One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a highly dangerous substance’
very, most, really, thoroughly, extremely, exceedingly, particularly, tremendously, hugely, greatly, decidedly, distinctly, exceptionally, immensely, eminently, supremely, inordinately, singularly, extraordinarily, vastly, overly
very much, to a great extent
Northern English right
informal terrifically, awfully, terribly, devilishly, madly, majorly, seriously, desperately, mega, ultra, oh-so, too-too, stinking, mucho, damn, damned, too … for words
dated, informal devilish, hellish, frightfully
British informal ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, jolly, fair
North American informal real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching
South African informal lekker
archaic exceeding, sore
2‘he was highly regarded by his colleagues’
favourably, well, warmly, appreciatively, admiringly, approvingly, positively, glowingly, enthusiastically, with praise, with admiration, with approbation
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