tremendous


tremendous
01. Wayne Gretzky was a [tremendous] hockey player, probably the best in the world.
02. Their company is very successful; they are earning [tremendous] amounts of money.
03. There has been a [tremendous] increase in the number of people who use the Internet to do business.
04. It is [tremendously] important that we stop the forest fire before it reaches the power plant.
05. You can put a [tremendous] amount of information on a single computer disk.
06. Their first album was a [tremendous] success, but their second one wasn't too great.
07. He is a [tremendous] basketball player, the best I've seen in years.
08. Bruce Barton once said, "Sometimes when I consider what [tremendous] consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things."
09. Going through the process of unionization was a [tremendous] amount of work for everyone involved.
10. The President is under [tremendous] pressure to resign in the face of this latest scandal.
11. Massive stars eventually die in [tremendous] explosions that destroy the star.
12. Galaxies are scattered throughout the universe to [tremendous] distances.
13. There was [tremendous] excitement in the scientific community in 1994 when a comet collided with the planet Jupiter.
14. Blue whales once were considered too difficult to hunt because of their speed and [tremendous] size.
15. All Greeks are aware of the [tremendous] role their ancestors played in the development of Western civilization.
16. In the rainy season in Indonesia, [tremendous] walls of water almost seem to explode from the sky.
17. People who live in the desert traditionally have a [tremendous] love and respect for the role of the camel in their lives.
18. The landscape of our planet is greatly modified by the [tremendous] volume of water circulating on its surface.

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  • Tremendous — Tre*men dous, a. [L. tremendus that is to be trembled at, fearful, fr. tremere to tremble. See {Tremble}.] Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tremendous — index far reaching, major, portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (enormous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tremendous — (adj.) 1630s, awful, dreadful, terrible, from L. tremendus fearful, terrible, lit. to be trembled at, gerundive form of tremere to tremble (see TREMBLE (Cf. tremble)). Hyperbolic or intensive sense of extraordinarily great or good, immense is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tremendous — stupendous, monumental, prodigious, *monstrous Analogous words: enormous, immense, *huge, vast, gigantic, colossal: astounding, amazing, flabbergasting (see SURPRISE): terrifying, alarming, startling, frightening (see FRIGHTEN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tremendous — [adj] huge, overwhelming amazing, appalling, astounding, awesome, awful, blimp, colossal, cracking, deafening, dreadful, enormous, excellent, exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fearful, formidable, frightful, gargantuan, gigantic,… …   New thesaurus

  • tremendous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very great in amount, scale, or intensity. 2) informal extremely good or impressive. DERIVATIVES tremendously adverb. ORIGIN Latin tremendus, from tremere tremble …   English terms dictionary

  • tremendous — [tri men′dəs] adj. [L tremendus < tremere, to TREMBLE] 1. Archaic such as to make one tremble; terrifying; dreadful 2. a) very large; great; enormous b) Informal wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc. SYN. ENORMOUS tremendously …   English World dictionary

  • tremendous — [[t]trɪme̱ndəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) You use tremendous to emphasize how strong a feeling or quality is, or how large an amount is. [INFORMAL] I felt a tremendous pressure on my chest... There s tremendous tension between… …   English dictionary

  • tremendous — tre|men|dous S2 [trıˈmendəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: tremendus, from tremere; TREMBLE] 1.) very big, fast, powerful etc ▪ Suddenly, there was a tremendous bang, and the whole station shook. ▪ She was making a tremendous effort to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tremendous — tre|men|dous [ trə mendəs ] adjective ** 1. ) usually before noun used for emphasizing that something such as an amount, achievement, or feeling is extremely great, important, or strong: a tremendous success I have tremendous respect for my… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English