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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.
References in classic literature ?
We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure
The fourth duel was a tremendous encounter; but at the end of five or six minutes the surgeon interfered once more: another man so severely hurt as to render it unsafe to add to his harms.
In the December of the same year the first part of The Tales was published, and at once was a tremendous success, a success as great almost as any of the novels.
After several months of preparation and an expenditure of a million dollars all was in readiness, and a series of tremendous explosions occurred on the earth and in the sky.
Here, a 2d tremendous rap interrupted my Father in his speech, and somewhat alarmed my Mother and me.
And meanwhile the military and naval authorities, now fully alive to the tremendous power of their antagonists, worked with furious energy.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead to her chosen berth, the loose canvas fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
Tis a maxim tremendous, but trite: And you'd best be unpacking the things that you need To rig yourselves out for the fight.
Then all of a sudden there was a tremendous explosion of oaths and other noises--the chair and table went over in a lump, a clash of steel followed, and then a cry of pain, and the next instant I saw Black Dog in full flight, and the captain hotly pursuing, both with drawn cutlasses, and the former streaming blood from the left shoulder.
Next came a tremendous sigh, followed by a cry of horror from Christine, and we heard Erik's voice:
The youth began to imagine that he had got into the center of the tremendous quarrel, and he could perceive no way out of it.
One of the principal head waters of this river, although supposed to abound with beaver, has never been visited by the trapper; rising among rugged mountains, and being barricadoed [sic] by fallen pine trees and tremendous precipices.