Definition of terrific
- terrific weather
- terrific speed
- a terrific thunderstorm
She's given me some terrific ideas.
Your test scores were terrific.
They did a terrific job painting the house.
I had a terrific time.
I've recovered completely. In fact, I feel terrific.
We were hit by a terrific snowstorm last week.
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First Known Use: 1667See Words from the same year
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out of this world, too much;
: extremely good
: causing a feeling of surprise or wonder
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