excessively/exceedingly/extremely

Discussion in 'English Only' started by lhnjcwx, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. lhnjcwx Member

    Chinese
    Hello

    What's the difference of the three words? I searched on Internet, but did not get a clear comparison

    Literally, they are totally same, I think...
     
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    excessively = having too much of some quality - "The room was excessively furnished" - there was too much furniture in it
    exceedingly = to go beyond what is expected or is normal - "This painting by Picasso is exceedingly well done" - it is far better than most of his works
    extremely = at the far end of its range "At 2.20m, she was an extremely tall girl."

     
  3. lhnjcwx Member

    Chinese
    Thanks, Paul
    So,


    1. He is extremely happy.

    2. He is exceedingly satisfied

    3. The cat is fed excessively

    Am I extremely right?:D
     
  4. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Exceedingly! :D
     

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