tremendousness

[ trih-men-duh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF tremendousness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TREMENDOUSNESS

"I didn't mean that sort of tremendousness," said Jeremy quickly.

But there was no doubt as to the tremendousness of the struggle lying before him.

For tremendousness of comparison, I know nothing to equal it.

Indeed, they were all too dazed by the suddenness and tremendousness of the blow to think very clearly about anything.

Personal ambition was so swallowed up in the tremendousness of that issue that self was lost sight of.

Again, the tremendousness of this high isolation swept over her.

The tremendousness of his realization that he was in love with her frightened him, and yet he was gloriously happy.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TREMENDOUSNESS

enormity

nounextreme largeness
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