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Definition 1: a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where intensifier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `up' in `finished up' is an intensifier
  • `honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier

Synonyms for intensifier in the sense of this definition

(intensifier is a kind of ...) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) to a very great extent or degree

"the idea is so obvious" "never been so happy" "I love you so" "my head aches so!"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) to so extreme a degree

"he is such a baby" "Such rich people!"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"it was positively monumental"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used as an intensifier) extremely well

"her voice is superbly disciplined" "the colors changed wondrously slowly"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (intensifier for adjectives) very

"she was ever so friendly"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used for emphasis) absolutely

"I just can't take it anymore" "he was just grand as Romeo" "it's simply beautiful!"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

"honestly, I don't believe it" "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience" "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"you are goddamn right!"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"infernally clever" "hellishly dangerous"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) very

"a most welcome relief"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration

"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (informal) absolute

"she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensive) every

"every last one of you"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully

"a book well worth reading" "was well aware of the difficulties ahead" "suspected only too well what might be going on"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"you are bloody right" "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

"the baby is mighty cute" "he's mighty tired" "it is powerful humid" "that boy is powerful big now" "they have a right nice place" "they rejoiced mightily"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)

"in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire" "really, you shouldn't have done it" "a truly awful book"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensives) extremely

"she was madly in love" "deadly dull" "deadly earnest" "deucedly clever" "insanely jealous"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) thoroughgoing

"he is outright dishonest"

(intensifier is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"there is precious little time left"

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