What does TERRIFIC mean?

Definitions for TERRIFIC
təˈrɪf ɪkter·rif·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrificadjective

    very great or intense

    "a terrific noise"; "a terrific thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"

  2. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective

    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"

  3. terrific, terrifyingadjective

    causing extreme terror

    "a terrifying wail"


  1. terrificadjective

    Frighteningly good.

    I say! She's a terrific tennis player.

  2. terrificadjective

    Astounding or awesome.

    The car came round the bend at a terrific speed.

  3. terrificadjective

    Terrifying; causing terror

    The lightning was followed by a terrific clap of thunder.

  4. terrificadjective

    Frightful or very unpleasant.

    I've got a terrific hangover this morning.

  5. terrificadjective

    Extraordinarily great or intense.

    terrific speed

  6. Etymology: From terrificus, from terrere + -ficus, from facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrificadjective

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


  1. Terrific

    Terrific was a weekly British comic published by Odhams Press under the Power Comics imprint. It ran for 43 issues from 15 April 1967 until 3 February 1968, when it was merged with its sister title Fantastic. Terrific was very similar in format to Fantastic, which had started publication two months earlier. The two titles were quite unlike other British comics of the time, consisting mainly of material reprinted from American Marvel Comics. In this respect they can be considered a precursor of the Marvel UK weeklies, such as The Mighty World Of Marvel, that appeared during the 1970s. The Marvel titles which were reprinted in Terrific included The Avengers, the Doctor Strange strips from Strange Tales, and the Sub-Mariner and Giant-Man strips from Tales to Astonish.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TERRIFIC' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4468

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TERRIFIC in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TERRIFIC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of TERRIFIC in a Sentence

  1. Launy Senee:

    It's just terrific to be a part of what we need to do to keep the place going.

  2. Ian Brodie:

    Hes smiling all the time. Hes got terrific dimples and sometimes people infer from that hes not serious, which is not true. nobody is expecting him to be the international leader of progressive forces, or anything else for that matter.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The RNC has been absolutely terrific over the last two month period and as you know, that's what I've wanted, i don't want to be treated any differently.

  4. Charles Koch:

    But he had tremendous values – tremendous integrity, humility, work ethic – and terrific thirst for knowledge.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I like generals.I think generals are terrific, you know?They go through schools and they sort of end up at the top of the pyramid.And it's like a test.They passed the test of life. …And I like the three that I have very, very much.

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  • fantastiskDanish
  • grandios, fulminant, gewaltig, hervorragend, supertoll, schreckeinjagend, riesig, grauenvoll, sagenhaft, großartig, rasant, furchtbar, irre, fantastisch, schrecklich, fürchterlich, wahnsinnig, grauenhaftGerman
  • φοβερός, τρομερός, φανταστικόςGreek
  • estupendoSpanish
  • formidable, fantastiqueFrench
  • fantasztikus, hatalmasHungarian
  • eccezionale, stupendoItalian
  • מְצוּיָןHebrew
  • wspaniały, świetnyPolish
  • fantástico, estupendo, formidávelPortuguese
  • потряса́ющийRussian
  • dehşet, korkunçTurkish
  • khủng khiếpVietnamese
  • 了不起Chinese

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