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mighty

[mahy-tee] /ˈmaɪ ti/
adjective, mightier, mightiest.
1.
having, characterized by, or showing superior power or strength:
mighty rulers.
2.
of great size; huge:
a mighty oak.
3.
great in amount, extent, degree, or importance; exceptional:
a mighty accomplishment.
adverb
4.
Informal. very; extremely:
I'm mighty pleased.
noun
5.
(used with a plural verb) mighty persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
the rich and the mighty.
Origin of mighty
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mihtig. See might2, -y1
Related forms
mightiness, noun
overmighty, adjective
quasi-mighty, adjective
Synonyms
1. strong, puissant. See powerful. 2. immense, enormous, tremendous, sizable.
Antonyms
1. feeble. 2. small.
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  • They were but the instruments of a higher will, the agents of a mightier strength than their own.

    The Religion of Politics Ezra S. Gannett
  • But as the struggle endured, she got weaker and weaker, and nature mightier and mightier.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Mighty as is the industrial civilization of your day, that of Atlantis was mightier.

    The Heads of Apex Francis Flagg
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton gave us the slogan "The pen is mightier than the sword."

  • Lend not untohim that is mightier than thyself: be not surety above thy power.

  • They are but servants and delegates of a mightier than they.

    Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff
  • The pen is mightier than the sword only when it has behind it a heart as well as a brain.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
  • mightier than all the world, the clasp of one small hand upon the heart.

    The Girl Wanted Nixon Waterman
British Dictionary definitions for mightier

mighty

/ˈmaɪtɪ/
adjective mightier, mightiest
1.
  1. having or indicating might; powerful or strong
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the mighty
2.
very large; vast
3.
very great in extent, importance, etc
adverb
4.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) (intensifier): he was mighty tired
Derived Forms
mightiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mightier

mighty

adj.

Old English mihtig, earlier mæhtig, from miht (see might (n.)). Cf. Old Frisian mechtig, Old Saxon mahtig, Dutch machtig, German mächtig. As an adverb, it is attested from c.1300, though now considered colloquial.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with mightier

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