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3 definitions found
 for terrific
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Terrific \Ter*rif"ic\, a. [L. terrificus; fr. terrere to
     frighten + facere to make. See Terror, and Fact.]
     Causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread;
     terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  terrific
      adj 1: very great or intense; "a terrific noise"; "a terrific
             thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"
      2: extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as
         intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was
         fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of
         rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a
         tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, grand,
         howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a),
         terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
      3: causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail" [syn: terrific,
         terrifying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "terrific":
     ace, agitating, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome,
     awful, breathtaking, deadly, dire, direful, disquieting, divine,
     dread, dreaded, dreadful, excellent, exceptional, exquisite,
     extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fearful, fell, first-class,
     formidable, frightful, ghastly, ghoulish, gilt-edged, glorious,
     golden, great, grim, grisly, groovy, gruesome, heavenly, hideous,
     horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, hot, howling,
     immense, incredible, keen, macabre, magnificent, marvelous,
     mind-boggling, morbid, outstanding, rattling, redoubtable, rousing,
     schrecklich, screaming, sensational, shocking, smashing, splendid,
     splendiferous, sterling, stupendous, super, superb, supereminent,
     superexcellent, superfine, superior, swell, terrible, terrorizing,
     thumping, tremendous, unbelievable, upsetting, whacking,
     wonderful
  
  

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