Very (not comparable)
pretty, profoundly, pure, quite, rather, rattling, real, really, remarkably, right, same, scarcely, selfsame, seriously, sheer, significantly, simple, slightly, snapping, so, somewhat, sort of, spanking, special, strikingly, super, sure-enough, surely, surpassingly, tellingly, terribly, terrifically, thoroughly, to a degree, to some extent, too, totally, true, truly, uncommonly, undoubted, unequivocally, unquestionable, unquestionably, unusually, utter, vastly, veritable, veritably, very much, vitally, whacking, whopping, a bit, a little, absolutely, actually, acutely, almighty, almost, altogether, awful, awfully, bare, barest, big, bleeding, bloody, bona fide, certainly, completely, correct, crazy, damned, danged, darned, de facto, decidedly, deeply, definitely, dreadful, dreadfully, eminently, entirely, especial, exact, exactly, exceedingly, exceptionally, express, extraordinarily, extremely, fairly, genuine, genuinely, greatly, highly, hugely, hundred-percent, ideal, identical, in a measure, in a way, in some measure, in truth, indubitable, jolly, just, kind of, larruping, least, main, mere, mightily, mighty, model, monstrous, mortally, most, much, nearly, notably, only too, parlous, particular, passing, perfect, perfectly, pesky, plumb, powerful, powerfully, practically, precise, precisely,
From Middle English verray, verrai (“true”), from Old French verai (“true”) (Modern French: vrai), from assumed Vulgar Latin *vērācus, alteration of Latin vērāx (“truthful”), from Latin vērus (“true”), from Proto-Indo-European *wēr- (“true, benevolent”). Cognate with Old English wǣr (“true, correct”), Dutch waar (“true”), German wahr (“true”), Icelandic alvöru (“earnest”). Displaced native Middle English sore, sār (“very”) (from Old English sār (“grievous, extreme”) (Cf. German: sehr, Dutch: zeer), Middle English wel (“very”) (from Old English wel (“well, very”)). More at warlock.
- (RP) IPA: /ˈvɛɹɪ/, SAMPA: /"vEr\I/
- (UK, US) IPA: /ˈvɛɹi/, SAMPA: /"vEr\i/
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- Hyphenation: ver‧y
- Rhymes: -ɛri
- When used in their senses as degree adverbs, "very" and "too" never modify verbs.
- (to a great extent): ever so