Definition of extremely in English:

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extremely

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstriːmli/
/ɛkˈstriːmli/

adverb

[as submodifier]
To a very great degree; very: this is an extremely difficult thing to do
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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;
Scottish  unco;
French très;
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
archaic exceeding

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