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, 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"
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.
Origin: From terrificus, from terrere + -ficus, from facere.
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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The numerical value of terrific in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of terrific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- rasant, grandios, irre, fürchterlich, grauenhaft, wahnsinnig, schrecklich, fantastisch, furchtbar, großartig, sagenhaft, grauenvoll, riesig, schreckeinjagend, supertoll, hervorragend, gewaltig, fulminantGerman
- φοβερός, τρομερός, φανταστικόςGreek
- formidable, fantastiqueFrench
- hatalmas, fantasztikusHungarian
- stupendo, eccezionaleItalian
- wspaniały, świetnyPolish
- formidável, fantástico, estupendoPortuguese
- dehşet, korkunçTurkish
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