A1informalvery good: a great ideaWe had a great time last night at the party.It's great tosee you after all this time!"I'll lend you the car if you like." "Great! Thanks a lot!""What's your new teacher like?" "Oh, he's great.""How are you feeling now?" "Great."›informalused to mean that something is very bad: Oh great ! That's all I need - more bills!
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,