Definitions for terrific
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word terrific.
very great or intense
"a terrific noise"; "a terrific thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"
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"
causing extreme terror
"a terrifying wail"
I say! She's a terrific tennis player.
Astounding or awesome.
The car came round the bend at a terrific speed.
Terrifying; causing terror
The lightning was followed by a terrific clap of thunder.
Frightful or very unpleasant.
I've got a terrific hangover this morning.
Extraordinarily great or intense.
Etymology: From terrificus, from terrere + -ficus, from facere.
Terrific typically means extremely good, excellent, or impressive. It is often used to describe something that exceeds expectations or is significantly positive.
causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight
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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Rank popularity for the word 'terrific' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4468
The numerical value of terrific in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of terrific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I want to confirm that Bill Barr, one of the most respected jurists in the country, highly respected lawyer, former attorney general under the President George H.W. Bush administration, a terrific man, a terrific person, a brilliant man, i did not know Bill Barr until recently when I went through the process of looking at people and Bill Barr was my first choice from day one, respected by Republicans and respected by Democrats.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
My first husband and I spent time with her sons, and he told me, ‘Her kids are terrific,' that’s how you know how good a mom she was. Two families and a career, and her kids still turned out terrific.
In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
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- grandios, fulminant, gewaltig, hervorragend, supertoll, schreckeinjagend, riesig, grauenvoll, sagenhaft, großartig, rasant, furchtbar, irre, fantastisch, schrecklich, fürchterlich, wahnsinnig, grauenhaftGerman
- φοβερός, τρομερός, φανταστικόςGreek
- formidable, fantastiqueFrench
- fantasztikus, hatalmasHungarian
- eccezionale, stupendoItalian
- wspaniały, świetnyPolish
- fantástico, estupendo, formidávelPortuguese
- dehşet, korkunçTurkish
- khủng khiếpVietnamese
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