Definition of mighty in English:


Syllabification: might·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmīdē

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.
fearsome, ferocious;
big, tough, robust, muscular, strapping
dominant, 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.
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.


[as submodifier] informal , chiefly North American Back to top  
Extremely: this is mighty early to be planning a presidential campaign
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  • So when you reach 6,000 rpm the first time and think that this is a mighty fast car, the CCX is just limbering up.
  • Cold, wind and precipitation can make you mighty uncomfortable, not to mention put you at risk for hypothermia.
  • It's mighty curious behavior to dump shares as the stock price is climbing and their marketablity should increase.


Old English mihtig (see might2, -y1).



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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.

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