Extreme Adjectives in English

Adjectives are words that describe the qualities of something. There are different kinds of adjectives in English.  Adjectives can be gradable and non-gradable ( extreme adjectives ).

Gradable adjectives means different degrees or levels of the quality. We can use these adjectives with some adverbs (  like a bit, very, really, extremely quite, etc.) to show the degrees of the quality.


For “Difficult”, we can say a little bit difficult, rather difficult, very difficult, or extremely difficult

Non-gradable / Extreme / Strong adjectives do not have different degrees or levels of the quality. We can also use these adjectives with some adverbs (  like absolutely, completely, really, mainly, etc.). Extreme adjectives( non-gradable adjectives) mean very + adjective.


big –>  huge ( means very big )

Follow the list for detailed extreme adjective lsit;

Adjective Extreme Adjective Adjective Extreme Adjective
angry furious bad awful, terrible
big huge, gigantic pretty gorgeous, beautiful
clean spotless cold freezing
crowded packed nice lovely
dirty filthy funny hilarious
good fantastic, excellent hot boiling
disappointed gutted hungry starving
interesting fascinating old ancient
tasty delicious pretty gorgeous
sad miserable scary terrifying
happy elated small tiny
surprising astounding tired exhausted
ugly hideous long endless
expensive exorbitant

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