›a very large city, often the most important city in a large area: Houston, the fourth most populous US city, is a sprawling metropolis.As the world's first great industrial metropolis, London was also one of the first to be badly polluted.
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,