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Synonyms of very in English:


  • I'm not very brave read each question very carefully
    all that, to a great extent, most, so, too;
    Scottish  unco;
    French très;
    Northern English  right
    informal terrifically, awfully, terribly, devilishly, madly, majorly, seriously, desperately, mega, ultra, oh-so, too-too, stinking, mucho, damn, damned, too … for words
    informal, dated devilish, hellish, frightfully
    British informal ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, jolly, fair
    North American informal real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching, mad
    South African informal lekker
    archaic exceeding, sore
    [Antonyms] slightly, sort of, not particularly
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  • 1 that is the very thing I was thinking of myself
    exact, actual, precise, particular, specific, distinct
  • 2 this boy's a gold mine—he's the very thing I need
    British informal spot on, just the job
  • 3 the very word ‘modern’ was exciting to them
    mere, simple, pure, pure and simple, plain, basic;
    sheer, utter
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