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terrific

ter·rif·ic

terrific

 
pronunciation:
t rI fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: much greater than the ordinary or usual.
He ran the race at a terrific pace.
synonyms:
extraordinary, great
similar words:
extreme, intense, tremendous
definition 2: very good; fantastic.
A terrific band is playing at the youth center tonight.
synonyms:
excellent, superb, wonderful
similar words:
cool, dandy, exceptional, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-rate, great, remarkable, sensational, super, superior
definition 3: causing strong fear or terror.
They hid under the bed after hearing a terrific clap of thunder.
synonyms:
terrifying
similar words:
awesome
derivation: terrifically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word terrific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".