Tre*men"dous (?), a. [L. tremendus that is to be trembled at, fearful, fr. tremere to tremble. See Tremble.]

Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall.

A tremendous mischief was a foot. Motley.

Syn. -- Terrible; dreadful; frightful; terrific; horrible; awful.

-- Tre*men"dous*ly, adv. -- Tre*men"dous*ness, n.

 

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