Definition of tremendous
1a : notable by reason of extreme size, power, greatness, or excellence tremendous problems a writer of tremendous talent —often used as a generalized term of approval had a tremendous timeb : unusually large : huge a tremendous number of people
2 : being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror
Examples of tremendous in a Sentence
He has a tremendous amount of energy.
The engine's power is tremendous.
She is a writer of tremendous talent.
We had a tremendous time.
Recent Examples of tremendous from the Web
With Jonathan Villar and Eric Thames slumping at different points, Counsell was able to plug in Eric Sogard and Jesús Aguilar and get tremendous production.
The fact that a disruptive designer like Demna [Gvasalia] would want to do something with our brand is a tremendous compliment.
Wright's a filmmaker of tremendous style and substance, a writer-director who makes films in conversation with beloved genre conventions and things to say beyond them.
Tremendous talent, and a worthwhile story arc, about the dark side of working-class life.
The Ritz-Carlton cruising move comes at a time of what feels like tremendous cross-pollination for travel companies of all kinds.
SUNDARARAJAN: The care industry is going to be a tremendous growth industry.
This highlights perhaps the most overlooked benefit of shale development, which is the tremendous environmental improvement Ohio is seeing as a result of these types of natural gas conversions.
There’s tremendous opportunity to ensure that the next generation of the American worker is trained in the skills of the future.
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Origin and Etymology of tremendous
Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere
First Known Use: 1632See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of tremendous
TREMENDOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tremendous for English Language Learners
: very large or great
: very good or excellent
TREMENDOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of tremendous for Students
1 : astonishingly large, strong, or great The boy has a tremendous appetite.
2 : very good or excellent We had a tremendous time.
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