Definition of Terrific

1. Adjective. Very great or intense. "Fought a terrific battle"

Similar to: Intense



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

3. Adjective. Causing extreme terror. "A terrifying wail"
Exact synonyms: Terrifying
Similar to: Alarming

Definition of Terrific

1. a. Causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight.

Definition of Terrific

1. Adjective. (colloquial) Frighteningly good. ¹

2. Adjective. (colloquial) Astounding or awesome. ¹

3. Adjective. Terrifying; causing terror ¹

4. Adjective. Frightful or very unpleasant. ¹

5. Adjective. (colloquial) Extraordinarily great or intense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terrific

1. very good; fine [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrific

terrible
terrible twos
terribleness
terriblenesses
terribles
terribly
terricolae
terricolous
terriculament
terriculaments
terrienniak
terrier
terrierlike
terriers
terries
terrific (current term)
terrifical
terrifically
terrifick
terrifie
terrified
terrifier
terrifiers
terrifies
terrify
terrifying
terrifyingly
terrifyingness
terrigenous
terrine

Literary usage of Terrific

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1. The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1864)
"terrific BOMBARDMENT IN REPLY.—HEROIC ADVENTURES.—THE FLEET PASS THE FORTS.—FIRE-RAFTS. ... Immediately the mortars commenced their terrific roar. ..."

2. Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Great Riots: An Illustrated History of the by Joel Tyler Headley (1882)
"terrific Scenes without.—Military arrive.—Attacked by the Mob.—Patience of the Troops. ... terrific Scene.—Strange Conduct of Forrest. ..."

3. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"terrific fight must soon have been overcome. A brisk the Bon , , , , . , Serapis and cannonade was kept up tor an hour, ard, sept. ..."

4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Those who heard it may remember the impression, the almost terrific impression, these simple words produced. Yet when they are read now, at an interval of ..."

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