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English word terrific comes from Latin -ficus (Forms adjectives that denote bringing or making.), Latin terreo, Latin terrere.

Terrific etymology ?

Terrific detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ficus Latin (lat) Forms adjectives that denote bringing or making.
terreo Latin (lat) I deter by terror, scare (away). I frighten, terrify, alarm.
terrere Latin (lat)
terrificus Latin (lat)
terrific English (eng) (colloquial) Astounding or awesome.. (colloquial) Extraordinarily great or intense.. (colloquial) Frighteningly good.. (dated) Terrifying; causing terror.. Frightful or very unpleasant.

Words with the same origin as terrific

Descendants of -ficus
horrific scientific scientifically
Descendants of terreo
terrible terror terrorism terrorist