Meaning of “tremendous” in the English Dictionary

"tremendous" in British English

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uk /trɪˈmen.dəs/ us /trɪˈmen.dəs/

B2 very great in amount or level, or extremely good:

They were making a tremendous amount of noise last night.
She's been a tremendous (= very great) help to me over the last few months.
You won? That's tremendous!

More examples

  • It was a tremendous coup for the local paper to get an exclusive interview with Prince Charles.
  • She has every right to be proud of her tremendous achievements.
  • Heart surgery exacts tremendous skill and concentration.
  • Both countries took a tremendous hammering in the war.
  • He kicked up a tremendous fuss about having to wait.
adverb uk /trɪˈmen.də us /trɪˈmen.də


We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

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

"tremendous" in American English

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us /trəˈmen·dəs/

great in amount, size, or degree; extremely large:

She is under tremendous pressure at work.

infml Someone or something that is tremendous is extremely good:

a tremendous book/concert/athlete

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