tremendous

adjective
tre·​men·​dous | \ tri-ˈmen-dəs How to pronounce tremendous (audio) \

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 approvalhad a tremendous time
b : unusually large : huge a tremendous number of people
2 : being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror

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Other Words from tremendous

tremendousness noun

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monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous mean extremely impressive. monstrous implies a departure from the normal (as in size, form, or character) and often carries suggestions of deformity, ugliness, or fabulousness. the monstrous waste of the project prodigious suggests a marvelousness exceeding belief, usually in something felt as going far beyond a previous maximum (as of goodness, greatness, intensity, or size). made a prodigious effort and rolled the stone aside tremendous may imply a power to terrify or inspire awe. the tremendous roar of the cataract stupendous implies a power to stun or astound, usually because of size, numbers, complexity, or greatness beyond description. a stupendous volcanic eruption

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The economic impact that football has on these local economies is tremendous, and so is its effect on the morale of many people who live there. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Is College Football Making the Pandemic Worse?," 25 Nov. 2020 Lamb caught just four passes for 34 yards, but his impact was tremendous. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "‘So glad he’s a Dallas Cowboy’: Highlighted by CeeDee Lamb, WR trio comes up big in win vs. Vikings," 22 Nov. 2020 And just the difference from last year to this year is tremendous. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Gus Malzahn ‘blessed’ and ‘honored’ to reach century mark as Auburn’s coach," 20 Nov. 2020 Blocking by receivers can go overlooked but Williams was tremendous at times against Washington State. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks' second-team wide receivers developing into reliable playmakers," 17 Nov. 2020 The acting is tremendous, with Marvin almost puppyish and sweet while Covino is sharp and brutally honest – his way of being kind. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "‘The Climb’ is a triumph of quirky filmmaking," 13 Nov. 2020 The acting is tremendous, with Marvin almost puppyish and sweet while Covino is sharp and brutally honest — his way of being kind. Mark Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Climb’ review: Bromance is a triumph of quirky filmmaking," 11 Nov. 2020 The acting is tremendous, with Covino almost puppyish and sweet while Marvin is sharp and brutally honest — his way of being kind. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Review: Bromance 'The Climb' a triumph of quirky filmmaking," 10 Nov. 2020 For those that do already know, THANK YOU for your support has been tremendous! Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "Here's how you can help Loveland basketball coach Darnell Parker, diagnosed with cancer," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tremendous

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tremendous

Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere

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The first known use of tremendous was in 1632

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28 Nov 2020

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“Tremendous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tremendous. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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tremendous

adjective
How to pronounce tremendous (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tremendous

: very large or great
: very good or excellent

tremendous

adjective
tre·​men·​dous | \ tri-ˈmen-dəs How to pronounce tremendous (audio) \

Kids Definition of tremendous

1 : astonishingly large, strong, or great The boy has a tremendous appetite.
2 : very good or excellent We had a tremendous time.

Other Words from tremendous

tremendously adverb

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