Synonyms of very in English:


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1‘I'm not very brave’

extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely
extraordinarily, extra, excessively, overly, over, abundantly, inordinately, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly
all that, to a great extent, most, so, too
Scottish unco
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
informal, dated devilish, hellish, frightfully
British informal ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, jolly, fair
North American informal real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching, mad
South African informal lekker
archaic exceeding, sore

slightly, sort of, not particularly


1‘that is the very thing I was thinking of myself’

exact, actual, precise, particular, specific, distinct

2‘this boy's a gold mine—he's the very thing I need’

ideal, perfect, appropriate, suitable, apt, fitting, fit, right, just right, made to order, tailor-made
British informal spot on, just the job

3‘the very word ‘modern’ was exciting to them’

mere, simple, pure, pure and simple, plain, basic
sheer, utter