(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adv. exceedingly, highly; emphatically, decidedly, notably; unusually, remarkably, uncommonly; extremely, surpassingly.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. extremely, exceedingly, greatly, acutely, indispensably, just so, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, wonderfully, particularly, certainly, positively, truly, exaggeratedly, emphatically, really, truly, pretty, decidedly, pressingly, notably, uncommonly, extraordinarily, prodigiously, highly, substantially, dearly, amply, vastly, extensively, noticeably, conspicuously, largely, considerably, hugely, excessively, imperatively, markedly, enormously, sizably, materially, immensely, tremendously, superlatively, remarkably, unusually, immoderately, quite, indeed, somewhat, rather, simply, intensely, urgently, exceptionally, severely, seriously, in a Great measure, to a Great degree, beyond compare, on a large scale, ever so, beyond measure, by far, in the extreme, in a marked degree, to a Great extent, without restraint, more or less, in part, infinitely, very much, to no small extent, real*, right*, right smart*, pretty*, awfully*, almighty*, almightily*, good and*, powerful*, powerfully*, hell of a*, helluva*, precious*, so*, to a fault*, a bit of*, no end*; see also much 1 .
Ant. hardly*, inconsiderably, scarcely.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. complete absolute, total, entire, out-and-out, downright, unqualified, sheer.
2. same identical, precise, exact, perfect, fitting, suitable, needed.
ANT.: 1. partial
1. extremely excessively, exceedingly, profoundly, unusually, highly, *terribly, *awfully, uncommonly, vastly, extraordinarily, deeply, richly, notably.
2. exactly precisely.
ANT.: 1. slightly, barely, hardly. 2. roughly
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adverb To a high degree: awfully, dreadfully, eminently, exceedingly, exceptionally, extra, extremely, greatly, highly, most, notably. Informal: awful. Chiefly Regional: mighty. See BIG. II adjective 1. Being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity: identic, identical, same, selfsame. See SAME. 2. Strictly distinguished from others: exact, precise. See PRECISE. 3. Considered apart from anything else: mere. See INCLUDE, SPECIFIC.

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