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Collocations with (intensifying) adjectives

bitterly bitterly bitterly bitterly cold it was bitterly cold haca un fro glacial disappointed tremendamente molesto angry muy cabreado resentful tremendamente resentido

brightly lit muy bien iluminado brightly colured intensamente, vivamente coloreado, con colores vivos a brightly polished table una mesa resplandeciente brightly smiling con una alegre sonrisa clearly visible claramente visible clearly marked con claras marcas clearly distinguished que se distingue claramente clearly spoken dicho con claridad, claramente dicho its clearly impossible/absurd es a todas luces imposible/absurdo, est claro que es imposible/absurdo clearly disturbed muy molesto clearly explained explicado con claridad deeply grateful profundamente agradecido deeply concerned profundamente implicado deeply interested sumamente interesado I am deeply indebted to her le debo muchsimo I was deeply offended by his remarks me sent muy ofendida por sus comentarios deeply shocked profundamente conmovido deeply held (views, opinions, beliefs) firmes puntos de vista, opinions o creencias deeply moved profundamente conmovido shes desperately ill est gravemente enferma, est gravsima its desperately urgent es sumamente or extremadamente urgente Im desperately tired / cold tengo un cansancio / fro terrible, estoy que me muero de cansancio / fro (fam) were not desperately busy (colloq) no estamos lo que se dice ocupadsimos desperately afraid asustadsimo, fully aware completamente al tanto, consciente fully insured completamente asegurado an all-risks / a comprehensive insurance policy un seguro a todo riesgo fully comprehensive insurance (Fin) seguro contra todo riesgo fully conscious absolutamente consciente are you fully satisfied? ests totalmente satisfecho? shes not fully convinced no est convencida del todo shes a fully trained nurse es una enfermera diplomada I dont fully understand no entiendo del todo, no acabo de entender greatly admired muy admirado greatly feared muy temido greatly improved muy mejorado it's greatly increased ha subido / aumentado enormemente, mucho 1

greatly concerned profundamente preocupado she was greatly influenced by Eliot estuvo influida en gran medida por Eliot the quality is greatly superior la calidad es muy superior greatly changed muy cambiado greatly different muy distinto, diferente greatly mistaken profundamente equivocado, equivocado del todo its highly probable / unlikely es muy/muy poco probable shes a highly intelligent child es una nia inteligentsima o sumamente inteligente his methods are highly unconventional sus mtodos son muy poco ortodoxos highly dangerous peligrossimo, peligroso en extremo highly educated muy culto our highly trained / skilled workforce nuestra mano de obra altamente capacitada / calificada food that is too highly spiced / seasoned comida excesivamente condimentada / sazonada she praised him highly lo puso por las nubes hes highly esteemed / respected by his colleagues sus colegas lo tienen en gran estima / lo respetan mucho highly paid muy bien pagado highly recommended recomendado en especial, de mucho inters highly amused entretenidsimo highly trained muy bien entrenado highly qualified excelentemente calificado, muy bien cualificado incredibly rich increblemente rico incredibly weird increblemente raro / extrao / misterioso incredibly brave increblemente valiente incredibly beautiful increblemente hermosa incredibly moving increblemente conmovedor incredibly stupid de lo ms tonto, tonto de remate mildly uncomfortable ligeramente incmodo a mildly ironic tone un tono levemente irnico a mildly spiced sauce una salsa no muy picante o fuerte mildly irritated ligeramente irritado mildly upset un poco cabreado mildly affected ligeramente afectado what happened was most interesting lo que sucedi fue de lo ms interesante it was most kind of you fue muy amable de su parte most certainly con toda seguridad most probably o likely muy probablemente His Most Serene Majesty Su Serensima Majestad; Most Reverend Reverendsimo most generous de lo ms generoso thank you, youve been most helpful gracias, es usted muy amable perfectly round totalmente redondo perfectly straight totalmente recto perfectly smooth suavsimo your arrival was perfectly timed llegaste en el momento justo she has perfectly formed features tiene unas facciones perfectas 2

