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tremendous

[ trih-men-duhs ]
/ trɪˈmɛn dəs /
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adjective
extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity: a tremendous ocean liner; tremendous talent.
extraordinary in excellence: a tremendous movie.
dreadful or awful, as in character or effect; exciting fear; frightening; terrifying.
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Origin of tremendous

First recorded in 1625–35; from Latin tremendus “dreadful, to be shaken by,” equivalent to trem(ere) “to shake, quake” + -endus gerund suffix

synonym study for tremendous

1. See huge.

OTHER WORDS FROM tremendous

tre·men·dous·ly, adverbtre·men·dous·ness, nounun·tre·men·dous, adjectiveun·tre·men·dous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tremendous

tremendous
/ (trɪˈmɛndəs) /

adjective
vast; huge
informal very exciting or unusual
informal (intensifier)a tremendous help
archaic terrible or dreadful

Derived forms of tremendous

tremendously, adverbtremendousness, noun

Word Origin for tremendous

C17: from Latin tremendus terrible, literally: that is to be trembled at, from tremere to quake
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