OTHER WORDS FOR mighty
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OTHER WORDS FROM mightymight·i·ness, nouno·ver·might·y, adjectivequasi-mighty, adjective
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What does mighty mean?
Mighty means extremely strong (as in a mighty warrior) or powerful (as in a mighty king).
The noun might most commonly means great strength or power. People who are mighty in this way are sometimes referred to collectively as the mighty, in the same way that the rich is sometimes used, as in The rich and mighty hold all the power. The expression how the mighty have fallen is used to comment on a once powerful or popular person or thing that is now much less powerful or popular.
Mighty can also mean of great size—especially big for its kind, as in a mighty oak.
Less commonly, mighty means of great importance, as in a mighty accomplishment.
Sometimes, mighty is used as a very informal way of saying very or extremely, as in That’s a mighty fine hat you’re wearing. This use of mighty can sound a bit old-fashioned or folksy.
The adverb form of mighty is mightily.
The phrase high and mighty is often used as an adverb meaning in an arrogant or self-important manner, as in Please stop acting so high and mighty—you’re not the boss here. It can also be used as an adjective, in which case it’s often hyphenated (high-and-mighty). The phrase can also be used as a collective noun in the same way that mighty can, as in The high and mighty take too much and give too little.
Example: He was a mighty ruler, and his empire extended to the ends of the earth.
Where does mighty come from?
The first records of the word mighty come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English mihtig. The suffix -y is used to make the noun might into an adjective.
Mighty is used in many names in pop culture and fiction, such as Mighty Mouse, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and the Mighty Ducks. The superhero Thor calls his fellow Avengers “Earth’s mightiest heroes.”
The proverb “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” means that big and powerful things often have small beginnings.
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What are some other forms related to mighty?
- mightier (comparative adjective)
- mightiest (superlative adjective)
- mightiness (noun)
- mightily (adverb)
- might (noun)
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How is mighty used in real life?
Mighty can sound somewhat formal or old-fashioned—it’s more common to describe things as strong or powerful.
sometimes. i’ll get really feisty. and nibble on the human’s sleeve. to remind them i am a descendant. of the mighty wolf
— Thoughts of Dog® (@dog_feelings) October 18, 2018
As one of the mightiest warriors under the heavens, Lü Bu has proven himself on multiple occasions to be an expert combatant, as well as a most imposing presence on the battlefield. While he is indisputably fierce, Lü Bu is unpredictable, and has a penchant for betrayal. pic.twitter.com/cSTEyskJft
— Total War (@totalwar) February 12, 2019
Watching the 49ers lose to the Cowboys all I can think is, my how the mighty have fallen.
— Brand Ol’ Brandon (@welplookathim) December 20, 2020
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How to use mighty in a sentence
Over the past couple of decades, researchers have identified increasingly mighty caloric materials.
We’re mighty pretty … “You said it Larry, San Diego is the most beautiful city in the country,” declared George Stephanopoulos, then an adviser to President Bill Clinton, in an interview with Larry King.Politics Report: A Poll and a Court Ruling in Key Council Race|Scott Lewis|August 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It’s part of the mighty Russell Microcap Index, which is outperforming the best of the best in Big Tech—the Nasdaq 100—in recent weeks.The year’s hottest e-commerce stock is up more than 1,500%. Its founder cashed out before the rally|Bernhard Warner|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Luckily, your immune system can assemble a mighty army to protect you.
Grant Hill Park, just a few blocks away, is also nearby but it’s a mighty uphill walk for a mother pushing a stroller.
Wise Children by Angela Carter Oh how the mighty have fallen!
According to reports, they were mighty careful at every step, but just not careful enough.
It is a mighty tough slog, I will have to give them that, written in terse and exclusive science-ese.
The village sits along a narrowing vein of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the mighty Amazon.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It ends, as we might expect by now, with Arthur killing Frollo with a single mighty stroke.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a mighty simple transaction, but it produced some startling results for me, that same coin-spinning.
A touch of the spurs sent Nejdi with a mighty bound into the midst of the rabble who held the road.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The mighty rushing torrent is the fashion, but who can do the wimpling, dimpling streamlet?Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Mac took that pretty hard, and came mighty near making the major eat his words with gunpowder sauce on the side.
You know MacRae, Lyn; it's mighty poor business for any man to tread on his toes, much less go walking rough-shod all over him.
British Dictionary definitions for mighty
- having or indicating might; powerful or strong
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the mighty
Derived forms of mightymightiness, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with mighty
see high and mighty.