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"
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"
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"
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous(adj)
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
"in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
Dreadful; causing alarm and fear.
The witch gave him a terrible curse.
Intense; extreme in degree or extent.
He paid a terrible price for his life of drinking.
The food was terrible, but it was free.
Very bad; lousy.
Whatever he thinks, he is a terrible driver.
adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable
excessive; extreme; severe
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. terribilis—terrēre, to frighten.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2583
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #932
Rank popularity for the word 'terrible' in Adjectives Frequency: #287
The numerical value of terrible in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of terrible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of terrible in a Sentence
There are disasters of technique and some things that are just bad, we made headcheese from Iceland and it was terrible. We call those milkshake meals because even after you eat, you need to go out after for a milkshake.
At some point, most of the city was colored with water, no power but you can see rivers in every street, i watched people -- some girls coming down the river -- some bodies coming by the water. It was terrible. It was pretty shocking.
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them
It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
All of our focus was on protecting Warren, protecting him legally, physically, financially -- any way we could find to protect him, and he was using that to be a terrible monster.
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Translations for terrible
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- مرعب, فظيعArabic
- страшны, жудасны, грозныBelarusian
- страховит, страхотен, страшен, ужасенBulgarian
- hrozný, hrozivý, strašnýCzech
- miserabel, furchtbar, schrecklichGerman
- φρικτός, δεινός, φοβερός, τρομερός, απαίσιος, κάκιστοςGreek
- terura, aĉaEsperanto
- kauhea, hirvittävä, kamala, hirveä, pelottava, kauhistuttava, mahtavaFinnish
- épouvantable, terrible, horribleFrench
- sgriosailScottish Gaelic
- איום, נוראHebrew
- भयानक, भयंकरHindi
- rémes, szörnyű, rettenetes, borzasztóHungarian
- ահեղ, ահավորArmenian
- 極端, 酷い, 恐ろしいJapanese
- 끔찍한, 끔찍하다Korean
- страшен, ужасенMacedonian
- fryktelig, forferdelig, ubehageligNorwegian
- hóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- kiepski, groźny, przerażający, straszny, okropny, straszliwyPolish
- terrível, horrível, formidávelPortuguese
- înspăimântător, îngrozitor, impresionant, groaznic, teribilRomanian
- ужасный, страшный, грозный, жуткийRussian
- ужасан, strašan, užasan, страшанSerbo-Croatian
- hrozný, strašnýSlovak
- hemsk, fruktansvärdSwedish
- แย่, ไม่ดีเลยThai
- berbat, fahiş, korkunç, müthiş, felaketTurkish
- грізний, страшний, жахливийUkrainian
- khủng khiếpVietnamese
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