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
I like him because he's a businessman. He does what he says he's going to do. I've seen him lose a ton of money and bounce back, we're in terrible financial debt. I hope he can bail us out.
We have to ask ourselves: Why is this happening? because of terrible governance, because of corruption, because of conflict, because of climate change, there are so many reasons why people are being, in their minds, forced to leave and try to get to safety.
The soul's illness is more terrible and more difficult to understand than the illness of the body or any other type of malady.
It's a proposal, or a set of proposals, which strike a terrible blow ... against the rule of law, against Hong Kong's stability and security, against Hong Kong's position as a great international trading hub.
I believe a man is born first unto himself-for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
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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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