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
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+?
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...
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.
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.
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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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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