Instead of ‘VERY' in English

Words to Use Instead of ‘VERY' in English

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Very angry

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 Furious

I was late and he was furious with me.

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Very beautiful

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Gorgeous

The bride looked gorgeous

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Very boring

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Dull

Those books seem rather dull beside this one.

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Very big

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Massive

They have a massive house.

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Very poor

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Destitute

During the global economic crisis many people were left destitute.

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Very noise

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Deafening

The music was deafening.

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Very clean

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 Spotless

Her home is spotless.

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Very cheap

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Stingy

The landlords are so stingy – they refused to pay for new carpets.

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Very difficult

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Arduous

In those days, a trip to the West was an arduous journey.

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Very short

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Brief

The company issued a brief statement about yesterday’s accident.

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Very quick

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Rapid

His response to the accusation was rapid.

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Very dry

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Arid

The desert is so arid that nothing can grow there.

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Very smart

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Intelligent

A highly intelligent young man

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Very bad

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Awful

She has an awful boss.

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Very upset

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Distraught

We were all distraught over the loss of our homes in the flood.

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Very sad

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Sorrowful

With a sorrowful sigh she folded the letter and put it away.

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Very strong

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Forceful

She has a very forceful personality which will serve her well in politics.

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Very cold

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Freezing

It’s freezing in here – can I close the window?

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Very calm

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Serene

She has a lovely serene face.

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Very huge

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Colossal

They were asking a colossal amount of money for the house.

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Very small

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Petite

She was very pretty and petite.

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Very ugly

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Hideous

The bathroom was pink and green and silver – it was absolutely hideous.

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Very Funny

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Hilarious

Her jokes are absolutely hilarious.

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Very rich

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Wealthy

Natural resources and a well-trained workforce make a country wealthy.

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Very quiet

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Hushed

In one corner, two people were talking in hushed voices.

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Very dirty

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Filthy

Wash your hands – they’re filthy!

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Very expensive

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Costly

This procedure can be very costly.

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Very easy

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Effortless

When you watch her dance, it looks so effortless.

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Very tall

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Towering

The towering walls of the Acropolis

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Very slow

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Sluggish

Something is wrong with the car – the engine feels sluggish.

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Very wet

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Soaked

My shoes are soaked.

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Very stupid

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Idiotic

Whose idiotic idea was it to go camping?

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Very good

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Excellent

Her car is in excellent condition.

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Very happy

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Ecstatic

The new president was greeted by an ecstatic crowd.

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Very warm 

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Hot

It’s too hot in here, can we turn down the heating?

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Very exciting 

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Exhilarating

An exhilarating walk in the mountains.

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Very little

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Tiny

A tiny flower.

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Very weak 

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Frail

A frail old lady.

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Very busy

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Swamped

I’m swamped with work at the moment.

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Very bright

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Luminous

The library was lit by the luminous glow of laptops.

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Very clear

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Obvious

I think this will appear obvious to the audience.

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Very careful 

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Cautious

He’s a cautious driver.

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Very colorful

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Vibrant

He always uses vibrant colors in his paintings.

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Very creative

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Innovative

She was an imaginative and innovative manager.

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Very confused

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Perplexed

He said he was perplexed by the governor’s remarks.

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Very crowded

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Bustling

The house, usually bustling with activity, was strangely silent.

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Very deep

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Profound

His mother’s death when he was aged six had a very profound effect on him.

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Very excited 

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Thrilled

I was thrilled that so many people turned up to the party.

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Very empty

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Desolate

The house stood in a bleak and desolate landscape.

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Very fat

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Obese

She was not just overweight; she was clinically obese.

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Very fancy

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Lavish

They are generous, petty, lavish with their opinions.

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Very glad

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Overjoyed

We’re overjoyed at your news.

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Very friendly 

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Amiable

He seemed an amiable young man.

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Very heavy

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Leaden

They said goodbye under a leaden sky.

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Very great

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Terrific

You look terrific!

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Very hurt

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Battered

He is feeling battered and bruised at the moment.

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Very hungry

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Starving

Isn’t lunch ready yet? I’m starving.

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Very lazy

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Indolent

Nobody wants to appear indolent or indifferent.

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Very large

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Huge

They live in a huge house.

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Very long

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Extensive

A school with extensive grounds

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Very accurate

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Exact

The exact location of the factory has yet to be decided.

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Very loose

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Slack

These tent ropes are too slack – they need tightening.

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Very cute

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Adorable

He came in with an adorable puppy.

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Very afraid

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Fearful

He hesitated before calling her, fearful of what she might say.

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Very eager

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Keen

She’s a keen tennis player.

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Very dull

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Tedious

A long and tedious journey

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Very fast

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Quick

It’s a quick journey

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Very evil

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Wicked

Of course, in the end, the wicked witch gets killed.

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Very lively 

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Animated

We had a very animated discussion.

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Very fierce

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Ferocious

A ferocious dog

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Very messy

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Slovenly

A slovenly appearance

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Very nice

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Kind

She’s a very kind and thoughtful person.

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Very old

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Ancient

People have lived in this valley since ancient times.

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Very often

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Frequently

I see him frequently.

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Very open 

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Transparent

It is genuinely open, transparent and accessible.

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Very powerful

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Compelling

It’s a fairly compelling argument for going.

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Very Perfect

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Flawless

A flawless performance

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Very pretty 

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Beautiful

She was wearing a beautiful dress.

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Very scared

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Petrified

She’s petrified of being on her own in the house at night.

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Very serious 

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Grave

A grave situation

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Very shiny

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Gleaming

A gleaming kitchen

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Very shy

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Timid

She was timid about swimming in deep water.

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Very skinny

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Skeletal

Her body was skeletal 

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Very smooth

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Sleek

The cat had sleek fur.

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Very soft

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Downy

A downy nest

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Very special

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Exceptional

An exceptional student

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Very sorry

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Apologetic

She was so apologetic about forgetting my birthday.

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Very sure

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Certain

I feel certain you’re doing the right thing.

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Very sweet

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Thoughtful

 She’s a very kind and thoughtful person

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Very tasty 

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Delicious

This wine is delicious.

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Very talented

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Gifted

A gifted dancer

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Very tired

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Exhausted

I must get some sleep – I’m exhausted.

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Very thirsty 

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Parched

I must get a drink – I’m absolutely parched!

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Very tiny

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Minuscule

Salaries are a minuscule part of the budget.