How to Remove a Word from Google Chrome’s Spelling Dictionary

Google Chrome’s built in spell checker is a fantastic tool that underlines typos or spelling errors as you type. When it finds one, you can right click the misspelled word and replace it with the correct one.

Google Chrome references a spelling dictionary to check that the words you type are spelled correctly. You can even add custom words to this dictionary so that Chrome doesn’t mark specific words, such as surnames, as spelling errors.

When you right click a misspelled word, you’ll also have the option to add it to the custom dictionary. If you accidentally click “add to dictionary” when attempting to correct a spelling error, then the misspelled word will be added instead.

Thankfully, you can easily remove custom words from the spelling dictionary in Google Chrome. In this article, we’ll show you how.

How to Remove a Word from the Spelling Dictionary in Google Chrome

You can remove a word from Google Chrome’s spelling dictionary by navigating to the Edit Dictionary page, in settings, and then clicking the X to the right of each word you wish to remove.

There’s two ways you can get to this page in Chrome settings. The easiest way is by using the direct link. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar and hit enter.

chrome://settings/editDictionary

Once there, click the X to the right of each word you wish to remove from the spelling dictionary.

Google Chrome X Next to Word in Spelling Dictionary

Alternatively, you can navigate there through Google Chrome’s settings interface. Here’s how, step-by-step:

  1. In Google Chrome, Click the 3 dots at the upper right corner and select Settings.
    Google Chrome Settings in Ellipsis Menu September 2022
  2. In Settings, click Languages in the leftmost menu.
    Google Chrome Languages in Leftmost Menu of Settings
  3. Click Customize spell check at the bottom of the Languages settings in the right panel.
    Google Chrome Customize Spell Check in Language Settings
  4. Under Custom words on the Edit Dictionary page, click the X to the right of each word you wish to remove from the spelling dictionary.
    Google Chrome X Next to Word in Spelling Dictionary

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