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ter·rif·ic

 (tə-rĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Very good or fine; splendid: a terrific tennis player.
2. Awesome; astounding: drove at a terrific rate of speed.
3. Causing terror or great fear; terrifying: a terrific wail.
4. Very bad or unpleasant; frightful: a terrific headache.

[Latin terrificus : terrēre, to frighten + -ficus, -fic.]

ter·rif′i·cal·ly adv.

terrific

(təˈrɪfɪk)
adj
1. very great or intense: a terrific noise.
2. informal very good; excellent: a terrific singer.
3. very frightening
[C17: from Latin terrificus, from terrēre to frighten; see -fic]
terˈrifically adv

ter•rif•ic

(təˈrɪf ɪk)

adj.
1. extraordinarily great or intense: terrific speed.
2. extremely good; wonderful: a terrific vacation.
3. causing terror; terrifying.
[1660–70; < Latin terrificus frightening =terr(ēre) to frighten + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic]
ter•rif′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terrific - very great or intense; "a terrific noise"; "a terrific thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.terrific - 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.terrific - causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

terrific

adjective
1. (Informal) excellent, great (informal), wonderful, mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), fine, brilliant, very good, cracking (Brit. informal), amazing, outstanding, smashing (informal), superb, fantastic (informal), ace (informal), magnificent, fabulous (informal), marvellous, sensational (informal), sovereign, awesome (slang), breathtaking, super (informal), brill (informal), stupendous, bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) What a terrific idea!
excellent bad, terrible, awful, appalling, dreadful
2. great, huge, vast, enormous, extensive, tremendous, immense, gigantic, colossal, prodigious, stupendous, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) He did a terrific amount of fundraising.
great moderate, insignificant, paltry
3. intense, great, huge, terrible, enormous, severe, extreme, awful, tremendous, fierce, harsh, excessive, dreadful, horrific, fearful, awesome, gigantic, monstrous There was a terrific bang and a great cloud of smoke.

terrific

adjective
Translations
رائِعقَوي، شَديدهَائِل
báječnýfantastickýohromnýsilnýtvrdý
fantastiskordentligtdødsmart
loistavavaltava
odličanodlično
csuda klassz
frábærofsalegur
すばらしいものすごい
굉장한아주 뛰어난
izvrstenstrahovit
fantastiskjättebra
ดีเยี่ยมยอดเยี่ยมมาก
tuyệt vờixuất sắc

terrific

[təˈrɪfɪk] ADJ
1. (= very great) [explosion, problem, disappointment] → tremendo, enorme; [pain, noise, heat] → terrible, tremendo
a terrific amount of moneyuna enorme cantidad de dinero
2. (= excellent) [idea, news, person] → genial, estupendo
terrific!¡genial!, ¡estupendo!
we had terrific funnos lo pasamos estupendamente or fenomenal
to do a terrific jobhacer un trabajo estupendo or fantástico
you look terrific!¡estás guapísimo/a!
she looked terrific in a leotardestaba sensacional en mallas
terrific stuff!¡estupendo!, ¡fenomenal!
to have a terrific timepasárselo estupendamente or fenomenal

terrific

[təˈrɪfɪk] adj
(= tremendous) [amount, pleasure] → incroyable; [noise, explosion] → énorme; [pain, shock] → énorme; [speed] → fou(folle)
(= wonderful) → formidable, sensationnel(le)
What a terrific idea! → C'est une idée formidable!
Everybody had a terrific time → Tout le monde s'est bien amusé.
that's terrific! → c'est fantastique!, c'est formidable!
to look terrific
You look terrific! → Tu es superbe!

terrific

adj shame, nuisance, shockunheimlich (inf); person, success, idea, party alsosagenhaft (inf), → klasse inv (inf); speed, heat, strength, generosityunwahrscheinlich (inf); that’s terrific newsdas sind tolle Nachrichten (inf); to look terrific (person) → klasse aussehen (inf); to have a terrific timeviel Spaß haben; terrific! (also iro)prima! (inf), → toll! (inf)

terrific

[təˈrɪfɪk] adj (fam) (very good, performance, book, news) → fantastico/a, stupendo/a, formidabile, eccezionale; (extreme, heat, speed, noise, anxiety) → spaventoso/a; (amount, scare) → enorme; (terrifying) → terrificante, impressionante

terrify

(ˈterifai) verb
to make very frightened. She was terrified by his appearance.
terrific (təˈrifik) adjective
1. marvellous; wonderful. a terrific party.
2. very great, powerful etc. He gave the ball a terrific kick.
terrifically (təˈrifikəli) adverb
very (much). She enjoyed herself terrifically.
ˈterrified adjective
The terrified little girl screamed.
ˈterrifying adjective

terrific

هَائِل fantastický, ohromný dødsmart, fantastisk klasse, sagenhaft αξιοθαύμαστος, εξαίσιος genial, tremendo loistava, valtava formidable, super odličan, odlično fantastico すばらしい, ものすごい 굉장한, 아주 뛰어난 geweldig knusende, utmerket fantastyczny, kapitalny excelente, magnífico огромный, потрясающий fantastisk, jättebra ดีเยี่ยม, ยอดเยี่ยมมาก harika, müthiş tuyệt vời, xuất sắc 妙极了的, 棒极了
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The plain was agitated like the sea shaken by the fury of a tempest; billows of sand went tossing over each other amid blinding clouds of dust; an immense pillar was seen whirling toward them through the air from the southeast, with terrific velocity; the sun was disappearing behind an opaque veil of cloud whose enormous barrier extended clear to the horizon, while the grains of fine sand went gliding together with all the supple ease of liquid particles, and the rising dust-tide gained more and more with every second.
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His powerful tail was raised high to one side, and as he passed close above them he brought it down in one terrific sweep that crushed a green warrior's skull as though it had been an eggshell.
Again the horrid cry of the stricken beast reverberated through the rocky tunnel, shocking in its torture-laden shrillness, deafening in its terrific volume.
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Help this rascal to set up the coach," sai the hobgoblin to me; then, with a terrific screech at three countrymen at a distance, "Here, you fellows, ain't you ashamed to stand off when a poor woman is in distress?
He was continually imagining that a cannon ball was flying toward him with a terrific whizz, and then he shuddered and sat up.
Suddenly the lioness gave vent to another little whine, at which Tarzan's lion voiced a terrific roar and leaped forward straight toward the beast of the black mane.
Those dogs, she said, went down into the hole after the badger and killed him there in a terrific struggle underground; you could hear the barks and yelps outside.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.