What does terrible mean?

Definitions for terrible
ˈtɛr ə bəlter·ri·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word terrible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "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. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable(adj)

    exceptionally bad or displeasing

    "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(adj)

    intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

    "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"

  4. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous(adj)

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

    "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

Wiktionary

  1. terrible(Adjective)

    Dreadful; causing alarm and fear.

    The witch gave him a terrible curse.

  2. terrible(Adjective)

    formidable, powerful.

  3. terrible(Adjective)

    Intense; extreme in degree or extent.

    He paid a terrible price for his life of drinking.

  4. terrible(Adjective)

    Unpleasant; disagreeable.

    The food was terrible, but it was free.

  5. terrible(Adjective)

    Very bad; lousy.

    Whatever he thinks, he is a terrible driver.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrible(adj)

    adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable

  2. Terrible(adj)

    excessive; extreme; severe

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terrible

    ter′i-bl, adj. fitted to excite terror or awe: awful: dreadful.—ns. Terr′ible-in′fant, an inconveniently outspoken child—the Fr. enfant terrible; Terr′ibleness, state of being terrible: terror, dread.—adv. Terr′ibly. [L. terribilisterrēre, to frighten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2583

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #932

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Adjectives Frequency: #287

How to pronounce terrible?

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How to say terrible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrible in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of terrible in a Sentence

  1. Reed Hastings:

    If there's one silver lining for Disney from this terrible crisis, it's that it has pushed more people to consume the company's content even faster than anyone expected, can you imagine if this was two years ago and they didn't have Disney+?

  2. President Trump:

    We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas, to the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever...

  3. Charles Wheeler:

    The State Department is trying to bypass public comment and implement changes to public-charge (policy) all on its own, these changes are already having a terrible effect on people.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    You tag people you claim to love in unflattering photos where they look terrible, but you know who doesn't look terrible in those photos ? You. Never you.

  5. Jose Madera:

    My mother doesn't have medicine, my economic situation is terrible, my family has had to emigrate. We don't earn enough money. We have no security. But we are hopeful, and I think that this is the beginning of the end of this regime.

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