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

consummate, perfect

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 brilliant, brill, bosting

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

US on fleek

NZ Australian beaut, bonzer

South African kif, lank

dated groovy

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

North American dated swell, keen

vulgar slang shit-hot

archaic goodly


dreadful, awful, horrible

3‘terrific scenes of slaughter and destruction’


dreadful, terrible, appalling, awful, horrific, horrible, horrendous, horrifying, hideous, grim, ghastly, gruesome, frightful, fearful