Instead Of “Very Happy”, Use “Jubilant”. And Many More! [Infographic]

During descriptive writing, it is common and often easier to use the term ‘very’ to describe the magnitude of something. For example:

“very big” / “very good” / “very nice”

However, the term ‘very’ does not provide a tangible and succinct description of the degree. Instead, using the following alternatives could provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the degree.

“huge” / “delightful” / “pleasant”

Here are some suggested alternatives to using the word “very” when writing. Can you think of more?

instead of very

Do you know of any other such alternatives?


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