Definition of Terrible in English :

Define Terrible in English

Terrible meaning in English

Meaning of Terrible in English

Pronunciation of Terrible in English

Terrible pronunciation in English

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1. awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

causing fear or dread or terror

Example Sentences:
'the awful war'
'an awful risk'
'dire news'
'a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked'
'the dread presence of the headmaster'
'polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was'
'a dreadful storm'
'a fearful howling'
'horrendous explosions shook the city'
'a terrible curse'

2. abominable, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable

exceptionally bad or displeasing

Example Sentences:
'atrocious taste'
'abominable workmanship'
'an awful voice'
'dreadful manners'
'a painful performance'
'terrible handwriting'
'an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room'

3. severe, terrible, wicked

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

Example Sentences:
'severe pain'
'a severe case of flu'
'a terrible cough'
'under wicked fire from the enemy's guns'
'a wicked cough'

4. awful, frightful, terrible, tremendous

extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

Example Sentences:
'in a frightful hurry'
'spent a frightful amount of money'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of terrible
very serious or extreme
a terrible cough
2. informal
of poor quality; unpleasant or bad
a terrible meal
a terrible play
causing terror
causing awe
the terrible nature of God

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see synonyms of terrible
causing terror; fearful; frightful; dreadful
extreme; intense; severe
3.  Informal
very bad, unpleasant; disagreeable, etc.
a general term of disapproval

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of terrible
1. Causing great fear or alarm; dreadful: a terrible bolt of lightning; a terrible curse.
2. Extremely formidable: terrible responsibilities.
3. Extreme in extent or degree; intense: "the life for which he had paid so terrible a price" (Leslie Fiedler).
a. Unpleasant; disagreeable: had a terrible time at the party; terrible food.
b. Very bad: a terrible actor.

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