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mighty Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having or showing great strength or force or intensity
    • struck a mighty blow
    • the mighty logger Paul Bunyan
    • the pen is mightier than the sword"- Bulwer-Lytton
  2. adverb (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    powerful; right; mightily.
    • the baby is mighty cute
    • he's mighty tired
    • it is powerful humid
    • that boy is powerful big now
    • they have a right nice place
    • they rejoiced mightily

Might"y adjective
AS. meahtig, mihtig; akin to G. mächtig, Goth. mahteigs. See Might, n.
comparative Mightier ; superlative Mightiest
  1. Possessing might; having great power or authority.
    Wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Job ix. 4.
  2. Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful. "His mighty works." Matt. xi. 20.
  3. Denoting and extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc. "A mighty famine." Luke xv. 14. "Giants of mighty bone." Milton.
    Mighty was their fuss about little matters. Hawthorne.
Might"y noun
plural Mighties
  1. A warrior of great force and courage. R. & Obs. 1 Chron. xi. 12.
Might"y adverb
  1. In a great degree; very. Colloq. "He was mighty methodical." Jeffrey.
    We have a mighty pleasant garden. Doddridge.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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