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English definition of “elderly”
B1a more polite word for 'old', used to describepeople: an elderly manChildren should show respect for the elderly.The elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldDescribing people who are oldThe elderly
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,