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Meaning of TREMENDOUS

Pronunciation:  tri'mendus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"
  2. [adj]  extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
 

TREMENDOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: big, enormous, extraordinary, fantastic, howling(a), large, marvellous, marvelous, rattling(a), terrific, wonderful, wondrous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tre*men"dous\, a. [L. tremendus that is to be
trembled at, fearful, fr. tremere to tremble. See {Tremble}.]
Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or
terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible;
dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a
tremendous shock or fall.

      A tremendous mischief was a foot.        --Motley.

Syn: Terrible; dreadful; frightful; terrific; horrible;
     awful. -- {Tre*men"dous*ly}, adv. --
     {Tre*men"dous*ness}, n.

 

 

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