intensifier meaning

  • Intensifier is a linguistic term (but not a proper lexical category) for a modifier that makes no contribution to the propositional meaning of a clause but serves to enhance and give additional emotional context to the word it modifies.
  • For these reasons, Huddleston argues that intensifier not be recognized as a primary grammatical or lexical category.
  • Technically, intensifiers roughly qualify a point on the affective semantic property, which is gradable. Syntactically, intensifiers pre-modify either adjectives or adverbs. Semantically, they increase the emotional content of an expression.
FR intensifier
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -er
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. fr intensifier
      2. fr intensifiera
      3. en intensifiers
      4. fr intensifierai
      5. fr intensifieras
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      Meaning of intensifier for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "intensifier" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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