Words to use instead of ‘very + adjective’ – 10 Minute English Learning

Very afraid = terrified

Very angry = furious

Very bad = awful

Very busy = swamped

Very cold = freezing

Very dirty = filthy

Very expensive = priceless

Very funny = ridiculous

Very good = excellent, pleasant, great

Very hungry = starving

Very hot = boiling

Very important = crucial, essential

Very intelligent = brilliant

Very interesting = captivating

Very large = huge

Very lazy = indolent

Very little = tiny

Very long = extensive

Very nasty = dreadful

Very noisy = deafening

Very often = frequently

Very old = ancient

Very old-fashioned = archaic

Very open = transparent

Very painful = excruciating

Very pale = ashen

Very perfect = flawless

Very poor = destitute

Very powerful = compelling

Very pretty = beautiful

Very quick = rapid

Very quiet = hushed

Very rainy = pouring

Very rich = wealthy

Very sad = sorrowful

Very scared = petrified

Very scary = chilling

Very serious = grave

Very sharp = keen

Very shiny = gleaming

Very short = brief

Very shy = timid

Very simple = basic

Very skinny = skeletal

Very small = petite

Very smart = intelligent

Very smelly = pungent

Very smooth = sleek

Very soft = downy

Very sorry = apologetic

Very special = exceptional

Very strong = forceful

Very stupid = idiotic

Very sure = certain

Very sweet = thoughtful

Very talented = gifted

Very tall = towering

Very tasty = delicious

Very thirsty = parched

Very tight = constricting

Very tiny = miniscule

Very tired = exhausted

Very unusual = extraordinary

Very ugly = hideous

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