Strong adjectives

Some adjectives can be made stronger by adding something in front of them, think of example in English "stone deaf" and "rock hard". The Finnish alternatives sometimes translate to a similar comparison, but not always. Use these words to make your sentences sound more alive.

Finnish English
umpikuuro stone deaf
umpisokea blind as a bat
umpihumalassa dead drunk
umpijäässä frozen solid
umpirakastunut very much in love
umpipuu solid wood
täpötäysi overcrowded
ypöyksin all alone
typötyhjä completely empty
kivikova rock-hard
kristallinkirkas crystal clear
tulipunainen fiery red
ruohonvihreä grass-green
kullankeltainen golden yellow
pikimusta pitch black
lumivalkoinen snowwhite
taivaansininen sky-blue
ilmiselvä totally clear, obvious
päivänselvä clear as day
vuorenvarma dead certain
salamannopea quick as lightning
vihoviimeinen very last
ikivanha really old, ancient
iki-ihana exquisite
iki-ihastunut overjoyed
kuolemanvakava deadly serious
tulikuuma red-hot
jääkylmä ice-cold
upouusi brand new
langanlaiha really skinny
upporikas stinking rich
rutiköyhä penniless
rutikuiva dry as dust
likomärkä wet through
pilkkopimeä pitch dark
veitsenterävä razor-sharp
patalaiska bone-idle
kalmankalpea deathly pale
raivohullu raving mad
pähkähullu stark mad