Base adjectives are normal adjectives that don't have the idea of 'very'
Strong adjectives, however, are extreme adjectives that have the idea of 'very'
- gorgeous = very beautiful
- huge = very big
Base Adjectives Strong Adjectives beautiful gorgeous ugly awful dirty filthy good superb, great, fantastic bad terrible happy thrilled angry furious hungry starving tired exhausted funny hilarious big huge, enormous small tiny fat obese scared terrified cold freezing hot boiling
The use of very, absolutely and really with base and strong adjectives
Very, absolutely and really are used differently according whether the adjective is a base or a strong one:
very absolutely really Base adjectives Strong adjectives
- He was very happy; he was absolutely thrilled.
- He was really happy/thrilled.