unterrifically

terrific

[tuh-rif-ik]
adjective
1.
extraordinarily great or intense: terrific speed.
2.
extremely good; wonderful: a terrific vacation.
3.
causing terror; terrifying.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin terrificus frightening, equivalent to terr(ēre) to frighten + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic

terrifically, adverb
unterrific, adjective
unterrifically, adverb


1, 2. extraordinary, remarkable. 2. fine, excellent.
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terrific (təˈrɪfɪk)
 
adj
1.  very great or intense: a terrific noise
2.  informal very good; excellent: a terrific singer
3.  very frightening
 
[C17: from Latin terrificus, from terrēre to frighten; see -fic]
 
ter'rifically
 
adv

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terrific
1667, "frightening," from L. terrificus "causing terror or fear," from terrere "fill with fear" (see terrible) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Weakened sensed of "very great, severe" (e.g. terrific headache) appeared 1809; colloquial sense of "excellent" began 1888.
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terrific definition


  1. mod.
    excellent. : Glad to hear it. That's just terrific.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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