surgeon: Yes. To recover from the operation. First he'll be sent to

the recovery room.

Man: Oh, yes. He'll have to recover from the operation.

It's quite a shock to the system.


What does "quite" mean in this sentence? "completely" or "really" ?

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Quite: - an intensifier .

used to emphasize the degree or amount of something, or to say that someone or something is impressive, interesting, or unusual


rezaenglishIt's quite a shock ....

Near equivalents:

It certainly is a shock ....
It definitely is a shock ....
It really is a shock ....
It's a pretty significant shock ....
It's a rather significant shock ....
It's a considerable shock ...


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