Definition of terrifically in English:



  • 1With great intensity; to a great extent.

    ‘incendiary bombs flashed terrifically’
    ‘the system was expanding terrifically’
    as submodifier ‘I feel terrifically frustrated’
    • ‘That angers me terrifically.’
    • ‘The seat is terrifically frayed, almost threadbare now.’
    • ‘It's terrifically difficult for her to cross the sitting-room to her favorite chair.’
    • ‘I was terrifically hungry.’
    • ‘The story here isn't terrifically bad, but it's not terrifically believable, either.’
    1. 1.1informal In an extremely good way.
      ‘she is doing terrifically in the show’
      as submodifier ‘a terrifically entertaining novel’
      ‘Sue and I get on terrifically well’
      • ‘The orchestra, to a man, played terrifically - the best I have heard it yet.’
      • ‘The play is a terrifically funny work that can survive ham-fisted ad-libs.’
      • ‘She gives her best performance yet in this terrifically acted relationship drama set in the Australian desert.’
      • ‘We've used it for about 8 months now and it appears to work terrifically.’
      • ‘We all got along terrifically, and I had a great time.’
      • ‘The scene is terrifically done: in her body language you can see that her heart and head are telling her completely different things.’