The news generated a tremendous surge in Twitter traffic, with tweeters in California, New York, and Texas leading the charge.
And the collateral damage, even when the kassams fall in an empty field, is tremendous.
You have to have tremendous discipline to play against this offense.
1630s, "awful, dreadful, terrible," from Latin tremendus "fearful, terrible," literally "to be trembled at," gerundive form of tremere "to tremble" (see tremble). Hyperbolic or intensive sense of "extraordinarily great or good, immense" is attested from 1812, paralleling semantic changes in terrific, terribly, awfully, etc.