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tre·men·dous

 (trĭ-mĕn′dəs)
adj.
1.
a. Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous: a tremendous sum of money. See Synonyms at enormous.
b. Very great in scope or importance: tremendous influence.
2. Remarkable; outstanding: What a tremendous example you have set.
3. Archaic Capable of making one tremble; terrible.

[From Latin tremendus, gerundive of tremere, to tremble.]

tre·men′dous·ly adv.
tre·men′dous·ness n.

tremendous

(trɪˈmɛndəs)
adj
1. vast; huge
2. informal very exciting or unusual
3. informal (intensifier): a tremendous help.
4. archaic terrible or dreadful
[C17: from Latin tremendus terrible, literally: that is to be trembled at, from tremere to quake]
treˈmendously adv
treˈmendousness n

tre•men•dous

(trɪˈmɛn dəs)

adj.
1. extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity: a tremendous ocean liner.
2. extraordinary in excellence: a tremendous movie.
3. dreadful or awful; exciting fear; frightening; terrifying.
[1625–35; < Latin tremendus dreadful, to be shaken by, ger. of tremere to shake, quake; see -ous]
tre•men′dous•ly, adv.
tre•men′dous•ness, n.
syn: See huge.

tremendous

- Based on Latin tremere, "to tremble."
See also related terms for tremble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tremendous - extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degreetremendous - extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.tremendous - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
3.tremendous - extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

tremendous

adjective
1. huge, great, towering, vast, enormous, terrific, formidable, immense, awesome, titanic, gigantic, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, whopping (informal), stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang) I felt a tremendous pressure on my chest.
huge little, small, minute, tiny, diminutive, minuscule
2. excellent, great, wonderful, brilliant, mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), cracking (Brit. informal), amazing, extraordinary, fantastic (informal), ace (informal), incredible, fabulous (informal), marvellous, exceptional, terrific (informal), sensational (informal), sovereign, awesome (slang), super (informal), brill (informal), bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) I thought it was absolutely tremendous.
excellent average, ordinary, terrible, awful, appalling, dreadful, rotten, mediocre, so-so, abysmal, run-of-the-mill, no great shakes (informal)
3. deafening, crashing, booming, roaring, thundering, resounding, thunderous, very loud, ear-splitting, ear-piercing Suddenly there was a tremendous explosion.

tremendous

adjective
Translations
هَائِلهائِل، ضَخْم
obrovský
enormfantastisk
valtava
ogroman
gífurlegur
巨大な莫大な
엄청난
ārkārtīgsmilzīgs
izredenvelikanski
oerhörd
ใหญ่โตมาก
rất lớn

tremendous

[trəˈmendəs] ADJ
1. (= huge) [pressure, success, explosion, problem] → tremendo, enorme
it cost a tremendous amount of moneycostó muchísimo dinerocostó una enorme or tremenda cantidad de dinero
you've been a tremendous helpme has ayudado enormemente or muchísimo
tremendous progress has been madese ha progresado enormemente or muchísimo
at (a) tremendous speeda una velocidad increíble or tremenda
2. (= wonderful) [person, goal, performance, achievement] → formidable, extraordinario; [opportunity] → tremendo, estupendo
the food is tremendousla comida está estupenda or riquísima
she has done a tremendous jobha hecho un trabajo formidable or magnífico or estupendo

tremendous

[trəˈmɛndəs] adj
(= very large) [amount, size, pressure, success, enjoyment] → formidable
(= very good) → formidable

tremendous

adj
gewaltig, enorm; size, number, crowdriesig, enorm; storm, explosiongewaltig, ungeheuer stark; he’s a tremendous eaterer isst unglaublich viel; a tremendous successein Riesenerfolg m
(= very good)klasse, prima, toll (all inf); we had a tremendous timewir haben uns prima or ganz toll amüsiert (inf); he’s a tremendous personer ist ein toller Mensch (inf), → er ist klasse or prima (all inf); she has done a tremendous jobsie hat fantastische or phantastische Arbeit geleistet

tremendous

[trəˈmɛndəs] adj (enormous, difference, pleasure) → enorme; (dreadful, storm, blow) → tremendo/a; (speed) → spaventoso/a, folle; (terrific, success) → strepitoso/a (fam) (excellent) → fantastico/a, formidabile, meraviglioso/a

tremendous

(trəˈmendəs) adjective
very large; very great. That required a tremendous effort; The response to our appeal was tremendous.
treˈmendously adverb
very. It's tremendously interesting; He's tremendously strong.

tremendous

هَائِل obrovský fantastisk gewaltig πελώριος tremendo valtava immense ogroman enorme 巨大な 엄청난 ontzagwekkend enorm ogromny formidável огромный oerhörd ใหญ่โตมาก çok büyük rất lớn 极大的

tremendous

a. tremendo-a, formidable.
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She was standing before a fine portrait of the old gentleman when the door opened again, and without turning, she said decidedly, "I'm sure now that I shouldn't be afraid of him, for he's got kind eyes, though his mouth is grim, and he looks as if he had a tremendous will of his own.
It seemed to him that in such a place tremendous things might have hap- pened during the night.
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It encountered his cranium with a tremendous crash, --he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed by like a whirlwind.
The outbreak," I returned, "will make a tremendous occasion of Thursday night;" and everyone so agreed with me that, in the light of it, we lost all attention for everything else.
The prodigious strain upon the main-sail had parted the weather-sheet, and the tremendous boom was now flying from side to side, completely sweeping the entire after part of the deck.
That same infinitely thin, isinglass substance, which, I admit, invests the entire body of the whale, is not so much to be regarded as the skin of the creature, as the skin of the skin, so to speak; for it were simply ridiculous to say, that the proper skin of the tremendous whale is thinner and more tender than the skin of a new-born child.
The occasion rested heavily upon Marija's broad shoulders--it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.
Now," said Loker, with a tremendous oath, and striking the table with his heavy fist, "don't I know you, Dan Haley?
One thing seemed to be sufficiently demonstrated: our current was so tremendous that it killed before the victim could cry out.
The exercise was tremendous, of course, and in time the fighters began to show great fatigue.
The tremendous catastrophe which had befallen Tom had changed his moral landscape in much the same way.