tremendous

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
tre•men•dous /trɪˈmɛndəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. very great in size, amount, or intensity:a tremendous ocean liner.
  2. extraordinary;
    excellent;
    very good:a tremendous movie.
tre•men•dous•ly, adv. : tremendously excited.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
tre•men•dous  (tri mendəs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity:a tremendous ocean liner; tremendous talent.
  2. extraordinary in excellence:a tremendous movie.
  3. dreadful or awful, as in character or effect;
    exciting fear;
    frightening;
    terrifying.
tre•men dous•ly, adv. 
tre•men dous•ness, n. 
  • Latin tremendus dreadful, to be shaken by, equivalent. to trem(ere) to shake, quake + -endus gerund, gerundive suffix
  • 1625–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See huge.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tremendous /trɪˈmɛndəs/ adj
  1. vast; huge
  2. informal very exciting or unusual
  3. informal (intensifier): a tremendous help
  4. archaic terrible or dreadful
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin tremendus terrible, literally: that is to be trembled at, from tremere to quake

treˈmendously adv treˈmendousness n



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