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



almighty (comparative more almighty, superlative most almighty)

  1. (sometimes postpositive) Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
    I am the Almighty God. — Gen. 17, 1.
  2. (slang) Great; extreme; terrible.
    • 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. Having very great power, influence, etc.
    The almighty press condemned him without trial


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


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