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"

Wiktionary

  1. terrificadjective

    Frighteningly good.

    I say! She's a terrific tennis player.

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

  2. terrificadjective

    Astounding or awesome.

    The car came round the bend at a terrific speed.

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

  3. terrificadjective

    Terrifying; causing terror

    The lightning was followed by a terrific clap of thunder.

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

  4. terrificadjective

    Frightful or very unpleasant.

    I've got a terrific hangover this morning.

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

  5. terrificadjective

    Extraordinarily great or intense.

    terrific speed

    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

Freebase

  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Charles Koch:

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

  2. Donald Trump:

    I've recommended Herman Cain. A terrific man, a terrific person. He's a friend of mine, i've recommended him highly for Federal Reserve. I've told my folks that that's the man and he's doing some pre-checking now and I would imagine he'd be in great shape.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The drama of pandemic has exposed largely three types of people : 1) Those who lick the boots of politics to get quick big position and fake celebrities doing some promotion. 2) Those who are wielding stick and using dirty trick to fleece money from the common public 3) Those who are mentally sick or weak and these fools enjoy covering mouth with masks and their number is terrific.

  4. Minna Antrim:

    Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

  5. State John Kerry:

    As a father of two daughters, I’m proud, she’ll make a terrific president.

Images & Illustrations of terrific

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Translations for terrific

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  • fantastiskDanish
  • rasant, grandios, irre, fürchterlich, grauenhaft, wahnsinnig, schrecklich, fantastisch, furchtbar, großartig, sagenhaft, grauenvoll, riesig, schreckeinjagend, supertoll, hervorragend, gewaltig, fulminantGerman
  • φοβερός, τρομερός, φανταστικόςGreek
  • estupendoSpanish
  • formidable, fantastiqueFrench
  • hatalmas, fantasztikusHungarian
  • stupendo, eccezionaleItalian
  • wspaniały, świetnyPolish
  • formidável, fantástico, estupendoPortuguese
  • потряса́ющийRussian
  • dehşet, korkunçTurkish
  • khủng khiếpVietnamese
  • 了不起Chinese

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