To a very great degree; very: this is an extremely difficult thing to do
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- It was the Cold War that made it extremely difficult and dangerous to be a Communist.
- I think some of my staff find it extremely difficult and challenging working for me.
- I live with my nan and grandad and it will be extremely difficult for me to pay as we do not have enough money.
very, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, extraordinarily, to a fault, in the extreme, extra, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely, abundantly, intensely, acutely, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly;
all that, to a great extent, most, so;
Northern English right
informal terrifically, awfully, fearfully, terribly, devilishly, majorly, seriously, mega, ultra, oh-so, stinking, mucho, damn, damned
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
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