What are antonyms for terrific?

  • bad.
  • terrible.
  • awful.
  • appalling.
  • dreadful.

What is other term for terrific?


1, 2 extraordinary, remarkable. 2 fine, excellent.

What is the antonym for?

Definition of antonym

: a word of opposite meaning The usual antonym of good is bad.

Is terrific positive or negative?

Today, we still use “terrific” in this negative, terrifying sense, as when we speak of a “terrific explosion.” But during the 20th century, “terrific” took on an additional, more positive meaning: “unusually fine, magnificent, splendid.”

What does I’m terrific mean?

If you describe something or someone as terrific, you are very pleased with them or very impressed by them.

What kind of word is terrific?

1 : excellent That’s a terrific idea. 2 : very unusual : extraordinary The car was going at terrific speed. 3 : causing terror : terrible The storm caused terrific damage.

When did terrific change meaning?

Other than this theory, though, it is clear that terrific underwent some kind of semantic change between the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1930 Popular Science was still using the term to mean something “frightening”, and by the 1940s it was used mostly to mean “good”.

What is terrific day?

2 Informal very good; excellent.

What’s mean magnificent?

1 : great in deed or exalted in place —used only of former famous rulers Lorenzo the Magnificent. 2 : marked by stately grandeur and lavishness a magnificent way of life The coronation was a magnificent sight.

What is the base word for terrific?

terrific (adj.)

1660s, “frightening,” from Latin terrificus “causing terror or fear, frightful,” from terrere “fill with fear” (see terrible) + combining form of facere “to make” (from PIE root *dhe- “to set, put”).

What is the origin of terrific?

Etymology. From French terrifique, and its source, Latin terrificus (“terrifying”), from terrere (“to frighten, terrify”) + -ficus, from facere (“to make”).

What is the difference between terrific and terrible?

Be careful however with the adjective terrific which does not have the same meaning as horrific. Whereas horrific means very bad, terrific means very good. Compare the following: The food was terrible.


How do you use terrific?

  1. (informal) excellent; wonderful. I feel absolutely terrific today! She’s doing a terrific job. You look terrific in that dress. He was really terrific when I was in trouble. That’s terrific news! …
  2. (informal) very large; very great. I’ve got a terrific amount of work to do. We drove along at a terrific speed.

Which part of speech is terrific?

terrific adjective
terrific adjective (VERY GOOD)

How old is the word terrific?

It was first recorded in English in 1653, the OED says, and still has its original meaning: “causing horror, horrifying.” But “terrific” is a different story. This adjective originally meant “causing terror, terrifying; terrible, frightful; stirring, awe-inspiring; sublime.”

What means terrifically?

in an extremely good way: We get on terrifically. See. terrific.

What is the difference between terrified and terrific?

Terrifying has replaced terrific as the adjective that means to cause fear or terror. The adverb form is terrifyingly. Terrified, on the other hand, is an adjective that means to be scared or fearful.