Well, this one doesn't take too much digging. While "classy" is generally used in a positive, complimentary way, I tend to think of class distinction and differences. So often etiquette is viewed as a distinguisher rather than a way to be inclusive and put everyone at ease. In my mind, saying "classy" is a "holier than thou" mentality, which is far from the intent and purpose of etiquette.
AuthenticYou know when you first hear a song and kind of dig it, then you hear it incessantly and can no longer stand it? That's how I feel about the word "authentic." Every site I visit seems to have a million articles with this buzz word so I avoid ever using it in my own writing. The word in and of itself is just fine, but it's frequency of appearance is annoying.
There's more of a story behind this word...I won't go into all of the details, but my use of this word became a source of contention in my household because there was disagreement on the aptness of its use. Just like moist, this is circumstantial, but now when I hear "probably" I'm transported back to the argument of this word and want to avoid it all costs!
What words do you dislike? Can you figure out why?