Definition of terrific in English:

terrific

Line breaks: ter|rif¦ic
Pronunciation: /təˈrɪfɪk
 
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adjective

  • 2 archaic Causing terror: his body presented a terrific emblem of death

Derivatives

terrifically

adverb
[as submodifier]: she’s been terrifically busy lately
More example sentences
  • He brings to the plate some truly fragrant and terrifically tender roasted meat.
  • Malkovich's first film is a triumphant and terrifically stylish exercise in moviemaking; it has a real identity and signature.
  • He is terrifically smart, funny, judicious, a great lawyer, and knowledgeable about law, history, and so much else.

Origin

mid 17th century (in sense 2): from Latin terrificus, from terrere 'frighten'.

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