Word of the Day: TERRIFIC


adjective \tə-ˈri-fik\

: extremely good

: causing a feeling of surprise or wonder

Full Definition of TERRIFIC

1a :  very bad :  frightful

 b :  exciting or fit to excite fear or awe <a terrific thunderstorm>
2:  extraordinary <terrific speed>
3:  unusually fine :  magnificent <terrific weather>
ter·rif·i·cal·ly adverb

Examples of TERRIFIC

  1. She’s given me some terrific ideas.
  2. Your test scores were terrific.
  3. They did a terrific job painting the house.
  4. I had a terrific time.
  5. I’ve recovered completely. In fact, I feel terrific.
  6. We were hit by a terrific snowstorm last week.

Origin of TERRIFIC

Latin terrificus, from terrēre to frighten

First Known Use: 1667



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