Definition of tremendous in English:

tremendous

adjective

  • 1Very great in amount, scale, or intensity.

    ‘Penny put in a tremendous amount of time’
    ‘there was a tremendous explosion’
    • ‘There has been tremendous concern about consumer interests and how they are affected by the genetics revolution.’
    • ‘Personally Mike combined intellectual brilliance with tremendous charm and wit.’
    • ‘The staff, many of whom know them well, make a tremendous fuss which is lovely to see.’
    • ‘We have tremendous respect for their work and they would be excellent allies and strong performers on the Cabinet.’
    • ‘This fella is a fantastic athlete who has tremendous power and exceptional skills and movement.’
    • ‘This in itself inspired a tremendous growth in investigative journalism.’
    • ‘Also, being thanked for doing a good job brings tremendous satisfaction.’
    • ‘They achieved a tremendous amount in the run-up to devolution and since 1999.’
    • ‘The pair were inside the bungalow in Sladbury's Lane, Clacton, when there was a tremendous crack and the sky lit up.’
    • ‘Not once did she make a sound indicating tremendous physical exertion.’
    • ‘It can make us rude, abrupt and impatient, but it can also inspire us to tremendous courage, bravery and leadership.’
    • ‘I've met a lot of other people who like it, but I've also heard a tremendous amount of banter about people who don't.’
    • ‘It's a tremendous inspiration when you see these guys every morning.’
    • ‘There was tremendous enthusiasm among radicals everywhere for the new Paris Commune form of government.’
    • ‘I am suffering from major overload of a tremendous amount of food right now.’
    • ‘The cat can, as you've been experiencing in your country, cause a tremendous amount of damage.’
    • ‘Among his many talents were a tremendous creative range, gifted musicianship and a savage wit.’
    • ‘Dominating the local coastline, no one could fail to be impressed by this tremendous Norman fortress.’
    • ‘The helicopter would display their logo providing a tremendous amount of publicity across a vast area.’
    • ‘That was pleasing, but just being part of a magnificent day brought a tremendous sense of pride and good feeling.’
    very great, huge, enormous, immense, colossal, massive, prodigious, stupendous, monumental, mammoth, vast, gigantic, giant, mighty, epic, monstrous, titanic, cosmic, towering, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian
    very loud, deafening, ear-splitting, ear-piercing, booming, thundering, thunderous, roaring, resounding, crashing
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    1. 1.1informal Extremely good or impressive; excellent.
      ‘the crew did a tremendous job’
      • ‘The teachers did a tremendous job, many of them going above and beyond the call of duty.’
      • ‘Saturday's Super League Grand Final against Bradford will be a tremendous occasion.’
      • ‘He passed the ball accurately and made some tremendous inspirational runs down the left.’
      • ‘To be fair to the players, they have done a tremendous job, but the job isn't complete and I get the feeling that one or two of them think it is.’
      • ‘Any turmoil in my life has served as nothing but tremendous inspiration for my music.’
      • ‘I've had a tremendous time there and made some terrific friends on and off the pitch and it's sad to be leaving them behind.’
      • ‘The National Health Service in York does a tremendous job for many people.’
      • ‘To finish third and qualify for the Champions League was tremendous.’
      • ‘The champion put on a tremendous display but could not floor the American, who previously held the IBF title.’
      • ‘We went up in one of those and it was tremendous, a marvellous little airship.’
      • ‘Not only is road grip tremendous and cornering balance superb, but the steering is precision at its best.’
      • ‘But it is wonderful to recognise the tremendous spirit of others in helping the family through their grief.’
      • ‘Seeing so many York fans at London was absolutely fantastic and underlines how tremendous they have been all season.’
      • ‘The weather was fantastic and full use was made of the tremendous facilities at the popular holiday venue.’
      • ‘It was a tremendous turn-out and a lovely community atmosphere, with everybody joining in.’
      • ‘The response to our redesign and relaunch has been tremendous, and is inspiring us to keep improving the paper.’
      • ‘I can imagine she is doing a tremendous job in what must be indescribable circumstances.’
      • ‘We are trying to support the tremendous quality job that they are doing.’
      • ‘Just to play in the Open would have been amazing, but to play in front of such a phenomenal crowd was tremendous.’
      • ‘Her prognosis was originally extremely poor, but fortunately she has made tremendous progress over the years.’
      excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin tremendus (gerundive of tremere tremble) + -ous.

Pronunciation:

tremendous

/trəˈmendəs/