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30 Words to Use In Place of ‘Very’

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 18:52

In our everyday conversation, “very” is often overused which should not be so because we have suitable words that can be used instead.

According to Florence King ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.

Very bad - Awful

Very Beautiful - Gorgeous

Very Annoying - exasperating

Very busy ­- Swamped

Very Calm - Serene

Very Complete - Comprehensive

Very Careful - Cautious

Very Dirty - Filthy

Very Cold - Freezing

Very Excited - Thrilled

Very Confused - Perplexed

Very crowded - Bustling

Very Funny - Hilarious

Very Depressed - Despondent

Very important - Crucial

Very Often - Frequently

Very Loud - Thunderous

Very Scared - Petrified

Very Angry - Furious

Very Dry – Parched

Very Stupid - Idiotic

Very Eager - Keen

Very Good - Superb

Very Old - Ancient

Very Weak - Feeble

Very Ugly - Hideous

Very Wet - Soaked

Very Aggressive - Forceful

Very Basic - Rudimentary

Very Bright - Dazzling

Very Bloody - Gory

Very Desperate - Frantic

Very Determined - Resolute

Very Easy - Effortless

Very Efficient – Competent

 

Sources

www.proofreadingservices.com

writerswrite.co.za

 

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