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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.


Synonymsintensive


Broader (hypernym)modifier, qualifier


Domain usage membersall-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









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