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Adverbs of Degree

Added by Tomasz H. 9 March 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

almost -> if something almost happens, it does not happen but it is very close to happening

e.g. I almost missed the bus.

absolutely -> completely

e.g. The food was absolutely delicious.

awfully -> very

e.g. awfully difficult

badly -> very seriously

e.g. badly injured

barely -> only just

e.g. He was barely alive when they found him.

completely -> in every way or as much as possible

e.g. I completely forgot that you were coming.


decidedly -> undoubtedly, confident way

e.g. That exam was decidedly more difficult than the last one.

deeply -> very much

e.g. I have fallen deeply in love with her.

enough -> as much as necessary

e.g. They had enough fuel for one week.

enormously -> extremly

e.g. It's an enormously popular show.

entirely -> completely

e.g. I'm not entirely convinced that it will work.

extremely -> very, much more than usual

e.g. It's an extremely huge rain!

fairly -> more than average, but less than very

e.g. She has a fairly big family.

far -> much more

e.g. Young people are far more independent these days.

fully -> completely

e.g. The plane was fully booked.

greatly -> very much

e.g. I greatly admire your music.

hardly -> almost not

e.g. I was so tired that I could hardly walk.

highly -> very or to a large degree

e.g. A highly effective treatment.

incredibly -> extremely

e.g. The team played incredibly well.

intensely -> very strong

e.g. intense heat/pain

least -> less than anyone or anything else

e.g. Which car cost least?

less -> a smaller amount

e.g. I prefer my coffee with less sugar.

little -> small size or amount

e.g. She's so little.

lots -> a large number

e.g. He earns lots of money.

nearly -> almost

e.g. It's nearly three weeks since I last saw him.

positively -> in a good way

e.g. Most children respond positively to praise.

purely -> only

e.g. She married him purely for his money.

quite -> a little or a lot but not completely

e.g. I'm quite tired after the match.

rather -> slightly

e.g. I rather like it.

really -> very much

e.g. She's really nice.

scarcely -> only just

e.g. They had scarcely finished eating when they came.

somewhat -> slightly

e.g. We were somewhat disappointed with the food.

strongly -> very much

e.g. I strongly believe that we should take action.

thoroughly -> very carefully

e.g. Wash the tomato thoroughly before eating.

totally -> completely

e.g. I totally agree.

utterly -> completely

e.g. It's utterly ridiculous.

very -> used to emphasize an adjective or adverb

e.g. She was very pleased.

virtually -> almost

e.g. I've virtually finished.

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Comments: (1)

Łukasz Czerniowski - March 9, 2015, 8:36 a.m.

Bardzo dobry materiał. W kilku przypadkach nie wiedziałem że chodzi akurat o takie znaczenie.

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