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