Some adjectives in English can show different grades, degrees, or levels of that quality. Emphatic, extreme or non-gradable adjectives are words that mean ‘very/extremely + adjective.’ For example, ‘freezing’ means ‘extremely cold.’ Students learn new emphatic or extreme adjectives to grow their vocabulary. Students can practice using these adjectives to be more expressive in English.
Emphatic, extreme, or non-gradable adjectives introduced in this Handout
amazing, terrible, filthy, enormous, exhausted, hilarious, ancient, freezing.