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Words To Use Instead Of “Very”.

Creative writing is a skill that’s not given to everybody. It takes a lot of creativity and knowledge to be an effective writer. And one important rule of effective writing, and communicating in general, is using less words than necessary. The ability to say something using the minimum of words possible is what makes a great communicator. A writing behavior that doesn’t abide by this rule and that most people commit is the overuse of the intensifier “very“. In this article, we brought to you an exhaustive list of words you can use instead of very to avoid redundancy and sound creative.


  • Very angry  =  Furious
  • Very beautiful  =  Gorgeous
  • Very big  =  Massive
  • Very boring  =  Dull
  • Very noisy  =  Deafening
  • Very poor  =  Destitute
  • Very cheap  =  Stingy
  • Very clean  =  Spotless
  • Very short  =  Brief
  • Very difficult  =  Arduous
  • Very dry  =  Arid
  • Very quick  =  Rapid
  • Very bad  =  Awful
  • Very smart  =  Intelligent
  • Very sad  =  Sorrowful

  • Very upset  =  Distraught
  • Very cold  =  Freezing
  • Very strong  =  Forceful
  • Very huge  =  Colossal
  • Very calm  =  Serene
  • Very ugly  =  Hideous
  • Very small  =  Petite
  • Very funny  =  Hilarious
  • Very quiet  =  Hushed
  • Very rich  =  Wealthy
  • Very expensive  =  Costly
  • Very dirty  =  Filthy
  • Very tall  =  Towering
  • Very easy  =  Effortless
  • Very wet  =  Soaked

  • Very slow  =  Sluggish
  • Very good  =  Excellent
  • Very stupid  =  Idiotic
  • Very happy  =  Ecstatic
  • Very exciting  =  Exhilarating
  • Very warm  =  Hot
  • Very weak  =  Frail
  • Very little  =  Tiny
  • Very bright  =  Luminous
  • Very busy  =  Swamped
  • Very careful  =  Cautious
  • Very clear  =  Obvious
  • Very colorful  =  Vibrant
  • Very confused  =  Perplexed
  • Very creative  =  Innovative

  • Very crowded  =  Bustling
  • Very dear  =  Cherished
  • Very deep  =  Profound
  • Very empty  =  Desolate
  • Very excited  =  Thrilled
  • Very fancy  =  Lavish
  • Very fat  =  Obese
  • Very friendly  =  Amiable
  • Very glad  =  Overjoyed
  • Very great  =  Terrific
  • Very heavy  =  Leaden
  • Very hungry  =  Starving
  • Very hurt  =  Battered
  • Very large  =  Huge
  • Very lazy  =  Indolent

  • Very long  =  Extensive
  • Very loose  =  Slack
  • Very accurate  =  Exact
  • Very afraid  =  Fearful
  • Very clever  =  Intelligent
  • Very cute  =  Adorable
  • Very dull  =  Tedious
  • Very eager  =  Keen
  • Very evil  =  Wicked
  • Very fast  =  Quick
  • Very fierce  =  Ferocious
  • Very light  =  Luminous
  • Very lively  =  Animated
  • Very lovely  =  Adorable
  • Very mean  =  Cruel
  • Very messy  =  Slovenly
  • Very nice  =  Kind

  • Very often  =  Frequently
  • Very old  =  Ancient
  • Very open  =  Transparent
  • Very pale  =  Ashen
  • Very perfect  =  Flawless
  • Very powerful  =  Compelling
  • Very pretty  =  Beautiful
  • Very rainy  =  Pouring
  • Very scared  =  Petrified
  • Very scary  =  Chilling
  • Very serious  =  Grave
  • Very sharp  =  Keen
  • Very shiny  =  Gleaming
  • Very shy  =  Timid
  • Very simple  =  Basic
  • Very skinny  =  Skeletal
  • Very smooth  =  Sleek
  • Very soft  =  Downy

  • Very sorry  =  Apologetic
  • Very special  =  Exceptional
  • Very sure  =  Certain
  • Very sweet  =  Thoughtful
  • Very talented  =  Gifted
  • Very tasty  =  Delicious
  • Very thirsty  =  Parched
  • Very tight  =  Constricting
  • Very tiny  =  Minuscule
  • Very tired  =  Exhausted
  • Very wide  =  Expansive
  • Very willing  =  Eager
  • Very windy  =  Blustery
  • Very wise  =  Sage
  • Very worried  =  Distressed

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