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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: tremendus, from tremere; TREMBLE

tremendous

adjective
     
tre‧men‧dous S2
1 very big, fast, powerful etc:
Suddenly, there was a tremendous bang, and the whole station shook.
She was making a tremendous effort to appear calm.
She praised her husband for the tremendous support he had given her.
Sales have been tremendous so far this year.
This plan could save us a tremendous amount of money.
2 excellent:
She's got a tremendous voice, hasn't she?
tremendously adverb:
tremendously wealthy

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