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"
fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous(adj)
extraordinarily good or great ; 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"
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous(adj)
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
"in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
Notable for its size, power, or excellence.
Van Beethoven's ninth symphony is a tremendous piece of music.
Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great
There was a tremendous outpouring of support.
Origin: From tremendus, gerund form of tremo, from τρέμω
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trē-men′dus, adj. such as astonishes or terrifies by its force or greatness: dreadful.—adv. Tremen′dously.—n. Tremen′dousness.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1846
Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Adjectives Frequency: #603
The numerical value of tremendous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tremendous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - I am tempted to think there are no little things.
There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
I had the support of, I would say, almost everybody in this room. We had tremendous support, no, we did. We had tremendous support. We had tremendous support.
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Translations for tremendous
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- obdivuhodný, obrovskýCzech
- beträchtlich, außerordentlich, enormGerman
- tremendo, tremendaSpanish
- valtava, mahtava, suunnaton, erinomainen, upea, hämmästyttävä, loistavaFinnish
- formidable, énormeFrench
- 莫大, 途方もないJapanese
- ontzagwekkend, geweldig, enormeDutch
- enorm, oerhördSwedish
- rất lớnVietnamese
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