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, terribleadjective

    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, unspeakableadjective

    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, wickedadjective

    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, tremendousadjective

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

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

Wiktionary

  1. terribleadjective

    Dreadful; causing alarm and fear.

    The witch gave him a terrible curse.

  2. terribleadjective

    formidable, powerful.

  3. terribleadjective

    Intense; extreme in degree or extent.

    He paid a terrible price for his life of drinking.

  4. terribleadjective

    Unpleasant; disagreeable.

    The food was terrible, but it was free.

  5. terribleadjective

    Very bad; lousy.

    Whatever he thinks, he is a terrible driver.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terribleadjective

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

  2. Terribleadjective

    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

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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. Evelyn Yang:

    He remembered that I had made this comment and he felt so bad. He felt guilty that he didn't make the connection or ask me more, he felt terrible for me, and I think that's what I was trying to prevent by not telling him in the first place.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Most of the terrible wars in the world are based upon religion. It seems to divide, rather than uniting. Perhaps, we are going wrong somewhere.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    Well, we're all very sad that Nick passed away, it was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just — we feel bad for him and his entire family. It's very sad.

  4. Michael Crossman:

    I probably want to be a Democrat now because of Bernie Sanders, i can't vote for a man like Donald Trump because he's just a terrible man.

  5. Hussein Fadel:

    There is no trust between the people and the governing class, all sides are terrible. I will not vote.

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