Definition of mighty in English:

mighty

adjective

  • 1Possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially on account of size.

    ‘three mighty industrial countries’
    ‘mighty beasts’
    • ‘This mighty power will continue to press for county councillors to respect the professional judgement of their highway engineers and consultants.’
    • ‘Are we witnessing the start of the demise of a once all-powerful, mighty beast?’
    • ‘The waterfall came down upon his body, forcing him to crumble under its mighty power.’
    • ‘A glance at the current spate of hotel marketing deals makes it clear that tykes are wielding some mighty power.’
    • ‘Beneath this apex extended a mighty machine of centralized power.’
    • ‘How does he characterise these mighty beasts of the orchestral jungle?’
    • ‘The board has mighty powers to reject or approve the proposed hike.’
    • ‘The mighty power of influence still lived, whether good or bad.’
    • ‘Needless to say, I bought the sword, and quickly learned to harness its great and mighty power.’
    • ‘And believe me, they will be cleaned up with air power and the mighty forces that are on the ground.’
    • ‘They crumbled to our mighty power with our losses barely reaching through the double digits.’
    • ‘Over the course of their two-year journey, the travelers learned to respect the mighty beast.’
    • ‘And both were a wake-up call to a mighty power to stir itself to action.’
    • ‘The weapons of peace loving anti-imperialists may seem to be inconsequential compared to the power of the mighty few.’
    • ‘I must say I didn't feel like a sorceress that was going to wield mighty power.’
    • ‘The power of thoughts is a mighty power that is always shaping our lives.’
    • ‘So I'm going to harness the mighty power of Google and put the beacon out there.’
    • ‘This nation, once a mighty world power, is being systematically stripped of all its wealth and influence, and no-one bats an eyelid.’
    • ‘His view of a mighty power fighting a lost cause for all the wrong reasons would be validated by the succeeding decade.’
    • ‘It was quite an effort just to pull the oar level and even without my mighty power the boat was still whizzing along.’
    fearsome, ferocious
    dominant, influential, strong, powerful, important, leading, authoritative, controlling, predominant, prestigious
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    1. 1.1 (of an action) performed with or requiring great strength.
      ‘a mighty heave’
      figurative ‘a mighty blow against racism’
      • ‘She would triumph over them and with one mighty blow, strike them all down.’
      • ‘The muscles in his legs were tense, as was the moment, and then he unleashed all his power in a mighty jump.’
      • ‘It looked like a mighty blow against the forces of evil, which is all that he and his entourage thought necessary.’
      • ‘He gave the foot wedged in the portal a mighty blow with his own, and pushed the door closed.’
      • ‘I gave the stick a mighty heave and it swung out in a beautiful, soaring arc.’
      • ‘He stepped forward and with one mighty blow of his fist he felled the tree.’
      • ‘Strength isn't something they are short of judging by the mighty heaves they gave every drive.’
      • ‘Stronger than rock, it yields a mighty blow to the foe with each assault.’
      • ‘With a mighty heave, he threw the man from behind the rocks and onto the ground in front of him.’
      • ‘It struck a mighty blow against slavery where it was strongest, in the plantation zone.’
      • ‘He flung open the doors with a mighty heave, dashed inside, and screamed something about justice all the way.’
      • ‘So gathering all the strength he had he gave a mighty heave and broke the chain about his neck.’
      • ‘But as she did so, the ship gave a mighty heave and tossed both young adults backward onto the floor.’
      • ‘The pirate back-handed him with his cutlass, serving up a mighty blow to the older man's jaw.’
      • ‘He has given our people stout hearts and strong arms with which to strike mighty blows for freedom and truth.’
      • ‘Shouting a victory cry, he gave one mighty heave and shoe, worm, and fish flew from the water in a perfect arc over his boat.’
      • ‘Finally, with a mighty heave, he wrenched the cross from the ground and quickly got his hands free.’
      • ‘He took up the gavel, but in his nervous state about performing such a gutsy move, he gave the person sitting next to him a mighty blow on the head.’
      powerful, forceful, violent, ferocious, fierce, brutal, vicious, vigorous, hefty, thunderous, savage, destructive, damaging, painful
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    2. 1.2informal Very large.
      ‘she gave a mighty hiccup’
      • ‘Near the docks I was approached by a hairy creature staggering under a mighty rucksack.’
      huge, enormous, massive, gigantic, big, large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, stupendous, monumental, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, brobdingnagian, substantial
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adverb

North American
informal
  • as submodifier Extremely.

    ‘this is mighty early to be planning a presidential campaign’
    • ‘Essentially, they invented a form of rebuke that has no constitutional meaning, but sounds mighty fancy.’
    • ‘If that's the new definition I have a feeling that the list of enemies of civilization is going to get mighty unwieldy.’
    • ‘You always know if a party's stock has been going up or down, but it's mighty difficult to know if it will keep going up or down.’
    • ‘Jonathan is acting mighty smug, but this should put him back in his proper place.’
    • ‘He provided a mighty weak basis on which to call us smear artists.’
    • ‘It's mighty curious behavior to dump shares as the stock price is climbing and their marketablity should increase.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you consider 40 years ago to be ancient history, I'm starting to feel mighty old.’
    • ‘Cold, wind and precipitation can make you mighty uncomfortable, not to mention put you at risk for hypothermia.’
    • ‘You guys have left some mighty good ideas here and via email.’
    • ‘I would imagine that anybody who is captured by the enemy ought to be mighty careful going forward.’
    • ‘He's acting mighty cagey for a guy who just reads the papers, don't you think?’
    • ‘Lawyers get paid mighty big bucks to spend their time on these questions.’
    • ‘The squeaky wheels get the grease, and certain widows belonging to certain organizations are mighty squeaky.’
    • ‘I think they were all mighty proud of this one, and for good reason.’
    • ‘But believe you me, that silly seventy dollars will fit in mighty nice this time of year in my cash-flow.’
    • ‘As their economies mature, the return on investment will decline, and the miracle will start to look mighty soggy.’
    • ‘Those tissues will come in mighty handy and I'll be forever grateful that he left them for me.’
    • ‘Preventing yourself from being buried by an avalanche of history homework can seem mighty impossible.’
    • ‘The car search rolls on, and I tell you, I'm feeling mighty petulant about it.’
    extremely, exceedingly, enormously, vastly, immensely, tremendously, hugely, markedly, remarkably, abundantly, deadly, awfully, dreadfully, mightily, very, very much, most, so, to a great extent
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Origin

Old English mihtig (see might, -y).

Pronunciation

mighty

/ˈmaɪdi//ˈmīdē/