Adjectives are words used to describe the qualities of something. Some adjectives in English can show different grades, degrees, or levels of that quality. Emphatic or extreme adjectives or non-gradable adjectives are words that mean ‘extremely + adjective.’ For example, ‘freezing’ means ‘extremely cold.’ Learn some new emphatic or extreme adjectives and build vocabulary. Students can practice using these adjectives to be more expressive in English.
Emphatic, extreme, or non-gradable adjective introduced in this handout:
amazing, terrible, filthy, enormous, exhausted, hilarious, ancient, freezing.