The Alternative English Dictionary: almighty

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almighty etymology From Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, ælmihtig, equivalent to al + mighty. pronunciation
  • /ɔːlˈmaɪti/
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  1. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible. I am the Almighty God. --Gen. xvii. 1.
  2. (slang) Great; extreme; terrible.
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  3. Having very great power, influence, etc. The almighty press condemned him without trial
quotations:
  • 2007, Richard Laymon, Savage, page 203: I stepped into the clear, rushing water. It was almighty cold!
Synonyms: omnipotent, all-powerful
related terms:
  • might
  • mighty

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