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10 Words for … VERY

For this month's 10 Words feature, we’ve chosen the word very

We use the word very to emphasise the description that follows it. 

Don’t forget that the alternate words we share in these articles aren’t always direct swaps. Make sure you read the example sentences to see each word used in context.

You can find links to previous 10 Words articles at the bottom of the page. 

Here are 10 alternatives for very:

1)    Abundantly - in an abundant manner, with great quantity
       She made it abundantly clear that she hated his taste in music. 

2)    Distinctly – to a distinct degree, especially clearly outlined
       They came from two distinctly different cultures. 

3)    Especially – to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
       The children loved all their presents but they were especially excited about the new puppy. 

4)    Extremely – to a high degree or extent; favourably or with much respect
       She did extremely well in her spelling test. 

5)    Immensely – to an exceedingly great extent or degree
       Her parents were immensely proud of her work.

6)    Particularly – to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
       He was particularly fond of the mint-flavoured toffees. 

7)    Remarkably – to an unusual or striking degree or extent
       He was remarkably fit for his age.

8)    Significantly – in an important way or to an important degree 
       His spelling has significantly improved since he started using Spellzone.

9)    Thoroughly – in an exhaustive manner, completely and absolutely
       We were thoroughly bored during the movie. 

10)    Unusually – to a remarkable degree or extent
         This summer has been unusually wet. 

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13 Mar 2020
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