- 1Very great in amount, scale, or intensity: Penny put in a tremendous amount of time there was a tremendous explosionMore example sentences
very great, huge, enormous, immense, colossal, massive, prodigious, stupendous, monumental, mammoth, vast, gigantic, giant, mighty, epic, monstrous, titanic, cosmic, towering, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian; substantial• informal whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, astronomical, astronomic, mega, monster, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumperdeafening, ear-splitting, ear-piercing, booming, thundering, thunderous, roaring, resounding, crashing
- 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.
- 1.1 • informal Extremely good or impressive; excellent: the crew did a tremendous jobMore example sentences
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding; consummate, perfect• informal super, great, smashing, amazing, fantastic, terrific, phenomenal, sensational, incredible, heavenly, stellar, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, awesome, magic, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, crack, cool, mean, bad, wicked, mega, crucial, mind-blowing, far out, A1, sound, out of this world, marvy, spankingNorth American • informal peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching, bodacious, crackerjackSouth African • informal kif, lank• informal, • dated groovy, divineBritish • informal, • dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, ripping, cracking, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezerNorth American • informal, • dated swell, keen• vulgar slang shit-hot• archaic goodly
- 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.
- [as submodifier]: he has worked tremendously hardMore 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.
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- 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.’
mid 17th century: from Latin tremendus (gerundive of tremere 'tremble') + -ous.