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 approval had 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

tremendously adverb
tremendousness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for tremendous

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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But in spite of its prevalence, there still exists a tremendous amount of stigma associated with mental health conditions. Carolyn Kylstra, SELF, "Mental Health Awareness Means Talking About All Types of Mental Illness," 29 Mar. 2019 The financial benefits the U.S. has are tremendous, and more ships will be needed to move gas to export markets. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Shipping Companies Banking on Gas Carriers as LNG Demand Grows," 14 Mar. 2019 The logistical problems alone of this new job are just tremendous. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "This Is Us Will Reveal 'All the Answers' Next Week, So Get Ready," 15 Jan. 2019 If Marco Gobbetti, chief executive since mid-2017, does pull off a Gucci-style turnaround, the rewards would be tremendous. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Burberry Starts to Justify Investors’ Faith," 8 Nov. 2018 This is worldwide event and the visit is tremendous for us. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan and Harry Spent a Well-Earned Night Off on Fiji's Most Luxurious Private Island," 25 Oct. 2018 Worldwide, the total value of coral reefs is tremendous. Eileen Reslen, Popular Mechanics, "Hawaii Bans Sunscreens That Hurt Coral Reefs," 6 July 2018 Today's superstars lean into the drama, and the NBA is tremendous at providing fodder for a dozen different kinds of jokes and arguments. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "The NBA is Broken, But Not Because of DeMarcus Cousins," 5 July 2018 The pressure put on women in just presenting themselves to an ER or a doctor is tremendous. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "‘Being Believed Is Everything’: What It’s Like Living With a Controversial Diagnosis," 6 June 2018

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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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tremendous

adjective

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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