Definition of tremendous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trəˈmendəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trəˈmendəs//
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  1. 1very great synonym huge a tremendous explosion A tremendous amount of work has gone into the project.
  2. 2extremely good synonym remarkable It was a tremendous experience.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin tremendus (gerundive of tremere ‘tremble’) + -ous.Extra examples You look absolutely tremendous! He has been under tremendous pressure recently. The noise of bombs, guns and engines was tremendous. The support they gave us was tremendous. There was a tremendous explosion and all of us ran.
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