almighty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, ælmihtig (almighty, all-powerful), equivalent to all-- +‎ mighty.

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almighty (comparative more almighty, superlative most almighty)

  1. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
    I am the Almighty God. --Gen. xvii. 1.
  2. (slang) Great; extreme; terrible.
    • 2012 May 21, Tom Fordyce, “England v West Indies: Hosts cruise home in Lord's Test”, BBC Sport:
      When Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen both went cheaply inside the first hour on the fifth day, a further 134 were needed and there was a genuine sense that an almighty upset might just come off.
  3. Having very great power, influence, etc.
    The almighty press condemned him without trial

Quotations[edit]

  • 2007, Richard Laymon, Savage, page 203:
    I stepped into the clear, rushing water. It was almighty cold!

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