exceedingly

exceedingly
جِدًّا \ awfully: very: It’s awfully hot in here. She’s awfully pretty. ever so: very: It’s ever so easy. exceedingly: very: He’s exceedingly clever. extra: more than usually: an extra large bill. extremely: very: You’re extremely kind. frightfully: very: He’s frightfully clever. great: (giving more force to an adjective): That’s a great big dog. greatly: very much: He was greatly ashamed. indeed: coming after an adj. or adv. and giving special force to very: Thank you very much indeed. jolly: very: a jolly good book. most: very: It was most kind of you to help. only too: (with an adj. or p.p.) very: I should be only too pleased to help you. so: (following a negative) showing a comparison: He’s bigger than you, but he’s not so strong (as you). He’s not so strong a boy (not such a strong boy) as you are, showing an effect It was so cold that the water froze. He’s not so ill as to need a doctor;, (stressed) very: I’m so glad that you won!. stiff: (with the verbs bore, scare, worry) to a state of tiredness; nearly to death: Long speeches bore me stiff. stone: (with a few special adj.) completely: stone cold; stone dead. such: of a kind that produces a certain result: It was such a heavy box that I could not lift it. Its weight was such that I could not lift it. unusually: (with an adj.) very; strangely: It is unusually cold in here today. very: (giving special force to an adv. or adj., or to the nouns many, much, few, little): very soon; very hot; very little to eat. well: quite a long way: He’s well over 60. Stand well back from the line.

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • exceedingly — exceedingly, excessively Both words came into use in the late 15c. Exceedingly (16c in its current meaning) means ‘very, extremely’, and is now used only with adjectives and adverbs (most often well): • His room was exceedingly cold P. Fitzgerald …   Modern English usage

  • Exceedingly — Ex*ceed ing*ly, adv. To a very great degree; beyond what is usual; surpassingly. It signifies more than very. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exceedingly — [adv] very; exceptionally awfully, enormously, especially, excessively, extraordinarily, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, immoderately, in a marked degree, inordinately, powerful, really, remarkably, strikingly, superlatively, surpassingly,… …   New thesaurus

  • exceedingly — ► ADVERB 1) extremely. 2) archaic to a great extent …   English terms dictionary

  • exceedingly — [ek sēd′iŋ lē, ik sēd′iŋ lē] adv. extremely; to a great degree; extraordinarily; very …   English World dictionary

  • exceedingly — [[t]ɪksi͟ːdɪŋli[/t]] ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV after v Exceedingly means very or very much. [OLD FASHIONED] We had an exceedingly good lunch... This was an exceedingly difficult decision to take... I have a case that troubles me exceedingly. Syn …   English dictionary

  • exceedingly — /ik see ding lee/, adv. to an unusual degree; very; extremely: The children were doing exceedingly well in school. [1425 75; late ME. See EXCEEDING, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • exceedingly — See exceedingly, excessively …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • exceedingly — adv. Exceedingly is used with these adjectives: ↑complex, ↑dangerous, ↑difficult, ↑expensive, ↑generous, ↑handsome, ↑large, ↑popular, ↑rare, ↑shallow, ↑unlikely, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • exceedingly — ex|ceed|ing|ly [ıkˈsi:dıŋli] adv formal extremely ▪ Thank you. You ve been exceedingly kind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • exceedingly — ex|ceed|ing|ly [ ık sidıŋli ] adverb 1. ) FORMAL extremely: Some of the children have done exceedingly well. 2. ) an old word meaning very much …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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