Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness›If you say that someone or something needs something else, you mean that they should have it, or would get an advantage from having it
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,