English words that can replace “Very”


I could start this blog by saying that I am very thankful that you stopped by to read this blog. Hope it helps in improving your spoken English. Or I could also say that I am extremely delighted that you chose to utilize your five minutes of the day to read this blog and I am hopeful that it will help you in some way in improving your spoken English. The difference, as you would have understood, is simply that the second sentence reads better and conveys the feelings with much more impact. English is a powerful language when used correctly. Simply put, using very to emphasize anything is vague and weak. It is a lazy way out instead of using a better and more appropriate word. But how do you know what’s the right word for replacing ‘very’ in any sentence?

English words to use instead of Very

Well, don’t worry, we have the solution right here for you. Let’s think of some common scenarios where you might need to use 'very' and what you can use instead.

Let’s get started8

Very afraid – Fearful

Very big - Humungous

Very competitive – Cutthroat

Very bright – Luminous

Very busy – Swamped

Very hungry – famished

Very cold – Freezing

Very careful – Cautious

Very calm – Serene

Very beautiful – Breathtakingly beautiful

Very annoying – exasperating

Very boring – dull

Very bad – horrible

Very clean – spotless

Very clear – Obvious

Very complete – Comprehensive

Very fancy – lavish

Very confused – Perplexed

Very deep – profound

Very expensive – costly

Very excited – thrilled

Very easy – effortless

Very detailed – Meticulous

Very different – Disparate

Very sad – Despondent

Very crowded – Jam-packed

Very dangerous – perilous

Very dear – Cherished

Very creative – Innovative

Very dry – Arid

Very happy – Exuberant

Very hot – sweltering

Very hard-to-find – rare

Very huge – Colossal

Very funny – Hilarious

Very hurt – battered

Very frightening – Terrifying

Very fat – Obese

Very necessary – essential

Very noisy – Deafening

Very long-term – Enduring

Very painful – Excruciating

These are just a few examples of how you can use better words instead of using ‘very’. The best way here is to keep reading and learning new words and educating yourself on what the words mean and how and where you can use them. All the very best…or more power to you.

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