- having, characterized by, or showing superior power or strength: mighty rulers.
- of great size; huge: a mighty oak.
- great in amount, extent, degree, or importance; exceptional: a mighty accomplishment.
- Informal. very; extremely: I'm mighty pleased.
- (used with a plural verb) mighty persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the rich and the mighty.
Origin of mighty
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Examples from the Web for mightier
Marty said: “The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”Marty Feldman: Dead Cool
November 2, 2009
According to the former Speaker of the House, the pen is not mightier than the sword... or an electro-magnetic pulse.7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
The Daily Beast Video
April 5, 2009
Nature, even here, is mightier than Art, and God is above all.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Mighty as is the industrial civilization of your day, that of Atlantis was mightier.The Heads of Apex
And a mightier touch awoke his sensibilities—the touch of nature.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
A mightier than they holds the destinies of both in His hands.
But thy thoughts were of one whose empire was mightier than that of Rome."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- having or indicating might; powerful or strong
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the mighty
- very large; vast
- very great in extent, importance, etc
- informal, mainly US and Canadian (intensifier)he was mighty tired
Word Origin and History for mightier
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.
Idioms and Phrases with mightier
see high and mighty.