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From Middle English almyghty, almighty, from Old English ælmihtiġ (all-powerful), from Proto-Germanic *alamahtīgaz, equivalent to al- +‎ might +‎ -y.


  • IPA(key): /ɔːlˈmaɪti/
  • Rhymes: -aɪti
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almighty (comparative more almighty, superlative most almighty)

  1. (sometimes postpositive) Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful
    Synonyms: all-powerful, omnipotent
    God almighty
  2. (slang) Great; extreme; terrible.
    I heard an almighty crash and ran into the kitchen to see what had happened.
    • 2012 May 21, Tom Fordyce, “England v West Indies: Hosts cruise home in Lord's Test”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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. (by extension) Having very great power, influence, etc.
    The almighty press condemned him without trial.

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almighty (not comparable)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Extremely; thoroughly.
    • 2007, Richard Laymon, Savage, page 203:
      I stepped into the clear, rushing water. It was almighty cold!

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