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Syllabification: tre·men·dous
Pronunciation: /trəˈmendəs

Definition of tremendous in English:


1Very great in amount, scale, or intensity: Penny put in a tremendous amount of time there was a tremendous explosion
More example sentences
  • The helicopter would display their logo providing a tremendous amount of publicity across a vast area.
  • I've met a lot of other people who like it, but I've also heard a tremendous amount of banter about people who don't.
  • The cat can, as you've been experiencing in your country, cause a tremendous amount of damage.
substantial, considerable, Brobdingnagian
very loud, deafening, ear-splitting, booming, thundering, thunderous, resounding
1.1 informal Extremely good or impressive; excellent: the crew did a tremendous job
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  • I can imagine she is doing a tremendous job in what must be indescribable circumstances.
  • The National Health Service in York does a tremendous job for many people.
  • We are trying to support the tremendous quality job that they are doing.


mid 17th century: from Latin tremendus (gerundive of tremere 'tremble') + -ous.



Example sentences
  • It was a tremendously hard match and I thought both sides served up a great feast of hurling.
  • Individuals and businesses have worked tremendously hard to raise the money.
  • There's always been something tremendously powerful about getting people to laugh.


Example sentences
  • He towered over our tent and blotted out the sun with his freakishly large tremendousness.
  • Whatever the thing could have been, my impression is of tremendousness, or of bulk many times that of all meteorites in all museums combined: also of relative slowness, or of long warning of approach.
  • ‘It was just so hard to understand the tremendousness of what was happening.’

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