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Rule "Extreme adjectives"

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Description: Extreme adjectives
Message: To strengthen your wording, consider using a synonym for 'bad'.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/really-very/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This is really bad.
    Correction suggestion: terrible, awful, unfortunate, distressing, regrettable, dreadful
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • She said he "had really bad eyesight."
  • I have to pee really bad, but I guess I can wait.
  • It got me really bad.
  • He got hit really bad.
  • Let me know if it gets really bad.
  • I know Tom isn't a really bad driver.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: EXTREME_ADJECTIVES [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-27 22:33:07 +0200)