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

  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 wind; a tremendous shower; a
     tremendous shock or fall.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A tremendous mischief was a foot.        --Motley.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Terrible; dreadful; frightful; terrific; horrible;
          awful.
          [1913 Webster] -- Tre*men"dous*ly, adv. --
          Tre*men"dous*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tremendous
      adj 1: extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or
             power or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous
             expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous
             fact in human experience; that a whole civilization
             should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a
             plane took off with a tremendous noise" [syn: enormous,
             tremendous]
      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: extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a
         frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money" [syn:
         frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "tremendous":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, abysmal, amazing, amplitudinous, appalling, astounding,
     astronomic, astronomical, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, boundless,
     bulky, colossal, cosmic, cracking, dire, direful, divine, dread,
     dreaded, dreadful, elephantine, enormous, epic, exquisite,
     extensive, fantastic, fell, flabbergasting, formidable, frightful,
     galactic, ghastly, ghoulish, giant, giantlike, gigantic,
     gilt-edged, glorious, golden, grim, grisly, gruesome, heavenly,
     heroic, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific,
     horrifying, huge, immeasurable, immense, infinite, jumbo,
     king-size, large, macabre, magnificent, mammoth, marvelous,
     massive, massy, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, morbid,
     mortal, mountainous, outsize, overgrown, prodigious, profound,
     redoubtable, schrecklich, sensational, shocking, sizable, spacious,
     splendid, splendiferous, sterling, stupendous, super, superb,
     supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, terrible, terrific,
     titanic, towering, vast, voluminous, weighty, wonderful
  
  

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