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G.23.7 - Extreme adjectives

Extreme Adjectives

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Extreme adjectives are words that give extra emphasis to the subject they describe: For example, "funny" is a normal adjective expressing that something makes us laugh, but "hilarious" is an extreme adjective which shows that something makes us laugh a lot. In other words, "hilarious" means "very funny".

Extreme Adjectives

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Are you hungry? How hungry? Very, very hungry? Very, very, very hungry? Are you starving?

Starving is an extreme adjective, it means very, very hungry. We have lots of extreme adjectives in English that are used to emphasise normal adjectives.

Here are nine examples of adjectives and their extreme adjectives.

Extreme Adjectives for Intermediate Students

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Today's lesson will help you build your vocabulary. Take a look at these extreme adjectives and their definitions and match them to the correct sentence. Type the extreme adjective in right space. Really pay attention to the context of the sentence!

Learn Extreme Adjectives

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Machu Picchu: ancient and fascinating

What are 'extreme adjectives'?

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packed subway

'Tokyo's subway is packed at rush-hour.'

Oversuing the word 'very' when talking can be boring for the person listening. For example: