One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1With great intensity; to a great extent.‘incendiary bombs flashed terrifically’‘the system was expanding terrifically’as submodifier ‘I feel terrifically frustrated’
- ‘I was terrifically hungry.’
- ‘It's terrifically difficult for her to cross the sitting-room to her favorite chair.’
- ‘That angers me terrifically.’
- ‘The seat is terrifically frayed, almost threadbare now.’
- ‘The story here isn't terrifically bad, but it's not terrifically believable, either.’
- 1.1informal In an extremely good way.‘she is doing terrifically in the show’as submodifier ‘a terrifically entertaining novel’‘Sue and I get along terrifically well’
- ‘The play is a terrifically funny work that can survive ham-fisted ad-libs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She gives her best performance yet in this terrifically acted relationship drama set in the Australian desert.’
- ‘The orchestra, to a man, played terrifically - the best I have heard it yet.’
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