“VERY” is an extremely used adverb. Let’s give it a break! There are a lot of words you can use to replace the adverb ‘very’ which can definitely broaden your English communicating skills.
‘VERY’ needs some rest, too!
1. VERY NOISY
Instead of saying “very noisy”, try to use DEAFENING.
The firecrackers were so deafening that made my ears tingle.
2. VERY SIMPLE
You can simply say BASIC, right?
The procedure is basic. You can follow it without other’s assistance.
3. VERY SCARED
If you’re referring to an extreme fear, use TERRIFIED instead of the two words “very scared”.
She’s terrified of these terrorist attacks.
4. VERY POWERFUL
Say, you have watched a great performance and wanted to commend it as a ‘very powerful’ performance, try to use COMPELLING.
It was a compelling performance. I love it!
5. VERY RICH
Yes, this means one has a great deal of money but in place of this, you can say WEALTHY. As simple as that but avoiding the word “very”
They should dig deep from the wealthy men for charity.
6. VERY PAINFUL
When dealing with a severe pain, you may use EXCRUCIATING.
I felt an excruciating pain after the anesthesia subsides.
7. VERY OPEN
If you always tell the truth about yourself and how you feel or having motives that are easily perceived, you can use TRANSPARENT instead of “very open”.
I am genuinely transparent to my closest friends.
8. VERY SHORT
If you’re referring to short duration or a concise statement, just use the word BRIEF.
After a brief hesitation, he finally sang in front of the audience.
9. VERY OFTEN
You are usually using it or something happens so often, straightforwardly say FREQUENTLY.
I.T. people should do something on this computer because this technical issue frequently happens.
10. VERY SHY
Being shy shows nervousness or not confident, and if someone’s undoubtedly shy, you may say TIMID.
You have a timid voice.
So, there you go! These are actually basic words that we often forget to use but keeps on replacing them with an “unlimited” utilization of the adverb, VERY.
Can we bury “VERY” for some time, please? 🙂
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