from The Century Dictionary.

  • Terrific.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Terrific.

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  • adjective Archaic form of terrific. (inspiring terror)
  • adjective dialect terrific (superb; wonderful)


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  • Oh, it was simply "terrifical," as Esmeralda would say.

    Tarzan of the Apes 1914

  • Oh, it was simply "terrifical," as Esmeralda would say.

    Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912

  • Consider the unfairness of her teacher, Mrs. Meacham (Sandra Oh), who encourages her pupils to be original, yet inexplicably does not want them using words like "terrifical" or "funner."

    The Daily Register 2010

  • I hanged dem out on a windy day so dey smell terrifical an are soft.

    Quick!! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • “It would be bad joss na to return her to her parents and bury her as a Chinese, oh, absolutely very bad terrifical, Tai-Pan.”

    Tai-Pan Clavell, James 1966

  • When fever sickness began, I thought it terrifical wise.

    Tai-Pan Clavell, James 1966

  • Wat for should the only true God, who is therefore fantastical clever, say only one wife, heya, which is terrifical stupid?

    Tai-Pan Clavell, James 1966

  • In the evening we had terrifical ghost stories, which held, us fascinated till _one o'clock in the morning_.

    Records of a Girlhood Fanny Kemble 1851

  • If Ramona, the spirited third-grader at the center of "Ramona and Beezus," gave a one-word review of the movie about her love/hate relationship with her big sister, Beatrice, she would say that it was "terrifical."

    Ventura County Star Stories 2010

  • I think it’s terrifical important we should get another Chinese sister before we leave.”

    Tai-Pan Clavell, James 1966


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