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1as submodifier To a great degree; extremely.‘Michele was incredibly brave’
extremely, very, really, thoroughly, exceedingly, immensely, incredibly, amazingly, remarkably, exceptionally, uncommonly, extraordinarily, perfectly, truly, simply, positive, positively, downrightView synonyms
- ‘Hagen may have been playing at it but Mac's drinking was for real and it was incredibly destructive.’
- ‘She felt incredibly dirty and wished for nothing more than to claw her own skin off.’
- ‘If I can decide which of the incredibly dull candidates is less dull than the others.’
- ‘When I meet them again, I might have another beer and a giggle with them and feel incredibly mean.’
- ‘What I also know about John is that he has a phenomenal will to win and takes the game incredibly seriously.’
- ‘Everyone was still having fun while I was incredibly tired and decided to take a nap.’
- ‘They're incredibly sweet and incredibly filling and suddenly incredibly sickly.’
- ‘The jazz jam is incredibly exciting because you have to be great to even take part.’
- ‘He was extremely uncomfortable and incredibly tired after waiting for such a long time.’
- ‘I don't know how they pull it off, but everyone in these pics looks dirty, yet incredibly cool.’
- ‘What he doesn't realise is that he has so much talent and is so incredibly interesting.’
- ‘Possibly because the feeling of love is so incredibly amazing and we just have to feel it.’
- ‘He was incredibly surprised to see me and asked me to stay and talk for a while.’
- ‘There are certain people we work with who are very powerful gateways to incredibly important stuff.’
- ‘So far the response has been incredibly positive from everyone who's read it.’
- ‘Consider all those incredibly brave men who lost their lives because they cared so much for others.’
- ‘Its riveting but awful reading, a real condemnation and an incredibly brave work.’
- ‘I suspect that this is because I got incredibly travel sick as a child on even the shortest journeys.’
- ‘When he came back he was incredibly dirty and seemed to be in a great deal of agony.’
- ‘Throughout all the treatment he was very brave and remained incredibly positive.’
2sentence adverb Used to introduce a statement that is hard to believe; strangely.‘incredibly, he was still alive’
- ‘Incredibly, the contest was won by an unemployed busdriver.’
- ‘Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain.’
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