English noun: intensifier
|1.||intensifier (communication) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies|
|Samples||`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier.|
`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier.
|Broader (hypernym)||modifier, qualifier|
|Domain usage members||all-fired, bloody, candidly, damn, deadly, deucedly, devilishly, downright, ever, ever so, every last, frankly, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, hellishly, honestly, in truth, infernally, insanely, just, literally, living, madly, marvellously, marvelously, mightily, mighty, most, positively, powerful, precious, preciously, really, right, simply, so, such, superbly, terrifically, toppingly, truly, well, wonderfully, wondrous, wondrously|