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terrific

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adjective ter·rif·ic \tə-ˈri-fik\

Simple Definition of terrific

  • : extremely good

  • : causing a feeling of surprise or wonder

Full Definition of terrific

  1. 1a :  very bad :  frightfulb :  exciting or fit to excite fear or awe <a terrific thunderstorm>

  2. 2 :  extraordinary <terrific speed>

  3. 3 :  unusually fine :  magnificent <terrific weather>

ter·rif·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of terrific

  1. She's given me some terrific ideas.

  2. Your test scores were terrific.

  3. They did a terrific job painting the house.

  4. I had a terrific time.

  5. I've recovered completely. In fact, I feel terrific.

  6. We were hit by a terrific snowstorm last week.



Origin of terrific

Latin terrificus, from terrēre to frighten


First Known Use: 1667


TERRIFIC Defined for Kids

terrific

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adjective ter·rif·ic \tə-ˈri-fik\

Definition of terrific

  1. 1 :  excellent <That's a terrific idea.>

  2. 2 :  very unusual :  extraordinary <The car was going at terrific speed.>

  3. 3 :  causing terror :  terrible <The storm caused terrific damage.>





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