perfectly safe absolutamente seguro perfectly ridiculous absolutamente / totalmente ridiculo thats perfectly obvious eso est clarsimo, eso salta a la vista they are perfectly suited estn hechos el uno para el otro a perfectly chosen gift un regalo muy acertado thats perfectly true tienes (or tiene etc) toda la razn Im perfectly well aware of that tengo plena conciencia de eso shes perfectly able to manage without my help puede arreglrselas perfectamente sin mi ayuda its perfectly possible es muy posible perfectly simple simplsimo, de lo ms simple perfectly fair absolutamente justo perfectly reasonable de lo ms razonable pleasantly smiling con una sonrisa agradable I was pleasantly surprised by the changes los cambios me causaron una grata sorpresa the house is pleasantly situated la casa est muy bien situada o est situada en un lugar muy agradable its not exactly warm but pleasantly mild no es que haga calor pero se est muy bien o muy a gusto pleasantly dressed vestida agradablemente pleasantly familiar agradablemente familiar, conocido profoundly ignorant people gente de una ignorancia supina its profoundly uninteresting no tiene el ms mnimo inters hes profoundly deaf es totalmente sordo, tiene sordera total profoundly affected profundamente afectado profoundly grateful profundamende agradecido profoundly changing con cambios muy profundos, sustanciales richly decorated suntuosamente decorado richly furnished lujosamente amueblado they were richly rewarded recibieron una generosa recompensa; they received the punishment they so richly deserved recibieron su bien merecido castigo the most richly endowed country in the region el pas con ms abundantes recursos de la regin a richly detailed biography una biografa rica en detalles o con profusin de detalles seriously ill gravemente enfermo seriously injured gravemente herido the scandal has seriously undermined the governments credibility el escndalo ha perjudicado seriamente la credibilidad del gobierno these figures are seriously misleading estas cifras son muy engaosas seriously wounded gravemente herido utterly devastated completamente arrasado utterly bereft totalmente desconsolado I utterly despise him siento el ms absoluto desprecio por l; our time has been utterly wasted hemos perdido miserablemente el tiempo shes utterly distraught est deshecha or destrozada You must be absolutely silent or the birds won't appear. 3

We've achieved absolutely nothing today. The cake was all (completely) eaten last night. Don't let her get you all (completely) upset. I'm not altogether (completely) sure I want that (= I have doubts about it). She's completely mad. He'd completely changed - I didn't recognize him. a comprehensively (completely) illustrated book The plan was comprehensively (completely) rejected. INFORMAL I'm dead certain I left my purse on the desk. INFORMAL I'm dead (= very) hungry. INFORMAL The exam was dead (= very) easy. UK INFORMAL "How was the film?" "It was dead good." I always try to arrive dead (= exactly) on time. The two politicians have diametrically (completely) opposite points of view. The survey was exhaustively documented. Could you lend me some money, I'm flat broke (= I have no money). Have you fully (completely) recovered from your illness? I'd fully (completely) intended to call you last night. I'm sorry, madam, the restaurant is fully (completely) booked. a fully (completely) qualified teacher The team were overwhelmingly (= strongly or completely) defeated in yesterday's game. I mean, taking the wrong equipment with you - that's just plain (completely) stupid. The two situations are quite (completely) different. Are you quite (completely) sure you want to go? Quite honestly/frankly, the thought of it terrified me. The committee soundly (completely) rejected all of the proposed changes. I thoroughly (completely) enjoyed the performance. Her second husband is totally different from Mark. utter (COMPLETE) adjective [before noun]complete or extreme: utter confusion/misery/chaos utter nonsense/rubbish/drivel What an utterly stupid thing to do! I wasn't wholly (completely) convinced by her explanation. That's a wholly (completely) different matter. a machine that is wholly (completely) British-made 4