75 Common Adverb Adjective Collocations in English 1

75 Common Adverb Adjective Collocations in English

Learn Common Adverb Adjective Collocations in English.

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Collocation Examples

Adverb Adjective Collocations: ABSOLUTELY/UTTERLY + ADJECTIVE

Absolutely necessary

  • The police are advising motorists to travel only if their journey is absolutely necessary.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) alone

  • He’s not just anti-social; he’s absolutely alone.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) amazed

  • I’m absolutely amazed as a basketball coach, he said.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) appalled

  • I’m absolutely appalled, but it doesn’t surprise me.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) beautiful

  • She always looks absolutely beautiful.

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Common Adverb Adjective Collocations in English

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) convinced

  • I am not absolutely convinced that the match incident is worth the footage involved.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) devastated

  • I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but he’ll be absolutely devastated.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) fantastic

  • He was absolutely fantastic.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) furious

  • He is absolutely furious and he wants to get even.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) impossible

  • In the face of all this, it is absolutely impossible to say what will happen.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) miserable

  • If you’re absolutely miserable at work, then your boss will be able to tell.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) ridiculous

  • It is absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) stupid

  • “You’d be absolutely stupid to vote for me because of my name,” she says.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) wrong

  • The detention of children is absolutely wrong.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: BITTERLY + ADJECTIVE

Bitterly cold

  • It’s a bitterly cold wind.

Bitterly complain

  • When he heard of it afterward, he bitterly complained that he had been deceived.

Bitterly criticise

  • The decision was bitterly criticised by the Sydney press.

Bitterly disappointed

  • His parents had been bitterly disappointed at his divorce.

Bitterly regret

  • We bitterly regret what happened this morning at both Paddington and King’s Cross.

Bitterly resent

  • For one thing, many ManU fans still bitterly resent his takeover.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: DEEPLY + ADJECTIVE

Deeply affected

  • The train system has been deeply affected.

Deeply ashamed

  • I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.

Deeply care

  • Just because he doesn’t devote all his time to you doesn’t mean he doesn’t deeply care about you.

Deeply committed

  • It was a deeply committed performance.

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Adverb-Adjective Collocations

Deeply competitive

  • He is deeply competitive and quite motivated.

Deeply concerned

  • We are deeply concerned about the future.

Deeply divided

  • The issue has created a deeply divided nation.

Deeply hurt

  • She was deeply hurt if a man wasn’t exclusively involved with her.

Deeply moved

  • He was deeply moved and saddened, I could see.

Deeply offended

  • I was, quite naturally, deeply offended.

Deeply regrettable

  • My insensitive comment was deeply regrettable.

Deeply religious

  • She was deeply religious from early childhood.

Deeply shocked

  • I was deeply shocked when I heard about it, particularly the way that it happened.

Deeply unhappy

  • I was deeply unhappy.

Deeply worried

  • This has many multinational executives deeply worried.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: HIGHLY + ADJECTIVE

Highly controversial

  • This topic is highly controversial and very difficult.

Highly effective

  • The secession campaign was also highly effective.

Highly probable

  • Success is highly probable.

Highly profitable

  • It is a low-profile but highly profitable enterprise.

Highly recommended

  • The restaurant comes highly recommended.

Highly successful

  • This coal pipeline has been highly successful.

Highly unlikely

  • It is highly unlikely that he’ll be late.

Highly unusual

  • We’ve not had any snow yet, which is highly unusual.

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Adverb-Adjective Collocations

Adverb Adjective Collocations: RIDICULOUSLY + ADJECTIVE

Ridiculously cheap

  • “They have a bunch of great vintage furniture shops, and it was ridiculously cheap,” he said.

Ridiculously early

  • September is a ridiculously early time to panic in a long season.

Ridiculously easy

  • A hard workout for one person can be ridiculously easy for another.

Ridiculously long

  • It was ridiculously long, absurdly perfect, and alarmingly beautiful.

Ridiculously small

  • National elections are rare, so we have ridiculously small sample sizes.

Adverb Adjective Collocations

Ruggedly handsome

  • More important, my wife was above ground chatting with a ruggedly handsome tour guide.

Scared stiff

  • I’m not scared stiff, I’ll be anything but scared.

Strongly opposed

  • I’m strongly opposed to capital punishment.

“Very, extremely, incredibly, terribly, awfully, fairly, a bit, quite, really + weak/good/surprised/angry

  • Housing prices are still extremely weak.

Actively involved

  • He’s been actively involved in politics for 30 years.

Badly hurt

  • He was badly hurt.

Bilissfully unaware

  • Harry was blissfully unaware that he was in danger.

Blissfully ignorant

  • While her husband had affairs with other women, she lived in blissful ignorance.

Completely amazed

  • Alaudin started telling me his father’s story and I was completely amazed.

Completely different

  • That’s a completely different subject.

Completely fantastic

  • Completely fantastic and interesting and complicated things!

Completely strong

  • “I feel physically completely strong and emotionally completely exhausted,” she said

Dead tired

  • I am dead tired.

Drop-dead gorgeous

  • For me, they bring to mind the drop-dead gorgeous mountains.

Fiercely competitive

  • Companies have been fiercely competitive since.

Fully aware

  • I am fully aware that there are serious problems.

Happily married

  • I’m happily married, with children.

Painfully shy

  • When I was a kid I was painfully shy, so it was hard for me to make friends.

Painfully thin

  • She looked painfully thin.

Perfectly normal

  • It’s perfectly normal to feel like this.

Pretty good

  • Your script was pretty good but I have some suggestions.

Quietly confident

  • I’m quietly confident that Arsenal can get a result.

Quite good

  • I am quite good at various activities, such as painting and photography.

Quite sure

  • Are you quite sure she won’t mind?

Readily available

  • Boats are readily available to visitors.

Reasonably happy

  • She seems reasonably happy in her new job.

Reasonably priced

  • The apartments are reasonably priced.

Reasonably well

  • The hostages had been reasonably well cared for.

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