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The judge refused to accept the plea on the grounds that the charges were far too serious, with Sharper pleading guilty ...

What does the word "far" meaning in the above sentence? Does it like so far (until now) or like far away? Daily Mail

Note: I couldn't understanded from the below answer:

And far extends too: not just a few too many but too many people by a "long distance", by a great amount. ell link

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Far is used in front of too to mean much.

You will frequently see expressions such as:

far too big...

far too salty....

far too hot....

all of which mean *much too big/salty/hot.

The words are also used in reverse too far to mean too great a distance

or in expressions such as:

he went too far in his angry response

referring to excessive behaviour.

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