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Definition 1: causing extreme terror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terrific or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a terrifying wail

Synonyms for terrific in the sense of this definition

(terrific is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 2: extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terrific or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for terrific in the sense of this definition

(terrific is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: very great or intense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terrific or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a terrific noise
  • a terrific thunderstorm storm
  • fought a terrific battle

(terrific is similar to ...) 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"

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