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