LESSON GUIDE

Avoid Using “VERY” Instead…

As part of each learner’s basic process of learning is to use simple words to communicate. One of the basics is the word “VERY”. It is easy to use “very” since it’s simple and in general all people know the meaning of it.

To use the word “VERY” is not bad at all. It is even the most easy to understand in communication. However, to step up in the learning process and to avoid making longer words to fill in the meaning of the word “VERY”, there are words to use to minimize using very and could step you up on your English language.

Examples:

  • very bright – luminous
  • very busy – swamped
  • very competitive – cutthroat
  • very complete – comprehensive
  • very different – disparate
  • very detailed – meticuluos
  • very boring – dull
  • very big – immense, massive
  • very beautiful – gorgeous
  • very bad – awful
  • very annoying – exasperating
  • very angry – furious
  • very afraid – fearful
  • very calm – serene
  • very cheap – stingy
  • very careful – cautious
  • very clean – spotless
  • very cold – freezing
  • very clear – obvious
  • very colorful – vibrant
  • very creative – innovative
  • very confused – perflexed
  • very crowded – bustling
  • very dangerous – perilous
  • very cute – adorable
  • very deep – profound
  • very dear – cherished
  • very depressed – despondent
  • very exciting – exhilarating
  • very expensive – costly
  • very excited – thrilled
  • very easy – effortless
  • very empty – desolate
  • very dry – arid
  • very dull – tedious
  • very dirty – filthy
  • very difficult – arduous
  • very fast – swift
  • very fancy – lavish
  • very fat – obese
  • very frightened – alarmed
  • very friendly – amiable
  • very funny – hilarious
  • very glad – overjoyed
  • very frightening – terrifying
  • very great – terrific
  • very good – excellence
  • very hurt – battered
  • very hungry – starving
  • very huge – colossal
  • very hot – sweltering
  • very high – soaring
  • very heavy – leaden
  • very hard-to-find – rare
  • very hard – difficult
  • very happy – ecstatic
  • very lazy – indolent
  • very long – extensive
  • very little – tiny
  • very long-term – enduring
  • very loose – slack
  • very loud – thunderous
  • very important – crucial
  • very intelligent – brilliant
  • very interesting – captivating
  • very large – huge
  • very messy – slovently
  • very mean – cruel
  • very nervous – apprehensive
  • very necessary – essential
  • very nice – kind
  • very often – frequently
  • very noisy – deafening
  • very old – ancient
  • very old-fashion – archaic
  • very quiet – hushed
  • very quick – rapid
  • very pretty – beautiful
  • very powerful – compelling
  • very poor – destitute
  • very perfect – flawless
  • very pale – ashen
  • very painful – excruciating
  • very open – transparent
  • very sad – sorrowful
  • very rich – wealthy
  • very rainy – pouring
  • very scared – petrified
  • very scary – chilling
  • very serious – grave
  • very sharp – keen
  • very shiny  gleaming
  • very short – brief
  • very smooth – sleek
  • very smelly – pungent
  • very smart – intelligent
  • very small – petite
  • very slow – sluggish
  • very skinny – skeletal
  • very simple – basic
  • very shy – timid
  • very stupid – idiotic
  • very sure – certain
  • very sweet – thoughtful
  • very talented – gifted
  • very soft – downy
  • very sorry – apologetic
  • very special – exceptional
  • very strong – forceful
  • very upset – distraught
  • very unhappy – miserable
  • very ugly – hideous
  • very tired – exhausted
  • very tiny – minuscule
  • very tight – constricting
  • very thirsty – parched
  • very tasty – delicious
  • very tall – towering
  • very wet – soaked
  • very wide – expensive
  • very willing – eager
  • very windy – blustery
  • very wise – sage
  • very worried – anxious
  • very warm – hot
  • very weak – frail
  • very well-to-do – wealthy
  • very valuable – precious
  • very conventional – conservative
  • very capable – accomplished
  • very clever – brilliant

 

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