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Ways of emphasizing completeness or extremeness - thesaurus

Synonyms

complete

adjective

used for emphasizing that someone or something has a particular quality

completely

adverb

used for emphasis

entire

adjective

used for emphasizing that you mean all or every part of something

altogether

adverb

used for emphasizing that something has stopped or ended completely

altogether

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is completely ignored or forgotten

particular

adjective

especially great

especially

adverb

used for emphasizing that a quality or feeling exists to a great degree

perfectly

adverb

used for emphasizing a particular quality

pure

adjective

used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something

absolute

adjective

very great, or complete: used for emphasizing an opinion, feeling, or statement

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absolute

adjective

used for emphasizing that something is the most or least possible in a particular situation

all

adverb

informal used for emphasizing how strong or complete a feeling or quality is

big time

adverb

spoken used for emphasizing how extreme or severe something is

blinding

adjective

used for emphasizing how strongly something affects you

clean

adverb

informal used for emphasizing that something happens completely

fairly

adverb

old-fashioned used for emphasizing that something happens or is done in an extreme way

full-on

adjective

Britishinformal used for emphasizing that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality

high

adjective

used in some expressions for referring to the greatest, strongest, or most extreme example or part of something

hopeless

adjective

used for emphasizing how extreme something is

the hottest/lowest/worst etc on record

hotter/lower/worse etc than ever before

imaginable

adjective

used for emphasizing that it is difficult to imagine anything more extreme

incredible

adjective

used for saying how great or extreme something is

literally

adverb

used when you are describing something in an extreme way that cannot be true

the mother of (all)

used for emphasizing that something is very big, serious, or exciting

nothing/little short of something

used for saying how extreme a situation is

on earth

used for emphasizing that someone or something is the best, worst, biggest etc in the world

one of the biggest/best/most beautiful etc

used when you are saying that someone or something is bigger/better/more beautiful etc than most other people or things of the same type

on the face of the earth

used for emphasizing that something is the biggest, best, worst etc that could possibly exist

outright

adverb

used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single process

possible

adjective

used with a superlative for emphasizing that something has the most or least of a particular quality

real

adjective

informal complete: used for emphasizing that a description of someone or something is very accurate

resounding

adjective

complete: used for emphasizing how successful or unsuccessful someone or something is

terrible

adjective

very great: used for emphasizing the degree to which something bad is true

that’s saying something

used for emphasizing that what you have said is more extreme than it seems

the...to end all...

the biggest, best, worst etc person or thing of their kind that there has ever been

too...for words

used for emphasizing a particular quality that someone or something has

to the marrow

used for emphasizing how much something such as cold or fear affects you

unutterable

adjective

mainly literary extreme: used for emphasizing how strong a quality or feeling is

with a vengeance

used for emphasizing that something happens in an extreme way or with a lot of force

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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