One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she's terribly upset’
very, extremely, awfully, dreadfully, really, frightfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, thoroughly, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, incredibly, most, positively, decidedly, downright
North American quite
informal terrifically, tremendously, fearfully, desperately, seriously, devilishly, hugely, fantastically, madly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, majorly, oh-so, stinking
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair, right
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching
South African informal lekker
informal, dated devilish
archaic exceeding, sore
2‘he played terribly’
very badly, atrociously, awfully, dismally, dreadfully, appallingly, execrably, poorly, incompetently, inexpertly
informal abysmally, pitifully, crummily, diabolically, rottenly
3‘I shall miss you terribly’
very much, greatly, a great deal, a lot, mightily
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