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Antonyms for very
ˈvɛr ive·ry

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term very.


  1. veryadverb

    True, real, actual

    You’re very tall.

    ever so

Princeton's WordNet

  1. very(a)adjective

    precisely as stated

    "the very center of town"

    imprecise, other

  2. identical, selfsame(a), very(a)adverb

    being the exact same one; not any other:

    "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"

    other, imprecise

  3. very, really, real, rattlingadverb

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

    imprecise, other

    in truth, truly, genuinely, real, really, actually, rattling

  4. veryadverb

    precisely so

    "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"

    other, imprecise

    really, rattling, real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. veryadjective

    veritable, true, real, actual, unquestionable, identical, same, selfsame

  2. veryadverb

    exceedingly, highly, greatly, extremely, excessively, surpassingly

How to use very in a sentence?

  1. Chad Wolf:

    The report that you reference was at the end of the day a very poorly written report, when I talked to career officials in IA, in the office that produced the report, they also had questions about it. They're hard at work on rewriting that report, putting it in some better context and I hope to see that report out soon.

  2. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown:

    There is no previous criminal history of this person nor any other issues in our federal databases, but obviously very concerning given the position of the W Hotel to Navy Pier, our joint terrorism task force officers debriefed, interviewed this person along with a companion, and we are continuing this investigation.

  3. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The Assembly vote is very important ... They will select the supreme leader when it is necessary ... Therefore the enemy is very sensitive about the Assembly.

  4. Margo Martin:

    President Donald J. Trump doesn't sit still very well.

  5. Paul Brean:

    We've identified a very vast space that we believe we can adequately accommodate a high amount of people and they will be urging people to social distance at the event and also wear face masks.

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