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intensifier

Intensifiers, a subset of adverbs of degree, are adverbs or adverbials (groups of words that function as adverbs) that modify adjectives and adverbs to increase their strength, power, or intensity.
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in·ten·si·fi·er

 (ĭn-tĕn′sə-fī′ər)
n. Grammar

intensifier

(ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪə)
n
1. a person or thing that intensifies
2. (Grammar) a word, esp an adjective or adverb, that has little semantic content of its own but that serves to intensify the meaning of the word or phrase that it modifies: awfully and up are intensifiers in the phrases awfully sorry and cluttered up
3. (Photography) a substance, esp one containing silver or uranium, used to increase the density of a photographic film or plate. Compare reducer1

in•ten•si•fi•er

(ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that intensifies.
2. a linguistic element, esp. an adverb, that indicates and usu. increases the degree of emphasis or force to be given to the item it modifies, as very or somewhat; intensive.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intensifier - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
modifier, qualifier - a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
well - (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"
all-fired, bloody, damn - extremely; "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
mighty, powerful, mightily, right - (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"
in truth, really, truly - 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"
deucedly, insanely, deadly, madly, devilishly - (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
downright - thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest"
literally - (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration; "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"
most - very; "a most welcome relief"
hellishly, infernally - extremely; "infernally clever"; "hellishly dangerous"
so - to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!"
such - to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich people!"
positively - extremely; "it was positively monumental"
marvellously, marvelously, superbly, terrifically, toppingly, wonderfully, wondrous, wondrously - (used as an intensifier) extremely well; "her voice is superbly disciplined"; "the colors changed wondrously slowly"
ever so, ever - (intensifier for adjectives) very; "she was ever so friendly"
simply, just - absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"
candidly, frankly, honestly - (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"
goddam, goddamn, goddamned - extremely; "you are goddamn right!"
precious, preciously - extremely; "there is precious little time left"
Translations

intensifier

[ɪnˈtensɪˌfaɪəʳ] Nintensificador m

intensifier

n (Gram) → Verstärkungspartikel f; image intensifier (Phys) → Bildverstärker m

intensifier

[ɪnˈtɛnsɪfaɪəʳ] n (Gram) → rafforzativo
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