[ UK /təɹˈɪfɪk/ ]
[ US /tɝˈɪfɪk/ ]
  1. extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    had a rattling conversation about politics
    the film was fantastic!
    a tremendous achievement
    a marvelous collection of rare books
    a howling success
    a fantastic trip to the Orient
  2. causing extreme terror
    a terrifying wail
  3. very great or intense
    a terrific thunderstorm storm
    a terrific noise
    fought a terrific battle
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How To Use terrific In A Sentence

  • Some of their work, he felt, was terrific, and they should be able to display and develop their talent.
  • The designers designed a terrific pirate galleon and a thrilling Lost Boys' hideout.
  • Your advertisers saw your terrific ratings that spanned across the board -- your demo being virtually every demo -- so they hawked everything from Viagra to gaming and condoms to candy bars during your time slot; those ratings were due partly to the Sci-Fi Channel's smartly treating you like its golden child, not emaciating your following by constantly changing your air time (did someone say, "Fascape"?). Mike Ragogna: OMG! No More BSG!
  • As ever: the gear change and clutch are heavy; the throttle response terrific.
  • Even though, as Peter M has pointed out, we can get terrific ready made felafel relatively easily here in Toronto. Recipe: Falafel (Φαλάφελ ή Ρεβυθοκεφτέδες)
  • They lead the NFL in yards per carry behind a strong offensive line and a terrific fullback in Fred Reasley.
  • Schumacher opens the film in terrific style with a black and white section set in 1919 Paris, which gradually melts into a full colour flashback to the bustling 1870s.
  • Efficient decision-making systems give terrific power to the efforts of already capable people considering new directions.
  • So I know first-hand that you can take a pic of a person at two different angles and make them look either terrific or dreadful. The Sun
  • As I stood on the tee, I felt a terrific calm, but a controlled excitement, too.
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