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Adverbs and Adjectives: 75 Useful Adverb Adjective Collocations


Adverbs and Adjectives! List of common adverb adjective collocations in English with examples and ESL pictures. Learn these adverb and adjective collocations to improve your fluency in English.

Adverbs and Adjectives

List of Adverb Adjective Collocations

  • Absolutely necessary
  • Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) alone
  • Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) amazed
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) appalled
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) beautiful
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) convinced
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) devastated
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) fantastic
  • Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) furious
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) impossible
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) miserable
  • Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) ridiculous
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) stupid
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) wrong
  • Bitterly cold
  • Bitterly complain
  • Bitterly criticise
  • Bitterly disappointed
  • Bitterly regret
  • Bitterly resent
  • Deeply affected
  • Deeply ashamed
  • Deeply care
  • Deeply committed
  • Deeply competitive
  • Deeply concerned
  • Deeply divided
  • Deeply hurt
  • Deeply moved
  • Deeply offended
  • Deeply regrettable
  • Deeply religious
  • Deeply shocked
  • Deeply unhappy
  • Deeply worried
  • Highly controversial
  • Highly effective
  • Highly probable
  • Highly profitable
  • Highly recommended
  • Highly successful
  • Highly unlikely
  • Highly unusual
  • Ridiculously cheap
  • Ridiculously early
  • Ridiculously easy
  • Ridiculously long
  • Ridiculously small
  • Ruggedly handsome
  • Scared stiff
  • Strongly opposed
  • Actively involved
  • Badly hurt
  • Blissfully unaware
  • Blissfully ignorant
  • Completely amazed
  • Completely different
  • Completely fantastic
  • Completely strong
  • Dead tired
  • Drop-dead gorgeous
  • Fiercely competitive
  • Fully aware
  • Happily married
  • Painfully shy
  • Painfully thin
  • Perfectly normal
  • Pretty good
  • Quietly confident
  • Quite good
  • Quite sure
  • Readily available
  • Reasonably happy
  • Reasonably priced
  • Reasonably well

Adverb Adjective Collocations with Examples

Adverb Adjective Collocations: Absolutely/ Utterly + Adjective

Absolutely necessary

The police are advising motorists to travel only if their journey is absolutely necessary.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) alone

He’s not just anti-social; he’s absolutely alone.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) amazed

I’m absolutely amazed as a basketball coach, he said.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) appalled

I’m absolutely appalled, but it doesn’t surprise me.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) beautiful

She always looks absolutely beautiful.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) convinced

I am not absolutely convinced that the match incident is worth the footage involved.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) devastated

I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but he’ll be absolutely devastated.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) fantastic

He was absolutely fantastic.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) furious

He is absolutely furious and he wants to get even.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) impossible

In the face of all this, it is absolutely impossible to say what will happen.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) miserable

If you’re absolutely miserable at work, then your boss will be able to tell.

Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) ridiculous

It is absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) stupid

“You’d be absolutely stupid to vote for me because of my name,” she says.

Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) wrong

The detention of children is absolutely wrong.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: Bitterly + Adjective

Bitterly cold

It’s a bitterly cold wind.

Bitterly complain

When he heard of it afterward, he bitterly complained that he had been deceived.

Bitterly criticise

The decision was bitterly criticised by the Sydney press.

Bitterly disappointed

His parents had been bitterly disappointed at his divorce.

Bitterly regret

We bitterly regret what happened this morning at both Paddington and King’s Cross.

Bitterly resent

For one thing, many ManU fans still bitterly resent his takeover.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: Deeply + Adjective

Deeply affected

The train system has been deeply affected.

Deeply ashamed

I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.

Deeply care

Just because he doesn’t devote all his time to you doesn’t mean he doesn’t deeply care about you.

Deeply committed

It was a deeply committed performance.

Deeply competitive

He is deeply competitive and quite motivated.

Deeply concerned

We are deeply concerned about the future.

Deeply divided

The issue has created a deeply divided nation.

Deeply hurt

She was deeply hurt if a man wasn’t exclusively involved with her.

Deeply moved

He was deeply moved and saddened, I could see.

Deeply offended

I was, quite naturally, deeply offended.

Deeply regrettable

My insensitive comment was deeply regrettable.

Deeply religious

She was deeply religious from early childhood.

Deeply shocked

I was deeply shocked when I heard about it, particularly the way that it happened.

Deeply unhappy

I was deeply unhappy.

Deeply worried

This has many multinational executives deeply worried.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: Highly + Adjective

Highly controversial

This topic is highly controversial and very difficult.

Highly effective

The secession campaign was also highly effective.

Highly probable

Success is highly probable.

Highly profitable

It is a low-profile but highly profitable enterprise.

Highly recommended

The restaurant comes highly recommended.

Highly successful

This coal pipeline has been highly successful.

Highly unlikely

It is highly unlikely that he’ll be late.

Highly unusual

We’ve not had any snow yet, which is highly unusual.

Adverb Adjective Collocations: Ridiculously + Adjective

Ridiculously cheap

“They have a bunch of great vintage furniture shops, and it was ridiculously cheap,” he said.

Ridiculously early

September is a ridiculously early time to panic in a long season.

Ridiculously easy

A hard workout for one person can be ridiculously easy for another.

Ridiculously long

It was ridiculously long, absurdly perfect, and alarmingly beautiful.

Ridiculously small

National elections are rare, so we have ridiculously small sample sizes.

Adverbs and Adjectives Combinations

List of useful adverb adjective collocations in English with examples.

Ruggedly handsome

More important, my wife was above ground chatting with a ruggedly handsome tour guide.

Scared stiff

I’m not scared stiff, I’ll be anything but scared.

Strongly opposed

I’m strongly opposed to capital punishment.

“Very, extremely, incredibly, terribly, awfully, fairly, a bit, quite, really + weak/good/surprised/angry

Housing prices are still extremely weak.

Actively involved

He’s been actively involved in politics for 30 years.

Badly hurt

He was badly hurt.

Blissfully unaware

Harry was blissfully unaware that he was in danger.

Blissfully ignorant

While her husband had affairs with other women, she lived in blissful ignorance.

Completely amazed

Alaudin started telling me his father’s story and I was completely amazed.

Completely different

That’s a completely different subject.

Completely fantastic

Completely fantastic and interesting and complicated things!

Completely strong

“I feel physically completely strong and emotionally completely exhausted,” she said

Dead tired

I am dead tired.

Drop-dead gorgeous

For me, they bring to mind the drop-dead gorgeous mountains.

Fiercely competitive

Companies have been fiercely competitive since.

Fully aware

I am fully aware that there are serious problems.

Happily married

I’m happily married, with children.

Painfully shy

When I was a kid I was painfully shy, so it was hard for me to make friends.

Painfully thin

She looked painfully thin.

Perfectly normal

It’s perfectly normal to feel like this.

Pretty good

Your script was pretty good but I have some suggestions.

Quietly confident

I’m quietly confident that Arsenal can get a result.

Quite good

I am quite good at various activities, such as painting and photography.

Quite sure

Are you quite sure she won’t mind?

Readily available

Boats are readily available to visitors.

Reasonably happy

She seems reasonably happy in her new job.

Reasonably priced

The apartments are reasonably priced.

Reasonably well

The hostages had been reasonably well cared for.

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