Considered most unbearable = considered very unbearable?

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In this sentence, does most mean very, or is it a shorter version of the most? Are both meanings possible here?

Well, the diseases that human beings focus on are the ones considered most unbearable.

Atm5

Posted 2015-08-07T04:56:26.490

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To give you an answer for something tagged with 'meaning-in-context', the context of the passage is helpful, as opposed to just a sentence all on its lonesome. – Damien H – 2015-08-07T05:50:12.980

My bad. I meant to ask what meanings are possible within the context of this sentence. Thanks for pointing it out. – Atm5 – 2015-08-07T08:12:46.960

Answers

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In this case "most" can stand in for "the most" and "very" but it could also be thought of to mean "extremely", however to me your excerpt reads:

well, the diseases that human beings focus on are the ones that are considered the worst to bear.

SolarLunix

Posted 2015-08-07T04:56:26.490

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