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I would like to know the difference between the following intensifiers: very, fairly, pretty, somewhat, quite, extremely, really, enough. I would like to know their difference based on how strong or intense they are. How much they make the meaning of that adjective or adverb more intense, more powerful, etc.

I have the following list of sentences.

  1. This black laptop is VERY good.
  2. This red laptop is EXTREMELY good.
  3. This blue laptop is REALLY good.
  4. This yellow laptop is FAIRLY good.
  5. This green laptop is SOMEWHAT good.
  6. This while laptop is QUITE good.
  7. This pink laptop is PRETTY good.
  8. This orange laptop is good ENOUGH.
  9. This purple laptop is good.

Since there is not a numeric value for each intensifier, I would like to get some help to order/arrange that list of sentences so I can see that way the level of intensity of each intensifier. I would like to order them from the strongest to the weakest.

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I'd order it like this:

  • This red laptop is EXTREMELY good.
  • This blue laptop is REALLY good.
  • This black laptop is VERY good.
  • This while laptop is QUITE good.
  • This purple laptop is good.
  • This pink laptop is PRETTY good.
  • This orange laptop is good ENOUGH.
  • This yellow laptop is FAIRLY good.
  • This green laptop is SOMEWHAT good.

This is by no means an absolute ranking though - in some situations the order could be different. Especially with "good ENOUGH", the meaning could change depending on the context.

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