Meaning of “terrific” in the English Dictionary

"terrific" in British English

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uk /təˈrɪf.ɪk/ us /təˈrɪf.ɪk/ informal

terrific adjective (VERY GOOD)

B1 very good:

a terrific opportunity
You look terrific!

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  • Mr Jones thought my history paper was terrific.
  • You've passed your exam? That's terrific!
  • The children built a terrific tree house.
adverb uk /təˈrɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /təˈrɪf.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “terrific” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"terrific" in American English

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us /təˈrɪf·ɪk/

terrific adjective (VERY GOOD)

very good or enjoyable:

Kate looks absolutely terrific tonight.

terrific adjective (VERY GREAT)

used to emphasize the great amount or degree of something:

This book has had a terrific influence on me.

(Definition of “terrific” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)