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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: terrificus 'frightening', from terrere; TERRIBLE

terrific

adjective
     
ter‧rif‧ic
1 informal very good, especially in a way that makes you feel happy and excited [= great]:
That's a terrific idea!
The actress who played the lawyer was terrific.
2 very large in size or degree:
a terrific bang
He drank a terrific amount of beer.
WORD FOCUS: good WORD FOCUS: good
very good: excellent, fantastic, wonderful, great, terrific, neat American English, superb, amazing, outstanding, brilliant, impressive, fine, first-class, out of this world

of good quality: high quality, top quality, superior, deluxe, classy

morally good: decent, virtuous, respectable, honourable British English/honorable American English, upright, beyond reproach


See also
good

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