tre·​men·​dous·​ly | \ tri-ˈmen-dəs-lē How to pronounce tremendously (audio) \

Definition of tremendously

: to a great or tremendous extent : extremely a tremendously important decision a tremendously impressive performance It was tremendously depressing for me to work there, and it happened that I was not enjoying going to work, so I requested a transfer.— Sydney Lewis In between is the real movie: the kinetic beauty of parkour, captured in tremendously enjoyable high-speed sequences that, once again, draw energy from the photogenic beauty of everyday New York City landscapes.— Lisa Schwarzbaum

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1669, in the meaning defined above

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“Tremendously.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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