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1‘they were decidedly hostile to one another’
distinctly, clearly, markedly, obviously, noticeably, unmistakably, patently, manifestly, expressly, emphatically, definitely, certainly, positively, absolutely, downright, undeniably, unquestionably, indisputably
extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, uncommonly, unusually, singularly, particularly, especially
Northern English right
informal terrifically, tremendously, desperately, devilishly, ultra, mucho, mega, majorly
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful
South African informal lekker
informal, dated devilish, hellish
archaic exceeding, sore
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