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Terrific Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    terrific adj
  1. very great or intense; "a terrific noise"; "a terrific thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"
  2. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
  3. causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail" [syn: terrifying]
Terrific Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Terrific \Ter*rif"ic\, a. [L. terrificus; fr. terrere to frighten + facere to make. See Terror, and Fact.] Causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight.

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  • Terrific (comics): Terrific was a weekly British comic published by Odhams Press under the Power Comics imprint. It ran for 43 issues from 15 April 1967 ...
  • Mister Terrific: Mister Terrific may refer to: Mister Terrific (TV series) was a 1967 US television sitcom. Mister Terrific (comics) is the name of two ...
  • Tom Terrific: Tom Terrific was an early animated series on American television , presented as part of the Captain Kangaroo children's television show ...
  • Mister Terrific (Michael Holt): 3) 54 (June 1997), he is the second character to take up the Mister Terrific mantle. Fictional character biography: At a young age, Michael ...
  • Mister Terrific (comics): Mister Terrific is the name of two different superhero es in the DC Comics universe . Terry Sloane: Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane ...
  • Terrific Whatzit: The Terrific Whatzit (real name Merton McSnurtle, also known as McSnurtle the Turtle) was a funny animal superhero who appeared in ...
  • Terrific Three: The Terrific Three was the name of a group of superheroes; it was an offshoot of the group known as The Mighty Crusaders , published by ...
  • Mister Terrific (TV series): Mister Terrific was an American TV sitcom that aired on CBS from January 9, to May 8, 1967. It starred Stephen Strimpell in the title ...
  • Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane): He was the first character to take up the Mr. Terrific mantle. Fictional character biography: Terry Sloane was a rich man whose photographic ...

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* In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God. - James Agee

* The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous. - Anna Quindlen

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