Definition of Tremendous

1. Adjective. Extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree. "A plane took off with a tremendous noise"

Exact synonyms: Enormous
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Enormity, Enormousness



2. Adjective. Extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers. "A tremendous achievement"

3. Adjective. Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact. "Spent a frightful amount of money"
Exact synonyms: Awful, Frightful, Terrible
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Extraordinary
Derivative terms: Terribleness

Definition of Tremendous

1. a. 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.

Definition of Tremendous

1. Adjective. awe-inspiring; terrific. ¹

2. Adjective. Notable for its size, power, or excellence. ¹

3. Adjective. Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tremendous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tremendous

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tremblest
trembleth
tremblier
trembliest
trembling
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tremblingly
tremblor
tremblors
trembly
tremelimumab
tremella
tremellas
tremelloid
tremendous (current term)
tremendously
tremendousness
tremex
tremie
tremies
tremissis
tremogram
tremograph
tremolabile
tremolando
tremolandos
tremolite
tremolites
tremolitic

Literary usage of Tremendous

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1. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"Averardo Serristori and Alessandri in particular made a tremendous stir about it, but Federigo managed to protect matters until the magistracy went out of ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"This was happily quelled by his firm and decisive measures, and he was shortly afterwards recalled to the Cape to take command of the tremendous, ..."

3. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"... and, like the gates of Paradise to our first parents when looking back from afar, it is still (in the tremendous line of Milton)— ' With dreadful faces ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... to important commands, and felt sure of the effect ot his tremendous military fame upon the general military feeling of the country. ..."

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