Adverbs of Degree
almost -> if something almost happens, it does not happen but it is very close to happening
e.g. I almost missed the bus.
absolutely -> completely
e.g. The food was absolutely delicious.
awfully -> very
e.g. awfully difficult
badly -> very seriously
e.g. badly injured
barely -> only just
e.g. He was barely alive when they found him.
completely -> in every way or as much as possible
e.g. I completely forgot that you were coming.
decidedly -> undoubtedly, confident way
e.g. That exam was decidedly more difficult than the last one.
deeply -> very much
e.g. I have fallen deeply in love with her.
enough -> as much as necessary
e.g. They had enough fuel for one week.
enormously -> extremly
e.g. It's an enormously popular show.
entirely -> completely
e.g. I'm not entirely convinced that it will work.
extremely -> very, much more than usual
e.g. It's an extremely huge rain!
fairly -> more than average, but less than very
e.g. She has a fairly big family.
far -> much more
e.g. Young people are far more independent these days.
fully -> completely
e.g. The plane was fully booked.
greatly -> very much
e.g. I greatly admire your music.
hardly -> almost not
e.g. I was so tired that I could hardly walk.
highly -> very or to a large degree
e.g. A highly effective treatment.
incredibly -> extremely
e.g. The team played incredibly well.
intensely -> very strong
e.g. intense heat/pain
least -> less than anyone or anything else
e.g. Which car cost least?
less -> a smaller amount
e.g. I prefer my coffee with less sugar.
little -> small size or amount
e.g. She's so little.
lots -> a large number
e.g. He earns lots of money.
nearly -> almost
e.g. It's nearly three weeks since I last saw him.
positively -> in a good way
e.g. Most children respond positively to praise.
purely -> only
e.g. She married him purely for his money.
quite -> a little or a lot but not completely
e.g. I'm quite tired after the match.
rather -> slightly
e.g. I rather like it.
really -> very much
e.g. She's really nice.
scarcely -> only just
e.g. They had scarcely finished eating when they came.
somewhat -> slightly
e.g. We were somewhat disappointed with the food.
strongly -> very much
e.g. I strongly believe that we should take action.
thoroughly -> very carefully
e.g. Wash the tomato thoroughly before eating.
totally -> completely
e.g. I totally agree.
utterly -> completely
e.g. It's utterly ridiculous.
very -> used to emphasize an adjective or adverb
e.g. She was very pleased.
virtually -> almost
e.g. I've virtually finished.