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adjective tre·men·dous \tri-ˈmen-dəs\

Definition of tremendous

  1. 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. 2 :  being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror

tremendously

adverb

tremendousness

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Examples of tremendous in a sentence

  1. He has a tremendous amount of energy.

  2. The engine's power is tremendous.

  3. She is a writer of tremendous talent.

  4. We had a tremendous time.

Origin and Etymology of tremendous

Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere


First Known Use: 1632

Synonym Discussion of 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

TREMENDOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective tre·men·dous \tri-ˈmen-dəs\

Definition of tremendous for English Language Learners

  • : very large or great

  • : very good or excellent


TREMENDOUS Defined for Kids

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adjective tre·men·dous \tri-ˈmen-dəs\

Definition of tremendous for Students

  1. 1 :  astonishingly large, strong, or great The boy has a tremendous appetite.

  2. 2 :  very good or excellent We had a tremendous time.

tremendously

adverb


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