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Alternative words that can be used instead of “very”?

Here are some alternative words and phrases that you can use instead of “very”

  1. Extremely
  2. Incredibly
  3. Highly
  4. Exceptionally
  5. Intensely
  6. Exceedingly
  7. Remarkably
  8. Utterly
  9. Unbelievably
  10. Terribly

These words can help you add emphasis and intensity to your statements, instead of relying on the word “very”. Remember to choose the word that best fits the context and conveys the intended meaning.

Here are some examples of how to use alternative words instead of “very” in different contexts:


Examples with “Extremely”:

  • The weather was extremely hot today.
  • She is extremely talented in playing the piano.
  • The movie was extremely entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat.


Examples with “Incredibly”:

  • The sunset view from the hill was incredibly beautiful.
  • He is an incredibly hardworking student.
  • The new restaurant has incredibly delicious food.


Examples with “Highly”:

  • The company highly values its employees’ feedback.
  • She is highly regarded for her expertise in the field.
  • The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in history.


Examples with “Exceptionally”:

  • The team’s performance was exceptionally good in the championship.
  • The hotel offers exceptionally luxurious amenities.
  • The service at the restaurant was exceptionally attentive.


Examples with “Intensely”:

  • I felt intensely nervous before my presentation.
  • The suspense in the thriller movie kept me intensely engaged.
  • The crowd at the concert was intensely excited.


Examples with “Exceedingly”:

  • The project was exceedingly challenging but rewarding.
  • The professor’s lecture was exceedingly informative.
  • She is exceedingly kind and always willing to help.


Examples with “Remarkably”:

  • The student’s progress in the subject was remarkably impressive.
  • The painting captures the artist’s talent remarkably well.
  • The recovery of the patient was remarkably quick.


Examples with “Utterly”:

  • I was utterly surprised by the unexpected news.
  • The team’s effort was utterly commendable.
  • The storm left the city utterly devastated.


Examples with “Unbelievably”:

  • The magician performed an unbelievably mind-boggling trick.
  • The price of the product was unbelievably low during the sale.
  • He ran the marathon in an unbelievably fast time.


Examples with “Terribly”:

  • The accident was terribly unfortunate.
  • I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused.
  • The food at the restaurant was terribly disappointing.


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