List of Strong Adjectives in English for ESL Learners

Strong Adjectives! Follow the list for the detailed extreme adjective list in English. The adjective stands in the left and the extreme adjective in the right.

Strong Adjectives List 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, which is called extreme adjectives.

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

Example: 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 quality. We can also use these adjectives with some adverbs (  like absolutely, completely, really, mainly, etc.). Extreme adjectives( non-gradable adjectives) mean very + adjective.

Example: big –>  huge ( means very big)

  • 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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