Monday, March 21, 2011

antonyms: mildy, moderately

Main Entry: extremely

Part of Speech: adverb

Definition: greatly, intensely

Synonyms: acutely, almighty, awfully, drastically, exceedingly, exceptionally, excessively, exorbitantly, extraordinarily, highly, hugely, immensely, immoderately, inordinately, intensely, markedly, mortally, notably, over, overly, overmuch, parlous, plenty, powerful, prohibitively, quite, radically, rarely, remarkably, severely, strikingly, surpassingly, terribly, terrifically, to nth degree, too, too much, totally, ultra, uncommonly, unduly, unusually, utterly, very, violently, vitally

Antonyms: mildly, moderately


patrick said...

There must be a story to this.

skippy haha said...

man i wish it were more exciting but the story goes like this:
i was writing an email, trying to think of another way to say extremely or very, decided to go to thesaurus dot com and was fired up by reading this collection of words and found them an interesting read on their own.

es todo!

kid D said...

i am extremely motivated to get those vintage t-shirts to you. got a little distracted over spring break.

patrick said...

Ah, yes... the whole "Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things" syndrome.

skippy haha said...

patrick, this is very interesting. i greatly enjoy rabbit holing! the internet makes it easy to do. i am leisurely reading richard bach's 'illusions' and was struck by his idea that being swept away by illusions of watching a movie (or living life) is caused by only one of two things - fun or learning.

necessity is the mother of invention, curiosity is the father

curiosity killed the cat but without it we'd all be living in caves.

patrick said...

I read Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull in high school (hmmm... I think it might have been the only book I read in high school, now that I think about it) and I didn't care for it. I have gone all these years thinking that most people thought it drivel as well.

Then, in early 1995, my wife announced her desire to end our marriage and I took a trip to Washington, D.C. by train to spend a week with a friend. I spent the preponderance of the next twenty hours or so chatting with a young woman on the bus from East Lansing to Toledo (where we caught the train) to D.C., where we toured some of the capitol together as she waited for her train to Myrtle Beach. She loved Richard Bach. I was flabbergasted. I kinda figured he'd faded into obscurity. (Didn't he write a sequel to 'Seagull'?)

Now that you bring him up again, though, maybe I should cut him some slack.

skippy haha said...

i wouldn't cut him too much slack. i found a box of old books in front of the house last summer and one of them was 'illusions' and i picked it up on a whim last week. it's quick and short. mildly fluffy and self-indulgent. there are some thought provoking ideas in it, but in general it seems like a huge rip off of carlos castaneda's 'journey to ixtlan' which i think is a great read - even as far as the teacher/messiah figure in both is named Don. i never read jonathan livingston seagull.

patrick said...

Hmmm... interesting. Yeah... fluffy was what I recall about Johnathon Livingston Seagull.

I read the first four of Castaneda's books, then tired of them. I began to feel hoodwinked. I just looked at his Wikipedia entry—particularly the Biography and Companions sections. Weird.

skippy haha said...

extremely weird! (not mildly or moderately weird).

would love to know the truth of what happened there.

all i read was journey to ixtlan. i liked the part about running through the dark woods with your hands in front of you moving forward.

patrick said...

That which annoyed me most about the stories (a seemingly never-ending trilogy) was how every time Don Juan would laugh, he would roll on the ground. Whatever it was that made him laugh simply didn't warrant that kind of reaction.