Descriptive Words You Can Use Instead of “Very” in English language

It’s easy to forget what to use instead of “very” when there are so many descriptive words in English. “Very” is an intensifier, an adverb or adverbial phrase that enhances the meaning of other expressions and emphasises their importance. Even though “very” might be easy to use, descriptive words allow you to be more creative in your writing, which can lead to better grades in school and university!

We’ve compiled a list of words you can use instead of “very” 👇🏾

“Very”Descriptive Words
Very angryenraged, furious, incensed, livid, outraged, seething
Very badabominable, awful, horrible, terrible
Very beautifulexquisite, gorgeous, lovely, ravishing, stunning
Very big/largecolossal, enormous, huge, humongous, gigantic, massive
Very boringdull, mind-numbing, pedantic, tedious, tiresome
Very brightbrilliant, dazzling, glowing, luminous, radiant
Very carefulcautious, fastidious, hesitant, painstaking
Very cleangleaning, immaculate, pristine, spotless
Very clearapparent, crystal clear, evident, glaring, obvious
Very coldarctic, frosty, ice-cold, freezing, frigid
Very easyeffortless, painless, uncomplicated, undemanding
Very excitingbreathtaking, electrifying, exhilarating, intoxicating, mind-blowing, thrilling
Very fastexpeditiously, hasty, quickly, rapidly, speedy, whirlwind
Very goodamazing, excellent, outstanding, stupendous, superb
Very happydelighted, ecstatic, overjoyed, tickled, thrilled
Very hotblistering, boiling, burning, stifling, sweltering, torrid
Very muchabundantly, badly, copiously, greatly, hugely
Very poorbroke, destitute, impoverished, needy, penniless
Very quietbarely audible, faint, hushed, muffled, muted
Very sameexact, identical, particular, precise
Very shortbrief, fleeting, hasty, short-lived, transient
Very smallmicroscopic, miniscule, petite, teensy-weensy, tiny
Very smartastute, brilliant, highly intelligent, knowledgeable
Very strongfervent, forceful, powerful, pungent, resolute, unwavering, vehement
Very tiredexhausted, fatigued, weary, worn out
Very uglygrotesque, gruesome, hideous, revolting, unsightly
Very weakdelicate, feeble, frail, inform, powerless

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