Definition of tremendous
1 : being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror
2a : 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
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.
Origin and Etymology of tremendous
Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere
First Known Use: 1632
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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