Definition of mighty in English:

mighty

Syllabification: might·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmītē
 
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adjective (mightier, mightiest)

  • 1Possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially on account of size: three mighty industrial countries mighty beasts
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    • This mighty power will continue to press for county councillors to respect the professional judgement of their highway engineers and consultants.
    • This nation, once a mighty world power, is being systematically stripped of all its wealth and influence, and no-one bats an eyelid.
    • A glance at the current spate of hotel marketing deals makes it clear that tykes are wielding some mighty power.
    Synonyms
    fearsome, ferocious; big, tough, robust, muscular, strappingdominant, influential, strong, powerful, important, predominant
  • 1.1(Of an action) performed with or requiring great strength: a mighty heave figurative a mighty blow against racism
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    • Stronger than rock, it yields a mighty blow to the foe with each assault.
    • He has given our people stout hearts and strong arms with which to strike mighty blows for freedom and truth.
    • It struck a mighty blow against slavery where it was strongest, in the plantation zone.
    Synonyms
    powerful, forceful, violent, vigorous, hefty, thunderous
  • 1.2 informal Very large: she gave a mighty hiccup
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    • Near the docks I was approached by a hairy creature staggering under a mighty rucksack.
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adverb

[as submodifier] informal , chiefly North American Back to top  

Derivatives

mightiness

noun
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  • The Romans wanted the architecture to show off the magnificence and mightiness of their emperor.
  • No, mightiness comes later after many battles with enemy units, big spiders, polar bears, wolves, giants, and gangs of thugs.

Origin

Old English mihtig (see might2, -y1).

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