›[C](alsoState)GOVERNMENTa part of a large country such as Australia, Germany, or the US that has its own government: The German federal states have a large degree of autonomy.the northern/southern/eastern/western states of the USThe companyoperates hospitals in 12 states, including Texas and California.The Navajo reservationstretches from Arizona into two neighbouring states.
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,