terrific

Something that's terrific is wonderful, like a terrific concert you'll never forget. Terrific can also describe something very intense, like a terrific thunderstorm.

Anything huge or loud or forceful can be described with the adjective terrific. A marathon runner might put in a terrific effort during the last mile of the race, or a band can make a terrific racket when it practices. Terrific can also mean great, like your terrific new hair cut. Terrific's origin is more scary than wonderful: the Latin root is terrificus, causing terror or fear.

Primary Meanings of terrific

1.
adj
extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
2.
adj
causing extreme terror
Full Definitions of terrific
1

adj extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

Synonyms:
fantastic, grand, howling, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
extraordinary
beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

adj very great or intense

“a terrific noise”
“a terrific thunderstorm storm”
“fought a terrific battle”
Synonyms:
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
2

adj causing extreme terror

Synonyms:
terrifying
alarming
frightening because of an awareness of danger

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