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
Children are only terrified of invisible ghosts. But some human beings are just as terrible as these creatures.
have been reading the Bible a good deal lately, and if we believe in the sublime sacrifice of God the Father in sending His Son to die and rise again for us, we shall feel the Holy Spirit lighting our way, and our joy will become eternal, even if our poor human hearts and earthly minds pass through moments which seem terrible.
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
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.
With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
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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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