I. adjective (mightier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. possessing might ; powerful 2. accomplished or characterized by might <
a mighty thrust
3. great or imposing in size or extent ; extraordinary II. adverb Date: 14th century extremely, very <
a mighty handy gadget
Usage: Mighty used as an intensive usually conveys a folksy down-home feeling <
plain and simple fare…but mighty filling and mighty satisfying — Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times
. It is used especially to create a chatty style <
turnip greens, corn bread and biscuits. That sounds mighty good to me — Julia Child
or to stress a rural atmosphere <
a man must be mighty serious about his squirrel hunting — Stuart Williams, Field & Stream
. In a more formal context, mighty is used to create emphasis by drawing attention to itself <
the chairman made sure that there were mighty few of them — Mollie Panter-Downes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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