terrifically


terrifically

adjective

  1. extraordinarily great or intense: terrific speed.
  2. extremely good; wonderful: a terrific vacation.
  3. causing terror; terrifying.

adjective

  1. very great or intensea terrific noise
  2. informal very good; excellenta terrific singer
  3. very frightening

adj.1660s, “frightening,” from Latin terrificus “causing terror or fear,” from terrere “fill with fear” (see terrible) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Weakened sensed of “very great, severe” (e.g. terrific headache) appeared 1809; colloquial sense of “excellent” began 1888.

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