Tremendous definition

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Remarkable; outstanding.

What a tremendous example you have set.

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Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous.

A tremendous sum of money.

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Very large; great; enormous.
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Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
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(archaic) Such as to make one tremble; terrifying; dreadful.
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The definition of tremendous is something wonderful, or something large in size or scale.

An example of someone who would be described as a tremendous singer is a person who has just won an award for Singer of the Year.

An example of something that would be described as a tremendous mess is a gigantic mess.

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(archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
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Notable for its size, power, or excellence.

Van Beethoven's ninth symphony is a tremendous piece of music.

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Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great.

There was a tremendous outpouring of support.

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Very great in scope or importance.

Tremendous influence.

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Origin of tremendous

  • From Latin tremendus gerundive of tremere to tremble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tremendus (“fearful, terrible"), gerund form of tremere (“to tremble"), from Ancient Greek τρέμω (tremo)

    From Wiktionary