I want no 'personalized' message. Said that, 'Agreed' does not sound typically 'Thumbs Up'. The charm, motivation and agreement 'thumbs up' has lacks in 'Agreed'. On the other hand, expressing 'Thumbs Down' in words is even complex. If there are many options, I'll be happy to have them all to use it in different conversations.

'Kudos!' is something I can think of for 'Thumbs Up', but more such words will be appreciated. Also, what is the opposite to Kudos! in one or two word?

  • 5
    Whydoeseverythinghavetobeoneword? – David Richerby Dec 22 '14 at 12:06
  • 1
    Sure but you could just type "Thumbs up!" The space bar is big and easy to find. :-) I think your question is interesting, even though I feel that, like most single word requests, it's based on a bit of a false premise. – David Richerby Dec 22 '14 at 12:13
  • 1
    Wouldn't someone (or someon's action) worth a "Thumbs Up" -Emoji be worth two words? I can think of On-word-substitutes for "Thumbs Down", but they are not necessarily nice. Just one example, in honour of Christmas: "Humbug!" – Stephie Dec 22 '14 at 13:43
  • 1
    Nah, nope, no, wrong, sorry, and one from the twenties: Fuhgettaboutit – Jim Dec 23 '14 at 0:39
  • 3
    Demanding a single word for something is not reasonable; see this meta question. Many ideas in English are not expressible in a single word. There's nothing wrong with thumbs up / thumbs down; these short phrases are perfectly succinct. – Esoteric Screen Name Dec 23 '14 at 5:36

" Approved! / Disapproved! " looks like a fair candidate to me.

| improve this answer | |
  • This seems more authoritative. Though no downvote. – Maulik V Dec 23 '14 at 5:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.