having unlimited power; omnipotent, as .
having very great power, influence, etc.:
The almighty press condemned him without trial.
Informal. extreme; terrible:
He’s in an almighty fix.
Informal. extremely:
It’s almighty hot.
the Almighty, .
Contemporary Examples

How does the assertion that the monarch rules “by the grace of almighty God” square with the Trades Descriptions Act?
Feminism Doesn’t Fit the Monarchy Andrew Roberts October 28, 2011

So when the white smoke emerges from the Vatican chimney, it means that the almighty has made his choice, too.
Pope Benedict XVI Bows Out of His Contract With God Andrew Roberts February 10, 2013

But thus far, it seems, the almighty is still pondering the options as well.
At South Carolina Convention, Tea Party Struggles With Electability Michelle Cottle January 15, 2012

He even persuaded the almighty Oprah to come out of acting retirement and do a comic bit poking fun of her haughty image.
Why Jimmy Kimmel Should Host ‘The Tonight Show’ Tricia Romano March 23, 2013

almighty Allah, a German-made pistol, and a Japanese-model car (speedy and reliable, if rusty) helped him stay ahead of the odds.
Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Iraqi Highway Patrolman John Kael Weston March 19, 2013

Time and again, Louisiana politics has offered evidence that voters, and perhaps even the almighty, have a rich sense of humor.
Bring on the Made-for-Reality-TV District Race Down South Michelle Cottle February 24, 2014

His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar.
Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’ The Daily Beast February 7, 2013

The almighty has plans for us to make a place so we can go on and make a difference.
The Seven Foot Philanthropist Sandra McElwaine June 3, 2010

Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and pray to an almighty God?
The Week in Wingnuts: Michele Bachmann’s ‘9-11’ Pray Day and More Caitlin Dickson May 11, 2013

Although I consider myself a religious Jew, I rarely approach the almighty directly.
Not Ready to Give Up the Battle Shlomi Daskal March 27, 2012

all-powerful; omnipotent
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty row
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty loud bang
the Almighty, another name for God

Old English ælmihtig “all-powerful,” also a by-name of God; compound of æl (see all) + mihtig (see mighty); common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon alomahtig, Old High German alamahtic, German allmächtig, Old Norse almattigr), perhaps an early Germanic loan-translation of Latin omnipotens (see omnipotent).

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land.” [Washington Irving, 1836]

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