Definition of hugely in English:



  • [often as submodifier] Very much; to a very great extent.

    ‘a hugely expensive house’
    • ‘He and the rest of the squad players are hugely enjoying their paper valuations, he says.’
    • ‘Also playing their part in a hugely successful day were four students from York University.’
    • ‘It was a hugely difficult time, it took an awful lot of my time away from the club.’
    • ‘It will be hugely expensive to us, as well as making the UK a prime target in any future war.’
    • ‘He is hugely confident, to the extent that some people have described him as arrogant.’
    • ‘His political strategy has been hugely successful and he is a natural party leader.’
    • ‘A pub chain is to extend its no-smoking ban after a hugely successful trial in Bradford.’
    • ‘The feminist view of useless men may be extreme, but it has been hugely influential.’
    • ‘The house itself was hugely run down but was still used by doctors working at the hospital.’
    • ‘Baseball caps and hooded tops, known as hoodies, are hugely popular with teenagers.’
    • ‘The tax paid on North Sea oil varies hugely from one field to the next, depending mainly on the age of the field.’
    • ‘To try to cover all options would be hugely expensive so lawyers pass on the risk to somebody else.’
    • ‘The need to accommodate tramways was the reason for another hugely contentious scheme.’
    • ‘The political backdrop is a huge and hugely successful public access arrangement.’
    • ‘That makes him hugely entertaining to watch, but expensive to back in big events.’
    • ‘At the time it was hugely controversial and we weren't thought of terribly favourably.’
    • ‘They have just returned from a hugely successful week-long tour of south west France.’
    • ‘The visit followed a hugely successful reunion earlier this year of the old school chums.’
    • ‘Some of the stories are hugely entertaining but there is a lot of sadness in the book as well.’
    • ‘She said the scheme was proving to be a huge success and was hugely popular with the youngsters involved.’
    very, most, really, thoroughly, extremely, exceedingly, particularly, tremendously, highly, greatly, decidedly, distinctly, exceptionally, immensely, eminently, supremely, inordinately, singularly, extraordinarily, vastly, overly
    very much, to a great extent
    terrifically, awfully, terribly, devilishly, madly, majorly, seriously, desperately, mega, ultra, oh-so, too-too, stinking, mucho, damn, damned, too … for words
    devilish, hellish, frightfully
    ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, jolly, fair
    real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching
    exceeding, sore
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