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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree;
- Example: "an enormous boulder"
- Example: "enormous expenses"
- Example: "tremendous sweeping plains"
- Example: "a tremendous fact in human experience that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman;
- Example: "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"
[syn: enormous, tremendous]

2. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers;
- Example: "a fantastic trip to the Orient"
- Example: "the film was fantastic!"
- Example: "a howling success"
- Example: "a marvelous collection of rare books"
- Example: "had a rattling conversation about politics"
- Example: "a tremendous achievement"
[syn: fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]

3. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact;
- Example: "in a frightful hurry"
- Example: "spent a frightful amount of money"
[syn: frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tremendous \Tre*men"dous\, a. [L. tremendus that is to be trembled at, fearful, fr. tremere to tremble. See Tremble.] Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall. [1913 Webster] A tremendous mischief was a foot. --Motley. [1913 Webster] Syn: Terrible; dreadful; frightful; terrific; horrible; awful. [1913 Webster] -- Tre*men"dous*ly, adv. -- Tre*men"dous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tremendous adj 1: 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" [syn: enormous, tremendous] 2: 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" [syn: fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous] 3: extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money" [syn: frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "tremendous": Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, amazing, amplitudinous, appalling, astounding, astronomic, astronomical, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, boundless, bulky, colossal, cosmic, cracking, dire, direful, divine, dread, dreaded, dreadful, elephantine, enormous, epic, exquisite, extensive, fantastic, fell, flabbergasting, formidable, frightful, galactic, ghastly, ghoulish, giant, giantlike, gigantic, gilt-edged, glorious, golden, grim, grisly, gruesome, heavenly, heroic, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, huge, immeasurable, immense, infinite, jumbo, king-size, large, macabre, magnificent, mammoth, marvelous, massive, massy, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, morbid, mortal, mountainous, outsize, overgrown, prodigious, profound, redoubtable, schrecklich, sensational, shocking, sizable, spacious, splendid, splendiferous, sterling, stupendous, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, terrible, terrific, titanic, towering, vast, voluminous, weighty, wonderful