Synonyms of terrific in English:


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1‘there was a terrific bang’


tremendous, huge, massive, gigantic, colossal, mighty, great, very great, very big, prodigious, formidable, sizeable, considerable

intense, extreme, extraordinary, excessive, inordinate

informal mega, whopping, whopping great, humongous

British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous


slight, imperceptible

2‘a terrific game of top-quality football’


excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding

informal consummate, perfect

informal super, great, smashing, amazing, amazeballs, fantastic, tremendous, phenomenal, sensational, incredible, heavenly, divine, stellar, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, brill, awesome, magic, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, crack, cool, mean, bad, wicked, mega, crucial, mind-blowing, far out, A1, sound, out of this world, marvy, spanking, dope, def, phat

British informal brilliant, brill, bosting

North American informal peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching, bodacious, crackerjack

US informal on fleek

Australian NZ informal beaut, bonzer

South African informal kif, lank

informal, dated groovy

British informal, dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, cracking, ripping, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer

North American informal, dated swell, keen

informal, vulgar slang shit-hot

informal, archaic goodly


dreadful, awful, horrible

3‘terrific scenes of slaughter and destruction’